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Woodstock’s Pizza obtains a full liquor license Trivia Night will now be later, separated by age By ANGELA SWARTZ Aggie City Editor
Jasna Hodzic / Aggie
Showing up to find seating before 8:30 p.m. for Woodstock’s Pizza in Davis’ Trivia Night may no longer be enough to guarantee a spot. Starting Thursday, Woodstock’s Trivia Night will begin at 10 p.m. Those under 21 can still take part, but will have to answer questions from upstairs while listening to the hosts through a speaker system. Dee Clark, the Davis Woodstock’s general manager, said the changes to Trivia make it easier for alcohol control, as the restaurant just got their full liquor license. The new liquor license became effective yesterday. Up until this week, in Trivia’s threeyear history, all participants could inhabit the half of Woodstock’s that houses the bar and seating area for Trivia starting at 9 p.m. The format of Trivia will remain the same, still around an hour and a half long and free of charge. There are several types of liquor licenses for restaurants, ranging from a type 40 to a type 47, according to Paul Fuentes, the Sacramento
In order to control alcohol consumption, Trivia Night players will be separated by age.
Students, faculty still up in arms over budget cuts er education. CSU Chancellor Charles Reed spoke with the hunger strikers on the topic of their demands on May 4. CSU Media Relations Specialist Erik Fallis said they were deeply concerned about the fasting students. “As the CSU, we have expressed deep concern about the health of the students and the academic welfare of the students participating in the hunger strike because frankly, if you’re not taking in nourishment, and you have to go in and take a test or write a paper, that is not going to be good for you academically,” Fallis said. Fallis said the CSU urges students to express themselves in a way that doesn’t invite harm and risk to their healths and academics. On May 2, the CFA, a faculty union repre-
By CLAIRE TAN
Beginning May 2, a dozen California State University (CSU) students held a hunger strike across six campuses, vowing to continue fasting until their demands for a fiveyear tuition moratorium, cutbacks on executive and administration pay and more freedom of expression on campuses were met. After nine days, the students called it quits after negotiations came to naught. The hunger strike was organized by Students for Quality Education (SQE), taking place at the Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, Long Beach, Northridge, Sacramento and San Bernardino campuses. Assisted by the California Faculty Association (CFA), SQE is a student organization built upon upholding educational rights in public high-
senting 23,000 CSU faculty members across all 23 CSU campuses, voted in favor of rolling two-day strikes beginning Fall 2012. These strikes will initiate if the CFA and CSU fail to meet a labor agreement. “In terms of the faculty staff, we’ve been in negotiations for two years now on a contract for CSU faculty,” said CFA spokesperson Brian Ferguson. “The management in the CSUs has demanded some pretty hefty concessions from faculty in terms of class sizes, working conditions and even pay.” Ferguson said the CSU’s demands would negatively impact the faculty’s ability to provide education in the classrooms and provide students the ability to get the kind of education they came to the CSUs to pursue. Fallis said a bargaining meeting with CFA
voking debate and it is clear that not all support it. “With State funding now down to 10 percent of total revenue for the campuses, UC needs to generate funding from other (non-state) sources. Such money has to be generated at the level of individual campuses not at the all-university level,” King said. He said this is the only way to preserve the UC’s public mission. “These other sources include partnerships of various sorts, issuespecific giving, increased compet- James Kim / Aggie itiveness to win grants and contracts, and
With the continuing decrease in state funding to the University of California (UC) schools and subsequent tuition increases, several people have come up with alternative ways of generating revenue and controlling costs. One such example is a proposal from the Center for Studies in Higher Education that states that the UC Regents delegate some responsibilities to the campus boards. The proposal was written by C. Judson King, director at the center, and UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau. The publication of this proposal is pro-
By LANI CHAN Aggie Staff Writer
For a vendor who has been at the Davis Farmers Market for more than 20 years, serving a consistently long line of loyal (and addicted) customers every Saturday morning is about more than just coffee. Mark Sedgley, founder and owner of Espresso Road, considers himself a housewife. He lives in West Davis with his wife and two kids, and said he has always wanted to be a stay-at-home dad. But he keeps his off-time productive as the man behind the popular coffee cart in Central Park and a friend, neighbor and uncle to those that make up the Davis Farmers Market community. “I’m the coffee guy. It’s like being out there in the community without being the mayor,” Sedgley said. “It’s an absolute fun, and it preserves a happiness.”
entrepreneurial activities of various sorts including online education, all of which are highly specific to the individual campuses,” Birgeneau told The L.A. Times. “What the campuses would gain from creation of campus boards by the Regents is the flexibility, agility, and dedicated and specific knowledge of the campus that will enable generating those other sources in ways that are best for both the campus and the public mission.” Since the campuses will still have to follow the broad UC guidelines, the
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Measure has already started to stir debate about its various implications Aggie News Writer
Jasna Hodzic / Aggie
Mark Sedgley has owned and operated Espresso Road for more than 20 years.
The product The Espresso Road coffee cart has a full menu of espresso drinks, brewed coffee and tea, all available hot or iced and mostly under $4. “A good cup of coffee won’t taste sour, make you jittery, or be hard on your stomach,” Sedgley said. “There’s a culinary value in the art of making coffee. I won’t pull a bad shot of espresso.” Management had to move Espresso Road because the line of devoted coffee drinkers was so long, it blocked the flow of traffic. Along with the bevy of coffee beverages available, Espresso Road also serves treats for kids. Hot chocolate with Ghiradelli syrup, steamed milk and marshmallows is served every morning, a taste likened to a See’s candy bar that has rubbed off on Sedgley’s 15-yearold son, Jake Sedgley. “Never make chocolate milk with water, only milk,” Jake Sedgley said. Mark Sedgley serves only what he considers the best, and is so in tune with quality control that he can tell when the weather is looking “muggy around the equator” just from the taste of the coffee beans. “Once a year or so, the quality changes and I’ll have to cut in something a little lighter, because it’s so overcaffeinated I call it ‘angry coffee,’” he said. Mark Sedgley uses three-gallon coffee filters, bundled up around the grinds to form “coffee balls,” to steep each batch of coffee-like tea.
Proposal suggests local control for UC campuses By PAAYAL ZAVERI
After 20 years, coffee cart synonymous with Saturday morning
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CSU students end nine-day hunger strike, faculty authorizes strikes Associate City Editor
Farmers Market Vendor of the Week: Espresso Road
ASUCD continues to reject UCSA membership Cost of joining remains significant issue for ASUCD senators By JUSTIN ABRAHAM Aggie News Writer
The University of California Student Association (UCSA) is engaging in a renewed effort to mend its tumultuous relationship with ASUCD in light of impending fee increases and this year’s instance of police brutality on campus. UCSA is a coalition of student organizations providing the “official” undergraduate and graduate stance on university issues.
