News in brief: University is investigating alleged police brutality incident

News in brief: University is investigating alleged police brutality incident

Residents of the Domes recently put up signs “to bring awareness” to an alleged police brutality incident involving two students on adjacent Orchard Road, a Domes resident said. The resident said he wrote a letter to The Aggie after witnessing the police use excessive force on March 6 against two...
A travelling preacher, a long way from home

A travelling preacher, a long way from home

A hot water dispenser fell off its perch and landed on a pile of blankets as Monte Botts hit a bump driving his ’89 Ford Econoline van down a rainy Davis street. The water heater found itself nestled by a box of Mrs. Field’s Oatmeal Crème cookies, canned Pedigree dog...
Less than a fifth of CoHo food sustainably produced

Less than a fifth of CoHo food sustainably produced

It’s noon and Jennilyn Yu just finished her midterm on the south side of campus. She’s ready for lunch and makes the walk across campus to the CoHo. After scanning the menus and lines, Yu settles on the shortest line – the pizza line. She orders a slice of pizza...
A face behind a sign: a look at homelessness in Davis

A face behind a sign: a look at homelessness in Davis

It’s Saturday, February 22 and Lori Clark*, 34, is planted on the gum-plastered sidewalk painting a deep magenta sky behind crashing ocean waves. Her eyes are transfixed on her work; her canvas teeters upon a makeshift easel resting on an emptied Sunkist orange crate. On this Saturday afternoon, passersby glance...
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Resisting McDonaldization

Resisting McDonaldization

Our culture of victim-blaming is limitless. Folks within the food movement, pushing for “healthier,” organic, non-processed food, often forget the masses of individuals in this country who cannot afford such a lifestyle. We judge and blame obese or otherwise unhealthy-looking people. If only they would eat a salad, we say, shaking our heads. Yet we...
Investing in diversity

Investing in diversity

Today more non-white students graduate from high school than white students, while simultaneously, tuition fees at our public universities continue to rise. If tuition continues its upward surge, even less students of color will reach higher education. Denying these students the opportunity to develop leadership and other skills will decrease the number of future leaders...
Gluten unwrapped

Gluten unwrapped

In recent years, American supermarkets have stealthily evolved under our gaze into vibrant mazes designed to seduce consumers towards their highly processed middle aisles. If you have ever taken a bite of pillowy white sliced bread, al dente pasta from a box, or a cream-filled Oreo, then chances are you have encountered the protein gluten....

Sacramento group home serves as safe-haven for sex trafficking victims

Preparing meals, driving a packed vehicle to and from recreational activities, administering medication, putting children to bed. This is a day on the job for 24-year-old Kristen Snow. Though her job description matches that of a busy, stay-at-home mom, Snow, a UC Davis graduate and current Davis resident, is a child care worker for Courage...
Davis cracks down on "scavengers"

Davis cracks down on “scavengers”

Mitchell Timm hoisted a stuffed black plastic bag onto his back as he made his way to the next bin. At 5:30am on a recent Saturday, Timm was getting first picks from the recycling bins on F street in Davis. What Timm did not know is that plucking a few soda cans could cost him...
Gloria Chen vs. The Aggie in documents

Gloria Chen vs. The Aggie in documents

First came Gloria Chen’s complaint (page 1) (page 2) against the ASUCD Elections Committee, arguing that the Aggie’s fee did not deserve to pass. After the hearing, the Court delivered its verdict, ruling that the Aggie’s Fee was null and void. Soon after, the Court filed its full opinion. Eric Renslo, the Elections Committee chair,...
Custom gender

Custom gender

As of February, you can specify your gender identity on Facebook with 51 possible options as well as your “PGP”, or preferred gender pronoun. For folks not in the LGBTQIA movement, this may not be that important. However, this was seen as a significant step for this community. Not only can you command the site...

Where’s the Aggie?

This quarter is presumably the first time in 100 years that UC Davis has gone without a regular campus newspaper, which is nothing short of disaster. Though the Aggie’s fee referendum passed overwhelming during Winter Quarter’s ASUCD elections, this all came crashing down. The administration was slow in approving the measure, possibly because the Aggie...

Issue 5

Cause of Death: Technology

Cause of Death: Technology

In every class I see at least a few of them, sitting unassumingly on desks. Kindles, iPads, tablets and laptops of every kind are rapidly replacing course texts and taking notes. As advertised, they are compact, reasonably affordable, and more convenient than carrying heavy books. Yet some people are hesitant to convert — people like...
Required to Suffer

Required to Suffer

“General education” stands as an enduring purpose for colleges and universities. Their mission, in spirit if not always in practice, is to educate students and prepare them to become good citizens. General education courses aspire to achieve that goal, but the current framework of Core Literacies at UC Davis discourages the intellectual growth of students....
Choice Voting Explained

Choice Voting Explained

Each Fall and Winter quarter, undergraduate students go to the polls—often their own computers—to select their Senators and Presidential ticket.