Opinion: What are our values as a college?
Mar20

Opinion: What are our values as a college?

  By Joshua Wagner, Managing Opinions Editor It seems that every semester there is some event in our campus community that forces us to pause and consider Gettysburg College’s institutional values.   Four years ago posters were circulated around campus decrying “anchor babies,” and backlash ensued. During his 2016 campaign, Bernie Sanders rallied in Bream Gym calling for a grassroots revolution led by young people.  In 2017,...

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Cartoon: Website Redesign
Feb03

Cartoon: Website Redesign

 

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Opinion: Stop Using ‘Whilst’
Nov28

Opinion: Stop Using ‘Whilst’

By Joshua Wagner, Opinions Editor The chiefly British term from the 14th century is used strictly as a conjunction and a relative adverb; however, it is more commonly used to communicate one’s pretentious nature.  Slipping in a quick ‘whilst’ is a surefire way to display one’s mastery of the English language, unlike the rather banal and more versatile ‘while.’ Whip out a ‘whilst’ over break, and your family and friends will be humbled...

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Problem of the Week: Transcendental Fun
Oct12

Problem of the Week: Transcendental Fun

Editor’s Note: The Department of Mathematics at Gettysburg College hosts a problem of the week challenge to determine each semester’s Paul Mugabi problem-solving award recipient(s). Each week’s entries are scored by a panel of faculty judges, and winner(s) from each week will receive a Problem Of the Week (P.O.W.) button. The Gettysburgian is not involved in or responsible for accepting or evaluating students’ submissions to this...

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Opinion: Brett Kavanaugh is Unfit for the Supreme Court
Oct08

Opinion: Brett Kavanaugh is Unfit for the Supreme Court

By Josh Wagner, Opinions Editor A powerful testimony was given before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week.  Dr. Christine Ford’s statements were genuine and moving.  Sane individuals would have difficulty watching her testimony and not believing every word.  Now, based on he-said-she-said arguments and an FBI investigation, the Senate will shortly have to make a choice: to appoint Judge Brett Kavanaugh or to not. If Judge...

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