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Davis students fight for public education funding Student protesters look to Wall Street for restitution By SIERRA HORTON Aggie News Writer
Last Wednesday UC Davis students gathered in the Quad to support the ReFund California Coalition. The ReFund California Coalition is a statewide movement with the intent of getting UC Regents, CSU Trustees and political and corporate leaders to sign a pledge demanding Wall Street Corporations and the “1 percent” pay for refunding public education through higher taxes. Major student advocates of the movement held signs stating “Education Should Be Free, No Debt” and “Resist Austerity, Communize Now” while chanting “They say cutback, we say fight back.” “This is important not only to the students, staff and faculty, but to future generations of Californians and Americans,” said Andrew Higgins, a graduate student in the history department. “Students are already dropping out of the UCs, CSUs and community colleges because they can’t afford rising tuition costs, and this is only going to increase along with tuition hikes,” Higgins said. “And since California has traditionally set the national standard for higher education, we can expect to see these downward trends replicated across the country.” Sarah Augusto, a graduate student in sociology, said that the regents had interests beyond education when it came to UC
funding. “Instead of aligning with the students and pushing the state for more funding, UC administrators have increased student fees and sought out more private funding,” Augusto said. “The reason for this becomes clear when we look at who is running the UC. The regents, who are appointed by the governor, have little background in education and are heavily invested in big banks and corporations. The decisions they make often fatten their own pockets at the expense of the students, workers and educators in the UC system.” The ReFund California movement continued through the week. This Wednesday, students from all over California will be attending the UC Regents’ meeting where they will be deciding on a budget for the next fiscal year. “We need to show up and let them know that we will not accept or allow a fee hike,” said Nick Perrone, the Campus Recording Secretary for UAW Local 2865, a union that represents the TAs, readers, GSIs and tutors at UC Davis. “We are not going to sit quietly while they gut the institutions that have made this state a competitive center for innovation and development,” he said. “We are going to be there in solidarity with our fellow scholars and activists to let the regents know that resistance to corporate greed is alive and well within the campuses they
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UC Davis students protested in opposition to the recent announcement for more UC fee hikes, chanting and carrying signs as they walked around campus on Wednesday. are attempting to strangle with debt and mediocrity.” The UC Regents meeting will be held at UCSF Mission Bay, and there will be free transportation available to all UC Davis
students who would like to attend. Buses leave at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, and will be returning at 3 p.m. SIERRA HORTON can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student body elects new senators 2,810 votes cast of 24,737 eligible voters By RICHARD CHANG Aggie News Writer
Last Thursday, the winners of the ASUCD senate election were announced. Six senators were chosen by the 11 percent of undergraduates that voted. Students elected five BOLD candidates — Jared Crisologo-Smith, Anni Kimball, Erica Padgett, Patrick Sheehan
and Yara Zokaie — and one independent candidate — Justin Goss. Of the 2,810 votes cast, BOLD collectively garnered 2,289 votes, while the independent Goss took 521 votes. “When you hear about the least competitive election in history, you just don’t go running for the ballot box,” Goss said. Seven candidates vied for the six available seats this year. Senior Charlie
Colato, last year’s Picnic Day chair, was the only candidate not elected. Of the seven candidates, six of them ran under the BOLD slate. Although some have criticized the domination of BOLD in this election, BOLD senator Kimball, disagreed with the criticism directed at the slate. “Those who criticize BOLD need
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Erica Padgett, who ran with BOLD, was one out of the See SENATORS, page 2 six winners of the ASUCD senate election this term.
Cafe is left dry following liquor license suspension 3rd & U faces indefinite alcohol ban By ANGELA SWARTZ Aggie City Editor
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3rd & U Cafe had its liquor license suspended at the beginning of the month.
3rd & U Cafe, located on the edge of campus, has been noticeably emptier since its alcohol license was suspended Nov. 3. Owners of the cafe declined to comment, but a sign posted outside the location by the California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) states that their license is suspended indefinitely.
Paul Fuentes, a district administrator for ABC, said he can’t speak on specific cases, but that in compliance with the State Board of Equalization (BOE) ABC will suspend licenses of establishments when they don’t pay their taxes. “Unfortunately, we’re the agency that has to put the paper on the wall,” Fuentes said. Once the business owners pay the taxes, and some paperwork is
International Education Week kicks off today
De Vere’s brings back traditional pub style
Programs show benefits of studying, working abroad By CASEY SPECHT
Aggie News Writer
Aggie Features Writer
De Vere’s Irish Pub is making its grand opening today. The pub, which already has a location in Sacramento, is expanding and opening a new branch on E Street. Henry de Vere White, who is a co-owner of both branches along with his brother Simon and their parents, believes that Davis is a perfect place for the pub to open. The family has a long history with pubs. De Vere’s great-great grandfather owned a bar business in Dublin and the family has kept the tradition ever since. Henry himself has been working in the business since he was 15 and worked in a bar in Seattle while attending the University of Washington. The family ended up in the area after de Vere’s father, Ralph, became the director of the UC Davis Cancer Center. They realized Sacramento needed an Irish pub, and now feel Davis is a perfect place for one as well. “Davis is a community that needed a
In today’s world of diverse and mixing cultures, it’s never been more important to be globally aware, said the organizers of International Education Week (IEW). Today marks the first day of IEW, which is a worldwide program that promotes global awareness and the benefits of going abroad. “It’s a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, and the goal is to prepare U.S. citizens for a global future and to teach people all over the world about different cultures,” said Associate Vice Provost of International Programs and Spanish professor Adrienne Martín. To encourage going abroad and expanding knowledge of different cultures, this week is full of events ranging from films and special speakers to workshops and international cuisine.
