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monday, November 19, 2012

ASUCD election results announced Friday

News iN Brief

Two independents, two candidates from each running slate elected

Brian Nguyen / Aggie

Fourth-year political science and communication double major Alyson Sagala reacts after winning in the ASUCD Senate election on Friday.


The election of six new ASUCD senators was announced at Friday’s Aggie Pride Rally. Two candidates were elected from each slate, along with two independents: SMART slate candidates Alyson Sagala and Armando Figueroa, NOW slate candidates Felicia Ong and Tal

Topf and independent candidates Liam Burke and Maxwell Kappes. Sagala, a fourth-year political science and communication major said one of this election’s successes was the voter turnout. “More so than winning, I’m just so excited that there was such a big turnout, because to me that just shows that the student body does care about what’s happening on our campus, how their money is

being used and what the student government is doing,” she said. Over the course of three days, 4,963 students voted. Of these voters, 1,994 selected a NOW candidate as their top choice, 1,799 voted for a SMART candidate and 1,170 chose an independent candidate as their number one choice. Ong, a second-year political science and communication double

Satellite art show to feature artists from around the world Art pieces displayed use variety of artistic media

By KAMILA KUDELSKA Aggie News Writer

From Dec. 6 to 9, Davis will be hosting the Art Basel Miami Beach Davis Satellite Show. The art show will run from noon to 8 p.m. from Dec. 6 to 8, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Dec. 9. It will be held at 212 F St. Artists and curators Charlie Schneider and Allison Fall will host the event. The show will occur simultaneously with the Art Basel Miami Beach Satellite Show located in Miami Beach, Fla. “A satellite show means that it’s both part of something, but not a main official event,” Schneider said. “Why not Davis if there is one in Miami Beach already? It ties in conceptually since it happens the same exact time as Miami. It just ties in as becoming a big happening.” The exhibition will mainly be comprised of contemporary art such as performance art, public art and video art. Works by artists from Australia, Los Angeles, Chicago and other locations around the world will be exhibited at the show. A total of about 20 or 21 participating artists will have their work shown in a single space. Artists from different backgrounds will be present at the satellite show. A fiber artist with origins from South Korea, Aram Han, views her art as looking into what it means to be from another country, and the labor that goes into her work. “She [Han] is going to do a performance at a local cleaners. She will be performing there and at the gallery where she will be performing with her piece,” Schneider said. Alfredo Salazar-Caro, a Chicago-based visual artist, will be presenting a video of his project STREET TEAM, which will be first shown in major museums in New York City. “STREET TEAM started in late 2011 and early 2012. It

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major, ran with the NOW slate, which emphasizes giving a voice to students and promoting sustainability on campus. After the announcement of the election results, Ong said she looks forward to getting started as a senator. "I'm really overwhelmed right now,” Ong said. “I'm really excited. I'm ready to serve and fight for what I believe in." Figueroa, a fourth-year, said his first item of business would be addressing one of the major SMART campaign objectives by advocating for underrepresented groups at UC Davis. The SMART slate aims to support campuswide social justice and students’ rights. “I’m going to create more resources for AB 540 students [and] the undocumented students that do not belong to AB 540 criteria,” Figueroa said. “That’s really important for me right now because they are going to be able to apply for financial aid starting this winter.” AB 540 is a California state law that allows qualified undocumented students to pay in-state tuition as opposed to non-resident tuition for public colleges and universities. “The ability to mobilize a community just shows how much more heart there is in that than there is in resources and money,” Figueroa said. “If I didn’t win I would still continue the work that I do, and you’d still see me in the spaces that I am in.” Figueroa is the political chair of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano

Since Tuesday, the Davis Police Department received six different accounts of burglaries that have occurred in three different residences. Electronics and miscellaneous items were stolen. According to a press release, two of the incidents occurred at the Saratoga West Apartments at 2121 Glacier Dr. Two other burglaries occurred at 224 A St. The others occurred in the 700 block of Coolidge and the Villa Verde Apartments at 218 University Ave. Most of the burglaries occurred between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. The police said there were no signs of forced entry in any of the cases. With the holiday season approaching, residents will be away from their homes for extended periods of time. The Davis Police Department recommends that residents make their homes appear unvacated. They also recommend always locking doors and windows, stopping mail and newspaper deliveries when away and putting timers on household lights. Additionally, using the Vacation House Check Program is highly encouraged by the police.

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— Claire Tan

New Yolo County courthouse construction to begin in 2013 New building to consolidate all departments


Davis will be hosting the Art Basel Miami Beach Davis Sattelite Show at 212 F St. It will exhibit contemporary art by artists from around the world. consists of video installations of several artists that I put together,” Salazar-Caro said. “I put their work together in a tiny projector and took them to several cities. Different pieces were projected on different pieces of work.” Viewers in Davis will be presented Salazar-Caro’s work as a video. Salazar-Caro will be preparing a video of STREET TEAM as it is set up, exhibited and taken down in the museums of New York for Davis viewers. “I’m working on developing the virtual stuff. I’m really invested in it. It’s a really interesting realm to play with as an artist,” Salazar-Caro said. “I think it’s the artist’s wet dream making everything art.” Nicole Seisler, an artist from Chicago, strives to combine her audience, the performance and her art. Clay is her main medium, but she reaches out to other materials as well. “Clay comes from the ground and part of my interest is that it is an abundant material and we all have access to it,” Seisler said. “All these natural elements are materials that are a commonality between all of us. Everyone has to deal

with it together. My work is so often about groups and participatory actions [combining] these materials [with] patterning and sight.” Seisler will be creating participatory art from 1,000 miles away since she will be in Chicago during the show. “[My exhibit will be] a participatory work that involves shadow hunting. I will send materials, basically tool kits, that people will be able to take away from the gallery,” Seisler said. “Tool kits so people can produce the same things that I produce when I’m hunting for shadows in Chicago. There will be a postcard and there will be directions, and then they will send it back to me … dancing across cities.” The Art Basel Miami Beach Davis Satellite Show will be facilitating art simultaneously to several other major fairs, essentially aiming to increase the art scene in the City of Davis. “I want people to come to this show. I want to have a fantastic art show in Davis. I want to be part of Art Basel west of Mississippi,” Schneider said. KAMILA KUDELSKA can be reached at city@

