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The Guardian welcomes letters from its readers. All letters must be addressed, and written, to the editor of the Guardian and sent to opinion@ucsdguardian.org. Letters are limited to 500 words, and all letters must include the writer’s name, college and year, department or city of residence. A maximum of three signatories per letter is permitted. The Guardian Editorial Board reserves the right to edit for length, accuracy, clarity and civility and reserves the right to reject letters for publication. Due to the volume of mail we receive, we do not confirm receipt or publication of a letter.

Filner’s Departure Was a Product of Impeachment

Dear Editor, City Attorney Jan Goldsmith said in a recent interview that he and his staff strategized as lawyers: “How were we going to remove the mayor?” “It was a de facto impeachment.” It was...

Op-Ed: Put Voters First – Yes on 54

From dark money to unparalleled time in front of legislators, special interests have almost unchecked power on the political process at the expense of everyday citizens. It’s easy to understand the public’s frustration with...

UC Employee Benefits Must Be Improved

Dear Editor, As the people who cook, clean and care for the students and the campus, the work we do is essential to the University of California’s ability to provide students with a world-class education.  Our work isn’t glamorous, but the purpose of our work is to support the students — our future — and we take real pride in that.

Addressing Statements From Editorial Wish List

Dear Editor, On behalf of the Well-being Cluster Student Advisory Board, we are writing in response to the opinion piece “What We’re Wishing for in 2014.” WCSAB is a board comprised of student representatives that...

Faculty Response to Crossroads Shooting

Dear Students and Members of the Community, As UC San Diego faculty, we write in response to the mass shooting that took place on April 30 at La Jolla Crossroads, an apartment complex just a...

Palestine Is Not the Only Nation in Need of Justice

Dear Editor, Justice in Palestine Week is upon us once again. Without adding to the often inflammatory rhetoric tossed around, I would like to pose a simple question: Why not “Justice in the Middle East” Week? I’d like to think that’s an event everyone on campus could support. 

Guardian Should Look Into Biases of Sources

Dear Editor, 

Frankly, I’m appalled the Guardian’s editorial board accepted (and presumably assigned) the recent article on UC education being leftist —and on the front page no less! I hope that in the future the Guardian will practice what the California Association of Scholars apparently preaches, namely, critical thinking and will look into the biases of the sources its cites. Otherwise, I fear that the paper will soon be citing Fox News as a reputable source. The fact is, CAS (and its parent group NAS) are conservative organizations that hide under the same “fair and balanced” mask; their funding largely comes from other conservative political groups.

Letter to the Editor: Water Trouble

Dear UCSD Guardian, My name is Rosalynn Lozano, an Undergraduate student at UCSD, and I am concerned for the drought in California. I come from Mendota, CA, and a small agricultural town west of Fresno, CA. Most...

Regulations on Gun Sales Must Be Increased

Dear Editor, “They deserve a vote,” stated President Obama in Tuesday’s State of the Union address, referring to the many parents who lost their children to gun violence at schools. The latest massacre at Sandy Hook reminds us that our children need protection from the tragic gun violence that continues to rise in our nation.

UC System Needs Open Discussion on Disability

Dear Editor, I have been an employee of UCSD for 12 years. But as a disabled employee, I no longer feel safe at work. I disclosed my disability to my department with the hope of...