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Since ASUCD’s cessation of membership in 2006, UC Davis is the only UC campus not represented in UCSA. According to ASUCD Senator Justin Goss, senior political science and philosophy double major, one of the primary reasons for the secession and the current frictional relationship is ASUCD’s unwillingness to pay for UCSA’s membership dues. “There are a number of reasons for leaving UCSA,” Goss said. “Number one, it’s just really expensive.” Forecast
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In order to become a member, student organizations would have to pay a minimum fee of $1.30 per student. This means that ASUCD would have to charge an additional 3 percent to students and allocate more than $40,000 from their budget to UCSA annually. Meanwhile, Lobby Corps, the main lobbying arm of ASUCD, received a subsidy of $28,424 from ASUCD for the 2011-2012 academic year. The majority of the revenue from membership dues goes toward UCSA’s support staff,
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directors, and field organizers. The money is also used to organize statewide student conferences and protest activities. A major contention between ASUCD and UCSA is the increase in the minimum contribution from $1.05 to $1.30 between 2004 and 2006. “Considering the tuition hikes we’ve seen, you would think that [UCSA] would want to alleviate some financial burden from the
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TODAY Wikipedia 101 Workshop 10 to 11 a.m. 164 Shields Instruction Lab Go to this workshop to find out more about the inner workings of Wikipedia and how to use Wikipedia effectively and appropriately in research — including how and when to cite it and how to find more sources on a topic.
States of Delinquency Author Discussion 1 to 2 p.m. The Bookstore Special Events Room (next to the Post Office), Memorial Union, UC Davis campus Listen to Miroslava Chavez-Garcia discuss her book States of Delinquency and the topics around race and science in the making of California’s juvenile justice system. The event is free and open to the general public. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A period and a book signing.
Habits of Highly Effective Teams 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. Community Center — Building 180, Center for Leadership Learning (housed at The Colleges at La Rue) This session, with facilitator Richard Osibanjo, will focus on how effective teams are established and will provide practical examples of the “habits” you can develop to help create an effective team.
Physician-advocate to speak about equalizing access to quality health care 5:30 to 7 p.m. UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center auditorium, 4501 X St., Sacramento Anthony Iton, a lawyer, primary-care physician and public-health advocate, will speak as part of UC Davis Health System’s Snively Visiting Professorship in Family and Community Medicine. A reception for the speaker begins at 5 p.m. Reservations are requested by e-mail to snively@ ucdmc.ucdavis.edu.
Immigrant Youth Art and Poetry Exhibit 7 to 10 p.m. Griffin Lounge Youth Empowerment Program of UC Davis will be holding its first annual Immigrant Youth Art and Poetry Exhibit. This exhibit will feature amazing artwork of immigrant youth and immigrant allies from all over the country, as well as an open mic portion during which community members and youth may present their poetry.
WEDNESDAY Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous 7 to 8:30 p.m. Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road Free yourself from excess weight and/ or obsessional thoughts about food and body image. Food Addicts in Recovery
Anonymous (FA) is a 12-step fellowship based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Meetings are open and free to the public. Go to foodaddicts.org for other meeting locations.
West of Eden: Communes and Utopia in Northern California Presentation 7 to 9 p.m. The Yurt, Baggins End (The Domes) Join this presentation for the third installment of the “Critical Conversations in the Yurt” Spring Speaker Series at the Domes. There will be a presentation around 7:45 p.m., following a potluck dinner at 7. Jesse Drew, Associate Professor of Cinema and Technocultural Studies at UC Davis, will be speaking as a contributing author of the newly released book, West of Eden: Communes and Utopia in Northern California.
THURSDAY Poetry in the Garden Noon to 1 p.m. Wyatt Deck The UC Davis Arboretum invites fans of good writing and beautiful gardens to enjoy a reading by poet Justin Desmangles with musical accompaniment by Harley White, Jr. The event is sponsored by the UC Davis Arboretum, Rebecca Morrison, and Poets & Writers, Inc., with support it has received from the James Irvine Foundation. For more information, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit arboretum. ucdavis.edu.
Poetry Night Reading Series Noon to 2 p.m. John Natsoulas Gallery The Poetry Night Reading Series is proud to welcome the renowned poet, critic and essayist Dana Gioia for a special reading.
Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series 4:10 to 5 p.m. 1005 GBSF Listen to this talk given by Dr. A. Hari Reddi, entitled “Regeneration of bone and cartilage: A tale of two tissues.”
UC Davis’ LocalTones 2012 Showcase 7 to 9 p.m. Freeborn This event features UC Davis’ a cappella groups The Spokes, The Afterglow, The Liquid Hotplates and The Lounge Lizards, and will be hosted by UCD’s Birdstrike Comedy Theatre. Tickets are $5 presale at the Freeborn Box Office or tickets.com and $10 at the door. For more info go to davisspokes.com. 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.
Police Briefs A sobering crime
Intoxicated people were attempting to break into their own apartment on J Street.
Only in Davis Someone was using a tractor in their backyard on Bellows Court.
Gone to pot Someone was passed out in a garden planter on G Street.
Classy delinquents Three teenagers were smoking something from a pipe on Fifth Street.
Rock-a-bike baby Someone was biking while holding a baby on Research Park Drive.
#WholeEarthproblems There was an ongoing problem with loud drumming on B Street. Police briefs are compiled by TRACY HARRIS from the City of Davis daily crime bulletins. Contact TRACY HARRIS at city@ theaggie.org.
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UC Cont. from front page applications and admissions rates to the various campuses should remain unchanged. There is a further concern on how this proposal will affect tuition rates for in-state versus out-of-state tuition. King states that in-state tuition would stay within the limits set by the regents. However, if out-of-state and graduate and professional tuitions are delegated to the campuses that may result in higher fees at some and lower fees at other campuses because each campus would set the tuition to meet their goals and needs. “We stated clearly in our article that, upon recommendation of the president, the regents would establish ‘tuition or allowable ranges (up-
uSCA Cont. from front page students,” Goss said. “But these dues have actually been increasing proportionally with tuition.” Other campuses, such as UC Santa Cruz, contribute significantly more to the organization. Students at Santa Cruz pay over $7 annually to be part of UCSA. “At other campuses it depends on the governing structure of the students,” said Keith Ellis, UCSA Board Secretary and fifth year political science and management major at UC Merced. “They pay more because they understand that UCSA is a good investment for the students.” Opponents of ASUCD’s readmission into UCSA also note that the organization’s lack of professionalism renders its advocacy strategy ineffective. “The stunts and rallies that UCSA undertakes comes off as excessively flashy and ostentatious,” Goss said. “Legislators just end up rolling their eyes at all of this.” Sergio Cano, chair of Internal Affairs Commission, said that in the past, ASUCD’s needs weren’t met because
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per and lower limits) of tuition for undergraduates who are CA residents,’” Birgeneau also told The L.A. Times. As to be expected, not all are in favor of the proposal and the changes it suggests. Robert Anderson, a UC Berkeley professor and the chairman of the statewide faculty senate, is strongly opposed to the proposal. “Overall, I think it would result in an undesirable fragmentation of the UC system. I see little or no benefit in handling our budget challenges. I do not see how it would raise additional revenue or reduce costs. I fear it would be a vehicle for individual campus boards to directly lobby the governor and state legislature on behalf of their campuses and that this would harm the overall funding for the UC system,” Anderson said. He further states that it is hard to predict the impact on individual cam-
puses, but it might happen that the younger, less established campuses would benefit less. This is due to some benefit more established campuses would see by directly lobbying the governor and the legislature. Conversely, King states that the proposal will be beneficial because it would be the first time that students were directly involved in the governance of their campus. “It is not yet a matter of for or against. Our paper indicates that the goal is to start a discussion, and I believe that is happening,” King said. “We are pleased that our efforts have begun a critical dialogue and discourse on these important issues that will impact California both now and decades into the future,” Birgeneau said in his interview with The L.A. Times.
