Staff Op-Ed

OpinionStaff Op-Ed

Labs Need to Step Up, A Call for Undergraduate Research Reform

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Everyone wants to make their resume as strong as possible—at a STEM dominated school like UCSD, this means many undergraduates want to get experience working in …

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COVID-19 is not the Senior Send-Off We Deserve

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Only a couple of weeks ago, I was excited by the potential of my last spring quarter at UC San Diego. After spending all of Winter …

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UCSD Needs to Standardize Podcasts Forever, Not Just for Spring Quarter

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Amidst fears of COVID-19, UC San Diego has requested that professors podcast starting Spring Quarter 2020. However, it should not have taken an epidemic to temporarily …

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COVID-19: Thoughts and Concerns from a Chinese Student

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If you are in one of UC San Diego’s meme Facebook groups, you may have seen this meme and other jokes about COVID-19, a type of …

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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 …