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Water vapor to heat new Tercero dorms

News iN Brief

String of burglaries in South Davis

New equipment allows for more efficient energy usage

By JESSICA GRILLI Aggie News Writer

Nathan Chan / Aggie

Water vapor from the campus steam plant will be used to provide heat and hot water to the Tercero Phase 3 campus dorms. Tercero 3 is currently under construction and is expected to be finished in the fall of 2013. This process of heat transfer is made possible through the use of a condensing economizer, a piece of equipment that captures the steam and heat that usually escapes from the plant, and instead utilizes the steam to heat the dorms. The condensing economizer utilizes heat energy that would otherwise be wasted and would escape into the atmosphere, according to Joshua Morejohn, energy manager for Facilities Management at UC Davis. “Without the condensing economizer, the heat goes out into the atmosphere at 300 degrees,” he said. According to Pablo Orozco, senior project manager and assistant director of engineering for Design and Construction Management, this new system will have positive effects both economically and environmentally. “By collecting energy that was being wasted, we save about $400,000 a year … We’ve reduced the overall natural gas consumption of the campus by 5 percent. We got a rebate from PG&E and we expect another rebate for $20,000. It increases the efficiency of the dorms … and because we are using and putting that heat to good use, we are increasing the efficiency of the boiler by that amount,” Orozco said. This project is being funded through a one-time rebate of $511,000 from PG&E to the university for the 511,000 therms of natural gas that the university will be saving every year. Michael Sheehan, director of Student Housing Facilities Services, said that the heat transfer project began because the campus was looking

Tercero Phase 3 dorms will have hot water and heating provided by water vapor. The program is estimated to save $400,000 a year.

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Metric to perform at Mondavi Center ASUCD Entertainment Council announced that Metric will perform at the Mondavi Center on April 17. Pre-sale tickets are available Thursday at 10 a.m. at with the code “water.” General tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. via APE and Ticketmaster.

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annually, searching for prime undiscovered napping locations and reevaluating old favorites. These volunteers are asked to grade these locales on a variety of criteria, the most important of which are comfort, noise level, light and safety. The CAPS Mind Spa, located on the second floor of the Student Health and Wellness Center, was ranked first among all locations for its massage chairs, biofeedback software to help track stress management and its comfortable napping environment. Jason Spitzer, a sexual and mental

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I hope you enjoy your above normal temps for the week, but be warned, there will be some wind on Wednesday and Thursday which will make it easier for those of you going Southeast. For the people biking northward, good luck. Tyson Tilmont, atmospheric science major Aggie Forecasting Team

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Today’s weather

A winter clothing drive, organized by the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Advisory Board (CUAB), will take place this week on campus. Students can donate new or gently used winter clothing until Feb. 15. Items that can be donated include coats, scarves, gloves, etc. Four collection stations are available at the ARC and Student Community Center lobbies, the Memorial Union near the Guest Services desk and at the Silo. All items collected will go to The Pantry for distribution.

— Elizabeth Orpina

Organization feeds community every Sunday

The Student Health and Wellness Center compiled a map of the 25 top spots to take a nap on campus.

The Student Health and Wellness Center is currently finalizing its annual nap map, a guide to the best places to grab a few minutes of shut-eye on campus. Around 25 red sleep icons indicate top spots on this Google map, each of which, when selected, provides the curious with a convenient window of helpful information, including a description of the location, a ranking against other spots, helpful napping hints and, frequently, a photo. Student Health and Counseling Services volunteers wander the UC Davis campus

Winter clothing drive organized

Food Not Bombs Davis celebrates 17 years

Map locates best spots to nap on campus

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— Claire Tan

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Student Health and Wellness Center develops nap map


Between 4:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, four burglaries and one attempted burglary took place in South Davis. At 4:30 a.m., the Davis Police were alerted of an interrupted burglary. The resident saw the suspect flee through a window. The Davis Police Department said the burglar(s) entered through unlocked sliding doors and unlocked bedroom windows. Items stolen included laptops, jewelry, cash, cellphones, electronics and credit cards. Since Jan. 1, there have been 41 reported residential burglaries in Davis.

Last week, Food Not Bombs (FNB) celebrated 17 years in Davis. FNB is group of volunteers that are dedicated to serving free vegan and vegetarian food to the Davis community. The organization has a group of chapters all around the United States. FNB Davis was created in the winter of 1996. One of the founding volunteers, Roger Ford, has been volunteering the longest at FNB Davis. He is currently the main volunteer with two other volunteers that help him pick up and prepare the food every week. “Davis students and residents got involved and started FNB courtesy 17 years ago,” Ford said. “Once members started leaving, I kept it going. I learned how to cook.” Their ideology is to protest violence and poverty by serving food to anyone in the community, with the main goal being to take waste from organizations and distribute it to the public. FNB takes waste from the Davis Food Coop as well as Delta of Venus and the Village Bakery. “Everyone is struggling to get food, at least once in their lifetime,” Ford said. “Community meals really can help.” FNB Davis meets every Sunday, no matter the weather — rain or shine. The volunteers go the Davis Food Co-op every Saturday night to get the food that would otherwise be thrown out. Sunday mornWednesday




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ing, volunteers meet at a private location where they cook the food and serve it at Central Park at 1 p.m. “It is a very peaceful gathering, like a picnic. We have a clean up station,” Ford said. “People feel welcome because they can help themselves to seconds and are able to clean up after themselves.” In the past years, the FNB Davis chapter has had benefit shows with suggested donations. These benefits have local bands play and help give awareness to the organization. “FNB s e e m s like a really good organization that takes in the values of helping out the community,” said Eddie Saldana, a second-year electrical engineering major. “I see them every Sunday in rain or shine, it’s impressive.” Only three volunteers are left. Ford said that they are in major need of help with transportation to pick up the donations as well as with cooking and cleaning up the food. All different types of people come and enjoy the food every Sunday, including construction workers, homeless people and people with jobs. Mark Nelmida, a second-year neurobiology, physiology and behavior major, just recently discovered FNB. “This is my first time. I am interested in volunteering,” Nelmida said. “I’ve met

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Remember to schedule tomorrow’s Winter Internship and Career Fair into your planners! Joyce Berthelsen

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daily calendar

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.

FAHC’s Third General Meeting 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. 226 Wellman Filipino Association for Health Careers will hold their last general meeting for this quarter featuring a career panel led by a registered nurse, and then Kaplan will be speaking again about their services. There will be free food and special Valentine’s Day-themed treats for all guests.

WEDNESDAY Black History Week Presents: Soul Speaks 6 to 9 p.m. Student Community Center Multipurpose Room Come for a night of multi-cultural expression, showcasing the many soulful talents of the beautiful identifying members and allies of the African Diaspora of UC Davis.