of the decisions made by the UCSA Board of Directors. “I think we should work with UCSA on issues, but I don’t think it’s beneficial for us to rejoin. It leaves us with more discretion on issues we would like to focus,” Cano said. Since Lobby Corps became the sole advocacy organization of UC Davis, they have focused on a different set of tactics to take advantage of the campus’ proximity to Sacramento. “We target small offices and try to get those swing votes that are really important in the passing of a bill,” said Grace Miller, Lobby Corps director of publicity and senior environmental science and management major. By refusing UCSA membership, UC Davis foregoes several privileges besides lobbying that are afforded to other campuses. “Lobbying is only one piece of what UCSA does,” Ellis said. “What Davis is missing out on is having a role in selecting the student Regent and having the ability to appoint members to UCwide committees.” After the incidents of police brutality at Berkeley and Davis, UCSA has been struggling to find ways to pro-
mote the UC Davis student interests despite friction with ASUCD. “Davis needs to be in the fold so we know how to support them. For example, we weren’t sure whether a vote of no confidence for the chancellor was for their best interest.” Ellis said. “It’s really awkward to talk about the campus when they’re not at the table.” Goss points to a more streamlined bureaucracy and a reduction of membership dues as the first steps in reconciling the schism between ASUCD and UCSA. Currently, however, many student representatives remain steadfast in their opposition against reviving UCSA membership. The UC Davis Law Student Association at King Hall was recently granted membership into UCSA. They remain the only UC Davis student organization represented in UCSA, but this development may signify a trend towards re-integration. “The LSA joined up, and that was really a positive sign because we weren’t really expecting it,” Ellis said. “It may be that we’re making a lot of headway with Davis now.”
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Show me the green Whole Earth Festival successfully completed its 43rd year this past weekend, once again allowing the people of Davis and our visitors to shamelessly glisten with sweat as we danced barefoot on the grass (glass-free) and freely exchanged cash for goods we could take home without making yet another contribution to the demise of a free society. Yet, the best benefit Whole Earth bestows upon our campus and the greater Davis community is a glimpse of sustainability at a seemingly unattainable standard fully realized in all its re-usable, recyclable and re-plicable glory. Whole Earth Festival shows us that zero-waste can be a reality, and we hope that the City of Davis will take this message and run with it to the compost bins and the recycling facilities. Despite our earthy and green reputation given to us by our knack for bicycling and farmers markets, and supported by the University’s commitment to sustainability, there is a lot the city could do yet to actually live up to it. Let’s start with the basics. No business should still be distributing Styrofoam anymore. Ever. Businesses still using plastic to-go boxes should switch to the paper boxes more and more downtown restaurants have already begun to utilize. Businesses that do use recyclable materials but cannot or do not recycle them should find a way to do so immediately. More easy steps: Plastic bags
need to be phased out. The best way to do that is for everyone to have reusable bags, and if you forget them (it happens) ask for paper instead. There is also no reason for anyone to buy plastic water bottles anymore. You’re wasting your money, and most of the time you’re drinking tap water anyway. You can even combine environmental sustainability and literacy by purchasing a $5 reusable bottle from the Shields Library. And if businesses or individuals want to go the extra mile, they should look into composting. They can learn more about compost from campus’s Project Compost, whose members offer workshops and voluntarily devote their time to picking up trash around campus and take it to be composted on the Student Farms. Thanks, guys! Campus is ahead of the city, minimizing the use of plastic bags in the Bookstore and participating in composting in the ASUCD Coffee House. Though there is still a long way to go, campus is already on the track to being waste-free by 2020. At the rate the City of Davis is going, it will lag far behind campus in achieving the same goal. If Davis businesses need some incentive to catch up, let’s give them some. Encourage those businesses that currently do not use recyclable materials to start, and support those that already do. It’s time the City of Davis puts their money where their mouth is, and customers should be doing the same.
Some helpful ideas The Memorial Union (MU) will be renovated some time in the near future, with plans including a remodeling of the East Wing, additional lounge space, an area for live entertainment and a pub. The timeline for these renovations is still vague, as ASUCD is seeking input from students in various organizations. The MU is a central place for students to eat, study and just mill about before classes, so a renovation could be a successful way to model the MU in students’ image. UC Davis has already seen this success with the ASUCD Coffee House (CoHo); a simple redesign and decent food and drink options has made it very popular with students. Starting with simple solutions could be the best move. In the main halls of the MU, a good coat of paint would improve the now-blank expanses of wall. Matching this with a continuation of the CoHo theme and color scheme, or perhaps even a mural, could liven up the appearance of the MU immensely. Another possible improvement would be the addition of a group study space. Griffin Lounge is a great quiet place to study, but a room in which to discuss moral relativism or assignments like group projects would prevent students from having to go all the way to Shields Library. However, simple solutions are no fun. Let’s design our dream MU. The MU is somewhat naturally lit by the sun coming through the clear
glass doors, but a skylight would brighten up the building better than that. We just need to make sure we keep the skylight away from the nap room containing beds and hammocks. We’ve heard ideas for a dedicated nap room before, but something always seems to come up to keep it from happening. Building codes? Fire hazards? Come on, we’re college students; we don’t let anything keep us from having a good nap. The nap room could present a problem, however. Imagine you wake up, groggy and disoriented. You check your phone for the time and realize that your bus is going to leave in 30 seconds! Well, that’s no problem if we install those moving walkways that you see at the airport from the MU doors to the Unitrans bus stop. Sleepy college students need only stumble out the door and let the walkway do the rest. The only problem with such a perfect scenario is that obesity rates on campus could rise, but it’s worth it. We could also commission the engineering department to make a bunch of robot butlers, so that we could sit outside with our friends while the robot gets everyone’s coffee and burritos. If we make people pay the robot depending on the difficulty of the task, ASUCD could actually see a profit with this idea... Oh, who are we kidding. A fresh paint job and maybe some student-drawn signs, a mural if we’re feeling fancy, should be enough for the MU.
