When you think of college food, what comes to mind? Pizza?
Long lines? Questionable health standards? While your answers may be different,
I can guarantee there is one thing you didn’t think of: Che Guevara.
At the University of
California-San Diego, if you feel like chowing down on some vegetarian/vegan
food, and are committed to “radical social change,” you can visit the Che Café,
located conveniently on the UCSD campus. (According to their website, “it is the building covered
in colorful murals.” It actually says that on their directions page.)
Yes, when I sit down for a nice
meal after a long day of studies, I want to be reminded of an international
terrorist who fought a bloody crusade to impose communism throughout Latin
The dining facility tries to stay
true to Che’s cause – it is a co-op, and completely volunteer supported. If you
want to help out, all you need to do is “show up.” There is also a section of
the restaurant to leave radical leaflets for other diners to enjoy. Great.
For students at UCSD, good news:
The “Che Collective” meets every Thursday at 8:30 PM so you can join in on the
On a more serious note, this
misguided idolization of Che Guevara is why Young America’s Foundation has
organized No More Che
Day. On October 8th, you can spread truth on your campus by informing your
fellow classmates about the “real” Che Guevara. (*Spoiler
alert: he was a terrorist who considered murder a leisure activity, and said that he, "likes killing.")
For help on organizing No More Che Day on your
campus, please contact Patrick Coyle at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call Young America’s Foundation at 1-800-USA-1776.