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January 21, 2020

The Current: Welcome to Our New Website!

Ella Chen, Editor-in-Chief of The Triton 

Dear Reader,

Welcome to Week 3 … and the second issue of The Current! This time around, I am thrilled to make a very exciting announcement: The Triton has completely revamped its website, and it just rolled out this past weekend!

I want to highlight some new features for you. This new website is more centered around graphics. Because our last website didn’t let us publish photo galleries, this new one will allow us to include more of the pictures our photographers take in visually appealing ways. 

My personal favorite thing about our new website is its layout. Not only is it visual, it is organized in specific categories that allow you to better navigate all of the different topics our writers cover. You can also find access to The Triton’s social media platforms at the bottom of the main page. 

On the side bar, there is a button that allows you to subscribe to The Current, which I highly recommend you do. It is the easiest way to stay up-to-date with all of our ongoing stories. We hope you take some time to explore our new website. Your feedback is always appreciated, so let us know what you think here. Happy reading! 

Signing off,

Ella Chen
Editor-in-Chief 2019–20


January 6, 2020 | Ethan Edward Coston, Managing Editor
A UCSD student reported to The Triton that they had received inaccurate and delayed paychecks from UC San Diego. Despite several incidents, UCSD officials responded saying that they are “not aware of any non-payments to students.” Having not received payments for months, some students have struggled to pay for rent or buy food.  Officials said they are “working towards a successful implementation,” and so we want to see if UC PATH, the new payroll system expected to be released in May 2020, will solve these issues. 

January 13, 2020 | Jules Brütsch and Mo Al Elew, Staff Writer and Senior Staff Writer

On January 9, nearly 40 protestors gathered at the corner of La Jolla Village Drive and Torrey Pines to express their opposition to a potential war with Iran. An important factor to the protest’s design was its close proximity to UCSD, which attracted students such as Jasmina Aliakbar to attend. Aliakbar shared, “While this isn’t going to immediately fix it, it will at least prompt others to educate themselves.” After the elimination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, Iran responded with multiple ballistic missile launchings and an attack on a Ukranian passenger jet. Aliakbar followed with, “This is an emotional time with bad stuff happening and we [students] are expected to just switch off and learn.”
January 15, 2020 | Ella Chen, Editor-in-Chief

Notice any fire trucks on campus earlier last week? The fire alarm in the Communication Building and Media Center was set off at approximately 10:30 a.m. from “steam release from a boiler” as stated by Communications Officer Erika Johnson. No injuries were reported at the time of the alarm, and the building is expected to operate normally after Wednesday’s evacuation. 

January 15, 2020 | Julianna Domingo, Staff Writer

As a student, worrying about Dining Dollars and the use of money for other basic needs is an unceasing concern. Last academic school year, the Food Recovery Network at UCSD (FRN@UCSD) was able to recover and redistribute 16,387 pounds of food for students and members of the community struggling with food insecurity. FRN@UCSD’s aid does not end there—they continue to provide Food Recovery Buffets, as well as promote sustainability through much of their work. Whether food security directly affects you or not, it is important to learn ways in which food and other resources can be saved and used. FRN@UCSD is working towards this awareness with hopes of expanding operations to educate others about this issue. To learn more about FRN@UCSD and its current work, feel free to read more in our article.

        Opinion & Feature

January 8, 2020 | Montanna Harling
Montanna Harling, a UCSD student living on campus, explains the struggle of entering a dining hall and only having two meal options available to choose from. Harling describes what it is like to have dietary sensitivities while navigating UCSD’s dining halls. She says, “There is simply not a lot of consideration for students with special dietary needs at [Housing Dining Hospitality] HDH locations.” Harling walks us through her attempt to connect to HDH dieticians and discusses all of the steps necessary to secure dietary accommodations. In addition to HDH dieticians being unresponsive, Harling feels that medically documenting her needs with the Office For Students with Disabilities in order to obtain accommodations is stigmatizing and forces students to spend an unnecessary amount of time to reach a grocery store off campus instead. Harling wants HDH to address the issue by offering a wider range of balanced meals at  dining halls as well ass food that better suits those with allergies to more than one ingredient. Ultimately, it does not make sense for students who live on campus to be forced into buying a food plan when options are both limited and unhealthy for all students.

        ARTS & CULTURE

January 7, 2020 | Amanda Gonzalez, Contributing Writer 

Bay Area rapper Saweetie is set to headline UCSD’s first-ever HORIZON concert on Friday, January 24 at 8:00 p.m. in RIMAC Arena. As a UCSD second-year student and concert enthusiast, I believe Saweetie will bring the upbeat and bold vibe students are looking for on a Friday night to de-stress before midterms. The Associated Students office of Concerts and Events (ASCE) is excited to present HORIZON in place of Hullabaloo, the prior concert usually held in Matthew’s Quad. HORIZON is very anticipated by students who recognize the new approach ASCE has taken to plan for 2020’s first event. Some students are even sad to not be part of this new experience. On Instagram, @Alex.ngvyen comments “@tydroflask @pattyyshao why did we graduate,” suggesting there has been a positive change in interest for this group of friends. HORIZON emphasizes the idea of innovative visual experiences through the use of new concert technology, in addition to a well-known headliner. ASCE hopes to unify students and give them an overall better college experience.

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January 17, 2020 | Kate Zegans, Opinion Editor
Need a way to de-stress in the midst of midterms? The Triton’s Opinion Editor compiled a list of 15 concerts that one can attend for prices as low as $12! Artists from a variety of genres such as SOB X RBE, Haley Kiyoko, Raphael Saadiq, and others will be performing in San Diego these upcoming quarters.
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