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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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 …

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Submission: How UCSD Shaped My Core

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Most of the memorable lessons I learned at UC San Diego occurred outside of its academic environment. On the same day I was accepted as a …

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Statement Regarding Incident at Merced from AS Office of External Affairs at UCM, UCSD, & UCI

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Saturday evening, July 8, 2017 at a Black student gathering in a Merced hookah lounge, Merced city police abruptly raided the space with claims of searching …

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Submission: Pride and Protest

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With marriage equality recognized in all 50 states; a Republican president who has been pressured into symbolic commitments to equal rights; and members of the LGBTQ …

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Submission: Save the Jewel

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We are organizing against the expansion of UC San Diego because in 1849, when California placed in its Constitution the objective of a complete educational system, …

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UCSD Faculty Response to the April 30 La Jolla Shooting

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Dear Students and Members of the Community, As UCSD faculty, we write in response to the mass-shooting that took place on April 30th at La Jolla …

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No More Wandering in the Desert

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There are many incredible things about UC San Diego: the top-rate education, our dedicated faculty and administration, and the stunningly beautiful campus at our location overlooking …

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Secrets of the Fire

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Let’s begin with the bare facts: On May 10, 1970 George Winne Jr. stepped into Revelle Plaza. He held a sign that read “In God’s Name …