"Cinco de Drinko": the inside story

“Cinco de Drinko”: the inside story

Since last month’s controversy surrounding a Cinco de Mayo-themed party created by employees of the UC Davis Coffee House, made public by a Facebook event that featured a picture of four people in ponchos and sombreros trying to climb over a fence while two people dressed as border patrol stood...
Defining consent

Defining consent

A group of friends spend a summer night in August 2012 drinking. They are sitting in a circle in wooded green space next to a suburban California cul-de-sac when a female lunges toward the male UC Davis student sitting next to her, pulling him towards her and showering him in...
Through the eyes of autism

Through the eyes of autism

Everyone around 22-year-old UC Davis senior Chelsea Boon is having fun—laughing, talking, singing, and gossiping. The fluorescent light bulbs of lecture halls flicker and aromas of Coffee House pizza and taco salads linger. She tries to coexist with her peers but she can’t understand why they are being so loud...
Minds living on minimum

Minds living on minimum

Descending in a shiny dark-tiled elevator from the first floor of Mrak Hall, Chelsea Hull would transition from walls plastered with student activity posters overwhelmed by the flawless UCD life to the bare hall leading to the basement Registrar Office. “Does this look like happiness?” the senior English major groans,...
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Houseboats weekend at Lake Shasta: a captain’s log

This is a first-person account by a UC Davis student who attended Houseboats 2014. Houseboats is an annual event over Memorial Day weekend that attracts UCD students, mainly fraternity and sorority members, who rent houseboats on Lake Shasta and park them on Slaughterhouse Island. Immediately after our houseboat leaves the dock, I cut a large...
Creating history: your turn

Creating history: your turn

UCD found itself in the spotlight of the news again on May 2nd, this time because of a sit-in organized by over 100 student activists at the CoHo in response to a racially “themed” party organized by a group of CoHo employees. For a number of UCD students, the sit-in exposed them to difficult conversations...
Pointing fingers

Pointing fingers

Racism is a racy subject, and cultural appropriation is not something you want to be known for. Unfortunately, these were two topics of conversation and activism as a result of the “Cinco de Drinko Sloshball” and “Holyland” events hosted by members of the CoHo. I question the efficacy of actions such as the CoHo Sit-In...
Defining moments

Defining moments

I realize I have scheduled nearly every evening and weekend of my college career thus far. Of course there were moments—the most beautiful, perfect, and productive ones—that were unplanned. But I often wonder whether I have been fully aware during those scheduled hours and the moments in between. If I had been fully present and...

2nd year Philosophy major feels him and professor have a lot to talk about

DAVIS – Benji Greer, a 2nd year UCD philosophy student, has expressed on a number of occasions that he thinks he and his Philosophy 1 professor Ronald Sherman, PhD, would get along really well. “I just think that we have a lot of the same interests and life philosophies,” Greer said. “Why does the human...

Teen is Cold After Mom Insisted he take a Jacket

SAN FRANCISCO – Franky Warner, 15, was ready for a night of loitering out with his friends, when his caring mother advised him to take a jacket before he walked out the door. Franky rolled his eyes at the incessant nagging and replied “God mom will get off my case? You’re the worst!” and slammed...

CoHo under fire for new pointy white hats

DAVIS – During a time of high racial tensions on the UC Davis campus, the Coffee House recently met scrutiny on their new uniform policy, which includes a large pointy white hat and cloth mask. The new outfit has caused many students and faculty alike to believe that employees of the CoHo are racists and...

World thanks sorority for their cupcake philanthropy event

DAVIS – The UC Davis chapter of the sorority Alpha Gamma recently made international news when countries of the world came to- gether to thank them for their highly successful Funfetti Cupcake philanthropy event. In an incredible display of altruism, sisters of the sorority baked Funfetti cupcakes and invited members of the university and community...

UC Davis to release thousands of alcoholics into the workforce this June

Issue 7

Issue 6

Alleged police brutality victim may be in court

A letter published in the California Aggie shocked readers with a story of alleged UCD Police Department brutality and hate speech against two passers-by near the Domes on March 6. One of the two individuals, an 18-year old, was arrested for marijuana possession and obstructing an officer. Now he may be going to the Woodland...