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MONDAY, february 11, 2013
Dining commons workers dissatisfied with new schedule Workers, management disagree on updated schedule, hour cuts By LAUREN MASCARENHAS Aggie News Writer
Dining commons (DC) workers on campus are considering filing a demand to bargain with the University after recent changes to their work schedules. “Starting Feb. 1, about half of us got a half hour to one hour cut from our schedule,” said an anonymous cook working at the dining commons. “We weren’t notified about the schedule change.” Management and some DC and union workers disagree over whether or not these schedule changes are considered “cuts.” “As we opened in the Fall Quarter, many of our cooks were scheduled longer shifts and overtime to compensate for vacant positions, employees on leave, employee absences and a number of new employees in training,” said Brenan Connolly, general manager of Resident Dining, in an email interview. “There have not been cuts in worker hours, but rather a return to the base schedule (i.e. no or little overtime) as positions have been filled.” Some workers and union representatives do not agree with the explanation given by Connolly. “From our perspective, they’ve cut hours. I’ve talked to at least 15 workers who have had their schedule cut lower than it’s ever been,” said Tarone Bittner, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union representative. “What they are referring to as the original schedule has never been implemented.” Some workers said they are unfamiliar with the original schedule that management says they have reverted to. “I’ve been working here for five years. This ‘base schedule’ is a mythical thing,” said Julius Hughes, senior cook in the Segundo Dining Commons. The DC workers’ contract with the University expired on Jan. 31. Workers learned about the schedule changes on
Feb. 1. “They are allowed to make schedule changes, but they didn’t properly notify us. There was not the 20-day notice that is necessary,” Bittner said. Connolly said that it is in the practice to post schedules at least two weeks in advance, whenever possible. “There are times when we must make schedule changes with less notice to meet customer needs and compensate for staff leaves due to unexpected illnesses,” he said. The issue of notification has been a point of contention for some DC workers. “We’d even like to just have a meeting to discuss what’s really going on here. They didn’t say anything; they just put the new schedule up,” Hughes said. Workers may have a chance to voice their concerns more openly and actively soon. “We are going to file a demand to bargain,” Bittner said. According to Hughes, the schedule changes could have an affect on productivity in the DC. “You have to do more labor in less time. They have the same expectations even though they’ve cut hours. The quality of food is going to go down. Production will go down,” Hughes said. These concerns were echoed by other workers. “There are [fewer] hands in the back kitchen to prep for the next day’s meal. We get behind, and if we don’t have time we have to do it the morning of,” the anonymous worker said. Connolly responded to questions about the schedule changes affecting the quality of work in the DC. “We do recognize that some employees will need to rearrange tasks, utilize co-workers differently and use prep time more efficiently,” he said. Sodexo could not be reached for comment. Corey Keller / File
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I-House hosts international cooking classes
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New police lieutenant sworn in Thursday
Classes offer Indian, Turkish, Japanese cuisine
The UC Davis Police Department (UCDPD) welomed Lt. Gregory Murphy Thursday night as he was sworn in during a badge-pinning ceremony. Murphy participated in a community-based hiring process, according to UC Davis Police Chief Matthew Carmichael. “This process is unlike any other as new employees are selected with major input from the community. With the strong support of community members such as the GSA, ASUCD, Academic Senate and community members at large, I have found to date, this process is working,” Carmichael said. Patrick Sheehan, a third-year computer science major and former ASUCD senator, said that he saw this event as a symbol of the police department’s progress. “It’s nice to see that the UCDPD, under the lead of a new police chief, has actually taken community input and turned it into substantive changes in department policy. Positive changes should be celebrated and displayed to the campus community and that was the essence of Thursday’s event,” Sheehan said. The first class of student cadets from the Volunteers In Police Services (VIPS) Cadet Program were also sworn in Thursday. UC Davis students who are part of the VIPS Cadet Program are seniors who are interested in careers in law enforcement. The program is a scholarship competition that offers training to the students and gives them experience in the field. At the end of the program the top three graduates will be given a scholarship to attend any police academy they want in California, and the top graduate will be considered for hire to a position with the UCDPD. Carmichael also reflected on the event during his closing remarks. “UC Davis is an amazing community and this swearing-in ceremony demonstrated the commitment of many to work together in a collaborative spirit to keep our campus safe,” he said. For more information on the cadet program or to learn more about the UC Davis Police Department, visit their website at police.ucdavis.edu.
By JOE STEPTOE Aggie News Writer
This Thursday, International House Davis (I-House) will host the first in a series of three classes that will enable participants to simultaneously hone their culinary skills while learning about different cultures. “The international cooking classes are possibly the most popular events we offer,” said Elisabeth Sherwin, executive director of I-House. “They are a great opportunity to share culture and experiences as well as different cooking techniques." Thursday’s session will feature Indian vegetarian recipes, and classes held on Mar. 21 and Apr. 4 will provide tutelage in Turkish and Japanese cuisine, respectively. All classes begin at 5 p.m. and end at 8 p.m., and take place at the I-House, located at 10 College Park Way. The classes — which are led by I-House volunteers — are open to all Jasna Hodzic / File
Beginning Thursday, the International House will host the series of three cooking classes. Graduating fewer than 200 students per year, the UC Davis School of Law is one of the smaller law schools in the nation, particularly relative to the neighboring 32,000 UC Davis students. However, despite its size, King Hall found itself at the center of honorable accolades this month, as it ranked the 25th best law school in the nation by the graduate school rating website, graduateprograms.com. “Graduateprograms.com is unique in that its ratings are based entirely on grad student and recent grad student comments and reviews of their grad school and program,” said Harvey Berkey, the website’s chief operating officer. “Their reviews and ratings compiled from those reviews cover the entire graduate experience from the student point of view.” The website is broken down into 15 ranking categories, each rated with 1 to 10 stars. UC Davis Law was ranked highly in academic competitiveness, affordability of living, campus safety and faculty accessibility and support. It ranked lower in financial aid, student diversity, surrounding area and workload. Kevin R. Johnson, dean of King Hall, was
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The Segundo Dining Commons serves students meals daily.