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The value of internships By ELLEN SWEENEY
Intern, Davis Cemetery District
College is full of opportunities for students to learn and do new things. The goal is to prepare you for a future career, so how can you get the most out of your time here at UC Davis? Participating in internships is one of the best ways to explore career options and gain the valuable skills and experience that employers are looking for. If you’re like many students, you may be uncertain about what career you want to go into or what specific area of a career you would like to work in. Doing an internship is extremely helpful in deciding what career would be right for you, because you get to spend time in a real-world work environment. Kelly, a former UC Davis student, knew she wanted to go into business, but wasn’t sure exactly what area. She found a business management internship with the Davis Cemetery District, which allowed her to explore many different aspects of business management, including accounting, finance, HR and sales. “It was a good way to get my foot in the door because I’d never done any type of internship before,” she says. She also discovered that there were some areas she did not like. For example, she says, “I
ast week, I wrote about how Obama’s coalition is not so slowly unraveling. Through broken promises and perennial letdowns, he has managed to anger the very constituencies that helped him win election in 2008. These groups include minorities, LGBT and the young. Without their support, Obama is not going to win this November. Period. In fact, things could be dicey for team O even with their support. Because the economy is still in the dumper, the president is going to lose plenty of votes with those tired of being unable to find a job, or who have to work jobs below their skills set and training. So he’s going to need every Hispanic, same-sex and college-aged vote he can possibly get. Well, he just might get those votes yet — or, at least, the LGBT votes. The president’s endorsement of same-sex marriage has been a long time coming for many in the LGBT community, but that does not diminish the significance any. Any time a president has come out publicly on the side of civil rights, laws have eventually followed. It might take years for the dream to become a reality in certain parts of the country, but the LGBT community has history on their side. Obama’s motivations, at least to some degree, quite simply comes down to politics. Obama was ap-
quickly realized that I didn’t want to do accounting.” Learning early on what you don’t like is valuable because it prevents you from wasting time working toward a career that isn’t a good fit for you. Kelly found that she liked working in finance, so she pursued an internship in finance with Intel. It even led to a job offer once her internship was finished! As Lisa Sanders, program coordinator at the Internship and Career Center (ICC), points out, internships are also very important for “developing the professional skills that are needed in any job: professionalism, communication skills, organization skills, writing skills, the core competencies that all employers are looking for.” In addition to these important general skills, you can improve skills specific to your career. Janelle, a landscape architecture intern with the Davis Cemetery District, explained that she is learning a lot from “seeing how to do it and actually doing it [my]self, so it’s different from a classroom.” Learning from a knowledgeable professional and getting real-world practice with your skills are valuable internship experiences because employers like to hire people who have experience and really know what they are doing.
So, how can you find an internship for yourself? Checking out the Aggie Job Link, searching the internet for internships in your area of interest and speaking with Lisa Sanders at the ICC are all great places to start. According to Lisa, “There’s a consistent flow of incoming recruitment requests from employers for internships.” The ICC also tries to find areas where more internships are needed and reaches out to employers in the community to create new internships, so that there are always internship opportunities available for any student who wants to look for one. Many of the interns I spoke with had some great advice for internship seekers. Hanna, an intern in Sacramento, urges students to start doing internships as soon as possible so you can get many different experiences. Kelly suggests that students should “be active and start looking for internships — it’s not going to fall into your lap.” Also, don’t be afraid to try something new or different because you never know when an experience might be valuable. Lisa Sanders adds that figuring out what is expected of you and what you should expect from an internship helps lay down some guidelines to help you have a successful internship experience.
parently saving his declaration servative Democrat, it is true, but of support for same-sex marstill certainly not a radical rightriage for closer to the Democratic winger. He risked not getting National Convention. This conmuch support from conservative vention is where he will publicRepublicans in the election before ly accept the nomination to be Obama’s public coming-out, but the small-d Democratic candidate now things are different. For them, for the fall election. It’s also a mothe war is on. ment where millions of American They are not wasting any time, households are tuned in to watch either. Down in Bakersfield, where the big speech that the candidate I am from originally, Romney’s always delivers. campaign is already robo-callIt would have ing households, been a prime mowarning people Obama’s motivations, at least to about Obama’s ment to drop the same-sex marsome degree, quite simply comes same-sex marriage bombshell. riage agenda and down to politics There would have asking for their been screaming, support in the crying, pandemonium and gnash- fight. And I’m willing to bet that ing of teeth. It would have also led there will be plenty of individuals to a surge in excitement among willing to answer the call. Democratic constituencies and a In the end, every vote that flood of contributions. Obama’s same-sex marriage stance Now, this is probably happenmight garner could be canceled ing today, at least to a certain deout (and then some) by the righgree. But it would have been more teous anger of religious conserdramatic in the context of an arevatives. Personally, I have to wonna with thousands of screaming der if Obama is beginning to refans. The political bang-for-youralize that there is a good chance buck would have been greater. he might lose the election in Hence, the irritation on the part of November and is taking stock of Obama’s political advisers. what he can get accomplished beI have to wonder, however, if fore he is booted out of the White his advisors have this all wrong, House. This issue is one that he and that, regardless of the timing, quite possibly felt like he could Obama’s support for equal rights make a difference and that he to marriage could backfire. What if, needed to do so soon, before time despite firing up part of his base of ran out. support, Obama’s public support The election will probably still for same-sex marriage riles up the come down to the economy, but opposition even more? After all, issues like same-sex marriage this issue is an anathema to the re- could affect outcomes made at ligious right. And it is the religious the margins. This election is govoters who form the backbone of ing to be a close one — razor close. the Republican Party. Whoever wins this culture battle Mitt Romney’s campaign could be the next president. Get had never received glowing reready for things to get bloody. views from this section of the Republican Party, and for good Contact JONATHAN NELSON at firstname.lastname@example.org reason. Romney was essentially a and tell him your thoughts and feelings about Obama’s Democrat 20 years ago — a consupport for same-sex marriage.
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WOODSTOCKS Cont. from front page district administrator for the California Alcohol and Beverage Control (ABC). According to Fuentes, type 40 is the cheapest, costing $1,000-$3,000, and includes only serving beer at the bar. He said type 47, which Woodstock’s now holds, costs about $15,000 and allows restaurants to serve beer, wine, and liquor. Liquor licenses must be renewed yearly for a lower fee. Woodstock’s Bar Manager Justin Byrd said that for several years the restaurant has been receiving requests from their customer base wanting an expanded alcohol list. Woodstock’s began pursuing the full liquor license about a year and a half ago and they won the new license from a lottery, Byrd said. Cocktails will be allowed on the restaurant side of the restaurant, but not upstairs. He added that with a greater range of types of alcohol, there’s greater liability having mixed aged groups in the bar section. “We want to make sure it’s a safe and lawful environment,” Byrd said.