Forecast We have rain in store for later this week on Tuesday night into Wednesday. However, Thanksgiving looks like it will be mostly sunny! (Thank you, weather gods.) BRIAN RICO, atmospheric science major Aggie Forecasting Team


The new Yolo County Superior Court will begin construction in Woodland in Spring 2013 and is expected to be completed by 2015. The building will cost $133.8 million.

By PAAYAL ZAVERI Aggie News Writer

Plans for the construction of a new Yolo County Superior Courthouse in Woodland have been set in motion. Construction will begin in spring 2013, thanks to combined efforts of Yolo Court officials, state agencies, Woodland City Council and staff, as well as private businesses. Currently, the courthouse has seven departments spread across Downtown Woodland. The new building will encompass all departments. The five-story, 14courtroom and 163,000-squarefoot building will be located between Fifth and Sixth streets at 1000 Main Street. “Even with the cost reductions we achieved, this will be a stateof-the-art building that will meet safety, security and access requirements as well as being a building that will have the stature and distinguishing characteristics of a courthouse,” said Steve Basha, Yolo Court’s presiding judge. A press release stated the project had several rounds of cost cutting before it was finalized. About



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$9 million was cut from the project’s plan. Construction was officially approved after the state treasurer finalized a sale of $133.8 million in lease revenue construction bonds. They will be repaid with court user fees and penalties over the next 25 years. State general funds will not be used. Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig said that the current courthouse building cannot handle the level of cases it receives and does not provide proper safety. “It’s a historic landmark … but it’s not safe for victims of crime,” Reisig said to the Sacramento Bee. “We move inmates down the hallways. There is no place for victims and witnesses to sit. It’s not safe for the lawyers.” Architect firms Fentress Architects and Dreyfuss & Blackford of Sacramento headed the project. According to the press release, the building will include many sustainable and energy-saving features to ensure it is economical in the long run. The next step will involve the

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TODAY Welfare of Captive Primates Seminar 12:10 to 1 p.m. 2154 Meyer, Weir Room Listen to this seminar as Professor Hannah Buchanan-Smith of the Psychology School of Natural Sciences at the University of Stirling, Scotland discusses the welfare of captive primates.

TUESDAY Meet the author: Jason Mallory Noon to 1 p.m. The Lounge at The Bookstore, MU Listen to Jason Mallory talk about his new novel Proxy. The event is free and open to the general public. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A period and a book signing. You can view the book cover image and interviews with the author at!authorinterview.

Researching the Agricultural Literature Noon to 1:30 p.m. Shields Library Instruction Lab 165 Learn how to search efficiently in the OvidSP version of the three core agricultural databases: CAB Abstracts, Agricola, and Food Sciences and Technology Abstracts. Researchers in the farm animal (including veterinary), entomological (pest), fruit and vegetable crop, farming systems, food sciences and technology, viticulture and enology, and human nutrition areas will find these databases to be the most pertinent to their research needs.

Music Events and Cultural Appropriation 7 to 8 p.m. 226 Wellman Unity Clap Theatre (UCT) is a student group at UC Davis dedicated toward using the performing arts as a therapeutic tool to express our struggles, grasp our cultural

roots and promote plays that have been written by minority playwrights. This workshop is the first in a series dedicated toward exploring the relation between theatre and society. Some workshops to look forward to include: Movement and Dance, Forum Theater, Theater as an Educational Tool and more.

WEDNESDAY Pre-Thanksgiving Market Noon to 6 p.m. Central Park, 4th and C Streets Find everything for your Thanksgiving table but the turkey! Over 60 farmers, bakers and crafters selling organic produce, farmfresh fruits and veggies, dried fruit and nuts, fresh crab, bread and baked goods, pies, flowers, table decorations and more! There will be live music by Putah Creek Crawdads at the Market Shed from 1 to 4 p.m.

THURSDAY Thanksgiving Day

FRIDAY Canned Food Drive 8 to 10 p.m. Davis Musical Theatre Co. DMTC has partnered with the Food Bank of Yolo County to bring you Food Drive Fridays. Just bring in four or more non-perishable food items and receive a ticket to see DMTC’s production of Alan Menken’s A Christmas Carol for half the price of regular admission. Offer valid for tickets purchased at the door only. To receive placement in the AGGIE DAILY CALENDAR, email 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 brief ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times are listed according to the clock at the Nov. 15 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. Rebecca Sterling, ASUCD president, present Yena Bae, ASUCD vice president, present Justin Goss, ASUCD senator, pro tempore, present Kabir Kapur, ASUCD senator, present Jared Crisologo-Smith, ASUCD senator Bradley Bottoms, ASUCD senator, present Anni Kimball, ASUCD senator, absent Paul Min, ASUCD senator, present Don Gilbert, ASUCD senator, present Joyce Han, ASUCD senator, absent Erica Padgett, ASUCD senator, present Beatriz Anguiano, ASUCD senator, present Patrick Sheehan, ASUCD senator, present Carly Sandstrom, ASUCD senator, present

Presentations Gilbert spoke about the hiring of new coaches and administrators, specifically the hiring of new athletics director Terrance J. Tumey. He addressed concerns about student involvement in the hiring process of these coaches and explained that the Student Assistants to the Chancellor are involved but the process is private to others for the purpose of maintaining confidentiality. This is intended to protect any current positions held by candidates during the hiring process.

