Community Op-Eds
Previously called submissions, these are op-eds submitted by UCSD students, staff, alumni, and other community members. Submissions can be about campus issues, responses to our articles, or any other opinion relevant to the UC San Diego community. Submit an op-ed here.

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Submission: Jones-Wright Would Champion the People as District Attorney

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At the time of the 2016 election, it would have been impossible to predict the amount of damage that the Trump administration was going to inflict …

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Submission: Climate Change is Fueled by Food Too. Here’s What We Can Do.

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UC San Diego claims it’s sustainable. But is it? When we think of what causes climate change, we might think of energy use, burning too many …

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Submission: More Money, More Graduates—Extend CalGrant Now

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As the state of California faces a decrease in the number of college graduates required for a competitive workforce, the California state legislature has increased pressure …

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Submission: Support the AFSCME 3299 Strike

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The dining halls are running a lot slower than usual. Your dorm bathrooms haven’t been cleaned in a few days. No toilet paper? You’re probably frustrated, …

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Submission: An Open Letter to the UC Regents Chief Investment Officer

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Dear Jagdeep Singh Bachher, We write to you representing University of California students and faculty from across the state as part of the climate justice movement. …

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Submission: Vote 'Yes' for CALPIRG Referendum

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As the campus looks forward to elections opening on TritonLink from April 9th through April 13th, it is important that students start to consider not only …

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The Future of California is at Risk if We Don't #FundTheUC

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As we begin to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the University of California, it’s important to evaluate where we currently stand as a university system. Until …

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The Grad Tax Shouldn't Surprise You

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At 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, over a hundred UC San Diego graduate students, undergraduates, and faculty allies gathered at the Silent Tree to protest …

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Think Twice Before You Ask for Curly Hair

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If I had a penny for every time a person asked me how I got my hair “to be so curly,” I’d have enough money for …

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Let's Build Community Together

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Editor’s Note: Rabbi David Singer of UC San Diego Hillel submitted this piece in response to Tal Marom’s article entitled “UC San Diego Hillel Should Fulfill Its Mission …