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.
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.
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, moved to a weekly format in 2013 to reduce operating costs, and is going online-only while its pending fee is being determined as of March, 2014.
The California Aggie has now reverted to doing weekly print versions.
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