Forecast Enjoy the sunshine and the warmer weather this week--great for sleeping and studying outside! But don’t be fooled, the nights will remain relatively cool. Justin Tang, atmospheric science major Aggie Forecasting Team
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What a great week! Most midterms are over, the sun is out and a long weekend is coming up! Joyce Berthelsen
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MONDAY Black History Week Presents: Gender Deconstructed 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. LGBTRC Lounge Come for a workshop that explores how we define gender in the black community, and how this affects our relationships with each other and people outside the community.
TUESDAY State of the Union Address Viewing 5:30 to 7 p.m. 229 South Hall Come view President Obama’s national speech with special pre-discussion by Marc Sandalow, former San Francisco Chronicle DC Bureau chief, and academic liaison with the UC Washington Program.
WEDNESDAY Clubs and Experimental College Workshop 3 to 4 p.m. 114 South Join the Transfer, Reentry and Veterans (TRV) Center for their clubs and Experimental College Workshop.
THURSDAY Black History Week Presents: Black Research Symposium Noon to 2 p.m.
Student Community Center, Meeting Room D UC Davis researchers from various fields will share their research during the interactive symposium.
FRIDAY Davis Live Music Collective Presents: Camper Van Beethoven 7 to 8 p.m. Davis Odd Fellows Hall Monday Come for an evening of music with Camper Van Beethoven. $18 advance tickets are available at Armadillo Music or davislivemusic.com. Tickets will be available for $20 at the door. The show is open to fans of all ages.
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Volunteer Recruitment Fair tomorrow The City of Davis and Davis Police will hold a Volunteer Recruitment Fair tomorrow at the Veterans Memorial Center located at 203 E 14th St. from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The city and Davis Police Department (DPD) are looking for individuals interested in volunteering in various city services. According to a DPD press release, services include clerical
duties, traffic control assistance at events, graffiti abatement, neighborhood presentations and others. Those as young as 13years-old can volunteer by joining the Police Cadet Program. For more information, contact Michele Sharitz at (530) 7475411 or email@example.com. — Claire Tan accessible and less expensive,” Sherwin said. Participants who have signed up are already relishing the prospect of experiencing foreign food while enhancing their culinary repertoires. “It’s great to get the chance to go straight to an expert to share and learn more about the distinct cooking techniques,” said Ruth Berry, a prospective attendee at Thursday’s Indian class. Nancy Foytek, a volunteer at I-House and prospective attendee at all three classes, finds the collaborative nature of the course particularly appetizing. “The instructors show you how to cook, but then it’s a group effort to make the food. It’s a very interactive class. It’s fun to be with the other students, and there’s a real sense of community,” Foytek said. The classes cost $10 for I-House members, $15 for non-members. To enroll, call (530) 753-5007 or head to internationalhousedavis. org for more information.
Cont. from front page who are interested but are limited to 10 places. After culinary wisdom is imparted and food is prepared, both volunteers and participants share a meal to sample what they have created together. Tarika Tarika, a UC Davis teaching assistant in Hindi-Urdu and instructor of the Indian cooking class, feels that this is an important element. “If you’re sitting and having a meal with somebody, you have the kind of conversation you can’t have anywhere else. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn about Indian people as well as the food. People realize there’s more to it than chicken tikka,” Tarika said. I-House has offered cooking classes since its inception almost 32 years ago, and while they used to be more elaborate and incorporated the involvement of local restaurants, Sherwin believes the current form provides a more wholesome experience. “People like the smaller JOE STEPTOE can be reached at city@ classes. The format is more theaggie.org.