Dr. Andy Jones, UC Davis lecturer, talk show host and poet, hosted Bistro 33’s quiz night before it was shut down this past year. He said he believes Bistro 33 used changing their banquet room into a bar as an excuse to end their comedy and poetry nights, as well as their pub quiz. He now hosts trivia at de Vere’s Irish Pub. “It’s a shame that Woodstock’s will have to segregate older and younger teams,” Jones said in an e-mail. “De Vere’s Irish Pub begins its Pub Quiz at 7 p.m. for a variety of reasons, including to allow people of different ages to play together. “One diehard Pub Quiz team that includes a prominent religious studies professor and a local pharmacist also includes a straight-A student from Davis High. Because of this range in ages, this team can answer questions about the planet Mars, the Roman god Mars, and Bruno Mars. Visiting Ireland, you will see entire families dining and drinking together in neighborhood pubs, often with children running underfoot,” he said. “While strictly observing state and federal alcohol laws, de Vere’s seeks to make its Irish Pub a comfortable place for people of all ages ... We also like to appeal to
students who have morning classes, and to post-graduates who have jobs,” Jones said. According Fuentes, there are no official additional restrictions for those who possess a full liquor license. He did say that restaurants might choose to include benchmarks, such as carding on the bar side of a restaurant at 10 p.m., because it’s easier to get intoxicated with harder types of alcohol causing higher liability. Clark said the later time will allow customers to have dinner and there will be less overlap between dinner-goers at Woodstock’s and Trivia players. “Having the liquor license also allows us to increase the menu items for late-night customers,” Clark said. “I don’t want customers to have to go elsewhere to satisfy different wants for large groups.” Senior film studies major Rachel Hellman, who often attends Trivia and is not yet 21, said having Trivia later gives her more time to get there. “I imagine that Woodstock’s is holding their trivia night later to accommodate diners who wish to enjoy some pizza without the racket of trivia questions being posed over a loudspeaker,” Jones
said. “Restaurants also make more money from alcohol sales than from food sales.” 20-year-old Carolyne Cohen, a junior psychology major, said she goes to Trivia about every other week and thinks the changes will hurt Woodstock’s business a lot because it’s one of the only under-21 trivias in town. Junior English and design double major Brittany Nelson turns 21 in October and shared the same sentiments as Cohen. “It’s a bummer,” Nelson said. “Playing upstairs seems like it’s exclusive for the under 21 group. I enjoyed going to Trivia as something to do other than going to the bars. Hopefully my friends will be willing to go upstairs with me.” “I would still buy pizza, so they’ll lose that sale,” she said. Other trivia nights in town include Sophia’s Thai Kitchen’s 10 p.m. Tuesday night trivia for those over 21. It’s a one drink minimum for each player. The Graduate has a free Sunday quiz night at 7 p.m. KetMoRee’s trivia is for all ages and starts Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. ANGELA SWARTZ can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Aggies take two Johnson and Briner lead UC Davis to series win By RUSSELL EISENMAN Aggie Sports Writer
Senior Eric Johnson hit a walk-off single Friday, and senior pitcher Tom Briner’s complete game shutout Saturday helped UC Davis en route to its series win over second-place California State University, Long Beach State. The Aggies had to rally from a 5-4 deficit in the ninth on Friday after giving up the lead in the top half of the inning. Johnson went 5-for-7 at the plate in the two victories to lead the offense. UC Davis moves to 20-27 overall and 8-10 in the Big West Conference. Friday — UC Davis 6, Long Beach State 5 In a back-and-forth contest, UC Davis jumped on the board in the first with an RBI single from senior Nick Lynch that scored freshman Kevin Barker. Long Beach State responded with two runs in the next two innings, but Lynch blasted the first pitch he received in the bottom of the third for his fourth home run of the season and tied the game at 2-2. Senior starter Anthony Kupbens battled the 90-degree heat to pitch seven innings, giving up only three runs, two of which were earned. LBSU took a one-run lead in the seventh, but again the Aggies responded. Junior Austin Logan drew a walk, senior Ryan Allgrove pinch-ran and moved to second on a wild pitch and freshman Tino Lipson, who originally was trying to sacrifice bunt before the wild pitch, came through with an RBI single to tie the game 3-3. In the bottom of the eighth, Barker reached first on an error, and then Johnson drove a pitch to the right center-field gap for a double and a 4-3 advantage for UC Davis. Sophomore Harry Stanwyck relieved freshman Craig Lanza in the ninth, but the
Dirtbags rallied and took a 5-4 lead to set up a dramatic finish. With one out in the bottom of the ninth, senior David Popkins took one for the team after being hit by a pitch. With two outs, senior Paul Politi fought off a two-strike count and singled to right to keep the inning alive. Barker hit his team-leading 13th double of the season to bring home Popkins and tie the game at 5-5. Up stepped Johnson, and the senior sent the fans home happy with an RBI single to score Politi. “We don’t give up, we don’t die,” Johnson said of the late-inning drama. “It’s fun. The bats seem to come alive when the pressure is on, and we have our toughest [at bats] then. Coach Vaughn is big on tough ABs when it counts. We grind, especially in the eighth and ninth; we grind it out and find a way.” Saturday — UC Davis 5, Long Beach State 0 Briner’s third complete game of the season may have been his most impressive yet, throwing just 79 pitches to shut down LBSU and to lead UC Davis to its secondstraight series victory. Briner struck out one batter with no walks and six hits. He faced only three batters over the minimum (27) and 60 of his 79 pitches were strikes. “To get that outing on this weekend was phenomenal,” said head coach Matt Vaughn. “His attitude when he goes out there every time is to give us a chance to win, and not only did he do that today, but he just took it over.” At the plate, Johnson followed up his late-inning heroics with another strong performance on offense, going 2-for-3 with a double, his first home run of the season, and scored three of the Aggies’ five runs. “I’m really proud of Eric,” Vaughn said. “This year did not start the way he wanted it to start, and he battled through a couple
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Sophomore Nick Lynch hit a home run in the third inning of UC Davis’ 6-5 win on Friday. of things. He’s never lost sight of it and he’s kept working hard. He’s turning a corner at the plate and, as you can see, it makes us a much more offensive team.” Johnson’s home run to left in the second inning preceded senior Scott Kalush’s opposite-field home run, his fourth of the season. This marked the first time since April 30, 2011 that UC Davis hit back-to-back homers. Johnson and Kalush win a 6-0 win against California State Northridge. Sunday — Long Beach State 4, UC Davis 1 UC Davis managed just three hits off LBSU starter Shawn Stuart as the Dirtbags avoided the sweep. Kevin Barker recorded two of the Aggie hits while Politi had one. Politi was also hit
by a pitch, marking the 79th time this season a player has been hit, and setting a UC Davis record that had stood since 1994. Senior Brett Morgan scored the lone run for the Aggies after he too was hit by a pitch. He stole second and then advanced to third on a ground out. He scored on a passed ball. Freshman Spencer Koopmans went five and two-thirds innings in the start, giving up four runs (three earned) while striking out two with no walks. Lanza threw three and one-third scoreless innings in relief. UC Davis plays its fifth game in five days today, a make-up game against San Jose State University at Blethen Field, first pitch at 1:30 p.m. RUSSELL EISENMAN can be reached at email@example.com.
