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: A Response to "UCSD Greek Life Needs to Prove It Cares About Sexual Assault Victims"

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Warning: This article concerns sexual assault. I’m appalled—appalled at the minimization of an epidemic of sexual violence across college campuses. The submission published a few weeks …

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Submission: A Senior's Open Letter to Representative John Lewis

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Dear Representative John Lewis, I am a graduating senior at UC San Diego who heard that you will be boycotting UCSD’s graduation commencement ceremony in solidarity …

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Submission: UCSD Greek Life Needs To Prove It Cares About Sexual Assault Victims

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Content warning: This article concerns sexual assault. I’m appalled—appalled because the rules that govern UC San Diego’s Greek life are rigged in favor of those who …

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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 …