Letter to the Editor

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The UCSD Guardian welcomes letters from its readers. All letters must be addressed, and written, to the Editor of the Guardian. 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 signatures per letter is permitted. The Guardian Editorial Board reserves the right to edit for length, accuracy, clarity and civility. The Editorial Board 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. Please send all submissions to [email protected]

25 thoughts on “Letter to the Editor

  1. In my opinion, the resulting state of chaos and division in Britain after the referendum is due solely to one thing – not knowing the facts concerning the complex process and consequences of leaving the EU, which were not made clear to us. In other words, whether we should remain or leave the EU should never have been left to us to vote on. Of course, I am aware that I am not the only one to think this, but I am amazed at how people react to such an observation when it is voiced on televised ‘debates’. It seems that many citizens feel that they are being insulted when someone dares to suggest such a thing. Would they, I wonder, feel that their knowledge or intellectual powers were being questioned if they did not know the answer to some other question outside their field of expertise? I am a reasonably educated person, but I am not at all ashamed to admit that I had no idea about most of the problems that have now come to light.
    Please, please, let us be honest and say we did not know everything that we should have known when we voted, to remain or leave, but now that we are more informed about what the whole process involves, we are ready to vote again. It is NOT democratic to vote on which is the best route to prosperity when you are in the dark.

  2. I have a story about how UC Regents ignore and fail to respond to #metoo complaints directed at a preeminent semiconductor industry luminary who sits on UC Berkeley’s Engineering Advisory Board – Tzu-Yin Chiu, who sexually assaulted and battered me in Foe Library in 1982.

  3. Whats up. I am an rapper on the come up currently attending UCSD as a second year. I know finals are upcoming so I just wanted to help everybody destress from school by listening to my mixtape “Vampire Mansion”, which just dropped yesterday. Would appreciate it if you would give it a listen. The tape is uploaded onto Soundcloud. Link is: https://soundcloud.com/chiefdsamurai/sets/vampiremansion

    I feel UCSD needs a bolstered hip-hop scene and I’m too down to help be a part of that process. Thank you. My instagram/Twitter/Soundcloud can all be found @Chiefedsamurai

  4. Dear UCSD Guardian Editor-in-Chief Christopher Robertson,
    I am a frequent reader of your printed issue of the Guardian. In addition to the campus news, I also like to do the Word Search puzzles. I noticed in the May 13, 2019 issue on page 14 that the Word Search theme was “Hey Dr. Suess [sic]”. The famous children’s author is actually spelled Dr. Seuss. Please publish an errata notice in the next print issue to correct this misspelling. Sincerely, Daphne Galang, UCSD Alumna, Class of 1994

  5. I always believe in unions after reading the history of unions. What puzzles me is in my dept. , especially on night shift (ucdavis hospital in sac.) how many workplace deviants there are? I mean, to have a strong union you need to have a strong workforce , i thought. So im baffled as to why there is so much apathy and lazyiness in my dept. Environmental services at ucdavis hospital. Does anyone know why or care?

    1. becaue they know they can go to the union…their jobs are safe…unions do not encourage a good work ethic…they encouraged an entitled work force.
      p richardson

  6. I am a writer and writers blogs and articles on different websites. Many of my work pieces is published on big content platforms so I am thinking to write for the guardians as well. I am writing this letter to the editor I hope the editor will respond me ASAP

  7. Hello,

    I would like to suggest that the solution to each crossword be posted in the following week’s issue of the paper. I think that it would be useful to be able to check our answers without having to look up each crossword clue. My entire club does these crosswords together every week and we all agree that this would be a good idea. Thank you.

  8. Hi Guardian,
    In the WEEKEND section article, 1/22/19, on Digital Resources, there was a statement that the Triton Rides program offers rides up to 10 miles, it is my understanding from the CSO website it is 1 mile.

    From Website:
    Request a Triton Ride
    Triton Rides is a free, nighttime shuttle service available to UC San Diego students, staff and faculty. Triton Rides will take you from any on-campus location to another on-campus location and within a one-mile radius around campus.

    Thank you.

  9. Dear Sir or Miss,

    I am a UCSD alumn (undergrad and IRPS/GPS), gearing up to publish my first novel, and I would like to get some exposure at UCSD. More broadly, profiles and/or book reviews of UCSD grads would be a great way to promote our many wonderful graduates and build the alumni network.

    If someone would please let me know how best to proceed, I would be grateful.

    Best Regards,
    Matthew Taylor
    703-795-0217

  10. Hello,
    I am a Research Analyst and I do online projects for websites. I am writing a research paper on ” The GDP of Asia and Africa and their water consumption rate” for this I need some help from blogging websites. I would like to deliver my message through this post to the editor that I want some guidelines regarding the publishing of an article. Kindly do let me know about it thanks.

