What a semantic freak. These are essays through and through, no ifs or buts about it. An essay is any piece of organized writing with a cohesive theme, purpose, or message. In fact, this very response I’m typing here could very well be called an essay, even if I ended the post right here. It doesn’t matter what the UCs call these essays. “Essay” is a generic term that readily applies here. Trying to discourage people from calling these pieces of writing “essays” is insanity, just like it would be to discourage the use of the word “person” simply because you may prefer a different term, like “human.”
Military bases, a talking tree, and an annual festival to the Sun God might sound like something out of a weird history book. But you’d be surprised to find out that those three things and more are a huge part of what makes UC San Diego unique. Here are the 10 Fun Facts about UCSD that you might think you know - we guarantee you don’t know them all. 1. UCSD is divided into six separate colleges with their own campus and set of general education classes. The six colleges are: Roger Revelle College (founded in 1964), John Muir College (founded in 1967), Thurgood Marshall College (founded in 1970), Earl Warren College (founded in 1974), Eleanor Roosevelt College (founded in 1988), and Sixth College (founded in 2002).