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Flati Factor – Your AS Update

November 30th, 2010 bryce No comments

We’re trying something new here at USD Radio. We’ve teamed up with USD’s Associated Students so that they can spend some time to talk about what they do for our students.

We’ve become blessed to work with one of the most beautiful faces on campus, Zachary Flati, your Vice President. For those of you who don’t know him, he’s the guy that looks ten years older than he really is and spends much of his time around the SLP. Flati can usually be recognized with some odd sort of facial hair being styled on his face.

On a (very) good day, he looks like this:

Flati actually translates to "Handsome Devil"

Nonetheless, please look forward to his announcements. We’ll post them weekly or monthly or just as need on this site.

Listen below:

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Muse Vinyl Contest

May 16th, 2010 dhoward 2 comments

Win a copy of Muse’s The Resistance on vinyl

Still can’’t get Muse out of your head after Coachella?  Can’’t wait to see them in San Diego in the fall?  A vinyl copy of “The Resistance” might be just what you need!

Enter to win by leaving a comment with your name below.
A winner will be selected on June 1st!

Muse vinyl courtesy of Because Sound Matters, a new vinyl-only online music store.

Visit the store here.

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Lupe Fiasco w/ Shiny Toy Guns May 9th Preview

May 7th, 2010 thekidmclu No comments

Lupe: Welcome to San Diego!

Chicago is a typical American metropolis consumed with the hustle and bustle attitudes associated with the everyday lives of its citizens, as compared to the calm and relaxing demeanor procured by Californians. Known as the “windy city”, Chicago has created its own sense of identity and belonging with a culture enamored through the ideals of individuality and inventiveness. It also has become one of the foremost breeding grounds for musical talent, especially in the realm of hip hop.

Chicagoans pride themselves in their unwavering passion and motivation in attaining their goals. These attributes are directly related to artists who are imbedded in their work until they are satisfied with the finished product. Chicago has become home to some of the most renowned emcees that have found solace and inspiration in the very neighborhoods they grew up in. Considered as one of Chicago’s prodigal sons and a “breath of fresh air” according to Jay-Z, Lupe Fiasco has emerged as a voice of reason in turning hip hop back into a genre focused on lyricism and content.

Along with fellow hip hop heavyweights, Kanye West and Common, Lupe has placed his stamp on hip hop with a style and bravado that can be compared to Q-Tip, one of the founding members of the legendary hip hop group, A Tribe Called Quest. Lupe released his first album, Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor in 2006 with the single, “Kick, Push”. A track that centered on a love story between two skateboarders. The album was met with much fanfare and praise by both fans and critics and opened up Fiasco to the hip hop world. His second album, Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool, was released in 2007 and showed a different outlook on Lupe. It incorporated a darker side of him, which was contributed with the death of his father and legal controversy surrounding his business partner, Charles “Chilly” Patton. This was evident in tracks such as “Intruder Alert” and “Dumb It Down”.

This year has seen Lupe drop several freestyles, including “Turnt Up” and “Say Something”, which were apart of his mxitape, “Enemy of the State: A Love Story. He is slated to release his third and final album, Lasers, in mid-late May of this year. He has recently been on the road with hip hop sensation, B.o.B., on his Steppin’ Lasers tour.

USD has been fortunate enough in convincing Lupe to perform on Sunday, May 9th in the JCP Sports Auditorium with opening act, Shiny Toy Guns. If you haven’t already bought tickets for the concert, they are available at the box office for $15.

“Kick, Push” (Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor)

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“Dumb It Down” (Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool)

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Tom’s Shoe Painting Event

April 14th, 2010 nick No comments

On April 27th, USD’s Tom’s Student Organization will be hosting a Tom’s Shoe Painting Event outside of the UC during dead hours. In case you haven’t heard about Tom’s, the socially responsible Argentine company produces rad shoes. Even better, for every pair that you buy, a pair is donated to a child in need of kicks. So if you haven’t got a pair, pick some up and help the cause.
Hurry and buy a pair soon to get them in time for the Painting Event on the 27th.
You can pick up a pair here.
Use the promotional code “campususd” to get a steal of a deal.

If you have any questions, feel free to hit up Meg McCredie  at [email protected]

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Vote for AS Elections this Thursday – A Message from Crystal Peterson

April 7th, 2010 bryce No comments

Hey everyone! This is Crystal here from Associated Students, YOUR student government at USD. I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter break and adjusting well being back at school. I know it’s hard after such a relaxing weekend.

But Associated Students is coming back from break full throttle with the 2010-2011 AS elections. This week is campaign week for our candidates running for AS President, Vice President, and  15 Senators.  You may have seen flyers on the ground around campus or getting a lot of invites into the candidate’s facebook groups. Lets show them our support and be sure to vote this Thursday, which is tomorrow, April 8th, starting at 9am. You can vote on MySanDiego under the “AS Elections” tab. Polls will be open until Friday, April 9th, at 5pm.

Just to remind you all that only 13% of the student body voted in the elections last year! That’s a few percent more than the previous year! This year, we’re aiming high because we want everyone to be involved! Associated Students wants to make sure EVERYONE’s voice is heard so make sure to vote tomorrow because your voice matters!

If by chance you missed running in the elections, there’s still chance that you can get involved! As you know, the student body has passed the new AS restructure proposal where Associated Students will be separate from the Torero Program Board, the event planning group that creates student programs here on campus. With this new structure, we need great individuals to represent the students and make it the best AS and Program Board ever! Applications for positions for both AS and Program Board will be available online on the Associated Students website this Friday, April 9th. Applications for AS positions will be due Wednesday, April 21st at 5pm. Applications for Program Board Chair, Tuesday, April 20th. Applications for a Program Board directorship position will be due Friday, April 23rd. Getting involved in AS and Program Board is a great opportunity to meet new people and really get to know the whole USD community. I encourage you all to apply and be a part of this amazing experience!

