The California Aggie

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The California Aggie
Type Student newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) The Associated Students of UC Davis
Founded 1915
Language English
Headquarters 25 Lower Freeborn
UC Davis
Davis, CA
United States
Circulation 8,000 (daily)

The California Aggie is a weekly newspaper distributed in the Davis, California area. It is staffed entirely by UC Davis students and is the official campus newspaper.


The California Aggie was first published in 1915 as the Weekly Agricola after its approval by the Associated Student Executive Committee. At this point, UC Davis was considered the University Farm, an extension of UC Berkeley. Students from UC Berkeley's paper, The Daily Californian, advised the Weekly Agricola during its beginning months.[1]

Initially, the Weekly Agricola was focused on both student news and farming-related topics. Novelist Jack London was one of the first readers of the Weekly Agricola. In 1922, it was renamed to match the school's athletic name.[1]

Today, the Aggie has the largest print distribution in Yolo County, at around 8,000 copies distributed daily. It is available for free at many stands around the UC Davis campus.

The Aggie ceased production of their Friday issues in February 2009,[2] moved to a weekly format in 2013[3] to reduce operating costs, and is going online-only while its pending fee is being determined as of March, 2014.[4]

The California Aggie has now reverted to doing weekly print versions.[citation needed]

Managing staff[edit]

The Aggie managing staff for the 2016-2017 academic year is:

Chief Data Scientist - James Sharpnack

Server Manager - Prof. Katherine Penelope Sharpnack

Editor in Chief - Scott Dresser

Managing Editor - Ellie Dierking

New Media Manager - Chiara Alves

Social Media Manager – Liz McAllister

Website Manager – Veronica Vargo

Newsletter Manager - Madeline Ong

Campus Editor - Alyssa Vandenberg

City Editor - Samantha Solomon

Opinion Editor - Eli Flesch

Features Editor - Emilie DeFazio

Sports Editor - Bryan Sykes

Arts Editor - Amanda Ong

Science Editor - Ariel Robbins

Copy Chief - Olivia Rockeman

Copy Chief - Emily Stack

Photo Editor - Jay Gelvezon

Design Director - Hannah Lee


  1. ^ a b UC Davis: Spotlight: Student news since 1915
  2. ^ Letter from the Editor - Aggie budget cuts (27 January 2009)
  3. ^ Letter from the Editor (February 28, 2013)
  4. ^ Letter from the Editor (March 13th, 2014

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