Monkeying around in the classroom
Feb28

Monkeying around in the classroom

By Graham Alubdullah, Staff Writer You may remember from your middle school education of the landmark trial; The Scopes Trial formally known as The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes or commonly known as the Scopes Monkey Trial. Let’s briefly recap this important trial for American education. John T. Scopes was accused of teaching evolution in a state-funded school, he was found guilty and fined $100, but the ruling was...

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Analyzing the travel ban
Feb28

Analyzing the travel ban

By Wellington Baumann, Contributing Writer President Trump’s first month has been full of controversial executive orders, the most prominent of which is a major piece of immigration reform. Effective as of January 27th, immigrants from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Yemen and Somalia are barred from entering the United States for 90 days. In addition, all refugees are barred for 120 days, however, Syrian refugees are banned...

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Analysis: opinion checking the News section
Feb28

Analysis: opinion checking the News section

By Joshua Wagner, Copy Editor Since 1897, The Gettysburgian has been the unbiased documentation of campus history. 110 years later, the News section of The Gettysburgian carries on the tradition of providing accurate, unbiased, and timely articles concerning the happenings of Gettysburg College’s campus.  On occasion, typos or wrong figures leaked through, but overall, the editing procedure sustained the quality of these articles....

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Milo who?: An appeal to the right
Feb28

Milo who?: An appeal to the right

By Alex Romano, Opinions Editor Cat Stevens had it right the whole time. It truly is a wild world in which we live. So wild that all of a sudden, otherwise indistinguishable right-wing news agencies like Breitbart can become relevant. Until admittedly very recently, I never paid the conservative online magazine much attention. It always seemed to me to be a typical, run-of-the-mill Internet info pool, with bases and undertones as...

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There’s an elephant in the room, and it’s got a monologue
Feb28

There’s an elephant in the room, and it’s got a monologue

By Morgan Hubbard, Copy Editor Vagina. In the last few weeks, the word has flooded the campus in forms of shirts, posters, and conversations. To my general pleasure, The Vagina Monologues have been met with questions about the purpose, transactions for t-shirts, and excitement about the performances. However, it is a disappointing realization that sometimes the word vagina is met with squeamish disinterest from students and faculty at...

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