Opinion

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Dystopian Prison or Futuristic Vision? What We Can Learn from UCSD Architecture

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About two years ago, I saw something on the UC San Diego meme page that really stuck with me. It was a photo of the Applied …

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Are Student Biases Affecting CAPE Evaluations?

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Every quarter, the end of Week 9 rolls around and students are on their toes itching to cram for their finals. Students are in class jotting …

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What Happened to Personal Enrichment? A Reflection on the Death and Possible Resurrection of the Crafts Center

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UC San Diego once offered a creative sanctuary—something that is now hard to believe for a campus boasting a reputation as a top-tier STEM school. According …

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Young People Are Turning Our Climate Grief Into Hope

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The first week of winter quarter, I was sitting with Erica Ferrer, a doctoral student in Marine Biology at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, in Muir …

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Submission: “The University’s Inadequate System for Handling Disability Made Me Sicker”—An Open Letter to Vice Chancellor Pettit

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Krys Méndez PhD Candidate, Ethnic Studies University of California, San Diego Thursday, February 14, 2019 Dr. Becky Pettit Vice-Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion University of …

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HDH’s Habits Encourage Waste, Swipe and Swipe Again

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$7 box of cereal—check. Three bananas—$1.50. Sounds about right. $6 bag of grapes—but, of course. Insert all other items as applicable to you. Tap, Tap, Tap. …

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Stop Talking About UCSD Football: Why the Perennial Debate is Useless

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In 2010, UC San Diego paid consultants $28,000 to study the feasibility of establishing a football program at UCSD, as well as NCAA Division I sports …

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Equity or Equality? Affirmative Action is Far from Perfect, But It's the Best We've Got

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In the past few months, a news story about affirmative action has been continuously catching my eye. The public nonprofit group Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), …

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In Response to "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, UC, and Fully Divest from Fossil Fuels"

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This article is in response to a piece originally published in November 2018. While I agree that the UC system is often hypocritical and tone-deaf, there …

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Students Need Access to Abortions on Campus, Not 5-7 Miles Away

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Earlier this year, SB 320 passed through the legislature in California. The bill would have required all California State University (CSU) and UC campuses to offer …