ICC’s Countdown to Summer! Welcome to week seven of the ICC’s Countdown to Summer! Each week the Internship and Career Center (ICC) will highlight a task that will help you be prepared to land a job or internship by summer. Breaking the process down to weekly tasks will make it less daunting and will yield success. Trust us, people are getting jobs! This week we answer the question “I already use Aggie Job Link (AJL). What more can I do to find a job/internship?” The methods below provide a way to network with professionals, find organizations that are a good match for you and help you tap into the “hidden job market,” or jobs that are never even advertised. Many people have landed positions us-
ing these methods. Augment your job/internship search using these strategies. Be persistent and keep going until you get that job or internship! Informational Interviews allow you to interview professionals and learn more about their organization and line of work It can clarify whether a job or firm is right for you and could help you land a job if you play your cards right. Think of anyone working in a field or company you are interested in and ask them for 10 to 15 minutes of their time to discuss their career. You can interview a family friend, relative, contact from a campus event or even someone you got connected to through LinkedIn. Volunteering is a great way to
tional $2 million cut. “For the CSU, our funding from all outside resources is coming to about equal to state funds,” Fallis said. “When the state cut out a third of our state funding, that essentially meant they were cutting the floor out from our entire budget.” Fallis said the CSU agrees with the students concerned about executive compensation. “Anyone who has been in the executive position since 2007, or started in that position afterwards, has not gotten an increase from their starting salary,” he said. “When majority of our employees furloughed, so did our president and our chancellor. So the executives took the same 10 percent cut that was asked of others in the university.” According to Fallis, the executive compensation policy states any new hires cannot receive higher salaries than their predecessors in state or tuition funds. “If the Board of Trustees or a campus decides they want to pick a candidate that would require more funds to bring into the university, the only way they can do that is through private dollars, which would be raised for that purpose,” Fallis said. “Ten percent would be an absolute limit on private dollars.” Ferguson said the CFA hopes negotiations between the CSU and CFA can eventually reach an agreement. “If negotiations continue to go poorly, there’s a very real possibility that the school may not reopen in the fall for 400,000 students,” Ferguson said. “We understand [students] are upset with how the chancellor and campus presidents have treated them poorly, and refused to honor many of their requests they’ve made to meet.”
Cont. from front page took place on May 5. CFA walked out amid unresolved issues. “The thing that is frustrating for us is that we have heard from the CFA at the bargaining table, and their positions have been very different than what they’ve stated publicly and to students,” Fallis said. “We have come to an agreement on some level of other issues.” Ferguson said the bargaining discussion breakdown was a reflection of one-sided thinking that the deal was in one place, and the other side having a different idea on that. “We think communication breakdown is partially to blame for how we got to this point so far,” Ferguson said. “But we’re remaining hopeful we can get the deal done.” May 17 is the set date for the next bargaining meeting. Ferguson said most of the faculty issues are lowcost or no-cost, although the CFA understands the economy and fiscal implications that are affecting the CSUs. “From our perspective, the quality education issues are the main thrust at the moment,” Ferguson said. “We think that at a time when student fees continue to rise year after year, when faculty and staff are laid off, every dollar that’s coming into our institution is valuable and should be focused in the classroom. Students aren’t here to fund executives, they aren’t here to be an ATM.” Fallis said the CSU is looking at other options to avoid an additional tuition increase. He said some of the options were drastic – the closing of a campus – but they wanted to to be able to lay out all conceivable options to deal with their addi- CLAIRE TAN can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
gain experience and narrow down what you want to do, all while developing skills. It’s okay to think about what skills you want to develop while volunteering. Volunteers grow while helping others. In the process you will meet people with shared interests and values, which is an ideal way to develop your network. Visit the Specialty Services button on the ICC webpage to connect to the Community Services Resource Center database of volunteer opportunities. Company Information Sessions are held on our campus and provide an efficient way to explore professions and learn about organizations that are actively recruiting UC Davis students. Most are very interactive and more informative than
a website. You can interact with current employees about daily tasks, work environment, advancement opportunities or any other questions you have. You will make a great impression if you show up to an information session having done research about the company, prepared questions to ask the representatives and dressed professionally! You can treat it like a miniinterview. See the ICC calendar for dates. Resume Books are a way to get your resume to recruiters without having to do much. Employers contact the ICC routinely asking for student resumes. Make sure yours is one they see! Interested? “Opt in” under Resume Book in AJL, or look on the ICC website for
ESPRESSO Cont. from front page The beans are 100 percent Ara12bica, and come from Costa Rica, Papua New Guinea and a private estate. They are blended together and roasted as one. “Some will roast the raw beans separately and then mix them together,” Mark Sedgley said. “But then there’s an unequal balance. Roasting together is the only way to get your flavors consistent.” Mark Sedgley acknowledged that there was something to be said for keeping the business small to ensure such consistency. “I don’t raise my prices, I’ll keep my prices consistent because I’d rather have a lot of customers than a lot of money in life,” he said. “What keeps me here is the personality of it. The welcomeness, the part of Davis that rocks.”
Their story Mark Sedgley started in 1987 with a stand at a flea market in Sausalito, selling Nathan’s New York hot dogs on San Francisco sourdough. “A friend suggested one day that I put an espresso machine on my hotdog cart. Suddenly, there was a line going bonkers,” he said. Afterwards, he used his own exemplary skills as a carpenter to create the station that he still uses today. “I used to work as a woodsmith, making furniture,” Sedgley said. “So that’s what I made, I made a piece of fur-
instructions. Even if you learn about a job through the “hidden job market,” be prepared to follow up with a formal application process. You’ll still need a resume and maybe even pointers on interviewing. The ICC’s here to help. Visit us online at icc.ucdavis.edu or come to the second floor of South Hall. Don’t rely on a single job/internship search strategy. Keep applying for positions through Aggie Job Link and company websites for posted positions. Persistence will pay off! Sungil Fleischman is a senior managerial economics major graduating in June 2012. He is a Liberal Arts and Business Peer Advisor at the Internship and Career Center and will be pursuing his career at a software company in the Bay Area.
