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Campaign Update: Imagine the Future
Looking Back: Thoughts on UCSD
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The Cost of      Catastrophe
Portraits of a Chinese      Past
Welcome to Scripps      Around the Globe

Making Waves

Digital Fish
Dancing in the Desert
Ticking down to the      "Big One"
Sixth Sense


Cliff Notes May 2004: Volume 1, Number 2

The UCSD Guardian was on summer vacation. Look for headlines again in the January issue.

Paper Trail

Lights, Camera, Action Heard of Wong Fu Productions? You may soon. Some 5,000 people a day visit their website. MORE

Climbing On a normally quiet weekend, the campus is empty except perhaps for a few sleepy students trudging into Geisel Library. But on a closer look you’ll see a group of guys, scaling walls, leaping concrete blocks and jumping railings. MORE

Try Out for Triton Traders
Haleh Khadem, ’07, first had the idea when she moved off campus. Why was there no classifieds website similar to Craigslist
catering to the UCSD community? MORE

All That Jazz
Ray Suen, ’07, has played in some of the better-known music venues in San Diego, from the House of Blues to the Casbah, and all before the age of 21. Suen was three when he asked his parents for music lessons. Since then, he has learned to play the violin, guitar and mandolin and has performed with the San Diego Youth Symphony, the Civic Youth Orchestra and the La Jolla Symphony.

Suen came to UCSD as a biology major and thought about going into medicine. It wasn’t until he met Joanie Mendenhall, a local musician, during his freshman year that he began to see another side of music. Mendenhall, a member of folk-rock group Matt Currerri and the Ex-friends, recruited Suen and connected him with some of San Diego’s established musicians. In an article published last winter, the San Diego Union-Tribune called Suen “the secret weapon of the San Diego indie music scene.”

“Finding out about the Hillcrest and North Park music scene was incredible,” Suen says. “I’ve been able to play with so many people and to play different kinds of music.”

Suen has been working on albums with the Ex-Friends and Gregory Page, but what he savors most is live performance. Going into his last year of college, Suen says he wants to improve as a jazz musician but is still unsure how big a role music will play in his future.
“ I’m definitely at a crossroads with what I want to do with music,” Suen says. “But I couldn’t be happier doing what I do.”

—Cliff Notes written by Marnette Federis, ’06


TOP OF THEIR GAME: Men’s soccer All-American Matt Davey, ’06 and women’s track and field’s Mimi Hodgins, ’06 (below) won UCSD’s Outstanding Senior Student Athlete Awards during the Student-Athlete Recognition Night. Davey and Hodgins were two of the 15 who also took home UCSD Athlete of the Year awards.

MATCH POINT: Women’s tennis wrapped up its third straight conference crown after being undefeated in league play for the third year in a row. Ina Dan, ’09 (right) from the UCSD Women’s Tennis team was CCAA Freshman of the Year.

STAYING ON TRACK: Women’s track and field captured its second straight title, winning the league crown by 110.5 points. And women’s tennis and women’s track and field teams both won California Collegiate Athletic Association Championships last spring. Head coaches Tony Salerno (track and field) and Liz La Plante (tennis) were named the CCAA Coach of the Year in their respective sports.

For the latest results on all Triton teams, go to http://athletics.ucsd.edu.