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Over the summer between my bachelor’s and master’s degrees, I made a documentary about a fascinating two years in the history of UC San Diego. The inspiration for this was learning that UCSD had a football team for a single season, in 1968, but as I dug into the Triton Times (now the Guardian) archives from the era, I found that football was just one of a series of fascinating things happening on the UCSD campus. From Reagan to Angela Davis to Herbert Marcuse to Lumumba-Zapata to a broken glass door, the infant university was anything but dull in its early years. And we never talk about it.
After releasing the documentary, I was featured on the front page of the San Diego Union-Tribune, in an article by Gary Robbins about my documentary. In addition, I was honored to receive second prize in the Feature Reporting category for College TV/Online Video at the San Diego Press Club Awards.