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Up Front: Letters to and from the editor
Campus Currents: UCSD Stories
Shelf Life: Books
Cliff Notes: Student life and sports
Class Notes: Alumni profiles
Looking Back: Thoughts on UCSD
Credits: Staff and Contributors
On the Job: Palestinian Drama
The Intellectual Eatery
AIDS In Kabul
The Kite Runner
40 Years A-Growing
Making Waves
King of the Reefs
Police Pursuit
Iceberg Hotspots
Silent Desert
Hopping Robot

Cliff Notes May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2


When the Smoke Clears
Some students went home to escape the thick, ash-filled air. Others took advantage of the mid-quarter break to relax. But many students used their week off to help evacuated San Diegans wherever and however they could.


Bear Gardens
The Thank God It’s Friday parties of the 1980s consisted of kegs on The Hump next to the Student Center and Main Gym. And as of October, 2006, the TGIFs are back.


Grove Update
Just weeks after our September issue was published, the Grove Caffe story (“Operation Save The Grove”) changed. The A.S. Council dissolved its Grove Caffe partnership with the Rady School of Management and, citing the need to have stable management, hired a full-time external manager who began in the fall.


Shutout Star: For the eighth year in a row, the UCSD women’s soccer team captured the California Collegiate Athletic Association South Division Championship and has qualified for the NCAA D-II tournament. Ranked fifth in the nation, Jessica McGovern, Revelle ’09,
pictured at left throwing the ball, won both All-CCAA and All-West Region awards for her 0.39 goals- against average and 10 shutouts and steered her team to a 12-3-2 record during the regular season.

Cool Runnings: In his first year on the job, head coach Nate Garcia, ’00, has led the men’s cross country team to the NCAA National Championships after its third-place finish at the NCAA Division II West Region Championships in early November. Accompanying them is the women’s team, which qualified with a fourth-place finish at the West Regionals. UCSD's top runner at the National Championships, Jesse Morrill, Sixth ’10, pictured left, and Diane Dunn, ERC ’08, earned NCAA D-II All-West Region honors
for their performances.

Close Call: The UCSD women’s volleyball team went to their 26th NCAA Postseason Tournament with a 19-7 regular season record. Sylvia Schmidt, Marshall ’10, pictured right, helped lead the Tritons to a thrilling 3-2 come-from-behind victory against No. 2 Cal State San Bernardino on October 27.

Paper Trail A selection of fall quarter Guardian headlines. MORE




A selection of Spring happenings.

Desperate Communications
October 1 - November 5, Geisel Library

Just in time for Halloween: a display ranging from Safety Coffins to Crystal Balls to Tea Leaves. It mixes books, objects and literary
references in a veritable seasonal witches brew. For more info: (858) 534-8074

January 25-February 2, Mandell Weiss Forum
Shakespeare’s tale of King Pericles and his lost daughter Marina, directed by guest artist Andrei Belgrader. http://theatre.ucsd.edu/onstage

Rubberbandance Group
February 7, Mandeville Auditorium
An über-physical hybrid of precision and
invention, RBDG mixes up explosive hip-hop, contemporary and classical dance with energy that pops and sizzles. www.artpower.ucsd.edu

The Physicists
February 8-16, Mandell Weiss Theatre
The satirical drama by Swiss playwright Friedrich Dürrenmatt is directed by graduate director Lori Petermann, M.F.A. ’10.

Teeny-Tiny Film Series— The Silent Films We Love Most
February 14, The Loft @ UCSD
The Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra for Silent Films opens the series on Valentine’s Day with a selection of silent films that the ensemble loves most. www.artpower.ucsd.edu

February 15-23, Mandell Weiss Forum
This Absurdist classic written by Polish satirist Slawomir Mrozek is directed by Gabor Tompa, artistic director of the Hungarian State Theatre in Cluj, Romania.

2 Foot Yard
March 6, The Loft @ UCSD
2 Foot Yard features violin, cello, vocals and percussion as you’ve never heard them played before—with power, passion and wit.

Acid Mothers Temple
March 14, Che Café
Psychedelic, ambient rock band Acid Mothers Temple will perform at the Che Café. http://checafe.ucsd.edu/events.html