Today’s weather High 64 Low 43
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New bar opening downtown today By ZANDER WOLD
done, the establishment will get their alcohol license back. More specifically, according to the BOE’s Publication 54, Tax Collection Procedures, the Business and Professions Code provides that a license may be suspended if a taxpayer is three or more months delinquent in the payment of taxes or penalties due under the Revenue and
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Customers enjoyed drinks at the brand new De Vere’s Irish Pub on Saturday night. gathering spot for birthdays and graduations,” Henry said. “People who live here can [also] come and enjoy.” The pub is full of decorations, paintings, pictures and history from all over. Many of the bar stools, tables and the actual bar were
See PUB, page 4 Forecast
Although sunny weather is expected for the first part of this week, expect rather chilly temperatures to stick with us for quite some time. I suggest wearing layers for when the weather gets warmer around lunchtime. Kenneth Doss, atmospheric science major Aggie Forecasting Team
Chance of rain
High 66 Low 45
High 66 Low 43
“Living in a global world, students can’t afford to not have international experience,” Martín said. “Every student should study abroad. There are programs for every interest.” The wide variety of events this week highlights UC Davis’ international outreach efforts, Martín said. The benefits of learning about other cultures are extensive, and Martín recommends going to as many events as possible this week, especially “Culture Shock.” This event will showcase and celebrate the different cultures of UC Davis with food, dance performances and raffles. Culture Shock is on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) Ballroom. Tickets are currently $7 for students, seniors and children while $10 for adults, and prices will increase at the door.
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UC Davis Bookstore Author Event: Laurie Glover and Victor Silverman Noon to 1 p.m. The Bookstore Lounge, Memorial Union Laurie Glover of the UC Davis University Writing Program and Victor Silverman of Pomona College’s history department will discuss their new book California: On the Road Histories. The book is a witty, expansive narrative that reveals the real story of the people and places that make up the Golden State.
The Evolution of Asian Food in America with Chef Mai Pham 12:10 to 1:30 p.m. UC Davis Silo, Cabernet Room Chef Mai Pham from Star Ginger will participate in a lecture and Q&A. Chef Pham will sell and sign copies of her cookbook immediately following.
Phi Beta Sigma Movie Night 7:30 p.m. Kleiber The movie night is part of Blue and White Week, held in honor of Diabetes Month.
Film Screening: Yesterday (South Africa) 8:30 p.m. 194 Chemistry The screening is part of International Education Week.
TUESDAY Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program Info Session 10 to 11 a.m. for staff and advisors, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for students 307 South Hall Learn about the Department of State’s Rangel Program, which offers a Summer Enrichment Program in Washington, D.C. for underrepresented undergraduates and a fellowship for graduate students.
Speaker Series: Afghan Trauma Panel Noon to 1:30 p.m. UC Davis Silo, Cabernet Room Learn how the UC Global Health Institute’s Center of Expertise on Migration and Health is participating in rebuilding a civil society in Afghanistan. Featuring Maliha Zulfacar, the first woman ambassador in the history of Afghanistan.
Fashion and Design Society
Noon to 4 p.m. 120 Cruess In preparation for two spring fashion shows, FADS will be having a model casting call on Tuesday and Wednesday. Both female and male models are needed.
Phi Beta Sigma Family Feud 8 p.m. Kleiber This game night is part of Phi Beta Sigma’s Blue and White Week.
ASUCD Entertainment Council Screening: A Clockwork Orange 8 p.m. 194 Chemistry A Clockwork Orange will be screened for free as part of the EC’s Cult Classic Movie Night.
WEDNESDAY Speaker Series: International Fashion Show 12:10 to 1 p.m. UC Davis Silo, Cabernet Room This show, sponsored by International House Davis, will feature traditional clothing from a variety of countries. The models will also share stories about their backgrounds and speak about what their diverse clothing represents.
Davis Entrepreneurs Meeting 5:30 to 7 p.m. Little Prague, 330 G St. Farrell Hehn of MarketingMessageCoach. com and David Chan of ADpublishing.org will be hosting a free seminar, featuring guest speaker Corley Phillips, director of Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy. Open to both students and professionals.