Appointments and confirmations Kate Lin was confirmed as chair of E-Fund (Entrepreneurship Fund), a program that assists students in pursuing entrepreneurship and provides students with financial advice. Carly Sandstrom was confirmed as ASUCD senator to fill the vacancy at the Senate table for the remainder of the current term, until the new senator-elects are sworn in.

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(CoHo), spoke about current progress at the CoHo and CoHo South Cafe, including new dinner options that will be offered and future cooking and baking classes. He also said that ice cream sandwiches and frozen yogurt will arrive at the CoHo soon. Tessa Artale, director of Campus Center for the Environment (CCE), explained that CCE is assisting in Red Cup Clean Up, a program that encourages students and members of the Greek system to recycle red Solo cups in exchange for two cents per cup for the charity of their choice. CCE has also encouraged sustainability on campus by organizing a farmers market on campus with local products. Kevin Chuc, vice chair of Picnic Day, explained that the Picnic Day Board of Directors is currently organizing Picnic Day 2013. The theme will be Snapshot. Karan Singh, Lobby Corps director, explained that the Lobby Corps has been informing students about Proposition 30 and establishing goals during the election season. Singh also said that Lobby Corps is working with California legislators to make UC and public education more affordable and accessible.

Consideration of old legislation Senate Bill 22, authored by Min, allocates $980.35 to purchase a new printer for the Student Government Administrative Office (SGAO), which is responsible for printing paperwork for the operation of ASUCD. The bill passed unanimously. Senate Bill 23, authored by Goss, renders the ASUCD Chief Justice or a designee an ex-officio member of the Internal Affairs Commission (IAC). According to the bill, this would help in reviewing bills for their constitutionality while they are still at the commission level. It would be too late for the Court to intervene once the bill has reached the Senate floor. Sandstrom said that the Court is supposed to have legislation brought to them and is not normally involved in the process. Goss said that this bill would better inform the Court and form connections that legitimize the Court to preserve the constitutionality of the body. Crisologo-Smith proposed

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a good thesis and argue it thoroughly in a small time frame, and I recall that several of those essays — which I had only 45 minutes or so to read, think NICK and write about — were FREDERICI some of the best essays I’ve ever written. How can I claim near brilliance for ideas under the stress of the clock and yet find myself dumbfounded many times when the clock is not an issue? The simple realization is that creativity is indepenspend way too much dent of time. Of course, the time picturing an activtechnical aspects of a work ity and thinking, “What of art or any kind of creis the least amount of time ative work take effort and this can be done in?” It’s skill, which can eat up a lot not simply that I want to of time. But for the 30 minfinish a chore as fast as utes or so of explaining an possible, I just wonder at argument in an essay, the which point in the practice of folding clothes it be- solution you plan to arrive at only takes a moment comes impossible to fold to be understood in your any faster. head. I thought it was fair to This is called epiphany. say that if there was any Sketch-artists and paintthing that took great deders experience it all the ication (in the form of time, when they notice time), it was art — at least good art. To an extent that’s that their last line or stroke makes their work look true. After all, how many amazing for a short inyears might it take to master a skill and produce con- stance before they continue on and lose that line in sistently good work? But there’s no rule that enforces the blur of more. And no matter how much time and the amount of time it takes effort they put into their to make something worthwork, they cannot replicate while. Perhaps my laundry that moment, which they experiment is inappropriate for proving the same for can now consider no more art, but laundry is a techni- than a chance encounter. Without this aspect of cal chore and art is somethe arts, Don Draper would thing beyond its technical aspects. Let us consider the have been out of a job a long time ago. The crepossibility that something ative director in the fictiongreat doesn’t necessarily al ad agency of “Mad Men” need to take a lot of time. spends entire days think Before I start to talk ing about a product or serabout myself, I have a disvice he’s trying to sell unclaimer: I do not considtil the moer myself to (usube an artist. I imagine it is the English- ment ally near Beyond bestudent equivalent to the end of ing a slightan episode) defusing a bomb. ly arrowhen he gant writhas a suber, I have tle sense of not gained the level of skill epiphany clear in his face or accomplishment to join and he writes the greatest that community. I can’t idea of his career on a napdraw to save my life, I’m kin. His advice to an aspiran average photographer, ing writer: “Think about I can’t even read music. it, deeply. Then forget it, What I can do is talk for a and an idea will jump up in bit about how time relates your face.” to creativity, something I A stroke of genius or a have a little bit of. sudden inspiration — they I used to get a rush out are names for the same of writing essays under a thing. Behind many of the time limit, especially those tests where we’re supposed great works of creativity, most of which took plenty to write multiple essays of time to create, lies a moin one sitting. There was ment of great importance. something very rewardThis moment of epiphaing in being able to write a ny can hardly be measured few halfway-decent essays in less time than most of us in time. It’s more of a unit of creativity — it is the very would spend on the aversource of the work that age take-home. Under the brings about art. pressures of time, I realized how little I knew about Take this as a lesson in stopping and smelling the the subject I wrote about, roses, because sometimes but how much I could talk the roses mark the end of about the little that I knew. your path. I imagine it is the Englishstudent equivalent to defusing a bomb. NICK FREDERICI spends too much time It definitely took some checking his email; fuel his addiction at creativity to come up with

