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The California Aggie

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
TypeStudent newspaper
Owner(s)The Associated Students of UC Davis
Headquarters25 Lower Freeborn
UC Davis
Davis, CA
United States
Circulation4,000 (weekly)


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 distributes 4,000 copies weekly. It is available for free at many stands around the UC Davis campus.

The Aggie ceased production of its Friday issues in February 2009,[2] moved to a weekly format in 2013[3] to reduce operating costs, and was published online-only until September 2016, when it returned to a weekly print edition.[4]

The California Aggie currently publishes a print edition on Thursdays and online content Monday-Friday.[citation needed]


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