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What We've Learned


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Welcome to What We've Learned, AKA your favorite newsletter's favorite newsletter.

On even-numbered weeks throughout each quarter, this odd publication aims to provide Tritons with timely, pertinent information and (we hope) clever wordplay in equal measure.

ramen iconIt all started with ramen.

Originally borne out of necessity during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic -- when we learned that flushing instant ramen in on-campus residences was messing with our wastewater-monitoring system -- WWL has evolved into a one-stop shop for (ir)regular updates from Student Affairs and Campus Life at UC San Diego.

Don't get excited, be excited. You'll find the most recent edition below, along with our complete archive of past publications. Poke around, have fun, and even learn a little something. We're glad you're here. - Ian

Current Edition

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Week 6: 📢 Opine season edition.

February 16, 2024

In this issue: Charrette part Deux and some sharing to do, oh my!

Winter Quarter 2024

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Week 4: 🐲 From draggled to Dragon edition.

In this issue: St. Elmo's advice and a Dragon sans fire, oh my!

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Week 2: 🎡 Festival season edition.

In this issue: Coachella one-ups and sea otter pups, oh my!

Fall Quarter 2023

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Week 10: 🏺 Not in the vase edition.

In this issue: finals-week screams and traveling dreams, oh my!

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Week 7: 🍬 Sweet tartan edition.

In this issue: plaid, compliance compiled, and implied pile-ons, oh my!

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Week 4: 🎃 Pun-king's carving edition.

In this issue: big 'ol candy bars and pizza-sized sea stars, oh my!

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Week 2: ✌️ edition.

In this issue: free apps, a main course, and dessert, oh my!

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Week 0: 💍 Put a ring on it edition.

In this issue: Happy Wi-Fi tips, I do Do Ho, U-Pass, oh my!

2022 - 23

Spring Quarter 2023

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Weeks 9-10: That's all, Tritons! edition.

In this issue: pre-finals farewell and a well of free funds, oh my!

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Weeks 7-8: Third season SZN edition.

In this issue: big drag shows and conquering Big West foes, oh my!

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Weeks 5-6: Learned to return edition.

In this issue: pre-Sun God requirements and RTL retirements, oh my!

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Weeks 3-4: Brick sans edition.

In this issue: no Sun God leaks, but some words on streets, oh my!

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Weeks 1-2: After the rain edition.

In this issue: sharing, caring, and COVID colloquialisms, oh my!

Winter Quarter 2023

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Weeks 9-10: Awards SZN edition.

In this issue: film puns and planning for fun, oh my!

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Weeks 7-8: Sun, set, match edition.

In this issue: nighttime yoga, daytime screens, and date-line deets, oh my!

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Weeks 5-6: Tri-monds in the sky edition.

In this issue: helmet deals, help with feels, and h*ll on wheels, oh my!

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Weeks 3-4: Six more weeks edition.

In this issue: groundhog predictions and a well-being disposition, oh my!

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Weeks 1-2: Rabbits and pieces edition.

In this issue: bunny puns and a lotta otter fun, oh my!

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pre-Week 1: ‘23, can you do somethin’ for me? edition.

In this issue: a niche flex, testing recs, and glitter effects, oh my!

Fall Quarter 2022

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Weeks 8-10: World C(orr)up(t) edition.

In this issue: packing heat, free-ranger, and scales of justice, oh my!

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Weeks 6-7: Tritonville edition.

In this issue: no flu for you, down with masking up, and respect, oh my!

 

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Weeks 4-5: Get BOOsted edition.

In this issue: resting witch face, COVID rates, and pun-based updates, oh my!

 

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Weeks 2-3: Safety first edition.

In this issue: 90s rap, a vax wrap-up, and CAPS, oh my!

 

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Week 1: Acro-nimble edition.

In this issue: WTF, sure to surge, and West Khos vibes, oh my!

 

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Week 0: We outhear edition.

In this issue: open and see (and some puns, of course), oh my!

2021 - 22

Spring Quarter 2022

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Weeks 9-10: Great-ish hits edition.

In this issue: a no-cap recap, shoutouts and shines, oh my!

 

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Weeks 7-8: Seven ate nine edition.

In this issue: WTF, sure to surge, and West Khos vibes, oh my!

 

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Week 6: Cinco de Quatro edition.

In this issue: arresting surge development, resources, and source code, oh my!

 

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Week 5: F = ma (sk) edition.

In this issue: That new-Newton, pop physics, and far-from-the-tree, oh my!

 

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Weeks 3-4: Fungoid vestals editions.

In this issue: do it for the (ana)gram, mask appeal, and doughnuts, oh my!

 

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Week 2: Among the azaleas edition.

In this issue: raccoons of the sea, QR records, and Rec for free, oh my!

 

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Week 1: New normalizing edition.

In this issue: one-stop shop for shots, Dr. Green Thumb, and ‘Demics, oh my!

 

Winter Quarter 2022

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Weeks 9-10: Spring is in the wearer edition.

In this issue: seasonal puns and well-seasoned praise for days, oh my!

 

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Weeks 7-8: UC Scooter Defense edition.

In this issue: free FroYo and cocoa at CampCo, oh my!

 

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Week 6: Booster Bowl edition.

In this issue: ol’ Blue Eyes, a gol, and good ol’ commerce, oh my!

 

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Week 5: Wordle is bond edition.