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.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous 7 to 8:30 p.m. Davis United Methodist Church Free yourself from excess weight and/ or obsessional thoughts about food and body image. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12-step fellowship based

on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. Meetings are open and free to the public. Visit for other meeting locations.

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 Tickets will be available for $20 at the door. The show is open to fans of all ages.

SATURDAY Davis Live Music Collective Presents: Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer 7 to 8 p.m. Veterans’ Memorial Theater Come for an evening of music with Anaïs Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer. $16 advance tickets are available at Armadillo Music or, or you can purchase tickets at the event for $20. 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.


and breathing but unable to get up, and when the person tried to help, the man started spitting at him.

Teenage theatrics A 16-year-old girl was reported running down Sycamore Lane screaming “I hate you” over and over again.


SUNDAY Literally or figuratively? On Cowell Boulevard, a mother was at home with her son, but called to report that she did not recognize him.

Cold, hard criminal A guy threw ice at someone’s car on F Street.

Not-so-Jolly Green Giant Someone was passing by the park on Alhambra Drive with two friends when a male in a moss monster suit jumped out of the bushes and scared them.

Extra karma points Someone reported a man down on Hawthorne Lane; the man was conscious

Justice of the peace A male was wandering around Oakshade Shopping Center pretending to be a “peace officer.” A security guard told him loitering was not allowed, and he got defensive, saying he was an officer and didn’t deserve to be treated that way on Cowell Boulevard. Police briefs are compiled from the City of Davis daily crime bulletins. Contact EINAT GILBOA at

ty. Grace in Action, a faithbased organization that reaches out to the needs of the homeless, offers food, clothing and spiritual companionship. FNB and Grace in Action have collaborated before. “We don’t know who will come. Sometimes one person comes, sometimes 10. Anyone can come to eat,” Ford said. “Nobody is taking away from anybody else by eating the food. My hope is to keep doing it and that more people will get involved.”


Cont. from front page a lot of interesting people and this is definitely helping people out who are in loss of finding food.” Ford emphasized that the FNB Davis chapter is one of the smaller chapters in the country. The San Francisco chapter is much larger in terms of volunteers and people who come for the food. They serve twice a day, every day of the week. Ford said that there are other organizations in Davis that offer more than KAMILA KUDELSKA can be reached at food to help the communi-

CORRECTIOn On Monday, The Aggie stated in the Senate Brief that Internal Affairs Commission Chair Sergio Cano presented a discussion on BloodSource blood donation regulations during the Feb. 7 Senate meeting. Emmanuel Diaz-Ordaz presented this discussion. In Monday’s issue, under News in Brief, “New police lieutenant sworn in Thursday,” the name of Aggie News Writer Kelley Drechsler was incorrectly printed as “Kelley Dreschsler.”

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and that I could work well into my wardrobe. Some people don’t take pleaAndrew sure in the idea of buying Poh clothing online. Penny “I can’t try it on to see Pincher how it looks!” “How will I know if it will fit?” Contrary to what some may believe, your tagged size in one brand may not translate into the same size in another. Wearing an M in “X brand” will his column will be not be the same as wearencroaching upon ing an M in “Y brand.” So a topic that I’ve alit’s always best to know ways wanted to write your measurements. For about but have always guys, standard measureshirked away from for ments to know would a number of rather inbe pit to pit, shoulder to secure reasons. I didn’t want to be that columnist shoulder, waist, inseam, writing about clothes and sleeve length and maybe even your neck girth for I figured no one would good measure. really care about what I Getting the shoulhad to say. I didn’t want ders right is probably the to be pretentious, nor did most important, as the I want to make a fool of rest of the article of clothmyself. But now, I realize: why does any of that have ing can be tailored to your desired proportions, to stop me? should you be so inI like clothes. I feel clined (if you’re really nitweird saying that, but I picky about the fit of your have to be honest with clothes, or if you have abmyself and I have to be normal proportions). honest with you. I view I don’t really have the it as a hobby. I’d nevspace to go into depth er brand myself as a metabout how to measure rosexual or some sort of yourself properly, but couture fetishist. I don’t a simple tape measure use Tumblr or Lookbook, combined with some nor do I draw inspiration common sense should get from magazines or celebyou a long way. I haven’t rities. People could even bought a single item of argue that I look like I clothing from a physidon’t even know how to cal location in probably dress myself. That’s all five years (save for boxerfine and dandy with me briefs, I guess). though. I suggest shopping onMore specifically, I will line, simply because be talking about purchaswe’re in an area where ing clothes in this colit’s pretty difficult to get umn, as it will remain your hands on a variety vaguely tangential to my of clothes overarchand styles. ing column A trip out My philosophy toward making theme. the Bay clothes purchases is to buy to Let’s get to may sufit, shall we? less but to buy better fice, but As many shipping of you can be as have probcheap or cheaper than ably noticed, there is a gas. A lot of stores offer dearth of places to shop free shipping and even for clothing in the imfree returns to boot. mediate Davis viciniI usually buy my ty. Sure, there are smatclothes through forums terings of vintage/thrift or from out-of-state reboutiques around downtailers, so I almost altown, as well as a Forever ways get to skimp on 21, but then again, these tax as well. I never really locations mostly cater to mind buying clothes that women. are “gently used,” but I I’ll be frank; I don’t do have to advise against know what it is that most buying used shoes. guys wear. I haven’t been My philosophy toward aware of what guys have making clothes purchasworn since probably the es is to buy less but to buy middle of high school better. Also, I suggest makwhen the typical garb ing a list of items that you was a mixture of PacSun want/that you need to fill and Hollister. I don’t go in your wardrobe so you around asking my friends don’t end up buying items where they buy their apjust because they were on parel from. It’s not a typsale. It just ends up beical exchange most guys ing a waste of closet space would be savvy to have. and of money. I have a lot I, personally, buy all of more to say, but I’m out of my clothes online. Ever space, so maybe I’ll pick since I was able to figup on this next time. ure out how to set up a Until then. Paypal account, I spent