Anti-Cyberbullying Program 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, 315 East 14th Street UC Davis clinic attorneys and law students introduce parents and teens to the social and legal consequences of cyberbullying, sexting and sextortion at this free presentation. To receive placement in the AGGIE DAILY CALENDAR, e-mail dailycal@theaggie. org or stop by 25 Lower Freeborn by noon the day prior to your event. Due to space constraints, all event descriptions are subject to editing, and priority will be given to events that are free of charge and geared toward the campus community.
senate briefs ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the Nov. 10, 2011 meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Mee Room. The ASUCD president is not required to attend senate meetings. Meeting called to order at 6:10 p.m. Adam Thongsavat, ASUCD president, present Bree Rombi, ASUCD vice president, present Yena Bae, ASUCD senator, present Miguel Espinoza, ASUCD senator, absent Emmanuel Diaz-Ordaz, ASUCD senator, present Andre Lee, ASUCD senator, arrived late at 8:15 p.m. Amy Martin, ASUCD senator, present Mayra Martín, ASUCD senator, absent Tatiana Moana Bush, ASUCD senator arrived late at 9:02 p.m. Darwin Moosavi, ASUCD senator, present Matthew Provencher, ASUCD president pro-tempore, present Brendan Repicky, ASUCD senator, present Rebecca Sterling, ASUCD senator, present Ryan Meyerhoff, ASUCD senator, present
Consideration of old legislation Senate Bill 23, authored by Ozedirne, coauthored by Sterling, to amend the Lobby Corps budget to reallocate $2,624 from the employee pay. The bill passed 6-1-5. Meyerhoff voted no. Senate Resolution 2, authored by the External Affairs Commission (Sandstrom) co-authored by Martin, in opposition to the tuition increases by the University of California Office of the President to
be possibly voted upon by the University of California Regents. The bill passed unanimously.
Union Director Reports The director of Unitrans said that Unitrans is low in expenses this quarter. They are 33 percent of the way through the school year and 28 percent of the way through the budget. They implemented V line to West Village beginning this year. The California Transitive Association gave Unitrans the award for excellence in a small operation bus system. They are currently working on a bus priority traffic light system that would let the buses through intersections faster. The Davis Pantry showed an increase in the past two weeks in the number of students utilizing its services, checking in about 300 students as compared to previous week’s 100. The Pantry is going to be featured on NBC’s nightly news on the Nov. 23. Aggie TV expanded its studio, doubling it in size. It has been increasing the amount of weekly stories featured and has made half the money it needs for the entire year already. It has started renting out green screens and other studio equipment to students. It is in the process of trying to “future proof” some of the technology. Meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m. Open positions within ASUCD can be found at vacancy.ucdavis.edu. CHARLOTTE YOUNG compiles the senate briefs. She can be reached at campus@theaggie. org.
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ing is that don’t we all prefer a birth to a death? And, what’s more, the birth of the (alleged) savior of man to thousands of deaths? After all, Jesus came Evan into the world and set into White motion the biggest commercial holiday the globe has ever seen. Though he was born in a manger to a virgin and a remarkably amenable husband (skeptics would say “naïve”), we’d rather celebrate the Frankincense and Mir he got rather than the blood spilled in Vietnam, eterans Day just and Normandy and Iraq. passed. It’s a date set Veterans day is the hors aside to remind the d’oeuvre we’ve forgotten by common man of the sacrithe time the main course fice of his slightly less-com- arrives. That is to say, the mon counterpart, of the time when a fat man in a sacrifices men and womred suit is suddenly being en both have made to protracked by CNN with the ratect what we call “our land” dar they usually reserve for and what the British call hurricanes. “formerly our land.” But to It’s not that Jesus isn’t most of us, it was an excuse as good a holiday figure as to sleep in. St. Nick, It’s hard or that a I’m not suggesting we’re to say this paraplesingular litgic vetera thoughtless group of tle day coman is what unappreciative schmucks memorating Thomas the hundreds Kincaid’s of thousands of Americans holiday portraits should rethat have given their lives ally be about; it’s that we for our liberty is, in fact, seem to prefer fantasy to more exciting than the three reality. Namely, St. Nick is weeks or so where our coun- a paunchy old man who try goes ape shit for merwatches everything our chilchandise in malls. But it’s dren do and he lives sequeseasier to forget the sound of tered in an arctic fortress. artillery fire when I’m in a Jesus, (according to The Da Hallmark Store and squeez- Vinci Code), is the father of ing one of those singing hol- at least one secret offspring, iday polar bears. Which are or, to people who reject that sold, not for veterans, but hypothesis on the grounds for people who want a little of blasphemy, is the Son of piece of the best holiday on God, and we’re fine with all their shelf or mantle. of that. Alright… Let me run something Our veterans, however, by you. Hallmark sells a are not separated by stoplush sled dog that comes ries that obscure truth or with a little storybook and lend themselves to merbarks from a remote locachandise sales; and they’re tion. I’m guessing this is to not people isolated in poremind children of the hol- lar locations and surroundiday we want them to like ed by elves. They’re neighbest (spend, spend, spend, bors, friends and famikids!). What I think we ly. Somehow though, their should sell is a storybook day — their single day — is that comes with a plasovershadowed by the motic enemy soldier who fires nopoly Jesus and his partintermittently in your diner-in-crime Santa have on rection while you read the the last third of the year. book he came with. “This Some people have peris what it’s like to be in the sonal relationships with army, Happy Veterans Day! Jesus, but in a much more BANG BANG BANG!” real sense no one’s actualBut it’s hard to imagine ly met him, and Santa’s as that selling well. There’s no distant as ever, but we’ve money in getting people all met a veteran. And, if we to fake shoot themselves. haven’t, we’ve seen them There are no light up figuon television and in magrines, frosted villages or ar- azines. Which is good, betificial trees to decorate cause we need clear rewith ornaments and canminders it seems. dy canes; and the solider Without pictures we have card idea, (which is tradeonly the faintest recollecmarked, with the honor tion of that distinct, mostly system, all of you) is proba- forgotten flavor of the hors bly not going to find its way d’oeuvre from a while ago, onto shelves. sometime before the main I’m not suggesting we’re course. Which was served a thoughtless group of unjust before we hit the sack, appreciative schmucks. losing track of time altoThough that might make gether, and thinking to ourit better, actually; at least selves that, thank god, we then we could acknowledge can sleep in tomorrow. our lack of appreciation and then not really care EVAN WHITE can be reached at emwhite@ about it. What I am sayucdavis.edu.