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ic community. Despite the fact that people have effectively used herbal Elli cures for centuries, sciPearson ence prioritizes its limitOn the ed experience with herbfringe al medicine as the premier source of knowledge on the subject. A Google search on nearly any herbal medicine will likely yield a few academic sources that provide inconclusive evidence on its effectiveness. f the adage goes “you Pharmaceutical drugs are what you eat,” are recalled from the then what does that market regularly and the make us? Probably a pharmaceutical induscombination of colorful, try has a reputation that plastic shrink-wrapped leaves much to be depackaging and a transsired from the standparent orange cylinpoint of patient (or conder with a person-proof sumer) health. Here, it white cap. is paramount that we At times, it seems separate herbal medias if we eat pharmacine from pharmaceuticeuticals like food and cal drugs. Herbal meditake our daily doses of cine is like open-source healthy food or vitamins. software — it is free for Everything we put in our anyone to learn about bodies — pharmaceutiand use. Information on cal drugs and food — has pharmaceutical drugs, on a profound effect on our the other hand, is intenhealth. tionally withheld and too Maybe we intellectualcomplex to understand ly recognize this fact, but we are neither particular- even if it were available. But I can understand ly patient nor good at reherbs. There is only one sisting instant gratificaingredient in garlic, after tion impulses. Processed all. Garlic is medicinally food has been designed useful for its antibacterial to taste good, and food and antifungal companies have found properties. Like all the way to our hearts (and wallets). So, we don’t other herbs, its use is buy the frozen yogurt, the accompanied by many positive side effects. mac and cheese and the To treat colds or aid chocolate-covered pretzels because we think it is digestion, three to five cloves can be eaten raw. good for us. (We do it beGarlic tea is also convecause it’s midterms, and nient to prepare, and easy fuck it! I deserve it!) to drink. For colds ac Pharmaceutical drugs companied by an irritable have also been designed throat, garlic can be preas a way to circumvent pared our lack of paas a tience. Last sore Probably the biggest blow to quarter, I was diagnosed with herbal medicine comes from throat syrup. strep throat — the scientific community Simply a fairly commash mon and bethe nign illness. garlic into a paste and Even though the doctor blend it with honey and informed me that medilemon. Most often, the cation would only shortreason why herbal medien the course of the entire infection by 18 hours, cine fails to meet our expectations is because we he still offered me stetake too little. Be genroids, antibiotics and Vicodin. Medicine, in this erous with your herbal treatments! case, was not treating ill This is just one herbal ness, but impatience. remedy of many others. What if we were more Western medicine has its patient with medicine? benefits, but try an herbWhat if we were more inal option before heading tentional with what we over to Rite Aid to treat put in our bodies? The a common illness. The definition of medicine Food Co-op on Sixth and is something used to G streets has the most extreat or prevent illness. tensive selection of herbEverything we eat could potentially be a medicine. al treatments available in Davis. If you think herb If this were the case, al medicine is outdatpractically any edied, consider that about ble plant would qualify. 75 percent of the world’s Walking through the propopulation still relies on duce section at the groit to some degree. cery store or a wild land If this topic interests scape could be like walkyou, read my column next ing through a pharmacy. Monday focused on herbs Herbalism, the practice of using plants to treat ill- for women’s reproductive health. ness, requires both pa-
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man condition. Maggie has the medical condition known as Michael Parkinson’s. An artist and Figlock outsider to the medical Geekly community, she has been Weekly juggled from doctor to doctor her entire life, her medical needs rarely being met. It is difficult for Jamie to understand that there is a fine line between playing doctor to his girlfriend’s condition ate at night this past and taking the time to apweekend, I sat down and watched the mov- peal to her as a person. It is very difficult for ie Love and Other Drugs starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Maggie to relate to how hard Jamie wants to fight Anne Hathaway. The movie follows two particularly gor- for her. Jamie has been buttgeous lovers going at the in- ing heads with members of tricacies of mutual trust and the medical establishment his entire life. The rage she understanding within a sowitnesses from deep withciety awash in pharmaceuin him as he tries to fix her tical drugs. condition intimidates her. The movie focusMaggie has a difficult time es on the development understanding that Jamie, of Gyllenhaal’s character, for the most part, seeks only Jamie, an intelligent young to exert his rage at those man from a wealthy famiwho want to exploit her. ly of medical practitioners, The final question posed who has yet to contend by the film is whether with his own potential. At Maggie can partially comhis job, Jamie applies his promise her idealistic uninnate ability to communicate with others toward the derstandings of her identity in order to let Jamie into manipulation of women her life. At the same time, for sex, in addition to sellJamie has to decide whething high-end stereos and er Maggie is worth not comelectronics. peting over as though she is Inevitably, Jamie is caught scarfing down on his a commercialized product in the fast-paced, coat-andoafish boss’s girlfriend and tie world to which he is so is fired. Jamie’s family then accustomed. guilt trips him into taking Jamie, certain things in on the more financially rethis world must develop at warding career of a Pfizer a natural pace and there’s pharmaceutical salesman. nothing that even your bestAfter a whirlwind introintentioned rage can do to duction into the fast-paced world of promoting drugs to change that. Don’t coddle Maggie like a child — prothe medical elite, Jamie intect her like an adult. ternalizes the advice of his family and sets his sights on Maggie, Jamie seeks only to fight for you. At some earning more money. point, if you ever actually do And it is through his new want your job that needs to Jamie gets to Don’t coddle Maggie like a be met by take a peek medat the soft child — protect her like an the ical comexterior of adult munihis soon-toty, you’re be girlfriend, going to Maggie, as have to compromise some played by Hathaway. of your anti-establishment The beginning of the relationship is hard-fought for values. Both of these characters seek to gain a whole the couple, but something lot from understanding compels them to keep seeing each other. It is not until that, sometimes, the only virtue the strongest warriors a particular scene in which carry in their hearts is paJamie is sitting in an empty bathtub, lying to his mom tience with those who are different from them. on the phone, that Maggie Jamie, while it may be realizes something is amiss. hard for you to see at the Amidst Jamie’s skyrockget-go, there are a few beaueting success at Pfizer — he tiful things in this world that has become the point-man ought never, ever be even for sales of the newly inpartially about fame, forvented Viagra — Jamie contune, money or power. To descendingly exaggerates you, Maggie is unquestionthe dollar figure of his sucably one of these things. cess to his mom in order to Do our star-crossed lovmake her feel better. ers ever let go of their per It is here that Maggie besonal struggles in order to gins to wonder if Jamie let each other into their rewould ever treat her in a spective lives, or do they go similar fashion. about their own ways sep Jamie’s life has condiarately and wait to become tioned him into thinking intimate with someone that everything and everyelse who is more similar to one he wants — particularwho they were before meetly women — can be treated like a product that can be ing each other? You should bought, sold or traded. And, probably watch the movie and find out for yourself. when someone’s wants are not met, Jamie believes that MICHAEL FIGLOCK can be reached at some drug can replace the the bottom of his prescription vial, or at longing for even the most email@example.com. profound parts of the hu-
Senate Briefs ASUCD Senate meetings are scheduled to begin Thursdays at 6:10 p.m. Times listed are according to the clock at the Feb. 7 meeting location, the Memorial Union’s Mee Room. The ASUCD president is not required to attend senate meetings.
