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: I harmed myself. Why did UCPD show up at my door?

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Content Warning: This article concerns personal experience and narrative of self-harm, anxiety, and depression. It was the day before move-in began. I sat at my dining …

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Submission: Justice, then Peace

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The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on black communities and the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Nina Pop, and Rayshard Brooks should …

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Submission: Remove Bret Stephens from the UC Free Speech Center Board

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Bret Stephens is unfit to serve on the University of California’s Free Speech Center’s advisory board. Last year, when I visited the Center’s inaugural event in …

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Submission: Losing Financial Aid During a Pandemic

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As a bright-eyed, 17-year-old high school graduate, I was immensely proud of my achievements that led to UCSD granting me the prestigious Regents Scholarship. I entered …

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SUBMISSION: A Letter from a Victim in Response to the IFC’s Decision to Slate Two Members of Sigma Chi

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Editor’s Note: The Triton granted anonymity to this writer because the case is still ongoing and any details made public about her case, her identity, and …

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Submission: Open Letter to the Leadership of The San Diego Union-Tribune

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This letter comes from a place of compassion and desire to see this great city’s newspaper thrive in these trying times. There are proactive steps we …

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Submission: Why We Are Leaving Tritons United

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UC San Diego, It is in the wake of many occurrences throughout the past few weeks, and careful reflection, that we have determined there to be …

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Submission: An Open Letter to UC Regents Secretary and Chief of Staff Anne Shaw

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Editor’s Note: Anne Shaw is the Secretary and Chief of Staff to the UC Regents. Dear Ms. Shaw, I am writing today as a student leader …

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Submission: “The University’s Inadequate System for Handling Disability Made Me Sicker”—An Open Letter to Vice Chancellor Pettit

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Krys Méndez PhD Candidate, Ethnic Studies University of California, San Diego Thursday, February 14, 2019 Dr. Becky Pettit Vice-Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion University of …

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In Response to "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, UC, and Fully Divest from Fossil Fuels"

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This article is in response to a piece originally published in November 2018. While I agree that the UC system is often hypocritical and tone-deaf, there …