Column: Home plate

The bases are loaded and it's the bottom of the ninth. The fans are cheering and the fate of the World Series is resting on your shoulders. You may be wondering why I'm referring to a baseball game when this is supposed to be about sex and relationships, right? Well, remember the good old days of high school - make that middle school, really - when we discussed our sex lives as if we were playing baseball. ...

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All work, no play for Aggies

To most college students, spring break either includes wild partying or week-long hibernation. For the UC Davis outdoor track team, the break was not nearly so kind. ...

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Column: Bitter 16

A new season is about to begin and hope springs eternal. The familiar stalwarts from yesteryear are gone, and its time to evaluate the fresh crop of hopefuls. Yes, the ballot season is upon us, and it's time to break out the voter information guides. ...

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Column: Ayahuasca

Alice, the girl I had a crush on for two years, was the first one out of all of us to do weed in high school. Five years later, we're at McDonalds - somewhere she only agreed to go to because it was Filet-O-Fish Friday - and she's telling us about ayahuasca, a root drug she took during her trip to Peru last fall. ...

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Column: Chewing tobacco

I feel like I forgot how to write. I think it's because I'm no longer chilling out next to the newspaper crease, which is making me feel out of my element. ...

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Guest opinion

When I was in elementary school, this was this time of year when my Jewishness was most obvious. For eight days, instead of enjoying my usual peanut butter and jelly on wheat bread, I'd eat it on matza - the cracker-like substance I loathe to term "Bread of Affliction." ...

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Editorial: Open meetings

In California one of our most prized democratic principles is keeping government proceedings open and transparent. A loophole in the law, however, means groups like the ASUCD Senate don't have to obey the state's open meeting rules. ...

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Editorial: ICA budget

A $1.79 million reduction to the UC Davis Intercollegiate Athletics Department could result in the removal of up to nine teams from the 2010-2011 budget. ...

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Davis-native starts publishing company

David Johnson has done it all. After an unsuccessful attempt at making the Sacramento Kings, the 26-year-old author and father of two has started his own publishing company, Davis Boy Publishing. In November, Johnson wrote and published Lost and Found, a memoir of his struggles growing up in Davis. In light of his success, the California Aggie sat down with Johnson to discuss the author's take on Davis, basketball and life as a writer. ...

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