THE DOWNLOAD: Athletics Hall of Fame, Microscopic Views

2021 CAAHOF Inductee - Marc Manfredda

Two classes of honorees were inducted into the Cal Aggie Athletics Hall of Fame Friday (Oct. 1). The ceremony honored not only the 2021 recipients, but also the Class of 2020 honorees, whose ceremony had to be canceled due to the pandemic.

This year’s inductees are:

  • Bob Dunning (2021 Legacy Award)
  • Katie McMahon
  • Marc Manfredda
  • Corey Hawkins
  • Sydnee Fipps
  • Cookie Arrighi

Videos about each inductee (2020 and 2021) are available on the athletics website.

Sketching campus

Fire chief promotes openness about mental health

Fire Chief Nate Trauernicht spoke to KCRA 3 about the stigma associated with admitting to having mental health issues, especially for first responders. He also talked about his own mental health and how he has learned that he isn’t alone.

Student goes up close with food on TikTok


Reply to @mxchii_gacha A mini hamburger patty 🍔🔬 #foryou #microscope #science #DenimYourWay #velabco

♬ Le Festin (From "Ratatouille") - Movie Sounds Unlimited

Justice Dodson is an undergraduate student studying molecular and medical microbiology, and has used his lab instruments to grow a following of more than 1 million people on TikTok since the start of the pandemic. He posts videos of various foods and other items as seen through a microscope, and responds to requests for the next items he should examine. The above video showing ground beef before and after it’s cooked has been viewed more than 4 million times. Read more about him in The California Aggie.

Attitude off the field


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Cody Kitaura is a News and Media Relations Specialist in the Office of Strategic Communications, and can be reached by email or at 530-752-1932.

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