Serving up smiles
Mar19

Serving up smiles

By Christopher P. Hawk, Contributing writer I love going to Servo every day because I am greeted by the friendly members of  Dining Services.  The members of Dining Services are great.  They always have a smile on their face, and they always come to work with enthusiasm.  They have so many responsibilities yet they tackle the challenge every day, providing delicious food in great quantities. The burgers and pizza they serve in the...

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The geography of Servo
Mar16

The geography of Servo

By Shae Belenski, Contributing Writer One of the more tedious problems at Gettysburg College is telling your friends exactly where you are sitting at Servo. Let me provide an example: you have a plan to meet someone for lunch at Servo so you text them “Where are you sitting?” They respond with the vague jumble of words “Oh, I’m on the second elevated platform on the right-hand side”, or “I’m sitting at the tables behind the platform...

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Kindness and the First Amendment can coexist
Mar15

Kindness and the First Amendment can coexist

By Brittany Russell, Contributing Writer The political turmoil and polarization of 2016 and this day and age of government has brought out some nasty words in the United States and the rest of the world. I’m appalled and deeply troubled by the things being said and blatantly ignored by people in our country in particular, and I think there needs to be an understanding between the two parties at this point. I perused some of the...

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2 Twitters = 2 Trumps: How’s that for math?
Mar14

2 Twitters = 2 Trumps: How’s that for math?

By Jay C. Hauser, Staff Writer President Trump’s 2016 campaign is long over. The days of campaign aides scrambling to spin whatever blather the then-candidate tweeted at 3:00 a.m. are long gone. President Trump’s personal Twitter account (@realDonaldTrump, not @POTUS), is now an asset to the administration. With 26.1 million followers, the personal account is a microscope into the thoughts and ramblings of the man holding the nation’s...

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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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