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is everyone okay with the outcome of that interaction? If you don’t feel like washing honSam ey out of your chest hair Wall (or your partner’s chest Sex Ed hair), you may want to stick with solid foods (like a trail of M&M’s or gummy bears across the stomach, for instance). Now, if you want to appy (almost) introduce food below Valentine’s Day the belt, you need to be everyone. As of more selective in your now, we’re being deluged with tips and tricks items. The two substances you must avoid are for landing a night with those that are oil-based that special someone. (like whipped cream) And, on top of that, we’re receiving advice on and anything with sugars in it (like chocolate how to “spice up” that sauce). special night through all Oil-based foods are a sorts of novel bedroom bad idea because they activities. break down latex conWhen such recommendoms, as well as trap irdations appear, they alritants and bacteria. most inevitably involve Sugary substances can food. My theory is that cause bacteria and yeast most people associate growth if they are placed Valentine’s day with two in a warm, moist envithings: chocolate and sex. ronment, which is what So, when pressed for topthe area below the belt ics to write about for their is. But what happens if annual “love and sex” issue, many authors go, “we you want to spread honey on your honey (sorry, should tell them to have sex with chocolate! It’s two couldn’t resist) and you really want to pay attengreat things in one!” tion to their lower half? Now, I’m all for incorI suggest focusing on porating food into your their legs, which are still sexytime (although litnice and sensitive, witherally having sex with a out being prone to yeast chocolate bar is not recinfections. ommended), but a lot of If you want to add flathe advice about it tends vor to your oral sex, you to be vague. So, today have a few options. The we’re going to have a first is to use flavored quick and dirty primcondoms/dental dams. er on how to bring food Now, since I didn’t go into your sex life. over them in the contraAs always, communiception columns, a quick cation is key. You need to word on dental dams. talk with your partner(s) They are rectangles of laabout any allergies or intolerances they may have tex that are used for either cunto food, niligus so you The classics include items such (mouth don’t end vagiup spendas chocolate sauce, whipped to na) or ing your cream and fresh fruit ... analingus roman(mouth tic night to anus). in the E.R. Most varieties, like those It’s also a good idea to carried at the Love Lab, go over food preferences come in different flavors, and dislikes, so nobody so you can choose one ends up accidentally disthat tickles your palate. gusted. One other option is to If you’re playing above look for flavored lubrithe belt, you can pretcants that are safe to use ty much use anything with condoms/dental that strikes your fancy. dams. Sliquids are a very The classics include items popular brand, as they such as chocolate sauce, are both water-based and whipped cream and fresh long-lasting. Just rememfruit, and you can lay ber, it’s still not a great them out on your lover in idea to bring flavored luwhatever manner is the bricant into direct conmost pleasing. When setact with genitals, so you lecting your edible pleashould use them to ensure, you may want to keep a few things in mind. hance oral sex in combiFirst, how much mess and nation with a barrier. I hope these tips have clean-up are you prepared given you a few ideas on to deal with? If you’re how to please your taste hoping for less mess, you buds and your partner at might want to steer clear the same time. And, there’s of runnier substances, one more incentive to inlike chocolate sauce, and troduce food into your sex go for more solid, spreadlife: After you’ve had your able options like nutella tasty, messy fun, you can (although they tend to get jump into the shower and a little melty due to body help each other get clean. heat). Second, how is the substance going to inSAM WALL thinks you should check out the teract with any body Project Sexcess campaign on Facebook or hair that’s present, and email sewall@ucdavis for details.

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Doin’ It Green... on Valentine’s Day Editor’s Note: The Environmental Policy and Planning Commission (EPPC) is an ASUCD commission responsible for researching environmental issues affecting the campus and its surrounding area, and providing recommendations for improvement. Doin’ It Green is a new feature which provides tips and ideas for being green. Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. This holiday is usually a chance to buy a box of chocolates and a beautiful bouquet

of roses to show your love. However, there are greener ways to show how you care about someone. For starters, give an experience or a memory instead of a material thing. Plan a day of fun and maybe pack a picnic in the Arboretum or cook a homemade dinner with local, organic foods. This year, don’t go to the store and spend 30 minutes (or more) reading each Valentine’s Day card to find the perfect one that expresses your exact feelings. Instead, make your own. As well as saving you money, the

homemade card comes directly from the heart. You can say exactly how you feel and it’s one-of-akind that your loved one should keep forever. If you want to go the box of chocolates route, try to buy organic fair trade chocolates that are packaged in recyclable or compostable packaging. If you can’t find chocolate in a recyclable package, then buy a few organic chocolate bars and create your own crafty box to wrap them in! As for the dozen roses, Whole Foods Market offers local sustainable Whole

Trade Certified organic flowers. If you can’t make it to Whole Foods, try the farmers market and ask if the flowers are grown locally and sustainably. Or, even better, you can pick your own flowers from a garden and turn them into your own bouquet. After a day of fun, flowers and chocolate comes the greenest gift of all: making love. You don’t need anything, but maybe some eco-friendly condoms. Extra green points for saving electricity with the lights off. On Valentine’s Day you’ll be literally doin’ it green.


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Worth the cost Whenever you turn on your sink to fill a glass, you can’t avoid the small frown that graces your face when you see the clouded water that pours out. However, that frown pales to the outright grimace you experience when the water actually touches your taste buds. Living in Davis has made some of us buy stock in Brita. Luckily for us, and our taste buds, the WoodlandDavis Clean Water Agency is well on its way to getting approval for the proposed Surface Water Project. All you need to do is vote yes on Measure I on Mar. 5. If passed, the project would replace the groundwater that currently supplies Davis with treated water from the Sacramento River. Stop the presses! This project will cause an increase in rent, furthering the financial burden on college students. While the actual rent increase is at the landlords’ discretion, everyone can expect to pay slightly more. But let’s think about cost for a minute. The current water quality in Davis has led

people to buy all sorts of water filters for their homes. Brita pitchers can cost upwards of $40, and the replacements filters, depending on how many people are using them, can cost nearly $20 per month. This Surface Water Project is worth supporting. As the population in the area increases, the new project will provide a new source of clean, treated water. Furthermore, the project will drastically improve the quality of water reaching our homes, and will even improve the quality of treated wastewater. Residents will not need to fork over money for expensive water filters, and just think of all that extra room you will have in your fridge once you don’t need that massive Brita pitcher anymore... Here at The Aggie, we dream of a time when we can flush our fish down the toilet, and they will have clean, healthy water to live in and grow strong in. Is that too much to ask? (But seriously, don’t do that. Flushed fish that survive can become highly invasive to natural ecosystems.)


