Opinion: Wrong Lessons from the Tibbetts Tragedy
Aug30

Opinion: Wrong Lessons from the Tibbetts Tragedy

By Jay Hauser, Columnist The death of Mollie Tibbetts was a tragedy, no doubt. But it shouldn’t enlighten discussions about immigration, as Republican politicians are trying to do. There is no epidemic of immigrants murdering citizens. It is simply a result of the cultural staple of the “weak, white woman” being brutalized by the “big, scary, man of color.” This trope isn’t new in American racism (the Scottsboro Boys), nor is it new...

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Arbaugh Announces New Upperclassmen Senators
Aug22

Arbaugh Announces New Upperclassmen Senators

By Jay Hauser, Contributing Writer On Sunday, Aug. 19, incoming Student Senate president Nick Arbaugh ‘20 emailed the rising junior and senior classes to inform them about the results of the Senate’s search for one senior and three juniors to serve as senators for their classes. This search was necessitated by the lack of applications during the regular process last semester. After going through a “huge and diverse pool of candidates...

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Opinion: Abolish ICE? How About Open Borders?
Jul11

Opinion: Abolish ICE? How About Open Borders?

By Jay Hauser, Columnist From 1933 to 2003, the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service was responsible for the internal enforcement of immigration laws, protection of borders, customs law enforcement, and naturalization services. In 2003, ICE was created as a post-9/11 anti-terrorism program. The thought was that a specialized internal immigration enforcement agency would better prevent terrorism by preemptively...

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Please Get Real. This Happens Too Often. Please.
Feb28

Please Get Real. This Happens Too Often. Please.

By Jay Hauser, Columnist If you are reading this, I would assume that you have at least seen the link to Mr. Chris Condon’s op-ed. I will be responding to it and would kindly ask that you take a few minutes to read it. In addition, I would also strongly advise any readers to also refer to Mr. Zachary Sobeck’s recent article, which sparked this debate on the op-ed pages of The Gettysburgian. While I give him brownie points for calling...

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Trump Era Transphobic Nonsense
Jul27

Trump Era Transphobic Nonsense

By Jay Hauser, Columnist I’m just going to go ahead and debunk the nonsense surrounding the ban on transgender soldiers in the military. First off, the argument that it will impact troop cohesion is nonsense. It was nonsense when it was used to stop the integration of the military. It was nonsense when it was used to stop LGB people from serving. It was nonsense when it was used to stop women from serving. I don’t need to...

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