Rae Anne Tamayo

Photographer for The Prodigy News

Midnight Madness 2017

On October 12, 2017, the UC Merced Recreation & Athletics hosted the annual Midnight Madness event to kick-off the basketball season and introduce our talented UC Merced’s men and women teams.

Spring into Break

A popular question that UC Merced students ask themselves is: what is there to do in Merced when you can’t go somewhere else? To answer this popular question, I’ve put a list together of possible places to check out with your friends or just go to on your own.

What if University Sports Did Not Exist?

It is common knowledge that exercise is good for the mind and the body, but what if--once you reached the collegiate level of your educational career--sports were no longer available to you?

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.