niture, my own art. And that’s my cart. It’s 5 foot 9, wingtip to wingtip, so I can work within the range of my own arm’s length.” Sedgley currently only employs one other person to help him on Saturdays, a Davis local and family friend named Eric Ross who has been working with Sedgley for two years. Ross agreed that there is a personal quality to Espresso Road coffee. “Mark knows his machine inside and out,” Ross said. “It wasn’t functioning when he bought it, but he fixed it up and now he knows what every part is doing when it does and why.” Sedgley only drinks his own coffee, and said he can never go anywhere without it. There are times he will pull over at rest stops, set up a camp stove and cook ... coffee. “He actually does that,” said Jake Sedgley, attesting to his father’s ownership of several French presses. So Mark Sedgley isn’t going anywhere. “I don’t want to be rich, I don’t want to be famous, I don’t want to have 30 shops. I want to be 90 and walking at the Farmers Market. I work for the hugs. You can’t put this experience on a dollar bill.”
students, who, as Sedgley said, have their own fanaticisms. “My coffee is synonymous with Saturday morning,” he said. “So when students come, I’ll pick on them because they’re not awake. Then they’re excited to stick around for four years because they’re disappointed by other peoples’ coffee.” Mark Sedgley, who has become a constant in the familial Farmers Market community, has formed meaningful relationships with the market’s customers and vendors over the decades. “I get to watch everybody’s kids grow up,” he said. “It’s upsetting, sometimes you lose friends and they move on, but sometimes they come back.” As he noted, Davis is a come-and-go town, and standing by as friends grow only to watch them leave is difficult for him. One of the teas that Sedgley serves is named in honor of a friend, who recently passed, named Christine Galloway. Sedgley said he and his family saw her raise a child as a single mom, remarry, get breast cancer and five years later be diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. “You live with these people and you die with these people,” Sedgley said. “There are special hugs that are given every week to special people. It’s an emotional coffee. It’s a community, it’s a love. And I hope [everyone] gets that in their lives.” Espresso Road is located at the northern end of the Farmers Market.
Davis Farmers Market Ross said that what he appreciates about the Davis Farmers Market is the energy. “There’s always something happening. I love the activity, the hustle and bustle, everything,” he said. “Vending at fairs and festivals like this is something I’d like to stick with.” Contributing, of course, to the LANI CHAN can be reached at features@ personality of the market are the theaggie.org.
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Q & A: MacKenzie Smith Meet UC Davis’ new head librarian
By LILIANA NAVA OCHOA Aggie News Writer
The Aggie: What’s your favorite book? What is my favorite book? No one has ever asked me that question. I love books and I have read millions of books so that’s going to be a very hard question. What are you reading right now? Well, what am I reading now? I’m reading three books at the same time. There’s Michael Nielsen’s book on open science; it’s called Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science. And I just finished the new book by a novelist I love named David Mitchell, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. Then a dear friend of mine just published a book in LA. He’s written a very interesting non-fiction book on the marijuana industry called The Heart of Darkness. How do you feel about becoming the new head librarian at UC Davis? Well, of course I’m delighted to be coming to Davis; it’s a wonderful campus and I see a ton of potential for what we can do there to make the library a real showcase, I think for the digital age and for the UC system. I just can’t wait to get there.
What does your position as head librarian at UC Davis entail? Well, the head of the library is responsible for the whole library system so it’s mainly administration of that system and making sure that all the different constituents on campus, the students and the faculty and the researchers are getting what they need from the libraries and thinking about how the libraries are organized to do that best and thinking about things like … the physical space in the library. I’m kind of overseeing all of that and plotting a course for the future, strategic planning and fundraising for it so that we’re at where we need to be for the future. What do you plan on changing at the library? Well, I wouldn’t be focusing on change so much as the future. What Davis has lacked for a while is a permanent librarian to lead the organization, and because of that certain things haven’t kept up to date with the digital network era. I’m going to be focusing a lot of attention on thinking about the future of scholarly information, books and journals, but also digital data and all sorts of things that the library should be helping students and researchers find and manage and use because our job is to provide you with access to knowledge. The focus will be on how to position the Davis library for that digital future and, as I said before, make it a real showcase for how you can do that but hopefully not deprecating any of the things that the library traditionally did and that people still rely on. How do you plan on achieving your goals at the library? Well, I have to get to know the organization first and see what they’ve already started to do and where we need to put more ef-
fort. I need to get to know the research programs at Davis and what the exciting new things are that are happening there that could use more support from the libraries, and I’d also like to get to know the student body better and what their issues and concerns are. So there’s going to be a period of time of just getting to know the place and what the best opportunities are for us to get started, and I’m going to be doing quite a bit of fundraising, I’d suspect as in the budget situation to help get the library up to speed in some of the new things that it needs to be doing. I saw that you were the digital research manager at Harvard and you also worked at MIT; what were you doing when you were there? So for pretty much my whole career as a librarian, I’ve been focused on technology, digital libraries and how to make the conversion into this new internet age and take advantage of the World Wide Web and things like that to help people get to information faster and more efficiently. I took that learning from Harvard, where we spent a lot of time digitizing collections and converting them from print to digital format to put it online, and then I went to MIT, which is a very, very technical-focused university, and we really focused on doing research — cutting edge research — in what libraries need to become. So, thinking about how to apply really cool technologies, like the semantic web, to libraries to help researchers and students in teaching and learning. So my focus at MIT was really on that research and building new systems and new platforms to get that library into the digital age, and I’m going to bring all that expertise with me to Davis . So you’re going to be doing similar things in Davis as you were when you were at
MIT and Harvard? Some of what we did there translates, but you know, there are even more things I think that you could do at a big and very diverse institution like Davis, so I’ll be bringing what I learned from MIT and from Harvard to the UC environment. Is there any way that the students can help you with what you hope to accomplish besides telling you their concerns? Well, I’m sure there are, but I can’t be too specific right now because I’m not there yet, but I’m going to be looking at ways to get the students’ input in a variety of different ways. Like, there’s a library committee that I believe has student representation on it, but we may be having some open forums. I’m not sure yet, but looking for ways to both hear what the students need and also to get them to help us … students are some of the most creative and interesting people to have around in the library to help us think about how we can help them better, so I can’t be too specific with you right now, but I’m really looking forward to figuring that out. Do you have any additional comments? Well, all I can say is that I’m really looking forward to engaging with the students, and I really want to get to know the student body in some form and what your interests and concerns are right now, because I know that the students rely very much on the library and care a lot about what happens to it. I’m very interested in how I can engage with the students to figure out where they want the library to go in the future and how we can help make that happen. LILIANA NAVA OCHOA can be reached at email@example.com.
