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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Opinion: Walkout to End Gun Violence
Apr28

Opinion: Walkout to End Gun Violence

By Amanda Richman, Guest Columnist Last Friday, I delivered a speech about how guns claim lives in mass shootings, suicides, at the hands of police, and by intimate partners. But on Sunday there was another shooting in a Waffle House in Nashville. And 24 people were shot in Chicago this weekend, four of them fatally. And earlier this month, the police fired 30 rounds that killed Diante Yarber in a Walmart Parking Lot. In the speech, I...

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Opinion: A time to come together: Arbaugh for President
Apr26

Opinion: A time to come together: Arbaugh for President

By Nick Arbaugh, Columnist The investigations, hearings, and overall happenings that beleaguered our student government through the last few weeks are over. We as a student body have elected leaders, seen those leaders removed, and watched as next year’s student government was thrown into confusion. As of now, following the hearings last Monday, next year’s Senate is without a president. The student body is without a president,...

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Opinion: Marisa and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week
Apr22

Opinion: Marisa and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

By Marisa Balanda, Guest Columnist My mom is a high School English teacher. She is also quite strict and very candid. Since I have been able to communicate, I grew accustomed to hearing lines of literature to reinforce whatever life lesson she was attempting to instill. My mom never stops teaching. Obviously, I was not always familiar with the characters or the works she quoted, but she always provided a thorough summary and context...

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