For 99 years, The California Aggie has been the newspaper of UC Davis, published by a small army of students working together. Funding itself through local advertisements and providing news for the local community and real world experience for students, it has been a key part of UCD. In recent years, due either to missteps or simple difficulties in managing the rapidly changing media world, the paper is facing a budget crisis that will put an end to it. Like many other newspapers, student and commercial, the Aggie is seeking funding to enable it to survive and be stable enough to weather the changes needed in coming years.
Students are currently voting for or against Ballot Measure 1, better known as Save the Aggie from the 18th through the 21st. A simple majority is not sufficient: the measure must receive 60%+1 vote and see a voter turnout of at least 20% to pass.