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seen as potential love interests, but lackluster replicas of the person whom the chain dater is trying to get over. As these replicas never JASON become able to fit perfectPHAM ly into the mold of a chain dater’s ex, the connection quickly becomes seen as problematic, eventually ending in a broken relationship and a broken heart. This is shown in the relationship of the girl I knew who dated a chain here comes a time in dater. Ironically, she had sex with him while on her every woman’s life period a week prior to bewhen she receives ing broken up with him. one of Mother Nature’s She washed the blood most beautiful gifts. out of his newly stained Her period. T-shirt the following week, Unfortunately, Mother but she couldn’t wash out Nature forgot to attach a her emotions. gift receipt so that dissat With chain dating afisfied women could refecting not only the perturn this unwanted present for store credit. Instead, son seeking closure, but the surrounding people she left a series of cramps as well, one would think and a systematic warning the cycle could be easily of non-pregnancy through stopped. the form of ruined underwear and embarrassing de- But how can you stop something you don’t know partures to the bathroom. is happening? As if one menstrual cy Perhaps chain dating cle wasn’t enough, huis another form of addicmans have evolved yet tion spawned by this thing again to acquire a new perpetuation to put them- called love. Maybe those who are doing it are unselves through. This is something I like to call the aware it’s happening, and are in turn destroying the men-strual cycle — the hearts of everyone in their period that occurs whenpath. ever a person dates a new In order to stop it, we man in order to get over need to take a step back the last one. and realize that closure isn’t I once knew a girl who going to be attained by redated a guy who was on placing the person who his women-strual cycle — broke up with you with the chain daters’ solution someone else. No one is to getting over ex-girlever going to fit that mold. friends without really get We need to realize that ting over them. the solution doesn’t lie She didn’t always know in somehe was a else, chain datGoing on in this destructive one but within er. But afpath of breaking hearts isn’t ourselves. ter various To be able going to heal your own. referencto find es and an that peace hour siftwithin aning through his Tumblr arother relationship, we chives to come across nuneed to resolve any innate merous heartbroken posts lingering questions about questioning how to get over the girl before her, she our previous one first. Going on in this deseemed to get the point. structive path of breaking Unlike Mother Nature’s hearts isn’t going to heal menstrual cycle, this veryour own. Nobody wants to sion of a dater’s period be just another notch on a directly affects multiple belt. It’s often said that the people. best solution is to get back Chain daters are known on the horse, but what to go from relationship to good does that do if we relationship in hopes that keep looking backward? one of these affairs will When it comes to miraculously fill the void left by the ruins of the pre- menstrual cycles and men-strual cycles, one is vious relationship that inevitable and one can be spun them into this cystopped. cle in the first place. What Chain dating and menchain daters neglect to strual cycles aren’t meant think about as they conto last 30-some years. tinue this futile perpetuThey weren’t sent to us by ation is how their actions Mother Nature. We create affect not only themthese perpetuations ourselves, but the person selves, and thus we should they’re dating as well. be able to stop them. In the mind of a chain Period. dater, people searching for love are often unconsciously used as scapegoats in the Send JASON PHAM chain mail about sense that they’re no longer dating at

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Election Results at a Glance SMART Armando Figueroa #1 Fourth-year Chicana/o studies and Sociology double major

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2. Improve communication between the administration and students by creating dialogues and programs through various effective avenues and working with the student undergraduate advisory board. Alyson Sagala #2 Fourth-year political science and communication double major


2. Add more bike parking on campus.

NOW Tal Topf #3 Second-year communication and psychology double major Background:

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Background: • Former intern to Tatiana Bush • Received UC Davis Silver Volunteer Service Award 2011 • Peer advising counselor for Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) • Political Chair of Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlán (MEChA) • Intern with African Diaspora Cultivating Education Platforms: 1. Pass a bill that will allow students to apply to have ASUCD waive the charge for student organizations to use rooms on campus who lack the funds to cover it.

Background: • BRIDGE Pilipin@ Outreach and Retention • Filipinos in Liberal Arts and Humanities • AggieTV Platforms: 1. Bring larger and better musical acts to UC Davis and increase the ability of the Entertainment Council to bring in revenue.

• Member of Alpha Chi Omega • Works at MU Guest Services Desk Platforms: 1. Expand research and internship opportunities and build a website that will help connect students with professors looking for undergraduate interns. 2. Increase accessibility of clubs and organizations for students.

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Kittens find homes with UC Davis students Orphan kitten project, SPCA have high need for foster owners By RITIKA IYER

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Students can foster cats through the Yolo County SPCA or the UC Davis Veterinary Orphan Kitten Project. The SPCA holds adoption events on Saturdays at the Davis Petco store, located at 1341 West Covell Blvd.

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Students feeling nostalgic for home and their household pets can soothe the pain by fostering furry friends off campus. Apartment- and house-dwellers can foster a cat or kitten through programs such as the UC Davis Veterinary School Orphan Kitten Project or the Yolo County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) without entering a 15-or-more-yearcommitment of pet ownership. Before a cat or kitten is adopted, it needs a foster home to live in and an interim owner for its care, and the need for foster owners is currently large due to the severe overpopulation of stray cats. Jill Souza, Yolo County SPCA spay and neuter and community cat coordinator, fostered cats throughout her college career and now works for the organization. She said she started fostering because she was missing her pets from home. “[People] just need to provide the time and love, which is what most college students are missing when they miss their pets at home,” she said. “That’s a really nice thing about fostering. You get that connection with the animals and get that time with a cute, fluffy friend, but not having to pay for it. The financial commitment isn’t there.” Katie Chiu, UC Davis Veterinary

de Aztlán, and received the UC Davis Silver Volunteer Service Award in 2011. Burke, a second-year political science major, ran on an independent platform and is interested in implementing mid-quarter course evaluations in order to allow time for instructors to adjust to student feedback. He has also begun work on his second platform, Greeks Go Green, focused on eco-friendly programs within the Greek system. “What I want to do is encourage more recycling and composting in fraternity and sorority housing,” Burke said. “I’ve talked to the chair of the Environmental Policy and

