This week, many UCSD students will be jolted from a post-Sun God stupor to realize, in horror, that their second-pass enrollment times have already begun. In addition to being the worst buzzkill imaginable, the two-pass system is clunky at best and is a serious detriment to seniors who are looking to finish up graduation requirements in a timely manner.
Dear Editor, UCSD’s own Sigma Chi Iota Chi chapter held the fraternity’s national philanthropy, Derby Days, from May 6 to May 9 during Week 6. Each year, every Sigma Chi chapter holds Derby Days across the nation in order to fundraise for the Huntsman Cancer Foundation, or the Huntsman Cancer Institute. John Huntsman, Sr., cancer patient and survivor, has made it his mission to devote his life to finding a cure to cancer.
With graduation three short weeks away, looking back at the last five years, I can report that I’m stoked with my time in college. From running day-to-day operations for student orgs to spending two summers living with an indigenous community in the Amazon, I’ve been around the block. And despite all the time I spent shredding gnar or kicking it with my bros, I’m fortunate to be going to an excellent graduate program next year. Someone recently told me that I won at college. I want you to win it too.
Dear Editor, I am writing this letter to you on behalf of the UCSD campus population, but hoping to somehow have an impact on a more extended population. This quarter I signed up to take BILD 18, a lower division biology class entitled “Human Impact on the Environment” with professor Milton Saier.
It’s a critical time for immigration reform in America. A group of U.S. senators who refer to themselves as the “Gang of Eight” are currently working toward a bipartisan overhaul of immigration policy, hoping to fix our dysfunctional system with new legislation.
Thousands of frontline workers at all five University of California medical centers will strike at the end of this month as a last resort response to the UC medical centers’ refusal to pay a fair wage and provide livable benefits.
Dear Editor, I understand President Obama’s plan is to have all of U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014. As a lifelong U.S. citizen for over 54 years, I would like to say the following about these two wars, Iraq and Afghanistan, and how they relate to our nation’s history.