Cap is irresponsible UC SHIP, the University of California’s insurance program, will retain lifetime benefit caps despite the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Falling into a loophole, self-funded student health programs are exempted from many of the reforms required by Obamacare. A lifetime benefit cap is the maximum amount of money an insurance policy will pay over the course of a lifetime for a person. Once it is reached, the insurance company is no longer responsible for covering medical costs. For UC Davis students under UC SHIP, this cap is $400,000. Students are automatically enrolled into UC SHIP each year and must complete a waiver to show they have private insurance if they choose to opt out of the program. Over 128,000 students chose to remain enrolled in UC SHIP in Fall 2012. It is unacceptable and unconscionable to retain benefit caps on students. To do so is to potentially expose students to not only crippling debt — on top of the crippling debt we already face — but to death. According to Shelly Meron, media specialist at the UC Office of the President, benefit caps help reduce costs across the board for students and for the UC. However, in exchange for these savings,

we place ourselves and everyone under UC SHIP at risk of bankruptcy, incomplete treatment or far worse. If we are paying $1,275 per year to ensure that we will be safe when the worst happens, we should be safe. There is no excuse to find out, like UC Berkeley graduate student Kenya Wheeler, that your insurance will no longer cover your chemotherapy because your sickness is too expensive. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Wheeler had to hastily marry his girlfriend in order to receive her health care benefits just to survive. This is unacceptable. Making changes to benefits “would very likely would mean an increase in premiums,” according to Meron. However, UC SHIP premiums are already going up. According to the Daily Cal, UC SHIP premiums may increase by 25 percent to cover a $57 million deficit incurred by the UC’s miscalculations regarding its selfinsurance. Again, this is unacceptable. This confluence of problems shows that UC SHIP is unsustainable and dangerous. UC must find a new model to ensure the health and welfare of its students. It cannot coerce students to buy into a program that does not fully protect them.

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Letters to the editor of these two students. Transgender people often face mental, physical and emotional harassment or abuse on account of their gender identities. Outing On Tuesday, Feb. 5, Migz Espinoza a transgender person, disclosing and Lane Lewis, two transgender their transgender identity, puts students running for the ASUCD exthem at further risk of this danger. ecutive office, were publicly out Espinoza and Lewis were able to ed as transgender when the ASUCD have their names corrected on the Elections Committee released their elections website over the next 48 legal names on the ASUCD elections hours, after contacting the ASUCD website. business manager, president and Before being outed, Espinoza vice president, as well as the diand Lewis had repeatedly asked rector of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual the elections committee chair, Transgender Resource Center and Aaron Hsu, to use their preferred the director of the Cross Cultural names on all publicity and elecCenter. tions material. Hsu responded that On Thursday, Feb. 7, the ASUCD he could not because of ASUCD Gender and Sexuality Commission bylaw 405E which states that a stupresented to the senate about the dent’s “name on the ballot must transphobic nature of the bylaw be that which appears on the stuand Hsu’s communication with dent’s UC Davis Student ID card.” Espinoza and Lewis. The senate sus When the official list of candidates pended bylaw 405E and, after one was posted on the elections webfailed vote and much advocating site with Espinoza’s and Lewis’ legal by Espinoza, Lewis, the Gender and names — despite the fact that they Sexuality Commission and other had appealed to Hsu multiple times members of the public, passed the stating that their preferred names are motion to close session Hsu. not simply nicknames, they are their This means the Senate will have identities, the importance of a bylaw a closed meeting where they will was placed before that of the safety discuss the serious nature of these

actions. This is one just example of the many times ASUCD officials, senators and policies have discriminated against marginalized and underrepresented communities. Past examples include challenging the funding for the ethnic and lavender graduation programs, the annual ASUCD sponsored “Singles Awareness” event at which people are auctioned and sold, and the ASUCD sponsorship of events which upheld discriminatory federal policies pertaining to blood drive. ASUCD has repeatedly, willfully misrepresented the undergraduate student community. By failing to attend mandatory SafeZone and PEACE trainings as well as spend time in outside student spaces, they lack the knowledge and experience to represent the student body.

to hold him close and let his tears run free against my breast. Without tales such as that of [Leo] Ocampo, of a man’s plight against a universe gone awry, the people of California might be inclined to suspect that students’ partaking of marijuana isn’t newsworthy. But no! Such foolishness must be fought! As the public turns a blind eye to the dashing work of these young rebels so they must be reminded of the heartbreak such a life entails! Certainly I was enraptured by Mr. Ocampo’s bravery in the face of a palpable lack of crisis, and glad to see it published, as such sterling work must — must, I say — not go unrecognized. In solidarity I am campaigning for a candlelit vigil (in that very self-same almond field!) to commemorate the courage of his efforts, and to make sure such a trav-

esty never happens again. I know I can count on the support of The Aggie in this venture. Till then, do not let a daunting lack of interest halt your efforts; without The Aggie lifting up Ocampo’s rotund blunt as a martyr to fate, how else can the public be roused to inaction? I hope it is not to forward of me to request your coverage of my own sterling work in this field, his field, which I have been stationed in since the article’s publication with several sacks of lighters.

Letter to the editor: Grievance regarding ASUCD Elections Committee

Letter to the editor regarding “In the mood” I am writing to you concerning a column published in The California Aggie on Feb. 6, entitled “In the mood,” in the spirit of firmest congratulations. At first I was concerned that The Aggie had mistakenly printed an article entirely devoid of content, and yet! Yet as I read further I realized the cunning of your craft, your bold intention to give voice to that group so disenfranchised in our society — baked college students. What commendable nobility of purpose! The more I read the more the fear in me grew, as he spoke with such candour of his travails — I felt for the man, with such consternation that I immediately rushed out into campus and bellowed his name, hoping

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any people assume that the Republican Party stands for capitalism. If this is true, Republicans have failed miserably. Critics across the political spectrum agree that the Republican Party needs to change its image. In the most recent election, the GOP suffered a surprising loss against a president who should have been easier to defeat. Obama has explicitly undermined the Constitution in multiple ways, whether it be via the Affordable Care Act, attacking the Second Amendment or the expansion of executive powers. Commentators have cited many factors that led to this defeat, such as Romney being a bad candidate (his 47 percent remark certainly did not help) or alienating certain voter groups with backward views on abortion and gay marriage. Other events such as Hurricane Sandy helped boost Obama’s approval ratings. But the GOP has not merely lost this election. If Republicans, or conservatives more generally, are supposed to be the representatives of economic or individu-