2. Educate students on the Maxwell Kappes #6 future of UC. Fourth-year political science and applied statistics douINDEPENDENT ble major

Cont. from page 2 Felicia Ong #4 Second-year political science Liam Burke #5 and communication double Second-year political scimajor ence major

Background: • Assistant to former ASUCD President Adam Thongsavat • Assistant to current ASUCD Vice President Yena Bae • Member of External Affairs Commission • Member of the Journalism Club and Photography Club Platforms: 1. Add more study spaces and increase student discounts available in Downtown Davis.

Background: • President of Davis Urban Gaming Group • Co-Founder of Davis Cards and Games Background: • Head Administrator of • Served as Vice Chair of Humans vs. Zombies Academic Affairs Commission • Former Member of Cuarto • Intern for Senator Kabir Leadership Council Kapur • Member of Internal Affairs • Member of the Sigma Phi Commission Epsilon Fraternity Platforms: Platforms: 1. Unite student clubs. 1. Implement mid-quarter course evaluations. 2. Promote campus entertainment by broadening 2. Begin a program that Entertainment Council’s provides incentives to en- scope to campus events. courage composting, recycling and attendance at *Candidates ranked by how green events in the Greek quickly they reached the system. threshold of 710 votes

School student and Orphan Kitten Project adoptions coordinator, said foster families are necessary for the healthy development of orphan kittens. “We like giving kittens the kind of space that fostering allows for,” Chiu said. “They get more attention and it helps a lot with their behavior to get that socialization.” Chiu said her fellow veterinary graduate students and colleagues act as on-call medical doctors for the kittens fostered and teach those who are fostering how to properly care for the kittens. Chiu said the program tries to support all the financial costs involved with fostering, including food and medical treatments. Through this program, fourthyear human development major Shelby Matsuoka fostered brother-and-sister kittens this year. She lived with the three-week-old kittens, bottle-feeding and pottytraining them, before they could be put up for adoption. “My roommates and I always wanted to have a pet but didn’t know if it was practical. It was a lot of work,” Matsuoka said. “We had to kitten-proof our rooms so they weren’t sneaking into little corners.” Although the time commitment may be significant for a college student, Chiu said her experiences have been very rewarding. “It’s not too hard to be studying for your midterm and have a kitten playing on your lap,” Chiu

Planning Commission and I’m going to set up meetings with different sustainability chairs in different houses to see what programs already exist that could be incorporated into a larger system.” Senate candidate Kirby Araullo, who ran with SMART, said that although he was not elected, he is happy that two SMART candidates were. “This year will be better than last year. I’m ready to finally sleep now,” he said. Former senator and current chair of the Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission Emmanuel Diaz-Ordaz said that he hopes that the new senators will bring a better at-

said. “It’s nice to have a furry animal in your house that will love you no matter what.” UC Davis students can also foster cats through the Yolo County SPCA program, which provides all necessary supplies. The kittens at the SPCA are older and closer to an adopting age, unlike those from the Orphan Kitten Project, which Chiu said takes in one-dayold kittens of any weight. “I think a lot of the reason why many students want to foster is because they miss their own pets,” said Yolo County SPCA board president Shelley Bryant. “Cats are very calming and stressrelieving, so it’s always nice to come home to that little bundle of fur.” In order to be eligible to foster a cat through the SPCA, one must be able to keep the cat indoors and transport them to their veterinary appointments and adoption events on Saturdays at the Davis Petco store. For both organizations, the duration a foster owner works for depends on how quickly the cat is adopted, which is influenced by its health, age and color. However, the SPCA generally prefers that college students volunteer their time for one quarter. “We find that animals in foster homes do very well adjusting to their new homes when they do get adopted,” Souza said. “We are

mosphere to the table. “I think for me what’s more important than their platforms is how they’re going to vote and the relationships they’re going to make at the table,” DiazOrdaz said. “The relationships now aren’t very friendly and it’s a little toxic to be there, so I’m hoping that this new table will be friendlier toward each other and will think critically about issues.” According to former senator Justin Goss, the equal representation of the slates and independent candidates at the table will also lead to more constructive disagreement. “Two-two-two — it

See KITTENS, page 4 could not have come out any better in my opinion, because while the senate sometimes revolves around and around in a circle in terms of discussion, disagreement makes for better policy,” Goss said. “That’s one of the hang-ups of democracy; it’s slow, it’s painful and it’s arduous ... We see it time and time again in ASUCD that we have done better because we have divided tables, so this is good.” More information on the election results can be found at the ASUCD Elections website. JOANNA JAROSZEWSKA can be reached at

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Poets and artists gather to support Tomás Matzat

