THE DOWNLOAD: ‘Spring Festival,’ Gunrock’s Birthday

Lunar New Year may have come and gone, but it’s not too late to think back on the season and the kinds of performances we might be able to see in a normal year. The UC Davis Concert Band and California Youth Symphony Wind Symphony got together — virtually — last year for a performance of Chen Yi’s Spring Festival, in honor of festivals and events we’re missing out on because of the pandemic. Watch it above, then watch Chancellor Gary S. May’s Lunar New Year message.

Student-athlete gives thoughts on tough times

Alyssa Ito, a senior majoring in design, knows a thing or two about difficult times. She has undergone three knee surgeries, and received the Sarah Sumpter Perseverance Award upon her return.

“The work ethic and commitment displayed by Ito throughout her rehab, and subsequent return to competition, is why she is the second recipient of the Sarah Sumpter Perseverance Award,” Intercollegiate Athletics said in 2019.

Watch the above video to hear about her perspective on tough times, plus why she enjoys her chosen major.

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