“Riverdale”: television’s counterculture masterpiece
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“Riverdale”: television’s counterculture masterpiece

Maybe YOU’RE cringe. Ever think about that? *”Riverdale” spoilers ahead* Perhaps my brain has melted from constantly consuming media for six months, but out of the countless TV…

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What characters girls should play as in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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What characters girls should play as in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

For all the gamer girls out there Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a multiplayer crossover fighting game. It takes popular characters from franchises and lets the player battle…

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Watch Hayley Willams bloom
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Watch Hayley Willams bloom

“Petals for Armor” pulled up her roots, but she’s headed for the sky Paramore lead singer Hayley Willams released her debut solo album on May 8. The teenage…

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Commentary: Welcome to the post-ironic age
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Commentary: Welcome to the post-ironic age

First as tragedy, then as farce I wake up as I always do a bit groggy but nonetheless eager to see what the day has in store for…

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Campus personified: Searching for a soul within wood, brick and concrete
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Campus personified: Searching for a soul within wood, brick and concrete

Wellman, Shields, Social Sciences, Olson have more to them than meets the eye In the first article I published for The California Aggie, I wrote “among the stucco…

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Commentary: A tribute to the graduates of 2020 —  a graduation nobody will forget
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Commentary: A tribute to the graduates of 2020 — a graduation nobody will forget

The generation with the future in their hands and their sacrifices getting there  The year 2020 was intended to be one of new beginnings. But as we all…

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Harry Styles: What a world-famous rockstar should look like in 2020
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Harry Styles: What a world-famous rockstar should look like in 2020

“Treat People With Kindness” is not just a song off of Styles’ latest album, an ode about how he lives his life, navigates fame  Harry Styles released the…

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From STEM to design, the life of student artist Thomas Telles
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From STEM to design, the life of student artist Thomas Telles

How Telles found a passion for art, tigers  What began as a simple love for slap stickers in middle school blossomed into a small business in college. Thomas…

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Catching up with Davis artist Lillian Frances
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Catching up with Davis artist Lillian Frances

Arts writer Caroline Rutten Zooms with Lillian Frances, talks debut album It has been a year since I last interviewed Lillian Frances, the brightly-colored synth-pop Davis artist. At…

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The California Aggie’s “In 100 Words or Less”
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The California Aggie’s “In 100 Words or Less”

This year’s theme for The California Aggie’s Literary Magazine was “In 100 Words or Less.” The Literary Magazine committee ultimately chose 17 student submissions to feature.  “LUSH”  By…

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One in a thousand: Students like Shondreya Landrum navigate being Black at UC Davis
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One in a thousand: Students like Shondreya Landrum navigate being Black at UC Davis

 Black students, Chancellor May, discuss facing discrimination, finding community In the ASUCD Winter 2019 Elections, Shondreya Landrum won a seat on the Senate table. The ASUCD Elections website,…

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The truth about virtual romance
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The truth about virtual romance

Can we find love online, or is it virtually impossible? If you’ve ever been romantically involved, you probably know what it’s like to get butterflies when someone flirts…

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What have we been listening to this year?
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What have we been listening to this year?

The Arts and Culture Desk (and a bonus!) shares our most impactful albums from this year Liz Jacobson, Arts and Culture Editor: “YHLQMDLG” by Bad Bunny Bad Bunny’s…

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Revisiting “Friends” in 2020
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Revisiting “Friends” in 2020

The iconic, trendsetting ‘90s sitcom is both revered, criticized today  The NBC sitcom “Friends,” which first aired in 1994 and ran for 10 seasons, was a hit from…

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“Normal People” review: It’s not like this with other books
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“Normal People” review: It’s not like this with other books

The universal appeal of “Normal People” is captured both on paper, on screen  What is it that is so fascinating and so engrossing about the 2018 bestseller “Normal…

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