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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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A high-altitude spring break lies on the horizon

There are a number of ways a 20-year-old could use $30,000. A new car, for instance, or maybe a college fund. However, Tanner Bixler, a junior economics major, has been raising $30,000 for a different cause - to climb Mount Everest.

On Mar. 27, Bixler will be embarking on a journey he has been dreaming about since he summited Alaska's Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America, at the age of 16. At that time, the San Diego, Calif. native was invited to climb Everest, but his high school had no intention of allowing him to skip school and ruin his chances of attending college.

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Nights at the Circus preview performance

8 p.m.

Wyatt Pavilion Theatre

This play is set in the dark world of Victorian freak shows. Recommended for mature audiences due to staged violence, sexual content and adult language. Tickets are $13/$14 general admission and $9/$10 for students.

 

Facial hair takes root at UC Davis

Along with the warm spring weather comes the reappearance of baby smooth faces from behind months of winter hibernation.

But not for everyone.

Within the UC Davis community lie some individuals who are so devoted to their facial hair that the presence of their beards and mustaches will extend beyond the winter season. The process begins in December with Don't Shave It December, which is followed by Just Grow it January, Facial Hair February and culminates with Mustache March.

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Dream discussion group

Noon to 1 p.m.

Moss Room, Memorial Union

Share your dreams and learn how to record and interpret them in this workshop.

Student Chamber Ensembles concert

12:05 p.m.

115 Music

Spice up your lunch hour with this free concert featuring the music of various student chamber groups.

Corrections

In the Mar. 6 issue of MUSE, a photograph was run in Artsweek titled as the UC Davis Gamelan Ensemble when in fact it was a photograph of Gamelan Çudamani, a professional group from Bali, Indonesia who performed at the Mondavi Center during fall quarter.

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Career advising for women

Noon to 1 p.m.

104 North Hall

Still trying to figure out what to do with your major, career or life in general? Drop in and talk with an Internship and Career Center counselor.

 

Arboretum tour

Noon to 1 p.m.

Arboretum Headquarters, La Rue Road

Join UC Davis Arboretum

Five years in Iraq: part two

Editor's note: This March marks the fifth anniversary of the initial stage of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While UC Davis lies a world away from Iraq, the events occurring overseas can be felt close to home. In the second half of this two-part series, UC Davis Army ROTC cadets discuss the futures they will face in Iraq.

Cadet Brent Hofmann finds himself inside one of the UC Davis Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps classrooms. The junior geology major sits neatly dressed, donning his military attire, with his hair cut short.

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Deals around Davis

It's an undeniable truth: Attending college will likely make you smarter, yet it will just as likely drain your bank account. The perks of college life are aplenty, but soon enough, the toll of paying for rent, tuition, books, gas, food and other necessities begins to add up.

While the cost of attending a university can't be changed, here are a few ways to have a night out in Davis without putting a strain on your wallet.

Five Years in Iraq: Part One

This March marks the fifth anniversary of the initial stage of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While UC Davis lies a world away from Iraq, the events occurring overseas can be felt close to home. In the first half of this two-part series, UC Davis professor of military science Stephen Heringer's story is told.