culture Cont. from front page “Culture shock is something we confront daily,” Martín said. “Other cultures make you more aware and make you rethink your own culture.” For many students, the main concern of going abroad is funding, and this week the workshop “Funding Your International Internships and Studies” will be held on Wednesday at 1:10 p.m. in 114 South Hall. The workshop will include a panel of people that have gone abroad, and tips and ideas for funding. “In this economy it’s not always easy for people to find career positions, so taking time off to learn and develop skills is important,” said Internship and Career Center Project Manager Marcie KirkHolland. “Employers are looking more and more for people that are flexible, adaptable and have strong communication skills, and going abroad gives you the opportunity to develop those skills.” Going abroad can also be an opportunity for personal growth. “From the counselor part of me, it’s really important in making career decisions and life planning to know who you are, what’s important to you and your place in the world,” Kirk-Holland said. “An overseas experience can help you do that because for many people it’s easier
country Cont. from page 6 Senior Axel Stanovsky was the next Aggie to finish. He completed the race with a time of 31:11, placing 87th overall. Sophomore Nathan Strum and freshman Trevor Halsted both ran the race in 31:52, placing third and fourth for the Aggies, 116th and 118th overall. The seven men combined to earn 17th place for the Aggies overall. “For the men we’ve had trouble putting together a
to define who they are when they’re not around people that are like them.” This week reflects the campuswide push for people to learn about different cultures, Kirk-Holland said. Each unique event, whether it’s the Teach in Korea Application Workshop on Wednesday at 3:10 p.m. in 234 South Hall to learn about teaching English abroad, or “Connections” on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the International House, located at 10 College Park, to meet people that are new to Davis, each event aims to allow you to expand your cultural knowledge, meet interesting people and introduce you to opportunities abroad. Each day there is a “Speakers Series,” which will feature an individual or panel of international speakers that will share their stories of how they came to the U.S. and other special topics. “I’m hoping that the Speakers Series will be a big hit because I think these people have really amazing stories to tell,” said University Outreach and International Programs student assistant Zanique Albert, senior international relations major. Today, Chef Mai Pham, who’s behind the Star Ginger food truck at the Silo, will be talking about her journey from Asia and the business of food at 12:10 p.m. in the Silo Cabernet Room. Her
full strength effort. We’re young on the men’s side and age and experience factor heavily in this sport but today we gained experience,” coach Drew Wartenburg said. The Aggie women entered the meet fresh off winning their first ever Big West Championship title. UC Davis finished eighth on Saturday, equalling their ranking entering the meet. “We went in and held serve on the women’s side,” Wartenburg said. “We had hoped for more so there is a small sense of
cookbook will be available for purchase and signing. On Tuesday at noon in the Silo Cabernet Room, there will be the Afghan Trauma Panel. The panel, which features Maliha Zulfacar, the first woman ambassador in the history of Afghanistan, will discuss public health and other issues in Afghanistan, Albert said. The International Fashion Show will be on Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. in the Silo Cabernet Room. On Thursday there are two Speaker Series. The first will be the Asia Research FundingWorkshop at noon in 360 Shields Library, IGA Room. The second will be a discussion about indigenous nations in the U.S. called “Nations Within Our Borders” at 12:10 p.m. in the Memorial Union’s Mee Room. The Humphrey Global Forum will be on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Silo Cabernet Room. Fellows from all over the world, including the Philippines, Brazil and Tanzania, will discuss sustainability. “People should come take advantage of the opportunities presented, come network and have an enjoyable time,” Albert said. For a complete listing of International Education Week events, check out this week’s Daily Calendar or visit uoip.ucdavis.edu/iew/iew_about.cfm. CASEY SPECHT can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
disappointment.” Junior Sarah Sumpter led the women’s side, finishing first for the Aggies and 28th overall with a time of 20:58. Sumpter was followed by sophomoreAlyciaCrideburg, who placed 45th overall with a time of 21:25. Senior Krista Dreschler finished just five seconds later, placing third for the Aggies and 51st overall with her time of 21:30. Wartenburg was disappointed that the women didn’t place higher but there are a few positives to be taken away from the meet.
“We’re deep on our women’s side,” he said. “We’re returning five out of seven runners for next year so that’s something to build on.” The runners will now transition to shorter distances as they prepare for the spring track and field season. Meanwhile, Jonathan Peterson has one more 10K to run for the Aggies. He will race in UC Davis colors Nov. 21 in Terre Haute, Indiana at the NCAA Championships. KIM CARR can be reached at sports@ theaggie.org.