Student wins international paper airplane competition Red Bull-sponsored tournament gives linguistics major paper wings By DEVON BOHART Associate Features Editor
Take a piece of paper. Fold two corners in, fold the paper in half add some trimming and you have a very simple airplane. While you may only see airplanes flying around classrooms or sporting events, paper airplane pilots around the world take this hobby very seriously and compete at the international level, like senior linguistics major Ryan Naccarato. “I know the way the paper folds and using it as a material it definitely presents its unique set of challenges,” Naccarato said. “The paper itself as a material has weaknesses but its greatest strength is its impermeability to air and that’s what allows it to fly. Paper is definitely a fun medium.” With such a high interest, Naccarato discovered a competition in which he could put his talents to use and compete. “I didn’t really realize that there was any sort of purpose for such a specific hobby until three years ago when I saw a flyer outside of my class that said paper airplane competition in Davis, in 2009,” Naccarato said. He competed in Red Bull’s triennial paper airplane flying competition called Paper Wings, held in Salzburg, Austria, with over 200 pilots from 70 countries on May 4 and 5 ultimately tying with Poland for first place. There are three categories in the Red Bull Paper Wings competition: flight time, distance and aerobatics. The latter, Naccarato’s
discipline, is a competition in which the pilot controls exactly where the airplane goes. You are allowed to cut the paper, glue it, tape it or ballast it — meaning adding weight to change the characteristic of flight. “In all of my designs, I like to keep it pure and just use a piece of paper. I don’t like to use tape if I don’t have to. In fact none of my designs need tape or anything,” Naccarato said. “They are just pure airplanes.” However, Nacarrato said that only half of the skill is within the art of folding the paper. “It has as much to do with being able to throw the airplane and as it does with folding it,” Naccarato said. “I could teach someone how to fold this airplane but they might not be able to get it to fly it as well as me. There’s nothing automatic about it.” Naccarato’s father taught him how to make his first airplane when Naccarato was five years old. Since grade school he has been engrossed in the hobby, not realizing there was such a large following for paper airplanes. “I have been a huge aviation enthusiast for my entire life. My father used to own a hobby store that sold model airplanes, helicopters, boats, so I was deeply involved in model aviation,” he said. “As a hobby of my own I enjoyed origami, folding paper. If you combine the two together, paper airplanes are literally right up my alley.” After qualifying in Davis in 2009, Naccarato competed in Red Bull’s Paper Wings competi-
tion and placed, but did not win. This left him wanting more, so he sought out the qualifiers competition in 2012, which were located in Berkley. “He actually drove all the way to Berkeley to compete again to compete in this event,” senior psychology major and UC Davis student manager for Red Bull, Henry Chatfield said. “Berkeley questioned whether he could compete there, but he was very persistent. I think the fact that he drove all the way to Berkeley to participate speaks to his drive.” Naccaratto’s roommate, Anhad Singh, a graduate student in computer science, could see this drive in his everyday efforts. “He took the competition very seriously,” Singh said. “It’s not like he came up with everything in one night, he gave it a lot of time, quite a few weeks of preparation. During the normal course of the day, he would try different designs and he read a couple of books.” In the Red Bull Paper Wings competition, after qualifiers, the contestants go to Austria for the pre-eliminations and the top ten are sent on to the super finals. Naccarato placed fifth in the preeliminations because he said he was saving his performance for the super final round. “I just wanted to get into the final, which is exactly what I did.” Nacarrato said. “My signature secret was elements of performance and creativity as well as design and flight performance. I had a bullwhip actually and unleashed a few cracks for dramatic effect. It
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was sort of my ace in the hole.” Such an entertaining performance earned Naccarato 10 out of 10 points from all five judges, leaving him with a perfect score and a tie with Poland for first place. Along with his prize, Naccarato won a ride in an aerobatic helicopter — one of two in the world — both of which belonging to Red Bull. “The helicopter may have been the unexpected outcome,” Naccarato. “Just the sheer rarity of an aerobatic helicopter cannot be understated, that doesn’t happen. It was ridiculously cool.” After such a unique experience Naccarato said he couldn’t wait to go back to Salzburg. He was invited back to the competition in 2015 to defend his title. Despite such a dedication to the competition, Naccarato said
that paper airplanes are only his hobby. “I considered aeronautical engineering but it’s not something I would want to do for work,” Naccarato said. “It’s a great thing to do if I’m bored, waiting for a bus or something. It’s immersive and very fun. I can just take a piece of paper and fold it into an airplane and enjoy myself. It’s a hobby.” After this dedication and preparation, Naccarato said that after everything, his favorite part was the results of the competition. “The best part was winning, actually going there with a purpose and intention to win,” Naccarato said. “I was the only American that placed and I took gold so that felt really good.” DEVON BOHART can be reached at features@ theaggie.org.
Engineers Without Borders work to make a difference in international communities Wine-tasting event to occur to support summer projects By MICHELLE MURPHY Aggie News Writer
The Engineers Without Borders (EWB) chapter at UC Davis is stepping up to make a difference in the lives of communities worldwide. EWB is a nonprofit organization renowned for helping developing communities around the world with their engineering needs. The UC Davis EWB chapter offers students the unique chance to use their skills to do engineering design work abroad before graduation. “EWB is community-driven. We work with communities on every aspect of a project, including training during construction and after something is built. There is bound to be local knowledge that is shared with the students and the students share some engineering knowledge. So we trade skills back and forth,” said EWB UC Davis Chapter President Amelia Holmes. The UC Davis EWB chapter is currently
working on three projects in Uganda, Bolivia and Guatemala. In the summer, students will travel to Uganda and Bolivia to implement their designs. The project in Uganda is in its final stages, where students have built a public latrine system and rainwater catcher system. In Bolivia, students will partake in an assessment trip to create a distribution system to deliver water to a waterscarce community. The newest project in Guatemala is just starting out, but is potentially a huge project for students as students will work with a community to deal with water management in terms of sanitation and waste management, Holmes said. First-year civil engineering major and undergraduate liaison for the UC Davis EWB chapter Imann Taghavi plans to work on the Guatemala project with the prospects of being able to see the project from start to finish. “It inspired me, this opportunity, to
actually get hands-on experience and see the real world, especially so early in my college career. It’s really valuable,” he said. With an emphasis on community, students not only are given the chance to use their engineering knowledge, but also become immersed in different cultures around the world. “We are going to a different country, so the culture will be greatly different. There is a cultural divide, so bridging that difference and gaining that other perspective is valuable as well,” Taghavi said. The EWB chapter at UC Davis is throwing its first annual Wine into Water silent auction and wine-tasting event to support its international community projects. The fundraiser is on Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Davis Buehler Alumni Center Moss Patio. “All the proceeds are going to be going to funding projects for EWB. It’s the
first annual, and we’re hoping to make it something that perpetuates all of us here,” said UC Davis EWB chapter vice president and environmental engineer graduate student Taylor Warren. Tickets are $20 for 10 tastes and available online at brownpapertickets. com/event/244667. The next general meeting for EWB is Monday, May 21 in the third-floor conference room of Ghausi Hall, and all majors are welcome to attend. “The projects have so many different aspects to their completion. A whole variety of expertise is required for it, not just engineering. There are so many facets to getting the project done, so nonengineering majors are highly valued as well,” Taghavi said. For more information about EWB or the event, visit the UC Davis Engineers Without Borders Facebook page. MICHELLE MURPHY can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.