Opinion: An Historical Parallel Between Trump-Putin Summit and Jay’s Treaty
Jul21

Opinion: An Historical Parallel Between Trump-Putin Summit and Jay’s Treaty

By Liam Kerr, Guest Columnist This week, President Trump once again grabbed international headlines with remarks made during an historic and controversial summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The meeting arrived amid an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election and suspected collusion between Russian officials and the Trump campaign. Just last week, the Mueller probe charged 12 Russian...

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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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Opinion: The Judicial Power
Jul09

Opinion: The Judicial Power

By Christopher Condon, Columnist The Constitution of the United States contains relatively little material concerning the federal judiciary, and even less regarding the Supreme Court. In fact, one of the only provisions of the document that mentions the Court is the one that mandates a judicial term of “good behaviour,” which has come to be interpreted as a period during which judges or justices do not commit a criminal offense....

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Farewell from the Editor-in-Chief
May20

Farewell from the Editor-in-Chief

By Jamie Welch, Editor-in-Chief I have been deluding myself into thinking this day would never come, but now it has arrived: I am graduating from Gettysburg College today and this is the final day I will oversee The Gettysburgian as Editor-in-Chief. This moment is bittersweet. Sure, I will miss chasing down leads and typing up stories. But, on the other hand, I look forward to having my Wednesday nights … and really all my other...

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Opinion: The Ruthless Man
May10

Opinion: The Ruthless Man

By Christopher Condon, Columnist Recently, a documentary was released entitled “Bobby Kennedy for President.” Predictably, the film focuses on the career of Robert Kennedy, beginning with his role as a campaign manager for his brother John and ending with a discussion of his legacy in the contemporary era. More specifically, it traces the journey of Kennedy toward the realization of the ideals he strived to achieve for his entire...

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Opinion: An Unsung Alumnus
May08

Opinion: An Unsung Alumnus

By Alex Tottser, Guest Columnist From Congressman Ron Paul to author Jerry Spinelli, Gettysburg College has a history of producing influential alumni. Unfortunately there are many great Gettysburgians that have slipped through the cracks, and Jackson C. Frank is one of those alumni. For most people, their only experience with his music would have been his song “Blues Run the Game,” which was played in the opening of episode three in...

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