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campus CHIC. By STEPHANIE B. NGUYEN
I just find inspiration in random things.”
Mingi Kang, senior communication major, psychology minor
How did you decide what to wear today? “I didn’t want to wear just jeans and a hoodie.”
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The Aggie: What are you wearing? Kang: “My sister’s jacket, Urban Outfitters sweater, Gap button-up shirt, Aritzia skirt, H&M stockings, Aldo oxfords and Louis Vuitton bag.” Where do you find inspiration? “I used to go on style blogs, but now
What are you looking forward to wearing this season? “Sweaters! Big, chunky sweaters. And lots of layering.” STEPHANIE B. NGUYEN can be reached at campus@ theaggie.org.
— Culture-craving Aggie
Culture craving & smart partying Dear Gabby, I have been thinking about studying abroad soon, but I don’t want to get behind in classes. I’ve spoken to a few people and I’ve been getting mixed responses. I’d love to take some classes in Spain or maybe Chile, but I want to graduate in four years. Do you think I should travel while I’m still an undergrad, or wait until I graduate to explore other places?
Dear Culture-craving Aggie, Granted, I’m a bit biased having studied abroad myself, but I highly recommend packing your bags the minute the opportunity arises. If you ask people who have studied abroad, most will say it was the greatest experience and that you should do it. If you ask people who have opted not to study abroad, most will say that they’d rather graduate and travel later because it’s much cheaper to travel outside of a UC program. It’s important to stay on top of your academic plans, but if you can make room for a possibly life changing trip, then go for it! If you are considering applying for one of the Education Abroad Programs then head over to the EAP office on Third Street and talk with someone about your plans. Pick up a pamphlet, browse your options and keep an open mind. Start saving up some cash because as great as it is to get out of town and see the world, it’s no cheap feat. Before I took off, I spoke with my academic advisor just to make sure that I wouldn’t jeopardize graduating on time. If your class
schedule is jam-packed and you don’t have an open quarter, then you may want to consider a Summer Abroad Program. The experience of living in a new country with people you’ve never met is one that everyone should experience at some point. Gifting yourself with (or getting your parents to finance) a Euro trip after graduation is great; lots of people do it. But if you simply can not contain the traveler within any longer and yearn to immerse yourself into the world of foreign wonders, then best wishes! Here are a couple of tips that you should take note of: Pack a week’s worth of clothes in your carry-on. Bad things can and probably will happen to your luggage. Hostels get a bad rap so give them a shot. Finally, don’t over-pack because you don’t want to be the clueless American squeezing your way through train isles with two clunky suitcases while everyone chuckles at your expense (sadly, I know this from experience). Dear Gabby, I like to party, and lately it has been taking a toll on my class attendance and overall GPA. I
wore as recently as 2008 would be a step in the right direction. Beyond changing the current jersey, Cont. from page 6 UC Davis should consider adding an altime for a change. ternate uniform as well. It is rare to see students or alumni A grey or black uniform would preson campus or at a game wearing a UC ent a creative change of pace, and could Davis jersey. be worn to commemorate special oc A simple style change could make casions, such as rivalry games or Parent Aggie uniforms a fashionable style and Family Weekend. choice. Not only would this help the And the changes could go further student body’s sense of school spirit, it than just the jersey: it should include could provide a significant source of rev- the pants and helmet as well. enue for the university as well, as expen- UC Davis’ current helmet sports a sive jerseys are sold during these hard simple gold backdrop with just the Aggie economic times. athletic logo on each side. But what type of jersey should UC All that is needed to improve this design Davis be looking for? would be a stripe down the middle or some A fashion statement like Maryland’s slight additions to make the logo stand out. would seem ill-fitting for a universi As far as pants are concerned, UC Davis ty still trying to find its identity as a could benefit from adding a second pair, Division I program. preferably white. Adding just a single extra Instead, it might be appropriate for the pair of pants would greatly increase the Aggies to try something a little more subtle. jersey combinations, and could make the Adding a gold stripe running up the team more distinctive on the field. side of the jersey would break up the And with the way this season is gomonotony of an all-blue jersey and add- ing, the Aggies need a new look and they ing lettering that reads UC Davis to the need it in a hurry. front or back would be a welcomed alteration. Even a return to the gold If you have ideas of how to change the football team’s uniforms, stripes on the sleeves that the Aggies e-mail TREVOR CRAMER at email@example.com.