I know, this is a lot of information, but you can get all this and more on the Associated Students website: And please contact any of the current AS Exec members if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks everyone and remember to vote tomorrow!

This is Crystal, over and out!

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Microfinance Club’s Two Dollar A Day Challenge

March 2nd, 2010 nick No comments


Join the Microfinancing Club for the Two Dollar a Day Challenge


What: The Two Dollar a Day Challenge
Who: Everyone’s invited, the Microfinance Club is hosting
 When: March 22nd at 6:30pm
Where: Maher 222

The two dollar a day challenge is a way to experience the way 2 billion people in the world do everyday.  By gaining insight and connection on an experiential level it gives every student the chance to see how the other half lives. Challenge week strives to bridge the gap and provide an accessible, effective tool for poverty awareness.  College students will live on two dollars a day and abide by other rules designed to stimulate poverty.  By doing this we will raise awareness at USD, and through individual sponsorship of the event we will raise money for our microfinance partner.
The Kickoff meeting will be in Maher 222 at 6:45 on March 22nd.  Please sign up and register either in front of the UC on thursday deadhours (microfinance booth) or by arriving at the kickoff meeting.  There is a $15 registration fee for this event ($2 a day *3 =6 and then a 9 dollar donation to La Maurita). 

Contact Ken Downey at [email protected] for additional information

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Tram Service Trial This Week

November 30th, 2009 nick No comments

Associated Students is going to be providing a tram from the Mission Beach Roller Coaster to Campus the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of December.  This tram will be a trial-run to see if we would be able to support this type of commuter transportation on a regular basis.

In the past, interest in a tram from Mission Beach has been expressed, but it has yet to be sufficiently put into place.  We have many USD students living in Mission Beach commuting to school every day and feel that a tram service for these students would be a great improvement.  By instituting a tram, we can help  reduce our carbon footprint in an effort to “Be Blue Go Green.”  Students will be lowering the number of vehicles used in commuting to school and therefore will greatly lower daily carbon-emissions.  The tram that will be used even runs on clean fuel, furthering the enviornmental benefits of this service.  In addition, the tram will reduce the amount of money that students are spending on gas and will help with the increasingly difficult parking situation on campus.  Saving money and time is something all college students are looking to do so we believe that this service is something that would greatly benefit the student body.

The Director of Transportation, Kelsey Chase, and the Director of Sustainability, Peter Larr, have been working very hard on this trial and we hope to get a lot of participation from the student body.  We will be monitoring the number of students riding the tram throughout the three days in order to make a decision on whether or not this is something that students will utilize on a regular basis if it were to be implemented this upcoming spring semester.   Hopefully, participation will be high and this commuter service will become a part of the regular USD tram service.

In conclusion, this is a very great opportunity for USD students to reduce their carbon emissions, save money, and avoid troubles with the parking situation on campus.  The tram will be running from 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 and 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.  picking up at the Mission Beach Roller Coaster, stopping at the UTA’s to pick up students living there, and finally ending at the tram stop outside of Copley Library on December 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.  We hope you and the rest of the student body will join us in this effort and support the Mission Beach tram service!


Lilly Stitt

Director of University Relations

Associated Students

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Flag Football=Awesome

November 18th, 2009 nick No comments

This is Jared Axelrod

This is Jared Axelrod

Flag football is still awesome. As is this guy in the picture demonstrating that fact. Plus his name is Jared Axelrod (Thank you Google image search), so that adds more points. But the most important point is that there’s a flag football game marathon at the Valley Field this Saturday from Noon to 3pm. Regardless of whether you admit it or not, we all secretly zest to become backyard football champions occasionally, and this is only better.

When: Saturday Nov. 21, 12-3pm
Where: The Valley Field
Who: Ashley Bovey [[email protected]]
Facts: Missions A=Blue Team Missions B=Red Team
- pumpkin pie eating contest
- torero tailgating face paint
- bring one canned food item to donate to the Red Cross
- free pizza/drinks
- live DJ from USD Student Radio

Brought to you by Residential Life and RHA

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International Bazaar

November 1st, 2009 nick No comments

On Tuesday, November 17th, from 11am – 3pm, be sure to stop by the International Bazaar taking place on Marian Way, to learn about an array of international opportunities, including studying abroad, volunteering abroad, interning abroad, working abroad and much more!  Several Study Abroad Ambassadors will be there to answer questions about the study abroad experience.  Free international food sampling available from 12:00 to 2:00pm.

In 2008, USD was ranked 6th in the nation by the Institute for International Education for undergraduate study abroad participation.

For further information regarding all the International Education Week events that begin on Monday, November 16th, please visit:

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UCSD 1st Annual Freestyle Rap Battle

October 30th, 2009 nick No comments

The Loft at UCSD
When: Thursday, November 12, 2009 / 8:00 PM

The Loft presents the Elements of Hip Hop: Masters of Ceremony, UCSD’s 1st student freestyle battle. Aspiring student freestylers will be competing in a 1 on 1 battle in which each performer will be freestlying their way to the title of being the best freestyler at UCSD. It’s going down on November the 12th so be there to experience a competition and display of lyrical mastery that UCSD has never before seen. Come out on the 12th and support your fellow UCSD students in their quests to become UCSD’s finest!

Check out the Official Site