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THE DOWNLOAD: Landscape Architecture, Aggie Pride Profiles, Sting

By Dateline Staff on December 6, 2016 in University

Landscape Architecture at UC Davis

Students in UC Davis' Landscape Architecture program are doing more than learning the basics — they're making their mark on campus.

In the above video, see some of the places landscape architecture students have beautified campus, and where they're looking next.

Aggie Pride Friday: Animal science major hopes to help

Diana Vale.

“My dog passed away not too long ago. She was really sick, and I couldn't afford her treatment, so I had to say goodbye to her. It made me really sad because it made me think: ‘How can I want to be somebody who helps animals yet not have been able to help my own?’ It took a long time, but I had to just start thinking positively— I may not have been able to help her at the time, but I know in the future I will be able to help a different animal and that encourages me to keep going.

"What makes me proud to be an Aggie? Everyone is so friendly, and I know that when I go outside the house I’ll see friendly faces. We help each other out— if somebody gets a flat tire on their bike, somebody will stop and help out instead of ignoring them and going on their way. It’s nice to know that I’m part of a community like that.”

— Diana Valle, fourth year animal science major

This photo is part of a series of vignettes of proud Aggies. More can be found on Facebook and Instagram

Sting credits KDVS for early success

UC Davis' own KDVS radio station had a hand in launching The Police's first single, "Roxanne," into the mainstream, its lead singer told Howard Stern last month.

In a Nov. 9 appearance on The Howard Stern Show, Sting told the DJ the first stations that played the song from the then-unknown band were one in Austin, Texas, and the one on the UC Davis campus.

"And then a radio station I think in Austin, Texas — [KLBJ], which was Lady Bird Johnson’s station ... and a station up at UC Davis, up in California, started to play this thing, and it became viral," Sting said.

Excerpts from the interview can be heard on The Howard Stern Show website

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