In this issue: a clear black night and a clear white moon, oh my!

 

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Week 4: In-personal edition.

In this issue: (Year of the) Tiger, ‘Toks, and testing, oh my!

 

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Week 3: 'Cron but not forgotten edition.

In this issue: Booster Bucks, an editor’s note, and cadence, oh my!

 

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Week 2: Obey your thirst edition.

In this issue: swab life, a shoutout, and (an) opossum, oh my!

 

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Week 1: Omicronic 2022 edition.

In this issue: testing explained, In-n-Out, and mask facts, oh my!

 

Fall Quarter 2021

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Week 10: O Micron, Where art Thou? edition.

In this issue: Boost hounds, Reboost, and Boost mobile, oh my!

 

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Weeks 8-9: Boost Mode edition.

In this issue: raccoons, Marshawn, and Rushmore, oh my!

 

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Weeks 6-7: Horton Hears edition.

In this issue: apple bottoms, a Who’s who, and Miley, oh my!

 

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Week 5: Crispy chicken edition.

In this issue: ASAPP Sloshy, OOTD, and pun-kins, oh my!

 

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Week 4: Back to the Future edition.

In this issue: hoverboards, poop puns, and Hamlet, oh my!

 

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Week 3: Vidterms edition.

In this issue: not complicated, loom gloom, and pandas, oh my!

 

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Week 2: What's the frequency, edition?

In this issue: the truth fairy, the Fly, and snakes, oh my!

 

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Week 1: Icky sticky edition.

In this issue: origami balls, Squid Games, and naan compliance, oh my!

 

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Week 1: New normalizing edition. Week 0: Where it all began edition.

In this issue: WTF, welcome BAC, and TikTOK, oh my!

 

2020 - 21

Summer Session 2021

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Week 1: Gold mettle edition.

In this issue: Mandate mandeets, ol’ Blue Eyes, and Rebot, oh my!

 

Spring Quarter 2021

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Week 10: COVID clichés edition.

In this issue: an author unmasked, phrases for days, and wordplay, oh my!

 

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Week 9: Incentivize it edition.

In this issue: free shades, a Gavin and Stacey ref, and self care, oh my!

 

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Week 8: Peer-reviewed edition.

In this issue: star ratings, study spots, and second shots, oh my!

 

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Week 7: All the antibodies edition.

In this issue: summer this, summer that, and puns, oh my!

 

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Week 6: WTFAQ edition.

In this issue: free masks, Madonna, and mandates, oh my!

 

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Week 5: Opening the Ludgates edition.

In this issue: Sesame Street, 311, and Good Will Hunting, oh my!

 

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Week 4: Pronounced with an upmty edition.

In this issue: A Tribe, and a ramen-der, and a Zoolander reference, oh my!

 

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Week 3: r/Vacs me anything edition.

In this issue: vacs (gon’ give it to you), cake, Q’s and A’s, oh my!

 

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Week 2: Back that vacs up edition.

In this issue: Some bling, Salt ‘n Pepa, and Vanilla, oh my!

 

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Week 1: Inside baseball edition.

In this issue: Slam Diego, 12-6 curves, and puns, oh my!

 

Winter Quarter 2021

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Week 10: Pluralize of the beholder edition.

In this issue: CDC, DST, and LOLs, oh my!

 

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Week 9: Keep calm edition.

In this issue: puns, the crown, and our favorite turnip, oh my!

 

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Week 8: Vaccine and herd edition.

In this issue: puns, the Fauc, and alfresco, oh my!

 

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Week 7: Testivus for the rest of us edition.

In this issue: puns, Cobra Kai, and Lincoln, oh my!

 

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Week 6: Be my quaran-tine edition.

In this issue: puns, a dose of Dali, and March tracks, oh my!

 

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Week 5: All the feels edition.

In this issue: gratitude and Frozen attitude, or Elsa!

 

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Week 4: Power to the players edition.

In this issue: salty jokes, Spinal Tap, and deodorant, oh my!

 

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Week 3: Panimal style edition.

In(-n-Out) this issue: mittens, LOTR, and narwhals, oh my!

 

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Week 2: The Golden Rule edition.

In this issue: trash pandas, self-care, in tents, oh my!

 

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Week 1: Call you on your cell phone edition.

In this issue: inbox infinity, Rosie, and turnips, oh my!

 

Fall Quarter 2020

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Week 10: Pundemic fatigue edition.

In this issue: puns, flip-phones, and gophers, oh my!

 

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Week 9: The surge is real edition.

In this issue: puns, PNP, ‘n’ Pepa, oh my!

 

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Week 8: The remix edition.

In this issue: puns, thank yous, and Tridents, oh my!

 

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Week 7: "Don't ever give up" edition.

In this issue: puns, potties, and IKEA, oh my!

 

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Week 6: Green jacket edition.

In this issue: puns, Biggie Smalls, and Ozzy, oh my!

 

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Week 5: Red and blue makes purple edition.

In this issue: puns, ballot jokes, and basketball, oh my!

 

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Halloweek 4: Trick or Treat Yo'self edition.

In this issue: puns, dad jokes, and mermen, oh my!

 

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Week 3's Company edition.

Happiness is a warm pun.

 

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Week 1: What a long week. Here’s what we learned.

Instant ramen wreaks havoc on your system. Ours too.

 

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