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al freedom, they have failed. Our italism: namely, rational selfishgovernment, with a few minor set- ness or egoism — the view that backs, has consistently expandone ought to be the ultimate bened in scope and size since the beeficiary of her values. ginning of the 20th century, re For capitalism is the system that gardless of whether Republicans or rewards and encourages egoism, Democrats were in power. by allowing people to pursue their Remember: truly defending cap- values freely for the sake of imitalism is not merely about defend- proving their own lives, not for the ing some economic freedom or be- sake of any other person or group. ing “pro-business.” Defending cap- Even Paul Ryan, who has cited italism consistently requires deAyn Rand as an influence, has not fending all asexplicitly identipects of individfied this. (For him Obama has explicitly undermined and many other ual rights. This means an unmiti- the Constitution in multiple ways ... Republicans, acgated laissez-faire cepting egoism economic system is totally at odds — as Ayn Rand exwith the Judeoplained, ”a separation of state and Christian morality of altruism). economics, in the same way and Rather, it seems that he cares only for the same reasons as the sepaabout economic freedom as a means ration of state and church.” (The of helping the middle-class and small Virtue of Selfishness) businesses, or fixing the government Aside from advocating strict debt. immigration and arbitrary defini- Those are fair points, but in the tions of marriage and personhood long run, such a limited advocacy of — all of which entail violations of capitalism without its moral foundaindividual rights — Republicans tions can only lead to the capitulahave been directly responsible for tions we have seen in the past. dozens of instances of improper Those moral foundations can government expansion. be found in Ayn Rand’s philos The Patriot Act and the No ophy, which upholds as an ideChild Left Behind Act, both exal a life dedicated to a productive panding federal power, were purpose, a cultivation of self-esbrought about by the Bush adteem and the commitment to raministration. During the Reagan tional action — all for the sake of administration, Reagan’s inspirachieving one’s own happiness. ing speeches notwithstanding, we Thus, in order to reverse this saw an increase in protectionism, trend, Republicans need to chalgovernment spending and bulenge the views of many liberals reaucracy, and taxation. that we have a moral duty to sac The reason Republicans have rifice our values to the poor or for failed to defend capitalism is not the common good, and that almerely the fact that they have oflowing individuals to freely purten been unprincipled, though sue their own interests is morally that is true. The reason is that wrong. they have not even properly identified the moral foundations nec- TRISTAN DE LIEGE is not a conservative. He can be reached essary to consistently defend cap- at




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On-campus clubs look toward the future Organizations strive for youth education in impoverished countries


Ann Prepare Lavni president Lady Carolina Tavárez tutors students in Haiti through her club.


Many take for granted the ability to get an education. In America, students often go through the public education system; some receive financial aid to go to college or find some other way to pay for it. But the fact remains that getting an education is a reality to many. It is not a secret, either, that in some countries, other people do not have that same reality. However, here on campus, there are a couple of organizations that are striving to do their part to change that — one donation at a time. Bottles for Poverty (BFP), headed by president, founder and fourth-year managerial economics major Robel Haile, has raised thousands of dollars simply through recyclable donations since the organization was founded in September 2011. Haile was motivated to create this organization

after hearing about the work of Dr. Rick Hodes, humanitarian and medical director of the Jewish Distribution Committee (JDC), through a link his friend sent him of Hodes’ commencement speech for the 2011 UC Davis Medical School graduation ceremony. “The simple idea that one can promote recycling, resulting in cleaner streets, and then collect all of the profit from the recyclables and put it [toward] building schools in rural areas of underdeveloped nations to provide unprivileged children with the opportunity to gain an education and everlasting knowledge is genuinely brilliant,” said Luvleen Brar, marketing director for BFP and a fourth-year psychobiology major. All the proceeds go directly to the JDC, a Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, that helps fund the creation of schools in impoverished countries. The donations from BFP are helping to build schools in Ethiopia, the main location Hodes is working in. Since officially becoming a club in January 2012, they have raised over $9,000 and received the Blum Center Scholarship for Developing Economies and International Relations Community Service awards. They hope to raise $24,000 in order to build a school for more than a hundred children in Ethiopia and are also hoping to become a federally recognized nonprofit organization by the end of Winter Quarter. “We believe that education is a key element in fighting poverty, and as students, we have made it our mission to help educate those who are less fortunate. Our goal is to give poor countries the tool (education) to solve their problems and become self-sufficient,” Haile said in an email interview. Another organization on campus con-

UC Davis Alumni named Entrepreneur of the Year Jason Lucash honored for OrigAudio company


UC Davis alumnus Jason Lucash started multi-million dollar company OrigAudio. Lucash was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Entrepreneur Magazine.

By ALYSSA KUHLMAN Aggie Features Writer

Most college students worry about finding a job after they graduate. But what few consider is not finding a job, but rather creating one for yourself. It’s called entrepreneurship. If you’re tired of angry bosses or careers that simply pay the bills but don’t fuel your passion, then maybe it’s time to consider being innovative. Twenty-nine-year-old Jason Lucash, who graduated from UC Davis in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in managerial economics, was recently named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Entrepreneur Magazine. Lucash’s company, OrigAudio, which began out of a garage and with a $10,000 loan from his parents, has now become a multi-million dollar company. Neither Lucash nor his co-founder Mike Szyzmcak, who studied kinesiology and parks and recreational studies at Illinois State University, originally planned on becoming entrepreneurs. “I thought I wanted to go into sports marketing … and then [while I was working] at JanSport I got this crazy idea [for OrigAudio]. I guess back in college I always thought I’d do marketing but I did always like the idea of working for myself,” Lucash said. Lucash worked for the Sacramento Rivercats his sophomore year of college, followed by an internship with the Oakland Athletics his junior and senior year. After college he was hired by JanSport, yet eventually left his interest in sports to pursue a passion in music and create OrigAudio. OrigAudio creates energy-reducing and ecofriendly music products while also contributing to philanthropic causes. For example, a style of speakers was inspired by a Chinese take-out box and designed with recyclable materials. Lucash’s first product, Fold n’ Play compactable and recycled speakers, earned a spot on Time Magazine’s 50 Best Inventions of the Year. He considers his personal favorite product, however, to be the new Designears, the world’s first customizable speakers. “[People] can use their own photos or designs [to] make headphones that look and feel like they want them … [representing] a true expression of their own personality … and I love that. Our headphones are [geared to-

