Editorial: Sun God festival as good as UCSD gets

    Sun God is again upon us and, for one day at least, UCSD students have reason to celebrate. The annual all-campus festival repeatedly trumps even the most persuasive claims of Triton apathy with its faux-quad daytime activities and big-name evening rock shows — and the seemingly requisite inebriation that accompanies both.

    However, students should appreciate the day less for its exceptionality at a university best defined by scientific research than for its sheer, unfailing merit. The A.S. programming office is quick to identify the magnitude and quality of the bands it books each year, and the event was deemed important enough to dominate debate in last month’s A.S. elections.

    The Sun God festival’s success over the last few years can be measured by its physical growth; the addition of a side stage at the free concert on RIMAC Field and the expansion of Library Walk, Price Center and Sun God Lawn games, booths and general revelry has made for an event not only unique by UCSD standards but generally matchless at other UC campuses.

    Students should heed the advice of A.S. Festivals Co-Coordinators Eric Morris and Rishi Shah and exercise caution on this revered day — but by all means enjoy the 23rd Sun God. This is as good as UCSD gets.

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