2017: 100 Years of the Royal House of Windsor
Dec27

2017: 100 Years of the Royal House of Windsor

By Zachary Sobeck, Columnist As the year 2017 draws to a close, it is appropriate to look back upon what is perhaps the most successful royal dynasty in the United Kingdom and perhaps the world.  The Royal House of Windsor has now reigned over the United Kingdom for a century since its creation during the stormy days of the First World War.  In 1917, His Majesty King George V of the Royal House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was facing...

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Populism Blues
Dec11

Populism Blues

By Michael DeFeo, Guest Columnist In 2016, Donald Trump captured the American Presidency. Several months earlier, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union; thus triggering a wave of populism that spread across the globe. Although these have been labeled “populist” movements, they incorporate nationalism along with traditional populism. This extreme “national populist” ideology poses a grave threat to the stability of the...

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President Trump’s Big-League Mistake, Part II
Dec08

President Trump’s Big-League Mistake, Part II

By Zack Sobeck, Columnist On December 6, 2017, United States President Donald J. Trump delivered a speech on his intention to move the United States embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and further signaled his intention to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This is indeed a Big-League mistake and is a massive departure from Trump’s comments on the campaign trail. According to a CNN article on the meeting of the...

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Don’t Shrink Our National Monuments
Dec07

Don’t Shrink Our National Monuments

By Cassandra Shields, Guest Columnist Living in Gettysburg brings our community closer to the National Park system than most towns in the northeast. Yes, we as residents complain about the tourists, and the fanfare for the park’s overwhelming presence in our town grates against our daily activities. Yet we also benefit from our proximity to this national treasure. Local communities rely on the park for the tourism revenue while...

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Carolus Rex: The Future of the British Monarchy
Nov20

Carolus Rex: The Future of the British Monarchy

By Zachary Sobeck, Columnist Upon the passing of Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II (now 91 years of age), her oldest son and heir, His Royal Majesty, Charles Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, and Duke of Rothesay will ascend to the throne of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland presumably as King Charles III.  This will be the first time a new British Monarch has ascended to the throne in more than sixty years...

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Why I Walked: Reflections on My Walkout from ‘The School for Lies’
Nov08

Why I Walked: Reflections on My Walkout from ‘The School for Lies’

By Lars Healy, Guest Columnist To Gettysburg College: I feel it might be beneficial for the community (and myself) to explain what happened from my perspective over the course of “The School for Lies” controversy: How I addressed the situation, my resignation as one of the Office of LGBTQA Advocacy and Education’s Program Coordinators, and the role I played in the Saturday night show’s walkout. My peers and I learned from...

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