wards] how consumers want them to look, not how the manufacturer wants them to look,” Lucash said. Daniel Kozaczuk, a third-year mechanical engineering major who loves listening to and playing music, considers Designears’ sustainability and look to be a great idea. “It’s sad to see garbage on the street, on our beaches, and especially in the ocean. I would definitely buy headphones and speakers made from these recycled materials,” Kozaczuk said. OrigAudio’s most popular product is the Rock-It 3.0, a small portable device that easily turns any object into a speaker. When Lucash and Szyzmcak appeared on ABC’s hit TV show “Shark Tank,” the product’s sales soared. “That show really helped [boost its sales]. Whatever you stick [the Rock-It] to, it turns the whole thing into a speaker,” Lucash said. “It’s perfect for travel [and] perfect to throw into your backpack. We’ve sold over half a million units in the last two years.” Lucash considers starting a business hard, yet worth the price. “The hardest thing is, people might come up with ideas for products … but a lot of people never do anything about it,” Lucash said. “I think [you must] tak[e] the courage to use that idea [and make it happen]. It’s hard taking a gamble, but luckily for us it went really well, in our favor.” Second-year managerial economics major Jon Underwood said he thought that Lucash’s success is due greatly to his strong leadership. Underwood, who studied entrepreneurship in Agricultural and Resource Economics 106: Econometrics, said he learned that leadership is key for thriving in business. “Another important key is willingness to attempt new things,” Underwood said. Lucash’s courage to have himself and cofounder Szyzmcak spend $30,000 of their own money in order to launch OrigAudio in 2009 may have been a risk, yet pushed them to become thriving entrepreneurs who dared to try something new. Originally, OrigAudio began in Chicago, yet is now based in Costa Mesa, just off Redhill Avenue. Although Lucash steers his company from Orange County, his products are available for sale at locations in the U.S., Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Indonesia and Vietnam. In addition to growing a successful business, Lucash also believes that keeping the workplace a fun environment is just as important. “We work hard, but we play hard. We’re all in our 20’s; I’m the oldest,” Lucash said. While working at JanSport, he learned the motto “Don’t take yourself seriously, but take your business very seriously.” Today, that’s a motto Lucash tells himself and his 15 employees. “I think that’s something I live by. [By] taking yourself seriously, you’re never going to get anywhere. We’ve got a cool product; we should have fun and we do have fun,” Lucash said. Lucash’s gamble to start OrigAudio has created his ideal job with his passion for music and no boss to answer to. Overall, he feels grateful that he took the risk instead of leaving himself to ponder the possibility for years to come. “One great thing about this story is that Jason does something that he loves. Anybody that can have a job that they love is much better off,” Underwood said. In the end, Lucash believes life is too short for anything but taking chances. “In the beginning, a lot of people are going to tell you ‘no’ and [that] it’s hard to start a business, but as long as you have the drive and you really believe in your product, you should do it,” Lucash said. “Life’s too short to look back and [ask] ‘What if?’” ALYSSA KUHLMAN can be reached at

cerned with education for other countries is called Ann Prepare Lavni (APL), which means “let us prepare the future” in Haitian Creole. APL was founded by Lady Carolina Tavárez in June 2012 after receiving the UC Davis Blum Center’s Poverty Alleviation Through Action grant. “I chose Haiti, because in Haiti, the barriers to trade and financial advancement rest in the ability to communicate effectively in the marketplace, thus limiting business opportunities to the multilingual and educated elite,” Tavárez said in an email interview. This month, Tavárez visited Anse-àPitres, Haiti, the community this project is geared toward helping, following an oncampus donation drive. The drive resulted in over 200 students in Haiti getting school supplies, hygienic products and textbooks. Tavárez noticed how ineffective and privatized the educational system was in Haiti. As Tavárez herself is from the Dominican Republic, she also saw how Haitians crossing into the border of the Dominican Republic looking for land, fuel and work were having a hard time communicating. Hoping to change this, APL is seeking to add the regional language of Spanish into the curriculum and is now building a library to encourage the free access to knowledge for people outside this community as well. “This library will serve to empower youth to create a positive impact on their personal and professional lives and in their communities by using knowledge, skills and proactive decision making,” Tavárez said. Although it has been less than a year since the APL project was created, it has already become a registered corporation in California. It has also expanded to campuses not only in the United States, but also in Chile, Mexico

NAP MAP Cont. from front page wellness health educator for the Department of Student Health and Counseling Services, is currently in charge of the map. Spitzer joined the staff shortly after it was first published in January of 2010. “The idea behind the map was that if we were going to encourage students to nap we should at least show them where some good napping spots are,” Spitzer said. Old favorites like Shields Library and the Quad also made the list, but, fittingly, were ranked slightly lower than locations that were less well-traveled. To many, it can be considered nearly impossible to pass by the Quad on a sunny day without spotting a handful of nappers taking advantage of the soft grass and nice weather. “I like the sun, that’s the best part. It’s warm in this weather, and it’s more comfortable than sitting on big chairs in the library,” said fourth year economics major Michelle Zhang. Trinidad Alcala, a first-year biochemistry major, cites the Quad’s cleanliness and over-

WATER Cont. from front page for ways to increase energy efficiency. “The campus engaged a consultant to make recommendations to increase energy efficiency at the central plan. One of the recommendations was the heat recovery system, but at the time of the recommendation there were no appropriate buildings to be served,” Sheehan said. “However, the Tercero Phase 3 project was in planning and we were approached by campus [personnel] on the potential for linking the project to the new system. Once we learned more about the heat recovery project and the details were worked out,

and the Dominican Republic. Organizers of the project are currently working toward becoming a registered nonprofit organization. APL is also collaborating with Municipality of Anse-à-Pitres, Ministere de L’Education Nationale et de la Formation Professionnelle (MENFP), regional teachers within District Scolaire de Belle-Anse (Zone 6) and Hugopol Construcciones, S.A. to create the library and continue to educate the youth in Haiti. For more information on their fundraisers, look for BFP on Facebook or visit their website at Weekly meetings are held on Wednesdays in 27 Wellman at 7:30 p.m. “I always wanted to make a difference, but until I came up with idea of Bottles for Poverty, I did not know where to start. But reading about Dr. Rick Hodes and the work of JDC (Jewish Distribution Committee) in Ethiopia lit a flame inside me,” Haile said. For additional information on APL, find them on Facebook or visit their website at to learn how to donate. APL will be hosting a movie night on Feb. 22 about Haiti at 10190 Systems Pkwy. in Sacramento and is asking for donations of school supplies in order to enter. They also have weekly meetings at the conference room in The Ramble apartments on Thursdays at 7 p.m. “I understand the value of education, and how powerful it is when children have access to it. Education changes an individual life, therefore I want to bring this powerful tool to my dear and neighbor country, Haiti. Each child deserves free access to education and a better life,” Tavárez said. MARIA MARCELINA CRYSTAL VEGA can be reached at features@

all laid-back atmosphere as the top reasons she frequents the spot for her occasional afternoon naps. The Wellman Hall study lounge is an indoor napping spot that is also popular with students for its central location. “It’s a great spot to nap in between classes when you have a lot of them during the day,” said Andrew Karpinski, a second-year political science and English double major who was found napping in the lounge. The Student Health and Counseling Services advises students take a 20 to 30 minute late-morning or early-afternoon nap every day to increase alertness, productivity and concentration. The downsides to napping are few and are most generally caused by oversleeping, or taking a nap for a period longer than approximately 30 minutes. This can include sleep inertia and troubled nighttime sleeping, which cause grogginess and disorientation in some. If students find themselves napping for more than 30 minutes, Spitzer said, it is usually a sign they are not getting enough sleep at night, and naps will no longer be effective. “The benefits of naps are

lost if people are not getting their full 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night,” he said. In a memo about the benefits of naps, the National Sleep Foundation cited a NASA study on sleepy military pilots and astronauts, which found that a 40-minute nap improved performance by 34 percent and alertness by 100 percent. Based on positive nap research such as this, the Wellness Center decided to conduct a sleep campaign to encourage students to nap and share with them information on these benefits. The department’s most recent sleep campaign ran in November and its next campaign will run in March. “I think trying to make some of these resources a little more prominent will be good for us and the students as well,” Spitzer said. As part of the sleep program, the Health Education and Promotion sector of the Student Health and Wellness Center provides free nap kits to students that can be picked up on the center’s third floor. The map can be found at sleep-tips.