Meeting called to order at 6:14 p.m. Rebecca Sterling, ASUCD president, present Yena Bae, ASUCD vice president, present Beatriz Anguiano, ASUCD senator, present Bradley Bottoms, ASUCD senator, present Liam Burke, ASUCD senator, present Armando Figueroa, ASUCD senator, present Don Gilbert, ASUCD senator, absent Joyce Han, ASUCD senator, present Maxwell Kappes, ASUCD senator, present Kabir Kapur, ASUCD senator, pro tempore, present Paul Min, ASUCD senator, present, late Felicia Ong, ASUCD senator, present Alyson Sagala, ASUCD senator, present Tal Topf, ASUCD senator, present
Consideration of Old Legislation: Senate Bill 33, authored by Shehzad Lokhandwalla, to enact a committee that would represent international students within ASUCD. Lokhandwalla said that this committee is important because there are a lot of international students on campus and because there are no international students on the senate, international students need some representation on campus. The bill passed unanimously.
Public Discussion: Chucha Marquez, chair of the Gender and Sexuality Commission (GASC), said in regards to the upcoming Singles Awareness Night that the commission does not believe that the intentions behind the fundraiser are negative, but that the means by which the fundraiser is being executed are insensitive to some groups. Marquez’s reasons included the trivialization of human trafficking through the process of selling students for money
and placing a monetary value on people. The commission asked for consideration of students’ self-esteem and the fact that there is a lot of pressure on students to participate in this event, as it is for a good cause. Lastly, it was stated that the auction goes against the Center for Student Involvement’s (CSI) policy regarding the auctioning of students on campus. Sterling said that ASUCD’s goal in holding this event was to remain relevant to what is important to the student body and do something unique to previous fundraisers. She also said that she was under the impression, after contacting CSI, that the auction was not in violation of their policy. Lane Lewis, GASC commissioner, said that though it is inconvenient to cancel a planned event six days before it is held, in the interests of protecting the students, either the fundraiser or the auction aspect of the fundraiser should be canceled. Lewis said that they are transgender and they were outed by members of the ASUCD Elections Committee, after Lewis’ birth name was put on the official candidates list, despite the fact that Lewis put down their preferred name on the ballot. Lewis’ birth name was publicly announced at a candidates meeting, as well as posted online. This issue with the incorrect name also occurred with another transgender student on campus running for ASUCD. Lewis explained that the committee’s reasoning for not changing the name was because of bylaw 405E, which did not allow the changing of the name. Lewis said that they wanted something to be done to amend or change this bylaw.
motion passed with a 8-0-4 vote. Internal Affairs Commission Chair Sergio Cano said that there was a resolution that passed that stated that ASUCD should cut its relations with Blood Source because the policies are based on sexual orientation and not sexual practice. He said that sexual orientation is desires, what you like about people, what attracts people to people. Sexual practices are the acts that you engage in. The FDA policy is that if you are a man who has sex with a man then you cannot donate blood and you are deferred for your whole life. He said that this is called “high-risk,” but it is very explicit in their rules saying if you are a gay man you are at high-risk. However, you are not at a higher risk of getting HIV or AIDS if you are a gay man. Cano said that this does not address the large number of straight people who contract HIV. Cano said that he does not dislike Blood Source, and he is an advocate for blood donations, but the policies that are being followed are inherently homophobic in the way that they are enacted. Cano said that Senate Bill 33 was tabled in December due to issues such as how the membership would be described. In addition, there was language about an action plan that was implemented, the objective section was modified slightly because the language didn’t accurately reflect what the bill intended to do, saying that there was no orientation for international students, etc. After two meetings, it still reflected IAC’s opinion. They think it’s a great committee and that it will be a very valuable resource for ASUCD.
The senate motioned for a vote to close session and discuss this issue with the chair of the Elections Committee, Aaron Hsu.
Meeting adjourned at 10:17 p.m.
In a 4-7-1 vote, the motion failed.
Open positions within ASUCD can be found at vacancy. ucdavis.edu.
A second motion to vote for a closed session passed with a vote of 7-2-3. The senate motioned for a vote to suspend bylaw 405E. The
JESSICA GRILLI compiled this senate brief. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. LAUREN MASCARENHAS contributed to the senate brief.