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English professor Joshua Clover reads at the Natsoulas Gallery on Thursday as part of an event to raise funds for Tomás Matzat. Matzat was charged with vandalism and has been ordered to pay approximately $6,000 to UC Davis. Poets and artists came out to the Natsoulas Gallery on Thursday to advocate the cause of UC Davis student-artist Tomás Matzat. Matzat was charged with 15 misdemeanor counts and five felony counts in response to alleged acts of vandalism on campus. As part of the charges, Matzat has been ordered to pay around $6,000 in restitution to UC Davis. “The tradition of graffiti art is longstanding and hasn’t been supported. The failure of certain artists to support this has

been shameful,” said Joshua Clover, an English professor who helped organize the benefit. Kristen Koster, a member of the Davis Antirepression Crew, organized the auction, which features works from Matzat as well as works donated by Chicano art figure Malaquías Montoya, Carlos Jackson, Jos Sances and Tom Bills. “As a community, it is important that these students not be persecuted for their expression,” Koster said. The reading started with Joe Wenderoth,

UC Davis English professor, reading a series of his poems. He was followed by Juliana Spahr, English professor at Mills College in Oakland, reading an excerpt from “An Army of Lovers,” which she wrote with David Buuck, and Clover reading two of his works as well as an unfinished poem. During this time, Clover passed around a jar to collect donations for Matzat’s restitution. They were followed by an open mic that featured poems read by graduates Joe Atkins and Aaron Begg, as well as students Cesar Reyes and Jimmy Recinos.

Dr. Andy Jones, who MCs for the Poetry Night Reading Series, said that artists have a duty to support each other. “I think that to be an artist means to be misunderstood, uniformly derided and ignored,” Jones said. “As a result, artists find that they need to turn to each other for support, validation, community and audiences.” To see the artwork being auctioned, visit — John Kesler

COURTHOUSE Cont. from front page project’s construction manager, Hensel Phelps Construction Co., as the project goes to subcontractor bidding. “I am very pleased with the selection of Hensel Phelps, and we are excited to be working with such a distinguished construction firm,” said Yolo’s Court Executive Officer Jim Perry in a press release. “Hensel Phelps is a local company with offices in West Sacramento. They have history here in Yolo County, and recently built the Yolo County Health Services building in Woodland. The added value of knowing our local contractors and this community is significant.” City officials said they are eager for construction to begin. The courthouse is expected to be completed by 2015. PAAYAL ZAVERI can be reached at


I-House holds Thanksgiving Dinner On Saturday evening, the International House (I-House) Davis was host to about 100 guests celebrating an early Thanksgiving, including many international exchange students experiencing the American tradition for the first time. The evening featured a traditional Thanksgiving dinner provided by various organizations within and around Davis. Guests were then invited to read out what they were thankful for, with contributions ranging from unconditional family love to the flat conditions in Davis that enabled easier cycling. All who attended thoroughly enjoyed the evening, helped in part by the intimate seating arrangement and atmospheric lighting, which contributed to a festive and memorable ambience felt throughout the I-House.

The event was coordinated by Elisabeth Sherwin, executive director of the I-House, who was very pleased with the outcome of the evening. “It’s been a great success. I love sharing this American holiday with others,” Sherwin said. The evening helped international students to embrace a cornerstone of American culture and tradition, according to those who attended the event. “I think [the event] is important for visiting students so that they have some conception and understanding of Thanksgiving. It’s not a religious holiday, so it’s for everyone,” said Karena Schmitendorf, an instructor for an English conversation class and attendee of the event. Many international students present at the dinner agreed.

“Exchange students don’t have the chance to celebrate Thanksgiving. I don’t have close family here, so it’s important to have this opportunity,” said Hyewon Suk, a third-year music composition major on international exchange from South Korea. The Campus Rotaract Club (CRC) of Davis assisted with the event. Volunteers were more than willing to help out and appreciated the opportunity to give back to the community. “You meet great people and I love helping out. Everyone has different stories to tell from all over the world. It’s a great environment,” said Bill Quach, a fourth-year bioscience major and vice president of the CRC. — Joe Steptoe —Courtesy Photo

Cont. from page 3 very privileged to give these cats a chance.” The SPCA also offers the opportunity for people to be vacation caretaker volunteers who take care of cats when their foster owners are away. Similarly, the Orphan Kitten Project is currently looking for short-term fosters for the upcoming Thanksgiving and winter holiday breaks. “If people want pets, this is a really good program,” Matsuoka said. “I don’t think a lot of people, when they want a pet, think about the long term. You get that companionship and responsibility of taking care of a pet without having to keep them for your whole life.” Souza said fostering a kitten is a valuable experience for college students interested in going into veterinary or medical careers because of the direct experience dealing with animals that need care. “It’s been really rewarding to see a young or sick kitten come back,” Chiu said. “On a personal basis, I think it’s been a learning experience for me. It’s amazing to see it firsthand.” Since the current need for foster owners is high, foster programs are not ready to quit anytime soon. “You get so much more out of it than you give,” Bryant said. “Until we have a home for every cat that is born, we will still be fostering.” Contact the Orphan Kitten Project at Contact the Yolo County SPCA at RITIKA IYER can be reached at



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UC Davis beats Sac State 34-27 in Biggs’ last game Aggies pull out third straight Causeway Classic thriller