it became a great synergy and both projects moved forward.” Construction on this project began Mar. 12, 2012 and the condensing economizer was activated the following November and is currently being used in the campus steam plant. According to David Phillips, director of utilities, the economizer is expected to be used to heat more dorms in the future. “As part of the Tercero Phase 3 project we also laid the pipe to eventually connect Tercero Phase 4, the Tercero Dining Commons and potentially Tercero South I and Tercero South II. We are currently working with [Orozco] and a consultant to define the details for connecting the Tercero

Dining Commons next. We are also beginning formal planning for the Tercero Phase 4 project which is scheduled to begin construction in 2014,” Phillips said. The revolutionary aspect of the economizer, according to Phillips, is that it allows the use of hot water instead of steam to heat the buildings. “That’s like a really new idea for campus. Steam takes a great amount of energy. When you start using hot water, it opens up a whole new world of technology, for sustainability reasons ... That’s the trend that’s really exciting. This is our first little expansion,” Phillips said.

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UC Davis has strong showing at Fresno State Kick-Off Aggies go 3-2 through grueling weekend schedule

By ALLI KOPAS Aggie Sports Writer

With high expectations ahead of them, the UC Davis softball team began their lengthy road schedule by traveling to Fresno this weekend to compete in the Fresno State Kick-Off. Although the Aggies recorded two losses on the weekend, making their overall record for the season 3-2, their overall play demonstrated great potential for the future. “I think that we wanted to come home 5-0, but having nine freshmen and four transfers, there were multiple things that we were extremely impressed [about] with this team,” said coach Karen Yoder. As for stand-out performances, sophomore Amy Nunez stood out as essential to the team’s success for Yoder, hitting .400 on the weekend. Senior catcher Kelly Schulze, too, proved to be a force in the batter’s box, going 4-11 with three RBIs. Friday – UC Davis 5, Southern Miss. 3 In their season-opener, the Aggies added their first “W” to their overall record with a 5-3 win over Southern Miss. In the first inning, key hits by freshman Christina Guidry and sophomore Cassandra Ginnis combined with key errors by the Golden Eagles allowed the Aggies to take command early. With four runs scored in the first inning, the Aggies would not score again until the fifth inning, when freshman Gretchen Diekman crossed home after pinch running for Nunez. In the bottom of the fifth, Southern Miss.’ offense came alive, scoring their first two runs after some clutch hitting off of Aggie sophomore pitcher Justine Vela. After the fifth, Vela came back undaunted to hold the Golden Eagles to only three hits and one run in the final two innings of the game. Southern Miss. lined out in their last at-bat to give Vela the complete game win and the Aggies a 1-0 record on the season. As a result of four errors on the game, the Golden Eagles added another loss to their record which became 1-2. Of these four errors, three were committed in the first inning, allowing the Aggies to set the pace for the rest of the game. Saturday – UC Davis 2, Fresno State 4; UC Davis 5, UTEP 3 After nearly a one-hour time delay, the Aggies (1-0) finally took the field against host Fresno State (2-1) in their second game of the season. Fresno State came out strong, scoring all four of their runs within the first five innings. Although the Aggies’ managed eight hits, they were unable to capitalize in scoring position as they stranded nine runners on base throughout the course of the game. Unfortunately for the Ags, their surge for runs came too late as they scored two runs in the sixth inning and left one on base in the seventh, and the Aggies recorded their first loss against the Bulldogs. Immediately following the culmination of the Fresno State game, the Aggies made a quick transition toward their next opponent UTEP (1-2). Still warm from their prior battle, the Aggie bats came out swinging, scoring on their third at-bat. The Miners attempted to make a comeback, scoring a run in the third inning and then adding another two in the fifth, only to be stifled by an “en fuego” Aggie offense in the bottom of the inning. The Aggies retaliated after having their lead stolen from them, scoring four runs on only

two hits and with the help of two not-so “Miner” errors. The Aggies’ monster of a fifth inning assisted in a very much-earned victory against the UTEP Miners which culminated just at the stroke of midnight. The win went to freshman Leah Munden, who recorded her very first in an Aggie uniform. Sunday – UC Davis 5, Southern Miss. 2; UC Davis 1, Sacramento State 2 In a replay from the first day of play in the tournament for both teams, UC Davis (2-1) took on Southern Miss. again after a quick turnaround from their midnight finish just the night prior. In the second inning, Southern Miss. added their first run to the board, only to be countered in the bottom of the inning by four hits with three runs by the Aggies. Schulze recorded a clutch RBI single, while both junior Chandler Wagner and freshman Kaila Olson scored on an error. In the fourth, freshman Christa Castello came up big for the Ags with a leadoff single followed by a stolen base which put her in scoring position for an RBI double by the red hot bat of Schulze. Going into the seventh inning, the Aggies managed to maintain a 5-2 lead due to a quick one-two-three inning by winning pitcher senior Jessica Thweatt. The win moved the Aggies’ overall record to 3-1, while Southern Miss.’ dropped to 2-5. In UC Davis’ final matchup of the weekend, the Aggies took on their Causeway rival Sacramento State in the hopes of adding another win to their solid weekend record. After Sacramento State scored in the first inning due to a string of singles, neither team would add another tick to their hit column until the fourth inning. In the top of the inning, the Aggies came close to challenging the Hornet’s slim lead, only to strand two in scoring position. Only in the seventh inning would the Aggies make a late charge as Guidry scored from first on a double by sophomore Krista Bava. In just the next at-bat, freshman Janelle Gusiff singled up the middle, pushing Bava from second to third, only to be thrown out on a gutsy decision to go home. The RBI by Bava’s double would prove to be the Aggies’ sole run in a tough 1-2 loss against the Hornets. Although experiencing a tough loss at the end, the Aggies left the Fresno State Kick-Off with a hard-fought 3-2 record. Despite leaving Fresno with two losses, Yoder was enthused by the response she received from Aggie fans at the tournament. “The reaction that I got from the fans was that it was really exciting to watch us. They were all highly energetic, and said that we were very competitive this weekend, which is always great to hear from our fans,” Yoder said. “They were impressed with the play and there are only positive things for us in the future.” Although the Aggies’ first weekend into the season proved to be a success, the plot will continue to thicken this Wednesday as UC Davis hosts one of the top-ranked teams in the nation, UC Berkeley, and then travels down to Palo Alto for the weekend to compete in the Stanford Invitational. With an intimidating schedule in the upcoming week for the Aggies, Yoder said it best. “Just one pitch at a time,” she said. ALLI KOPAS can be reached at