  11. Hello,
    I am a 7th grader journailst at Corrreia Middle School, and was wondering if the editor of “The Guardian” or a reporter of this newspaper would take time out of their day and come to talk to our class? If you are intersted, please follow up with my email.
    Thank you!

  12. The person who commented this is a product of UCSD’s sociology department and is currently a social worker. She lacks the empathy and understanding that is preached in sociology and should be understood as a social worker. She claims all transfers are “fuck ups” and personally calls me “stupid” for transferring. She has no concept of possible socioeconomic situations that would prevent a high school graduate from going to a university and concludes they’re all stupid if not going straight to a university. This is ridiculous and outrageous and not the kind of person that I want to represent my school in public. The entire thread can be found of the UCSD meme page.

  13. Hi – I was a photojournalist with the Guardian in 2002, and I took some photographs of Anthony Bourdain when the Guardian did a piece on him. I found the article online, but the photographs aren’t loading. If you plan on doing any sort of blurb on his passing, it might be fun to link to the article from when he was just getting his start. Or share a few of the photographs from when he visited UCSD, if you’re able to locate those.

    If you are able to locate them, I would be most appreciative if you could email digital copies to me for my file.

    Thanks so much

  14. Am the only person who dislikes the new Guardian format. You have to dis-assemble it before you can read it and the Sports section is part of the main paper, very inconvenient. As for Pet Corner, what a waste of space. Finally after a good read of the Sunday edition of the Observer the Berliner was ideal for a snooze, the new size is far too small. Please get back to the old style.

  15. Dear Editor,
    I am currently taking BILD 18: Human Impact on the Environment and have become aware of our current situation.
    One of the UN Millennium Developmental Goals is to “integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies…and reverse the loss of environmental resources.” However, the world is not doing a very good job of striving to reach this goal.
    Sustainability is linked to both human population and resource consumption. To increase sustainability we must decrease both. We cannot decrease only resource consumption, and continue the rate of human growth, as more resources will be needed to sustain the growing population. We also cannot only reduce the rate of population growth while keeping the same rate of resource consumption as we are all living unsustainably. We, as Americans, have an alarmingly high rate of consumption, most of it waste. If everyone in the world lived like us, we would need more than four worlds.
    Limiting human reproduction is very controversial as doing so seems to conflict with our rights. Many people assume that to limit human growth would result in extreme governmental regulation like China’s one-child policy. However, we do not need to resort to something so severe. The American culture needs to change. The traditional stereotype of a happy life is to have a spouse and children. We need to allow couples to freely choose whether or not they would want children, without having stigma if they choose not to.
    There are other effective ways to limit population growth. Mexico actually underwent some cultural change from 1970 to decrease the average number of children a woman from 6.8 kids to now 2.2 kids. Mexico allowed better access to family planning like contraception’s and abortions. Women were better educated and less likely to reproduce as often. Citizens were also made more aware with sex education.
    It is critical that we become more sustainable and to do so we need to focus on decreasing population growth and resource consumption. I mainly talked about solutions to the former. But we cannot forget about the latter. We need to focus on both and become more aware about both issues, for our the world’s sake.

    -Pamela H.

  16. Hi there,

    Hope you had an awesome weekend! I am working to promote a young and talented singer-songwriter that may be of interest to your readership. Meet Brynn Elliott. She recently released her first album, “Notions of Love” and I’d love to get you a copy for a giveaway.

    Brynn’s strong, soothing voice is refreshing throughout her emotionally charged and thoughtful songs. Brynn taught herself to play both guitar and piano in high school and strengthened her skills by discovering songwriting as an outlet to help transcend the mourning of a friend’s passing.

    Check out the Notions of Love recap video – Brynn Elliott — Notions of Love EPK

    Her folk influences include Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell, and her album was produced by Clif Magness, who has worked with Quincy Jones, Avril Lavigne and Kelly Clarkson.

    Ultimately, Brynn hopes her music will help people reflect on life’s struggles and joys. After she performed at Harvard’s Summer School, she knew she had found her true calling, and nothing fulfills her more than sharing her uplifting songs.

    Before heading off to Harvard next fall, Brynn will embark on a summer tour with Tyler Ward. Before she goes though I’d be happy to set you up with a guest blogging opportunity. Just give me a shout and we can coordinate.

    As I mentioned above, we also have a limited amount of Brynn’s CDs if a giveaway is more your thing.

    Follow Brynn’s tour here: http://brynnelliott.com/tour

    Thank you!
    Lauren

  17. Do the campus liberals realize have a cafe named after a brutal dictator’s right hand man is like naming one after Adolph Hitler.

    Are they really that blind or that stupid?

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