“How they swam today will be taken into consideration when we select the 22 swimmers who go [to the invitational],” Jahn explained. But if the team needed confidence going into the tournament, the meet against the Bulldogs was the perfect opportunity. Many of the girls broke their personal records and saw success in events that they do not normally race. Additionally, the fact that the match was only the second held in Fresno State’s new facility offered further exciting opportunities for the team. “We set lots of pool records,” Jahn said. “Their names are going to be in the record books for awhile.” The win brings the Aggies’ season record to 7-2 going into a three week break.
to understand that B O L D Cont. from page X has done a lot for UC Davis. And if people aren’t happy with what has been accomplished, then I would highly encourage them to take initiative and get more involved in ASUCD,”
don’t want to sacrifice my weekends or hanging out with my friends but I also don’t want to fail my classes and get on academic probation. How can I improve my academic life without completely jeopardizing my social life? — Calculus-defeated beer pong champion Dear Calculus-defeated beer pong champion, I know that a big part of college is having a good time and living life to its fullest, but an even bigger part is actually staying in college and graduating. You are obviously smart enough to have gotten into this prestigious UC; now all you need to do is prioritize a little better. A general rule of thumb for success is this: Monday to Friday is for going to class, seeing a tutor, attending office hours, spending some quality time at the library, hitting up the gym and enjoying the occasional study break. Saturdays and Sundays are for partying, going to see a movie, the gym, maybe visiting your parents, doing the dreaded laundry, and relaxing, BUT should also involve studying and doing homework (espe-
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portunities for UC Davis and a UCSB team that was low on energy. The Gauchos held on by the tips of their cleats to scrape out the victory. “I have to tip my hat to the UCSB program, they played really well,” Shaffer said. “The frustration was we were doing everything we were supposed to to score a goal but everything seemed to go their way.” The loss marks the end of, not only the 2011 season, but the careers of graduating seniors Rene Cuellar and Lance Patterson. Shaffer lauded the seniors for their contributions to the team both on and off the field, for their leadership and their places as role models on the team. And though the season must end, next year looks bright for UC Davis men’s soccer. “I was happy for my team, we accomplished our goals and improved a lot this year,” he said. “I’m excited for the next couple years because we’re young and still playing at such a high level. “We had a good year, the Big West Conference is the second best in the nation for men’s soccer and that’s a tribute to our guys,” Shaffer said. “It came down to the last game and that’s frustrating because we were three minutes away from being champions of the conference, but it was a great achievement in the end.”
Cont. from page 6 Conference semifinals, the Aggies lost their third close decision of the season to the Gauchos. The loss dropped UC Davis to 7-8-4 and out of contention for an NCAA tournament bid. “Our team was outstanding and we gave them everything they could handle,” Head Coach Dwayne Shaffer said. “You’d think the law of averages would apply but in all three games everything went their way.” UC Davis found itself behind just 17 minutes into the game when it surrendered a penalty kick that gave UCSB the 1-0 lead. The Gauchos tacked on another goal 16 minutes into the second half to go up 2-0, a lead that would all but crush any team. Yet, in a very familiar position, Shaffer said the Aggies changed tactically, starting to play “UC Davis style soccer, which wreaks havoc on them with quick hard and athletic attacks.” On a free kick, senior Lance Patterson found junior Dan Reese, who knocked in his third goal of the season to bring the game within reach at 2-1. Ten minutes remained after Reese’s goal, and the Aggies found themselves, hoping to tie the score and push the game into overtime. But the equalizer never came, despite numerous op- MATTHEW YUEN can be reached at email@example.com.
Davis 1 It was back and forth from the very start. The first set alone featured 12 ties and seven lead changes, as the 49ers jumped out to an early lead. The Aggies came from behind in the second set to level the match at one set apiece, but in the end it was Long Beach State who took the next two sets to nab the 3-1 victory. Despite the loss, coach Jamie Holmes was pleased with her team’s effort. “Our team should feel really confident,” Holmes said. “To play against a team that is as good and as physical as Long Beach [State], and to be right there for the whole game, that is a real reason for optimism.” Whitson again led the Aggies with 20 kills. “[Whitson] has continued to be a performance leader for us,” Holmes said. “Her numbers were right where we’d want them to be tonight.” Brain added 13 kills while Mercado paced UC Davis with career-high 27 digs. UC Davis will return to action Saturday when it faces Pacific at the Pavilion for its final regular season match of the year.
she said. In this election, 2,810 votes were cast from a pool of 24,737 eligible voters. During last fall’s senate election, a total of 3,154 votes were cast –– a decrease of nearly 2 percent in voter turnout for the current election.
Cont. from page 6 UC Davis claimed the first two sets, looking like the better team and taking a commanding early lead. Still, CSU Fullerton battled back, winning a hard-fought third set 25-23. The Titans then followed that with a victory in the fourth frame to level the match at 2-2. The final frame was a back and forth affair, slowed down by the officials who stopped the game on multiple occasions to temper the heckling coming from the UC Davis stands. Ultimately it was the Titans who took both the set and the game, with a 15-12 fifth-frame win. “We didn’t adjust to things as quickly as we needed to,” said senior Katie Denny when asked about the final three sets. “This clearly didn’t go the way we wanted it to.” Junior Allison Whitson and sophomore Devon Damelio led the Aggies with 16 kills apiece, while Denny and freshman Valerie Brain added 12 each. Damelio paced UC Davis with 19 digs and junior Caroline Mercado tallied nine.
