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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Andy Furillo: Smart Transportation Solutions Beyond Car Storage for UC San Diego

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Getting to and around campus can be a challenge. Fortunately, UC San Diego is currently soliciting input on transportation options for the campus through the online …

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Austin Lau: Active Minds Survey Explores Student Opinions on Mental Health Chat Conversation End

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Here are some of the results from a mental health survey conducted by Active Minds at UCSD of 90 UCSD students. Although this survey is not …

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Kevin Sabo: Why the State’s Audit of UC Matters

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Last week, the California State Auditor released a long awaited audit around UC finances, enrollment, and executive compensation, boldly subtitled “UC’s Admissions and Financial Decisions Have …

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Aditi Guatam: Independent Candidate for Campus Wide Senator

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A university “by the students, for the students, and of the students.” The slogan embodies my dream for UCSD, and something I have been striving to …

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Zack Gianino: Tritons United

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My 3+ years of lobbying experience is derived from my time at the Grossmont-Cuyamaca community college district here in San Diego. Being the Student Trustee on …

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Lauren Roberts: Students Determined

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Students Determined is a coalition of progressive students from various backgrounds and communities that believe each and every single student has the potential to make transformative …

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Scotty Probert: Planning for Failure: How UCSD Created the Housing Crisis

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As on-campus housing competition continues to surge, more students are forced off-campus — ironic given UCSD’s self-identification as a “residential college.” The UCSD Administration has responded …

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Kevin Sabo: Housing Realities at the UC

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The current state of housing at the UC makes us assume the role of students first, human second. We are forced to give up access to …

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Lauren Roberts: Tritons Together

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I was startled by the warnings of graphic genocidal images as I approached Library Walk last Tuesday. I wondered in my head whether or not it …

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Andrew Deneris: A Recurring Nightmare: The MQ’s AS Funding Debacles

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The MQ has existed, in one form or another, since the mid-1980s. In that time, as you’d imagine, some stories from the organization’s past have survived …