The News Cycle

The Davis Senior High School's Blue Devil Hub and the Davis Enterprise produce this weekly podcast for the Davis community. The podcast dives into issues relevant to students and residents. You can find the show at bluedevilhub.com or wherever you get your podcasts. It is broadcast on 95.7 KDRT at 8 AM on Mondays and noon on Tuesdays.

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Davis in Solidarity with Ukraine

Since the Russian invasion last Thursday, Davis has expressed its solidarity with Ukraine and its sister city there, Uman. The News Cycle checks in on the situation in Uman and then looks at a candlelight vigil that was held Saturday to demonstrate support for Ukrainians. Interview by Max Davis-Housefield. Package by Shira Kalish.

Producers- Max Davis Housefield & Stella Maze, Theme Music- Daniel Ruiz-Jimenez

Students share Valentine's Day plans

Davis High students have made many plans for how to spend the perfect holiday with their friends, and we dive into the world of astrology with a look at trending star signs and horoscopes. Plus we have a second episode in our series chronicling people who have experienced prejudice in Davis. Packages by Maria Anderson, Bridget Nagle, and Leyla Bolkan.

Producers- Max Davis Housefield & Stella Maze, Theme Music- Daniel Ruiz-Jimenez

Bizarro World radiates culture and quirk in its return

After a covid hiatus, like most local shops, game and comic book haven Bizarro World is back in business. Next, we talk with local farmers, vendors and shoppers about farm-to-fork eating. Packages by Elliot DeJong & Maria Anderson.

Producers- Max Davis Housefield & Stella Maze, Theme Music- Daniel Ruiz-Jimenez

Davis Prepares to Celebrate Black History Month

Community organizers, including Davis High’s Black Student Union, have planned events for the entire month. But, they argue, Black History should really be taught and appreciated all year round. Plus, we visit the Mondavi Center where the show goes on. Packages by Xochitl Armien and Lewis Herring-Tillman.

Producers- Max Davis-Housefield & Stella Maze, Theme Music- Daniel Ruiz-Jimenez

High school students fight back against new bell schedule

A high school student council formed in order to petition the enacting of a new bell schedule. Next, plans are solidifying surrounding the construction of a new Career Technical Education building on the Davis High School campus. Finally, we begin a series of interviews with individuals from minority groups in the community on their experiences in the town of Davis. Packages by Leyla Bolkan, Grace Kishiyama & Jihan Moon.



Producers- Max Davis-Housefield & Stella Maze, Theme Music- Daniel Ruiz-Jimenez

Local businesses adapt to Omicron surge

This week, we see how local businesses are having to modify their hours of operation due to increased risk and decreased demand. We also take a look at COVID testing at elementary schools and DHS’s new musical production. We round the show off with a remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr. Packages by Alex Miyamoto, Julian Dunn, and Bridget Nagle. “We Shall Overcome” Melody after Charles Albert Tindley; setting & sound file by Peter Gerloff.

Producers- Max Davis-Housefield & Stella Maze, Theme Music- Daniel Ruiz-Jimenez

COVID testing centers plagued by long lines amid anniversary of insurrection

Increasing demand for COVID testing drew long lines last week. But the story of the delays is really a story about worker burnout. Plus, a rememberance of the January 6th insurrection one year on and a call for voting rights legislation. Packages by Max Davis-Housefield and Genna Olavarri.

Producers- Max Davis-Housefield & Stella Maze, Theme Music- Daniel Ruiz-Jimenez

New year, new variant?

Amid a pandemic (again) individuals from the community shared their methods of holiday celebration this year. The New Year inevitably produced new hopes and new worries for everyone and we talked to a few people about their feelings going into 2022. Next, high school seniors share what they will miss most about their high school experience as it comes to an end. Finally, a brief update on the omicron variant in Yolo County. Packages by Ayisi Ni, Maria Anderson and Cole Wittkop.

Producers- Max Davis-Housefield & Stella Maze, Theme Music- Daniel Ruiz-Jimenez

A Christmas Carol Part Two

The classic winter tale of a haunted miser concludes in part two of A Christmas Carol. Will Scrooge change his ways after a visit from the ghosts of Christmases Present and Yet to Come?

The story was adapted and directed by Max Davis-Housefield. Scrooge was played by Max Davis-Housefield, Bob Cratchit was played by Elliot DeJong, Marley and Mr. Fezziwig were played by Daniel Jebri, The Ghost of Christmas Past, Skye Adams, the Ghost of Christmas Present, Lewis Herring-Tillman, the caroler, Kelly Wilkerson, the neighbor, Leyla Bolkan, Belle, Bridget Nagle, Mrs. Cratchit, Stella Maze, Tiny Tim, Declan Fee, Mourner, Jihan Moon, and the boy was played by Mattias Rowenbale.

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