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Davis Police to hold women’s self-defense class Physical tactics, risk reduction emphasized
The Davis Police Department (pictured here) will be offering a women’s self-defense class beginning in March.
By MEREDITH STURMER Aggie News Writer
Registration is now open for the quarterly women’s self-defense class held by the Davis Police Department (DPD). According to Lt. Colleen Turay, the class was scheduled to begin in February but had to be postponed to early March. “We try to have [the class] four times a year, typically in the evenings,” Turay said. “It’s a 15-hour curriculum and takes five weeks.” Classes are held one night a week for three hours and cost $25 for the entire series of classes. The day of the week it is held on typically switches to allow interested women to participate despite work or other obligations. “It is a combination of hands-on training and lectures,” Turay said. “But the majority of the class is spent on physical techniques.” Typically each class begins with an hour-long presentation and lecture about a particular self-defense-related topic, according to Turay. Participants then break into small groups to discuss selfdefense in specific situations, such as while at home or in the car. “There are women in the class frequently who have been victims of physical or sexual assault,” Turay said. “Sometimes they will share their stories.” The rest of the class is spent on physical self-defense tactics. “The last class we go through simulated attacks by aggressors in padded suits,” Turay said. “People don’t have to do it if they don’t want to, but the women who do generally feel surprised by what they are capable of.”
The class also emphasizes risk-reduction techniques such as carrying oneself confidently and legal issues regarding self-defense. With the recent crime spike in Davis including multiple armed robberies, multiple sexual assault cases and a rape, the class focuses on empowerment and confidence over fear and paranoia. “We don’t want to make women paranoid,” Turay said. “We want to make them feel empowered in their environment. There are things you can do to protect yourself." Classes fill up fast and there are generally 12 to 16 spots depending on the number of instructors. There is a waitlist available. There are also other self-defense classes available on the UC Davis campus. According to the Women’s Resource and Research Center website, the Campus Violence Prevention Program (CVPP) unit of the campus police department offers Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) classes focused on self-defense tactics. The WRRC also has a Women’s Self Defense Club to continue the practice of these techniques. Some UC Davis students have taken self-defense classes in the past and felt that they learned useful skills, such as second-year ecology and evolution major Cassandre Kaplinsky. “I learned a few simple methods to release my hands from a grip that I didn’t know before and good spots to hit people in,” Kaplinsky said. “I feel more prepared to defend myself.” MEREDITH STURMER can be reached at city@ theaggie.org.
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Pirating your way to an A An inside look at Students turn to downloading textbooks as prices increase By HANNAH KRAMER Aggie Features Writer
A student nonchalantly walks into a bookstore, finds the textbook they need and flips it over to the back cover. The price tag reads into the 200-dollar range. The student coyly scans the aisle to make sure no employees or security cameras are watching, then slips the volume under their coat and walks out. Another student searches online, finds the same textbook in its entirety, and downloads it in the form of an illegally posted .pdf. Both have committed the same crime, but due to the highly accessible, nonphysical, anonymous world of the internet, one is considered a thief — the other, someone who has found a clevgie Irisa Tam / Ag er loophole in the system. “I’ve downloaded both the Communication 3 and Economics 115 textbooks,” said an anonymous economics major. “I don’t have a problem with it. It’s not stealing. [Textbooks] are expensive and I’m broke.” Downloading textbooks is a serious offense, one that is punishable by both copyright law and UC Davis. “Information relating to a particular [person/IP address downloading copyrighted material] may be referred to campus authorities, including but not limited to Student Judicial Affairs, Network Operations Center, Chief Compliance Officer, Campus Counsel or departmental network and human resources staff, for review relating to campus policies,” according to the UC Davis Policy and Procedure Manual. Still, when a significant amount of money is on the line, there is an allure to having textbooks with just one click. “I would do it again. It was just there, and I thought, ‘why not save $212?’” an anonymous engineering major said. With textbook and tuition prices climbing ever higher, some are willing to think beyond legal, legitimate options in order to prevent economic strain. “My parents both had to take lower-paying jobs recently and I’m going abroad; so I’m paying a lot for that. I was talking to my dad about textbooks, and he said that we’re tight on money ... I just told him that I was going to find another way,” the economics major said. For those who buy textbooks with their own money, the drive to find a free method is, in the minds of students interviewed, less a matter of malice and one of desperation. “It is stealing ... and my teacher wrote the book, so I feel bad. The thing is, my parents aren’t helping me with buying textbooks, and I’m tight on cash right now. I’ve gone through over $2,000 over the last two quarters with everything [for college]. I try to find my books online because they are ridiculously expensive otherwise. I gotta do what I gotta do to save enough money as possible,” a second anony-
mous economics major said. The methodology behind obtaining the textbooks online is simple: find the book in the form of a .pdf and save it. Most of the time, using search engines with the correct keywords such as the author’s name and title of the book is all it takes for the desired link to appear.