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Cont. from page 6 effort. UC Davis won both relay competitions, including going 1-2 in the 200 Yard Medley Relay, demonstrating the strength of their roster. “We have good depth,” Jahn said. “Some [swimmers] chose events they don’t normally swim. We tried to mix it up … [and] they did well … they had good opportunities to have great swims and they really stepped up.” But the meet had more significance than simply adding another win to the season record. The team’s next challenge will be the Mizzou Invitational in Columbia, Missouri, and though the team’s depth has proved to be a huge advantage, Jahn will not be able to take her entire roster to the tournament. KAITLYN ZUFALL can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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play, and then get bottled up and tackled for a loss the next. The team finished with 75 rushing yards on 27 attempts. It was the seventh time this year that the team has failed to gain 100 yards on the ground. As frustrating as the team’s performance feels, the defensive unit deserves a nod for their continued success in stifling opponents. Defensive coordinator Mark Johnson’s group played well again on Saturday, holding the Fighting Sioux to just 232 yards of total offense. The defense also came up with an interception and held North Dakota to just five conversions on its 17 on third downs. “After that first drive when they scored I thought the defense really picked it up,” said junior linebacker Jordan Glass. “We had some big plays and some big stops. We’re just trying to help out [the team] any way we can.” With the Great West Conference schedule now finished, the Aggies turn their attention to rival Sacramento State and the Causeway Classic, the final game of the 2011 season.
Cont. from page 6 Aggies never came close to tying the game a second time. “Give credit to [them],” Biggs said. “Their odd front was causing us problems. When we had opportunities in the first half, we threw the interception. In the second half we fumbled the ball away. Right now, we aren’t good enough offensively to make up for those mistakes.” It was always going to be tough for the Aggies against a North Dakota defense that came into the contest ranked 21st in the Football Championship Subdivision. Still, the UC Davis offense would have expected to finish with more than the 228 total yards it tallied on Saturday. Sophomore quarterback Randy Wright was 15-30 for 129 yards with one interception. “A lot of things went wrong,” Wright said. “[We had] a bad start and it snowballed on us. You’re obviously going to lose games if that happens.” The end result does not fall squarely onto the quarterback’s shoulders, though. As often has been the case this year, the run game was unable to really get going. You can follow CAELUM SHOVE on twitter @CaAggieFootball or you The Aggies would move the ball on one can e-mail him at email@example.com.
the cafe, from professors to graduate to undergraduate students, and said he always bumps into people he knows. On the other hand, Theo Galanakis, a senior philosophy major who normally goes to 3rd & U once or twice a week, said he’s stopped going since the license was revoked. “I would usually go to grab beers after class during happy hour,” Galanakis said. “I haven’t gone since. Especially now that Ali Baba’s has stuff on tap. I do hope 3rd & U gets that sorted out. The owners were diligent about checking ID and there’s no reason I wouldn’t go back once they get their license back.” 3rd & U first opened in March 2008 and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Cont. from front page Taxation Code. Since the BOE can’t shut down the business, the suspension is a collection tool for the board. Senior psychology major Jordan Goldstein, who frequents the cafe, said his loyalty to 3rd & U hasn’t gone away since the suspension and he still goes to the cafe. “For me it sucks,” Goldstein said. “Alcohol is a huge part of their business, but at the end of the day the atmosphere is what makes me continue to go. The environment is homey and there’s plenty of room and everyone is friendly.” He also said he likes the mix of people at ANGELA SWARTZ can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
33 every week, will move over to de Vere’s after the owners received more than 30 emails recommending him. Another attraction hosted by the pub is the Whiskey Society. A one time $50 fee lets you become an all access member, which includes discounted flights every second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 20 percent discount on whiskey on the first and third Tuesday of the month, and getting to taste a large variety of whiskeys. There was one main goal Henry had at the beginning of the dry run week, which he feels went as planned. “[I hoped] Davis would react and make it their own,” he said. “People have been very courteous, and given us great feedback.” At the grand opening today, the main attraction will be a ribbon cutting, with the Davis Chamber of Commerce coming to take part in the action. In terms of opening up in more locations in the future, de Vere White said it’s too soon and if you asked him a year ago he wouldn’t believe this one could be opening so soon. He hopes that both students and city residents can benefit from all that it has to offer. “I want people to come down and experience the pub experience,” he said. “I hope we can gain people’s patronage and friendship.”
Cont. from front page imported from Dublin. In the back of the bar is a family room, as well as a mini-library where students can do work. The library provides a study hall environment for students and businesspeople. There is also a back room in which businesspeople can conduct meetings and conferences. The goal of the pub is to be an ‘every man’s bar’ according to Henry. “Every walk of life can have peace and quiet, or have celebration,” Henry said. The pub serves as a restaurant as well and includes local pastries and espresso. They butcher their own meats, bake their own bread and even stuff their own sausages. While the grand opening is today, the pub officially opened last Monday for a week of dry runs. Last Monday night the pub hosted Mayor Joe Krovoza, as well as the fire and police departments. On Saturday night, the bar was open for the close friends and family of the owners as they celebrated opening the new pub together after all of their hard work. The pub will host many special events, some of which will be weekly. The biggest attraction is likely to be the weekly Monday night pub quiz with local phenomena UC Davis lecturer Dr. Andy Jones. Jones, who used to run the quiz at Bistro ZANDER WOLD can be reached at email@example.com.