s UC Davis athletics concludes its fall season, each sport with its own standout performers, there are undoubtedly some awards to be distributed. UC Davis has a very unique bunch of studentathletes capable of things beyond their sport. Without further ado, a couple of titles I’m assigning to people for things that they aren’t. Think of Buzz Lightyear, the Space Ranger who wasn’t one. It’s quite an honor. Best kicker who’s not a soccer player Senior Colton Schmidt never has to worry about catching or throwing the ball, but he has some of the best touch on the UC Davis football team. The placekicker and punter has been keeping opposing teams hugging the goal line for a couple years now. Schmidt has grabbed All-Great West Conference honors for the past two years, and even in the new strong conference, I would be shocked if he didn’t earn a few more conference accolades. The Bakersfield, Calif. native consistently blasts kickoffs through the opponents’ end zones and keeps punts right at the goal line. Almost half of his punts have stayed inside the 20-yard line this year and he averages over 63 yards per kick on kickoffs. Schmidt’s boot has possibly been UC Davis’ greatest asset over the past couple of years, all at a position that doesn’t get enough recognition or appreciation. Best arm that does not belong to a quarterback Freshman Ryan Gross can throw the ball about 25 yards. Nothing special, right? Did I mention we’re talking about a soccer ball? In one of the only sports where your ability to throw a ball is discounted, Gross has figured out a way to turn the throw-in into a weapon. That is, chuck the ball into the goal box from anywhere on the same half of the field. Gross’ ability to turn every throw-in into a cornerkick-like opportunity provided the Aggies with many chances to score and left many defenses perplexed. This will certainly force every team to adjust to this new element in the upcoming years. Imagine that. A player’s throwing ability useful in soccer. Best coach who’s not a coach Now, this is only valid because Bob Biggs, the head coach of UC Davis for the past 20 years, is retiring. In recent years, the Aggies haven’t had as impressive of a win-loss record as they would hope, but Biggs’ effect on the program has been immeasurable. The 144 career wins as head coach includes Biggs’ 16-4 record in the Causeway Classic at the helm of the program, as he truly has a place in UC Davis history. Bob Biggs leaving UC Davis is kind of like Michael Scott leaving The Office. If you don’t know much about him, you’re complaining and really unsatisfied with his performance. Then, when it’s time for him to leave, you miss him terribly and you see how much he did for the show/company. Once Will Ferrell started as Regional Manager of the Scranton Branch, we really saw how much we appreciated Michael Scott. It was only fitting that Biggs closed out his career with a victory over Sacramento State. UC Davis was 3-7 overall entering the game and 2-5 in conference, and weren’t really counted on to be competitive in the game. Yet, Biggs’ program seemed to pull out some magic that earned them the Causeway Classic Trophy. It was one of those moments like in the first Harry Potter

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Senior free safety Phillip Thrappas (6) intercepts the ball during the Causeway Classic. UC Davis won 34-27.


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Coming into a rivalry game, everyone knows to expect the unexpected. However, it is hard to imagine anyone was prepared for the thrilling and emotional game that marked the last game of UC Davis head coach Bob Biggs’ 20-year career. In a game that included back-to-back interceptions, trick plays and multiple two-point conversions, the UC Davis Aggies came out on top with a 34-27 win over rival Sacramento State Hornets. The 59th annual Causeway Classic was anything but a typical regular-season game, as it marked the end of an era led by head coach Bob Biggs. It was also the end of UC Davis’ first season in their new conference, the Big Sky, where they went 3-5 and finished their overall season record at 4-7. Before the game started, Aggie Stadium showed a brief video dedication to coach Biggs that was followed by a standing ovation from the crowd. “Since it was his last game, it was on the minds of the quarterbacks a lot. I just wanted to go out there and play really well for him and the seniors,” said junior quarterback Randy Wright. The departing seniors were also recognized before the game, greeting their families and

friends on the field. Many of those seniors made a huge impact on the game, especially on special teams. Sac State got on the scoreboard first with a touchdown just under the halfway point of the first quarter. But the Aggies retaliated when senior linebackers Byron Gruendl blocked the PAT and Jordan Glass picked it up and returned it for a safety. The Aggies scored 28 of their points on special teams while the offense struggled early in the game to score touchdowns. Junior cornerback Jonathan Perkins had a huge 81-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the second quarter, and redshirt freshman kicker Brady Stuart knocked in three field goals, including his career-long 45-yarder. “The time and effort that we put into special teams seems almost fitting that the game came down to us winning that part of the game. I need to give a lot of credit to our special teams coach Jeff Copp,” Biggs said. “He does a great job game planning with the coaches assisting him and every week he’s prepared and has a new wrinkle.” Another big play on special teams took place when senior punter Colton Schmidt, who came into this game leading the Big Sky in punting, booted a 63-yard punt that was fumbled by the Hornet returner and recovered by sophomore

Aggies split action-packed weekend series UC Davis senior night spoiled by Hawaii win

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Caroline Mercado reacts after the Aggies won against CSU Northridge on Nov. 16. The Aggies won 3-2.


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It was a weekend of mixed emotions for the UC Davis women’s volleyball team, but one thing is for sure: it’s one they won’t soon forget. Friday night’s game was packed full of individual achievements and team triumph as the Aggies outlasted Cal State Northridge 25-19, 25-19, 17-25, 23-25, 18-16. Seniors Allison Whitson and Caroline Mercado both achieved career highs in this match: Whitson set a personal best with 25 kills while Mercado set a personal record of 27 digs of her own. The Aggies sent a clear message to the Big West community, proving that they do indeed belong among the top programs in the conference. Saturday’s game against Hawaii marked the highly anticipated “Senior Night.” With the win, Hawaii achieved perfection in an unmatched 16-0 in conference for a perfect Big West record.