For some books, searching the web directly doesn’t always yield results. In the event of this type of case, students rely on friends, or friends of friends, to post links to a textbook’s .pdf on social media outlets, where they are then shared. “I downloaded both the [Math] 21 series textbook and the solutions manual. For the textbook, someone posted a link onto [a Davisaffiliated] Facebook page, and I just clicked it, got the .pdf, and saved it onto my desktop for future access,” the engineering major said. “The solutions manual took a little work. I got it through Dropbox, which is a file-sharing program.” A major point of contention for many students stems from required texts not being used, or used enough, in class. While most classes utilize, or at least reference the required textbooks in some capacity, some students buy books that end up sitting on a shelf all quarter. “A lot of the time we have to buy all these books, and then we never use them. It’s ridiculous. I spent $50 on a book last quarter that I never touched,” the first economics major said. “That’s what really pushed me [to start looking for my books online].” Another impetus for turning to illegal activity was a course’s subject matter in relation to an individual’s major. “I would be willing to cash out more for books that are required for my major; paying a ton for books that only satisfy GEs doesn’t make sense,” the second economics major said. “Why would I spend $150 for an Intro to Human Evolutionary Biology textbook when I’m an economics major?” While some see buying books that don’t fall directly into a major’s criteria as unnecessary, others see value in accruing knowledge for the sake of personal growth. “I would hope that anyone with intellectual curiosity, anyone who would want to evolve knowledge, would want to buy their textbooks,” said Professor Bella Merlin, Drama
10 teacher and writer of the internationally acclaimed textbook, The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit. “It’s a matter of respecting that it could be them, that they could be the next person to have a breakthrough and write a textbook.” Despite the reasoning of all three students, more affordable, legal alternatives than theft do exist for even the most cash-strapped student. Jason Lorgan, director of UC Davis Stores, and Kato Meley, assistant director of course materials of UC Davis Stores, explained the MU Bookstore’s extensive rental program. The Bookstore’s register system recognizes which titles are available to be rented, and the cashier then presents the buyer with an option to buy or rent. At the end of the quarter, students must bring the book to one of the buyback programs put on by the University around campus to turn it in. “Around 15,000 students use the rental program,” Lorgan said. “At this point, about 70 percent of our titles are available for renting. Students are paying below the university’s cost, and can save up to 71 percent off the price of a new book by renting. The only things not available to rent are custom editions, online single-user codes, and workbooks with torn out pages — that’s the 30 percent that doesn’t have a resale value.” Renting is only one aspect of the bookstore’s effort to provide lowerpriced options. They also provide an expansive used-book sales system, real-time price comparisons of other vendors at the bookstore website, loose leaf and e-books. “We understand the economy. We’re doing what’s right for the students. We’re not a traditional business. Our mission is not to make money off of selling books. It’s to provide students with options and the lowest possible cost to get through college,” Lorgan said. Professor Merlin said that while she periodically receives a small amount in royalties for the success of The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit, that the monetary impact associated with illegal downloads is not the biggest part of her problem with the practice. “[Stealing is] a really bad habit to develop as a young human being ... It’s not the way the game should be played. I’m not so worried about the money. The moral aspect is the biggest thing,” Merlin said. As for the future of the trend, all three students did not express concern for being caught or reprimanded for their actions. Logan, however, feels a pushback is inevitable. “This is a growing trend, and there is no question that we will see more and more enforcement as time goes on,” Logan said. “It’s a fairly new thing still, so we haven’t seen the publishing companies react to this quite yet. But because we know that it is starting to become more and more common, it’s only a matter of time.” HANNAH KRAMER can be reached at features@ theaggie.org.
The Dumpling House
Students come for food and stay for laughs By ALYSSA KUHLMAN Aggie Features Writer
Chinese music plays in the small downtown restaurant The Dumpling House and owner Linda Liu sits at a table with a bowl of dumpling contents and a neatly arranged tray of wrapped dumplings — just a sample of the two to three thousand dumplings hand-wrapped every day. “Most people like a dumpling for the season; a dumpling [is] like a golden nugget, good luck,” Liu said. With the start of Chinese New Year on Sunday to bring in the Year of the Snake, the dumpling is in high demand. “This month [we make] 10 [thousand] daily for a special for Chinese New Year. [Customers] eat dumplings for a special celebration. And the Chinese Association always orders a lot of dumplings,” Liu said. The Dumpling House is conveniently located downtown and has become one of the most popular Chinese restaurants in Davis, drawing in students who walk by. “I was walking on E Street one day and [thought], ‘Hey this place looks good!’” said Arlan Meacher, a fourth-year English major. Customers, including many students, bring back their family and friends to the Chinese restaurant for a taste of the famous dumplings. Jessica Liu, a third-year human development major, loves going back to The Dumpling House. “I have gone about twice a year for the three years that I have attended UC Davis … [and] taken my family when they visited, and the other times I go with friends or my roommate,” Jessica said. The Dumpling House may be small, but it is well-known for its great customer service and fresh ingredients. “The most important things I do are in the mornings [when I go] shopping by myself to get more fresh food from the produce supply. Because some items are special, some are seasonal and you can’t wait for delivery, we buy things fresh every day,” Linda said. Linda has worked in the restaurant business for over 30 years and also owns Davis Noodle City, another Chinese restaurant located behind The Dumpling House. “My husband owned a small famous restaurant in Sacramento; bigger and nice, and after he retired we just kept the restaurant in Davis. [We] love