This website is all about skateboarding at UCSD. Although "trick" skating is against school regulations, this website is all about what this campus has to offer in terms of skateboarding, and what skateboarding can help bring to its students. Skateboarding is an activity anyone can pickup, it promotes physical activity, comradery, and self-expression. In addition to showing all the places our campus has to offer for students to hang out and skateboard, this website will explain the benefits of skateboarding and how it is not destructive and dangerous as most school administrators will believe. All in all the goal of this site is to show people a new angle towards the sport, to garner interest and possibly change some long-standing misconceptions about skateboarding.
About the Author
Winston Wang has been an avid skateboarder for a long time. Having set aside this passion in his highschool years, he was again reintroduced to the fun of skateboarding after his first few days at UCSD, realizing that walking around was slow and not very practical. He enjoys skateboarding at Revelle Plaza and Rancho Penasquitos Skatepark. He also works at the UCSD Bike & Skate Shop and has led instruction at the UCSD Skateboard Recreation class, formerly held on Fridays every quarter by the track & field. He believes that skateboarding has lots of potential to grow on campus but because people are often hesitant about stepping out of their comfort zone, set skateboarding aside as just a means of transportation. Also, the act of "trick" skating should not be against school regulations, as he believes that it promotes positive values such as physical activity and among other activities could help get rid of UCSD's moniker of "UC socially dead." This website is a class project for the Fall 2013 course, titled "Culture, Art, and Technology 125B: Demonstrating Expertise through Digital Media," with Professor Joe Bigham and Teaching Assistant Stevie Ruiz.