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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Samson Lyons & Kavita Poduri: Inviting Cherríe Moraga to Campus was a Mistake

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On May 1, 2016, the Queer and/or Trans People of Color (QTPOC) Conference 2016 at UC Berkeley posted on Facebook apologizing on behalf of their keynote …

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Prof. Jorge Mariscal: Educating for an Uncertain Future

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In the Dimensions of Culture program at Marshall College, we ask students to consider the historical contradictions that emerged at the moment of the nation’s founding. …

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Curtis Yee: Christians Must Respond with Love on a Post-Election Campus

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In the days immediately following the election, every morning I found myself flooded with this intense sense of disembodiment, as if my very being was resisting …

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Nicolas Monteiro: UC San Diego Needs a Strong Sanctuary Campus Policy

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Late Thursday evening (October 27), UC San Diego was once again chalked and covered by anti-immigrant, xenophobic, racist, and Islamophobic rhetoric. Hateful messages such as “build …

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Lauren Roberts: Governor Brown Failed Students Across California by Vetoing AB 2017

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Entering college, I never considered my mental health a priority. I attended orientation, and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) gave a ten minute presentation comparing mental …

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Liam Barret: Why You Vote In a Blue State

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November 8 will mark the 2016 general election. If you are active on social media, or even have some perception of the world outside, you’ll know …

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Ben Alemu: Young, Restless and Unafraid to Fail – UCSD's Impact Will Be Student Driven

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When you think of UC San Diego, what is the first thought that comes to mind? For such a young university and community ecosystem only 57 …

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Zachery Johnson: Legitimacy of Gaming at UCSD

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Video games have never been considered a legitimate use of time. For older generations, games were in arcade cabinets, cost a quarter to play and offered …

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Hannah Reinheart: From the Eyes of a UCSD Theatre Major – Going D1

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Recent news of the approval of the vote to increase our activities fees in order to move our Athletics Department to D1, as well as the …

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Christina Miller: What Division 1 Can Really Do for UCSD

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The AS Special Election is upon us to determine the fate of UCSD Athletics, and with that, the fate of UCSD, since a Division I move …