cooking and love to eat. We love to go out to eat too,” Linda said. Between the two restaurants she has about eight employees. “If you add [a few] part-time workers, probably 12 or 13 [employees],” Linda said. The owner works around the clock, yet remains happy doing what she loves. “Even Thanksgiving Day we [are] busy… cook[ing] for the homeless children. We’ve been doing that for over 20 years. We only have one day off a year; that’s Christmas,” Linda said. “[But] I’m happy in Davis, and I love this quiet and small town.” The Dumpling House gets business from outside of Davis also. “I also have a lot of business from people in Reno or Tahoe — they stop here on their way down, and then go back,” Linda said. Linda started The Dumpling House three years after opening Davis Noodle City. She bought the London Fish & Chips restaurant from the owner and after two years of continuing fish and chips, turned the restaurant into The Dumpling House. Linda travels a couple times a year to China and Taiwan to test all the traditional food and get ideas. “I always add a new item on the menu. Then I found that the dumpling is very popular, same as [the] noodle, and they also have a chain store over there. I [thought] I should add a dumpling on the menu because it’s very healthy, not oil[y], and [has] vegetable and meat all mixed together,” Linda said. “[The] dumpling is all over — Japan … Korea … Italy. Then I [thought] why don’t I add the dumpling at the Fish & Chips? So I combined them together and it works really [well].” Dumplings can also be bought frozen for customers to take home. “Students also buy the frozen dumplings — when they don’t have time, they just study and boil water and can boil dumpling themselves. We sell frozen dumplings for [a] good price and also we have more [choices] than any other restaurant,” Linda said. “Most restaurants [only] have pork and chicken. We have pork, pork chive, chicken, beef, even kimchi, seafood — a lot of different choice[s]. Pork chive [is the most popular].” Meacher and Jessica enjoy the variety of dumplings offered. “The pork and chive potstickers are my favorite item off the menu,” Jessica said. “I also enjoy their green onion pancakes just because it is something that my dad and grandma used to make with my sister and I when we were kids.” Besides the food, the energetic and entertaining servers also draw customers back. “One of the ladies that waitresses there is the best part of the whole experience. She is such a character and brings entertainment with her silly comical remarks. My mom loves going back when she is in town just to have her waitress for us,” Jessica said. Waitress Jennie Weissmann, the employee at The Dumpling House whom Jessica mentions, considers herself a people person. “[Customers] call me by name … they call me ‘Jennie’ or ‘Auntie,’” Weissmann said. Weissmann tries her best to make customers laugh, and often leaves a lasting impression on them. Weissmann will joke and wink at customers whether they are familiar with her or not. She will use her humor to communicate that the entrees take time to prepare, hinting that the customers should be patient. “I [just] like making people happy,” Weissmann said. As for owner Linda Liu, she feels happy to be so successful doing what she loves. “Besides the business, I feel very happy [because] I serve all the students good food. It makes the student feel happy, and I feel happy too,” Linda said. ALYSSA KUHLMAN can be reached at email@example.com.
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Women’s basketball team finishes 1-1 week Matt Yuen
The Freak’s haircut
That’s why his hair’s so big. It’s full of secrets.” Tim Lincecum emerged onto the Major League Baseball scene as a scrawny 23-year-old out of the University of Washington. Off the top of my head, I think he measured in at about 5’11”/150. The biggest thing about him was his reputation and his hair. Tim, often known as “The Freak” or “The Franchise,” had secrets to his pitching style that hitters just could not figure out. This became evident early in his career when he reeled off two straight Cy Young awards in his first two full seasons in the big leagues. Timmy had a poor year last year, one that saw him performing so badly that he was shunted off to the bullpen. He salvaged his season with a couple of strong performances in the postseason that saw the Giants grabbing their second World Series championship in three years. This upcoming season will be the last of his twoyear contract, and thus, The Franchise is pitching to remain The Franchise. If he is to get an offer that he wants, he will need to pitch well. Which means he will need to change everything he was doing last year. By the end of the 2011 season, his weight went up about 30 or 40 pounds (not all muscle) which was not good for his motion. I read an article when Timmy was just getting big (figuratively) in the majors, and an interview with his father talking about all the mechanics of the Freak’s pitching motion. Every single movement is tailored to Lincecum’s specific body type, and his dad would get mad when people tried to change his delivery. I’ve already heard people complain that Timmy’s haircut will change him. He won’t be the same two-timeCy-Young-Award-winning“let Timmy Smoke”-cursingduring-his-interview-afterwinning-the-2010-NL-West Timmy. Well, if voluminous hair makes a good ballplayer, then I choose either Rapunzel or James P. Sullivan to be on my team. Or Brian Wilson’s beard (I guess if Brian Wilson himself comes along with the beard, then I’ll take him as well). I know I just talked about Lincecum’s pitching motion and how the slightest change could throw him out of order, but I wouldn’t extend the same rule to his hair. Lincecum was just as dominant of a pitcher before he had his long hair (reference: roster picture from when he went to University of Washington). The thing about Timmy’s appearance is that he looks like a kid no matter how long his hair is. Revamped with a haircut and a very humbling 2012 season that saw his team win the World Series virtually without him, I’m excited to see what the Freak can produce this year. The days that he is pitching still bring in the biggest crowds. Even if Lincecum falls apart again this season due to his haircut and he doesn’t get a big contract, at least he won’t have to spend much money on shampoo. So everyone: please excuse Timmy for cutting his hair. He may look more like someone you’ll see in the library than the rebellious teenager you want him to be, but hey, if it brings back the two-time Cy Young Awardwinning pitching from his 10-15 record that included a 5.18 earned-run average, I don’t care how much of his hair he keeps or cuts off. Jeremy Lin was at the Davis In-N-Out on Saturday night? Next time, notify MATTHEW YUEN at firstname.lastname@example.org promptly.
