Review Category : Opinion

And then I found 5 dollars

Let's be honest, we all have our bad weeks. I'm not talking about anything serious (although those happen, too), I'm talking about those times when tons of little annoyances just add up and the tiniest thing can make you break down into tears of self-pity. Take right now, for example. I should be happy as a clam (which I'm pretty sure means that I should be pretty gosh-darn happy, although I never understood how clams became the mascot for happiness).

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Letter to the Editor: Animal research humane

Dear Editor,

 

I was deeply troubled by the guest opinion article by Jan Weeks, entitled "Animal Welfare at UCD." I am also a UCD alumna and I currently work in a research lab at the UC Davis Medical Center. My research on liver fibrosis requires animals be sacrificed frequently for experiments.

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Editorial: Middle Eastern category

University officials are considering a change to add a Middle Eastern category on the University of California application.

Currently, students who self-identify as Middle Eastern are typically expected to categorize themselves as white on the UC application, although some opt to choose African, Asian or other.

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Transfer student housing

The decision by UC Davis to secure housing for future transfer students shows a positive shift by the university toward caring for the entire student body.

By securing housing agreements with Primero Grove, The Lexington and The Arbors, the university has guaranteed that it will be able to provide housing to incoming transfer students. Previously, UC Davis was the only UC campus that could not guarantee housing to this group.

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The Sterling Compass

For months you tried to plant the seeds of romance by being a genuine and thoughtful friend, often consoling her and listening to her complain about how Stage 3 douchebags (if you're confused about the stages, I encourage you to check out last week's column) seem to be a dime a dozen in this shanty town.

And all the while you wondered if she was blind.

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Otherwise, they’ll kill you

I want to murder my toilet. Lately, it has decided to go rogue and do everything it's not supposed to do. One day, I'll open the lid in hopes of (ahem) "dropping the kids off at the pool," and see that there is absolutely no water in it.

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Steal this Column

Being a student at one of the world's largest public universities makes avoiding passionate debaters practically impossible.

Most of the time such debate appears to be intelligent. You'll simply overhear a few of your peers calmly tossing out points and counter-points, secretly nod your head at the validity of their claims, and decide to get moving to your next class.

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Cap and Gown List

Yogi Bear would have felt right at home here Saturday. Plenty of picnic baskets for him and Booboo, and nary a Ranger Rick to spoil the fun.… That is the Marvel of the annual Davis Picnic Day. It's like the entire Davis area had been transformed into our own Cartoon Network classic.

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Hail to the Chief

Another Picnic Day has come and gone, and now the UC Davis campus has a week or so to recover from the trampling it took from the billion or so people that visited on Saturday.

Meanwhile, students will spend the next few days contemplating, avoiding and ultimately studying for the quarter's first batch of midterms.

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And then there were two

Super Senior,

 

I've been dating my girlfriend for about nine months and it's come to my attention that her parents don't like me. At all.And they show no signs of warming up to the idea of me dating their daughter. I think it's got something to do with my political and religious views, so you seem the right guy to askshould I even bother worrying about this and what, if anything, can be done to ease the tension?

 

From the House of Montague

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Good Morning, Oceania!

In Oceania, the decaying socialist military state George Orwell imagines in 1984, an omnipotent governmental party continuallyengineers and imposes "newspeakon its citizenry

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PhiLOLsophy

Americans are obsessed with the mass accumulation of stuff. The bigger the heap of stuff they have, the happier they are. And nothing, not even loved ones, dare get in their way of amassing more stuff. People abandon their families for higher paying jobs and divorce their spouses because of avoidable money issues.

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The Defining Moments

America has become introspective. She is reexamining her mistakes and myopia, symbols of a deep crisis of identity. And the problem is this: Her values have, for a while now, been altered by heightened expectations and excess of modernity. America, here, desires to re-embrace her past and her classical values.

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Pants Optional

Some days it seems like Davis is a sad little pool of incest. It's necessary to state this only figuratively. I'm not hating on people who actually partake in incest because, hell, you never know who you're gonna offend.

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