REGENTS: The New University interviews UC President Mark Yudof about the fee increase and budget.
WATER POLO: After a fast start to the season, UCI falls short on the road against some stiff opponents.
DEBT: Mid-year student fee increase sparks worry among many students during economic hard times
WOMEN’S VBALL: Pestolesi, Piggott, and Robertson lead the charge as UCi is ranked nationally early on.
When I came to UC Irvine in the fall of 2006, I was not expecting much school spirit for athletic programs. I was not attending a school like UCLA or USC where it is customary to paint your face and tailgate before football games.
However, I acquired a certain love for UCI athletics during my freshman year when I would walk to the men’s basketball games at the Bren Events Center from my dorm in Mesa Court. I usually attended the games just to relax and talk to some friends. Every game would go down to the final minute, so there was always a reason to stay and watch.
There are a few topics of discussion that are bound to come up time and time again during your stay at UCI, including Mesa Court versus Middle Earth, how Irvine is so ridiculously safe, how Irvine has two cops within eyesight at every intersection and, most of all, how we have a science library instead of a football team.
Academics: UC Irvine’s School of Law discusses its goals for the highly anticipated addition to campus.
Contribution: Research will be focusing on disease detection, treatments and vaccines.
So after five long years, this is what it comes down to. I’ve got about two more weeks before I graduate, and find myself tossed into the post-graduate world. I have to say that I’ve had an eventful time here at Irvine. The school definitely lives up to its reputation, as the campus I leave behind looks quite different from the one I entered as a freshman. I like to think that I’ve had a pretty encompassing experience here. I’ve lived in Middle Earth, Campus Village, Vista Del Campo Norte, Stanford and was eventually forced to move back home for a year and taste commuter life, so I’ve encountered varied aspects of the school that many may never know.
By the end of this month, the UC Board of Regents will officially appoint the student regent for the 2010-2011 year. Although it is unknown for sure who will get the appointment, two UC Irvine students have advanced to the final three considered candidates.