UC Davis track and field completes competition in Washington Various Aggies compete in respective events at free meet By VEENA BANSAL Aggie Sports Writer

The UC Davis track and field team wrapped up a busy week with solid performances at the University of Washington Open at Dempsey Indoor this past weekend. Senior Lauren Wallace and sophomore Raquel Lambdin finished first and third, respectively, in the 800-meter run. UC Davis was involved in indoor track and field competition on Friday and Saturday at the Husky Classic, as well. The Aggies posted phenomenal results and were able to carry that spirit and energy into their final competition on Sunday. “The Aggie women capped off a long weekend that saw some athletes with reduced workloads for today’s meet but featured results that showed a good level of consistency and demonstrated early season strength,” said Aggie coach Drew Wartenburg. Wallace, the record holder in the 800 with a time of 2:07.48, claimed the event on Sunday in a time of 2:08.01. She was able to edge Bowerman AC’s Lynsay Harper. In addition, Lambdin posted third in the event with a time of 2:09.91. The Aggies displayed an all-rounded effort from several other runners, as well. Senior Melanise Chapman post-

ed her second fastest time on Sunday at 24.73 in the 200, finishing third. Sophomore teammate Ashley Marshall was just a step behind with a personal best of 24.74. With that, Chapman solidified her No. 2 spot on the Aggies’ all-time list. Furthermore, Chapman claimed second in the 60-meter sprint with a time of 7.58, falling short of tying her personal best 7.52 on Saturday. In the 400-meter, senior Shanie Landenin captured second place overall at 56.42 seconds, placing her fifth alltime in the Aggie record book. Senior Emily Bush, who holds a pole vault record of 3.82 meters (12’6.25”) finished third in her section at 3.77 meters. Freshman Danielle Steffena displayed a remarkable effort, finishing second at 3.62 meters. Sophomore Veronica Smart and Steffen participated in the weight throw as well. Smart posted a mark of 16.54 meters, while sophomore Sarah Hussey finished at 15.31 meters. The Aggies posted strong performances this past weekend and will be able to catch a breather until next Sunday at Fresno State’s Run for the Dream Invitational.

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Hawkins returns to business Aggies earn first win over UC Santa Barbara since 2007


Aggie Sports Writer

UC Davis entered UC Santa Barbara’s “Thunderdome” and proceeded to bring the house down. Sophomore J.T. Adenerele scored the first points of the game by slamming a dunk through the hoop, despite the Gaucho player hanging on his back. It is rare for UC Davis to jump to an early lead on their opponents, but once the energy was established, the Aggies never backed down. Sophomore Corey Hawkins was certainly eager to return to the court and reassert his offensive skills. He totaled a team-high 20 points and helped the Aggies maintain a double-digit lead for most of the game. Junior Ryan Sypkens and Adenrele also banked double-digits for the Aggie offense. UC Davis’ offensive performance was paired with a solid defense. The Gauchos were never able to find a rallying rhythm because UC Davis was able to steal the ball six times throughout the game to keep the momentum. Freshman Olivier Paul-Betu has been playing some hard-earned minutes lately. His small stature gives him a decided size disadvantage, but no one can fault his skill or his commitment to the team. Paul-Betu held his ground under the basket and managed to draw an offensive charge against the Gauchos’ best player, Alan Williams. The charge put the ball back into the Aggies’ hands and it gave them the chance to pull away on another run. “Olivier is a tough guy who leads our team in charges during practice. He may not be one of our biggest guys, but he is one of the toughest because he is always willing to lay his body on the line. That charge energized our team," said head coach Jim Les. The Aggies struggled to combat Williams during their last meeting, but they pressed him hard on Thursday and his scoring abilities were severely diminished. He was often guarded by several Aggies at once, and he was held to 15 points. The focus on Williams allowed a few other Gauchos to step up and score for their team, but the Aggie defense was able to hold them in check, even through the final minutes of the game. UC Davis was able to walk away with a 64-56 victory. "UC Santa Barbara shoots the ball

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Junior Ryan Sypkens scored five treys against Cal Poly. well, but I thought they missed a lot of shots because of our defense and our physicality. We are really pleased with our defensive effort tonight," Les said. The Aggies were thrilled to walk away with a win. It was their first victory in Santa Barbara since 2007 and it gave UC Davis the juice to contend with Cal Poly on Saturday. The last game against the Mustangs ended when Hawkins somehow managed to land a buzzer-beater shot while falling to the floor. It was a tough contest and the Aggies were expecting much of the same. Unfortunately, most of UC Davis’ offense failed to catch the bus to San Luis Obispo. However, Sypkens definitely had his swagger from beyond the threepoint arc. He continues to achieve robotic near-perfection from beyond the

arc, landing five treys on the night. Hawkins surged later in the game, scoring 12 of his 16 points in the final half of the game. Adenrele also pitched in an additional 10 points for UC Davis. It was not a terrible performance for the offense, but it seemed flat. Usually, UC Davis struggles to dominate the defensive side of the paint, but they rarely have trouble scoring. “Offense doesn’t always travel,” Les said. The Aggies did a phenomenal job of minimizing Cal Poly’s best player, Chris Eversley. The Mustangs’ primary offensive weapon was held to a mere nine points throughout the game. Unfortunately, the focus on Eversley prevented the Aggies from guarding the rest of the Mustangs’ squad.

The game was a disappointing loss because Les felt like his team should have been in contention. Instead, their offense fizzled and their defense was unable to provide any energizing spark. "I thought we were not as aggressive on defense as we needed to be. We needed to be the aggressor, step up on defense and set the tone for the game.” Les said. “When we watch the tape, everyone is going to see the difference between Thursday night and tonight.” The Aggies split the weekend and moved to 9-13 overall and 5-6 in the Big West Conference. They hold the sixthplace ranking in conference, and they have two chances to earn more conference wins in the Pavilion this week. KIM CARR can be reached at

February 12, 2013  
February 12, 2013  

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