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Above: Sophomore fullback Chad Davis (44) and senior fullback Nick Aprile (3) celebrate after UC Davis won the Causeway Classic. Below: Sophomore running back Colton Silveria (20) dives with the ball to complete a touchdown during Friday’s game. linebacker Steven Pitts for a touchdown. “It’s not often that you have a special teams player like Colton. All year long he has put us in good field position and pinned the other teams in their own 20,” Biggs said. Although the Aggies struggled at first on offense, the unit stepped up when it needed to, as Wright marched the team down 80 yards and threw an eight-yard touchdown to junior tight end Taylor Sloat to give the Aggies the 34-27 lead in the fourth quarter. Sloat had a great game, amassing 109 yards and seven receptions, including the game-winning touchdown. “The group of tight end players knew that there were plays to be had in the pass game. Randy really stepped up and made great throws all night,” Sloat said. The Aggies also had a strong run game, rushing for 146 yards as a team led by sophomore Colton Silveria and senior Marquis Nicolis. The Hornets had one last chance to tie up the game at the end, but Glass stepped in front of a slant route to pick off the ball and seal the

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VOLLEYBALL Cont. from page 6 However, the night ended on a special note as each senior’s career was honored in front of the massive Davis crowd. Each athlete thanked the community of Davis for all their enthusiasm and support over the years.

Friday — UC Davis 3, Cal State Northridge 2 Second time has been the charm for the UC Davis women’s volleyball team this season, as they defeated yet another talented Big West team in their second meeting on the season. UC Davis began the game still carrying feverish symptoms from their run of consecu-

tive sweeps from last weekend, out-hustling, out-hitting and out-blocking the Matadors in the first two sets of the night. The Aggies sported a 63 percent sideout conversion rate in game one and improved even more for a rate of .75 in game two with scrappy defense and overpowering offense. However, CSUN recovered in a flash behind the stellar play of their junior setter Sydney Gedryn and made up for the deficit, evening the match at two games apiece. Two extra sets of play gave the Aggies enough time to make some adjustments of their own as they battled back and knocked the Matadors down for good, winning the match with an incredible fifth-game score

over you and to taunt you because I’m Albus Dumbledore (football gods?) and I do as I please. That analogy may have gotten a bit outlandish, but still, Biggs has done a lot for the program that would have earned a lot of house points if he went to Hogwarts. He is currently the best UC Davis coach for a team, whose 4-7 overall record and 3-5 conference led-

ger should be nothing but a source of pride. This year, the Aggies’ victory over Sac State was one that marked the beginning of a new era, but also cemented the Aggies’ dominance over the Hornets under the man who is more like a father than a coach.

Cont. from page 6 victory. “Jordan has maybe been the most valuable player on the team this year, and we’ve been waiting for a big play at the end of the game to allow us to win a close game — and for Jordan to make that, here as a senior, it seems very fitting,” Biggs said. The Aggie defense gave up 480 total yards on of-

fense but still made enough plays to win the game. The UC defensive line did a great job balancing their pass rush while also stopping the Hornets’ run game and containing their athletic quarterback. The Aggies racked up a total of five sacks while also picking off the Hornets three times. One of the interceptions for the Aggies came on the play immediately after Wright threw an interception himself. The Hornets tried to run a trick

play, throwing a pass to their quarterback that was picked off by Perkins. “This team will always be special to me just because [of ] the way they keep fighting and the way they really care for each other. A great a day it is for me — I think what makes it a great day for me was that they were able to accomplish their goals they set before the game,” Biggs said.


(STS) / Tipsy Taxi reserves to purchase a 2011 Ford 12-passenger van. The bill passed unanimously.

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COLUMN Cont. from page 6 book. Slytherin (Sac State — after all, they’re both green) is up over Gryffindor (Aggies) by 160 points at the end of the year. But wait, Harry (Bob Biggs) has done some good things and he’s earned this. I’m just going to give Gryffindor 170 points to assert their dominance


Cont. from page 2 that the Court have all bills introduced to them for constitutionality. ASUCD Controller Melanie Maemura said that a chief justice must consult the Court before offering an opinion on any matter. The table considered a suggestion by Cano, who recommended that instead of a chief justice, a legal clerk would review legislation with IAC before it arrives at the Senate floor. The bill passed with a 7-5-0 vote. Senate Bill 24, authored by Amy Martin, coauthored by Sheehan, allocates $42,353.75 from Specialized Transportation Services

Senate Resolution 2, authored by Sheehan, demands greater student involvement and transparency in decisions that concern UC Davis Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA), according to the resolution. This would include quarterly reports from the ICA. Sandstrom questioned passing the resolution, as she believed that it is not a sufficient way to demonstrate a willingness to work with Tumey. The table considered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which would be more permanent. Goss said that ICA lacks transparency and that there would be no harm in passing the resolution. The resolution passed 10-1-1.

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Sheehan expressed concerns about the fact that Senate Resolution 2 not was not passed unanimously.

Other business Crisologo-Smith announced his willingness to be elected as senate pro-tempore. He was nominated and was elected by the table to serve as pro-tempore.

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of 18-16. Friday also marked yet another career milestone for Mercado. The graduating libero recorded her 1,000th career dig in the match, joining the ranks of just six other players before her. Senior defensive specialist Kaitlyn Plum also contributed 13 digs and a “never say die” attitude that has sustained UC Davis throughout the year.

‘Senior Night,’” said coach Jamie Holmes. “Our blocking tonight was a bit off, as was our attack in the middle. So the rhythm and synergy of our game was definitely challenged tonight.” Saturday’s win for Hawaii also marked the 1,100th of head coach Dave Shoji’s exceptional career. Coach Shoji has been at the University of Hawaii since 1975 and is a lock for the Hall of Fame when he decides to put the clipboard down for good. UC Davis will travel to the University of Pacific next Saturday to finish out this year’s season. The two teams last matched up on Sept. 22 and UC Davis won the match 3-1.

Saturday — Hawaii 3, UC Davis 0 The Aggies fought hard to subdue the relentless Wahine attack, but ultimately Hawaii’s quest for perfection was too much to overcome as they went on to sweep UC Davis 3-0 late Saturday night. “Hawaii is definitely a tough opponent for PK HATTIS can be reached at

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