Orion Lenz

Past writer for The Prodigy News

ASUCM Meeting Covers UCSHIP Controversy, Minimum Wage, Study Spaces

April 19th, 2017 the Associated Students of University of California, Merced (ASUCM) conducted their weekly senate meeting to discuss topics that might be relevant to improving student life on campus. However, with the increasing amount of complaints regarding the insuring practices of UCSHIP, there was a slight aura of controversy in the air.

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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.