CC Gillespie

Hello! My name is CC Gillespie, and I am a proud journalist. After falling in love with the arts and humanities at a young age, I have done everything I can to become involved in various hobbies which would cultivate my curiosity. This lead to me developing a passion for activities such as hiking, drawing, writing, and photography. Additionally, having grown up in Santa Barbara, I learned to love nature and the ocean at a young age, and still consider it home. When I wasn't spending my time outdoors, I kept busy by participating in my nationally ranking high school yearbook program. After serving one year as staff and two more as an editor, I learned that media was something I never wanted to give up. My passion for the field of journalism is undying, and I strive to explore the different perspectives that life has to offer.

New Site, New Start

Recently, our website has been under maintenance. When this past spring semester came to a close, The Prodigy editors collectively decided that we wanted to repair and revamp the website.

Dance the Night Away

On April 27, 2019 the University of California, Merced had its annual Coachella concert. Cowchella is an annual spring concert for UC Merced students, hosted by the...

Press Release: “UC Merced student newspaper to lose only source of funding”

UC Merced’s student newspaper, The Prodigy, could lose all of its funding from the Associated Students of UC Merced, or ASUCM, becoming the next publication on a UC campus to go head-to-head with its student government.

A Clash of Communities

Myrna Bennett displayed the sign, “Hell is hot, don’t be a thot,” and Brother Jed held one which said, “ask me why you deserve Hell.” While the altercation began as a small movement, with only a few students engaging in the conversation, it quickly became heated.

Heritage Bus Pass System

In response to the upcoming implementation of the Heritage bus pass system, The Prodigy reached out to various departments across campus and asked specific questions about the impact that this system will have on the student body.

Latest Posts

ASUCM Funding Fact Check: SSHA and STEM

In any government, whether it be on a macro or micro scale, turmoil is bound to brew-- and our student government is no different.

New Site, New Start

Recently, our website has been under maintenance. When this past spring semester came to a close, The Prodigy editors collectively decided that we wanted to repair and revamp the website.

Dance the Night Away

On April 27, 2019 the University of California, Merced had its annual Coachella concert. Cowchella is an annual spring concert for UC...

SPARKing Interest

"Other than CORE 001, nothing else was supported as a campus-wide requirement; this meant that students who changed schools, especially students who transferred as juniors, had to meet a whole new set of G.E. requirements”. Having a campus-wide requirement meant that students who changed their major or transferred schools could have a better opportunity to finish on a set time.

Press Release: “UC Merced student newspaper to lose only source of funding”

UC Merced’s student newspaper, The Prodigy, could lose all of its funding from the Associated Students of UC Merced, or ASUCM, becoming the next publication on a UC campus to go head-to-head with its student government.