Aggies redeem themselves against Cal Poly after UCSB loss By LUKE BAE
Aggie Sports Writer
The UC Davis women's basketball team split its two games last week and currently holds a record of 5-6 in Big West Conference play and is 10-12 overall. After losing to UC Santa Barbara 60-52 on Thursday, the team displayed its second-highest point production of the season by beating Cal Poly on Saturday afternoon, 79-69. In their loss to UCSB, the Aggies trailed by seven points at halftime and could not take the lead for the rest of the game. With 2:58 remaining, Cortney French's layup cut the lead to one, 52-51. However, the Gauchos scored six of their next eight points with clutch free throws to ice the game. Sydnee Fipps led all scorers with 16 points and added four rebounds. Molly Greubel came off the bench to score 14 points. The Aggies struggled with shooting the entire night, shooting 35 percent from the floor and 20 percent from the three-point line. Looking to bounce back from the tough loss, the Aggies came out to a hot start against Cal Poly. They scored the game's first 11 points by converting their first four field goals, three of them coming from beyond the arc. The rest of the first half went back and forth and the Aggies led at the half 36-35. "We started the game with just tremendous energy, knocking down shots," said head coach Jennifer Gross. "Sometimes when you do that, obviously the other team is going to make a run at some point and so we did have to overcome a little adversity throughout the game." After reaching a 10-point lead with 12:03 remaining, the Aggies remained in control to finish the game and secure the win. "The exciting thing was in the locker room, at halftime, I really felt like our team just believed in ourselves and we came out and really executed much better in the second half offensively. We were able to string some stops together defensively," Gross said. Senior Blair Shinoda showed off her passing as she tallied up nine assists and also
Aggie Digest In the extremely busy world of UC Davis athletics, the Aggies had a variety of sports in action this weekend. Some sports are in the middle of their grueling season while others are just kicking off. The men’s golf team participated in the Annual Amer Ari Invitational at Waikola Village’s Kings’ Course in Hawaii and finished 16th. This was the first tournament of the spring season for the Aggies, and though this was not a discouraging showing, this was not the best they could have played. Senior Tyler Raber placed 60th in his first spring competition back after he red-shirted last season, while junior Matt Hansen led UC Davis with a 218 total to tie for 48th place.
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Sophomore Sydnee Fipps led with 16 points in the game against the Gauchos. UC Davis lost 52-60. added six points. As the season is progressing, she is becoming more familiarized to a natural point guard's role. "It's great when your teammates hit the shots, you get the assists. Just as a point guard, it's really fun running in transition and hitting people like Sydnee who can score the ball," Shinoda said. Fipps filled the stat sheet, racking up 18 points, seven boards, three assists and three steals. “I thought that as a team we did very well," she said. "I mean a couple of my steals were just tips from other players and I was just the one that ended up getting the ball. [By] making those extra passes, we knocked down The Aggies’ 887 over three rounds gave them a 16th-place finish behind some of the nation's top teams, such as the winners of the tournament, UCLA and Washington, who tied with an 842 total. UC Davis will co-host their next competition with Stanford, which will be at The Prestige at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif. The UC Davis women’s water polo team is coming off a loss to No. 1 ranked Stanford, in which the Cardinal scored 15 goals to the Aggies’ four. UC Davis got three goals from senior Jessica Dunn and one more from sophomore Elsie Fullerton, but the Aggies couldn’t put much else together against visiting Stanford. The Cardinal dropped in three, four, two and six goals in each of the quarters, respectively. The loss drops UC Davis to 1-5 on the season despite their No. 13 ranking. The Aggies will return to Schaal Aquatics Center to host the Davis Challenge next
shots so that made it really convenient. When other people are hitting, you're left open." The game held a little more meaning to the players and coaches on Saturday. Sporting stylish pink jerseys, the Aggies supported their cause for breast cancer awareness. "One of our players, [redshirt freshman] Lauren Beyer, her mom is going through breast cancer right now so it was very personal for us," Gross said. "We were just playing a little extra for Lauren's mom and for everybody else that we know personally that has been affected by this." The Aggies will travel to Honolulu for a game against Hawai’i on Thursday. LUKE BAE can be reached at email@example.com.
weekend. On the tennis courts, the UC Davis women’s tennis team traveled to Oregon for a battle of West Coast teams. The Aggies dropped the doubles point again, and couldn’t gain any momentum in the singles competitions. The Aggies lost all their first sets except for at the sixth slot, where junior Nicole Koehly put together a 6-4, 6-3 victory. Fellow junior Melissa Kobayakawa’s match, in which she trailed 4-6, 2-3, resulted in a point for the Aggies because her opponent retired. All the other UC Davis players lost in straight sets, resulting in a 5-2 loss to the 69th-ranked Ducks. UC Davis continued its tour in Oregon with a match against Portland on Sunday and will come back to a match much closer to home when it plays Sacramento State on Friday. — Matthew Yuen