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Fractured Experience: A Student Body Divided into Six Colleges

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UC San Diego has not only made it harder for students to organize and gather but has also restricted students from getting the full college experience. …

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A Place to Call Home: The Question of Transfer Housing

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I vividly remember one day early last year, barely into my first quarter as a transfer student at UC San Diego, when I had to go …

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A Call for Studying—Not Cramming

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A few weeks ago, I saw a meme that was poking fun at how many students feel as if they are just regurgitating information on exams …

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My DEI Experience: Successful Accidents and Failed Intentions

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Last quarter, I audited ANTH 21 on a day when the class had a discussion about privilege. The professor asked, “Can someone experience white privilege without …

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Sun God: A Supposedly Fun Event I’ll Never Go to Again

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You stand in a quarter-mile line for too long. You scratch the skin under the wristband you’ve been wearing since Thursday that was at first annoying, …

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Is Sun God Really Worth it Anymore?

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As another Sun God passes, I’m reminded of just how much the festival has changed during my time as an undergraduate. As a prospective student, I’ve …

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An Elegy for the Bookstore (As We Know It)

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As another Triton Day comes and goes, I am reminded of my first visit to this campus. As it was for many of us, it was …

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CAPS is Only the First Step

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Content Warning: This article concerns personal experience and narrative of self-harm, anxiety, and depression. When I had my first panic attack in college, I thought that …

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An Alternative College Experience, from the Eyes of a Transfer Student

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From age to life experience, transfers bring a diverse perspective to UC San Diego. We come from different universities, community colleges, and other paths. Yet, with …

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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 …