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Aggies stagnant versus Sioux UC Davis offense struggles in loss to North Dakota
FOOTBALL By CAELUM SHOVE Aggie Sports Writer
t’s time to schedule another town hall meeting. Not to vent tensions about the Dempsey Report or to discuss the hiring of a new athletics director, but to begin the process of designing new uniforms for UC Davis’ football team. The trend of NCAA teams coming up with creative and eye-catching jerseys is taking the nation by storm. Oregon football’s now famous 384 different combinations of jerseys, helmets, and pants feature various shades of green, yellow, black, grey and white. The uniform choices have not only helped the Ducks look stylish on the field, but it has brought the university untold levels of publicity off it. By contrast, UC Davis football can boast only two uniform combinations: gold helmets, gold pants and a choice of either white or Yale-blue jerseys. While it is doubtful that the Aggies will ever be able to afford the wardrobe that the Ducks hold (after all, few universities receive the type of donations afforded to Oregon by Nike founder and Oregon graduate Phil Knight), even a less expensive change could make a huge difference for UC Davis’ reputation. For example, the University of Maryland altered its uniforms this season to reflect the colors of the Maryland state flag. While the choice to go with the half-red, half-yellow helmets and jerseys was an unmitigated fashion disaster, the change brought a great deal of national attention to an otherwise unremarkable Terrapin football team by giving it a distinctive flare. On the other hand, the combination of gold helmets, dark-blue jerseys and gold pants are more likely to be associated with the Fighting Irish than the Aggies. The Yale-blue and gold adorning every UC Davis uniform has been a part of the university for generations. While I am not suggesting that the university abandon the school colors entirely, I would say that it’s
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One step forward, two steps back. A week after playing one of their best games of the year, the UC Davis offense
came out flat and ineffective on Saturday, scoring only one touchdown in a 14-7 loss to North Dakota. The loss drops the Aggies to 3-7 overall and 1-3 in the Great West Conference. “We were totally out of sync,” Head Coach Bob Biggs said. “We didn’t get
UC Davis falls in Big West semis Aggies drop 2-1 heartbreaker to Gauchos to end season
any consistency at all.” The game against the Fighting Sioux started the way many others have this year, with the opponent scoring on the opening drive of the game. From then on, the
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Junior running back Marquis Nicolis scored UC Davis’ only See FOOTBALL, page 4 touchdown against North Dakota last Saturday.
Aggies reach finish line Jonathan Peterson earns NCAA Championship bid CROSS COUNTRY By KIM CARR
Aggie Sports Writer
UC Davis traveled to Stanford for the NCAA West Regional looking to close out its season on top. UC Davis men started their 10K at 10 a.m on Saturday. A short 29 min-
utes and 30 seconds later, senior Jonathan Peterson was crossing the finish line. Peterson’s time was 35 seconds faster than the time he posted at last year’s NCAA West Regional. Peterson’s finish earned him a bid in the NCAA Championship, which was his goal for this season.
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Senior Jonathan Peterson finished 10th at the NCAA West Regional at Stanford.
Home heartbreak Aggies suffer first home losses of the season VOLLEYBALL By TREVOR CRAMER Aggie Sports Editor
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Junior Dan Reese scored his third goal of the season for the Aggies in the Big West Conference semifinals.
MEN’S SOCCER By MATTHEW YUEN Aggie Sports Writer
In a year full of lategame magic, with games regularly being decided in the last few minutes, the UC Davis men’s soccer put
a meaning to the phrase ‘it ain’t over till it’s over’. And yet, in a 2-1 loss to No. 15 UC Santa Barbara that exemplified this year’s theme, the Aggies played their best last minutes of the season. In the Big West
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Junior Allison Whitson tallied 20 kills against Long Beach State.
It was the venue that had been the Aggies’ friend all year. The UC Davis volleyball team had not lost a game in the Pavilion this season, and it entered the weekend ready to keep its homecourt momentum going against some tough opponents. Unfortunately for the Aggies, all that changed this week.
UC Davis started off Friday with a 3-2 loss to Cal State Fullerton in a hard fought match. The Aggies then followed that with a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Big West Conference leaders Long Beach State. With the pair of losses, the Aggies moved to 20-10 on the year, 6-9 in conference play. Friday — Cal State Fullerton 3, UC Davis 2 The Aggies got off to the start they were looking for against the Titans. See VOLLEYBALL, page 3
UC Davis dominates dogs’ Foley sets three pool records SWIMMING By KAITLYN ZUFALL Aggie Sports Writer
After successful meets against both Loyola Marymount and
University of San Diego last weekend, UC Davis continued its streak of dominance with a solid win over Fresno State on Saturday. The Aggies won 11 of 16 events, coasting to an impressive 194-106 victory over the Bulldogs. Though UC Davis dominated across the board, senior Kayleigh Foley was the standout performer, leading the Aggies with three in-
dividual wins, and setting Fresno State pool records in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle and 200 yard IM. Foley currently holds the UC Davis school record in both the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle. “[Foley] stepped it up today,” said Head Coach Barbara Jahn. “She’s not a 200 IM normally … [but] she did extremely well.”
Sophomore Liliana Alvarez and freshman Lauren Damian had two individual wins apiece for the Aggies. The swimmers are just two of the many underclassmen who contribute to the young team. Though the individual swimmers had strong showings at the meet, the victory was truly a team
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