Opinion: Time to Communicate with the Changing Times
Apr29

Opinion: Time to Communicate with the Changing Times

By Nick Rollo, Guest Columnist Gettysburg College prides itself on its liberal arts education. Students engage in a rigorous curriculum focused on critical thinking, creativity, and informed action. This liberal arts standard has been the framework of the college’s outstanding majors and minors available to students, including some modifications, since the college was founded in 1832. However, times are changing and Gettysburg should...

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Opinion: The Loss of Common Sense
Apr28

Opinion: The Loss of Common Sense

By Liam Kerr, Columnist This week, Professor Cassie Hays of the Sociology Department used her position of authority as a Gettysburg College professor to single out and bully an upstanding student in the college community. Ironically, Josh Wagner, an editor with The Gettysburgian newspaper, has always displayed the utmost respect for all viewpoints, as demonstrated by his willingness to publish opinions of all students in the opinion...

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Opinion: Josh Is Not the Problem. Sexual Assault on This Campus Is the Problem.
Apr27

Opinion: Josh Is Not the Problem. Sexual Assault on This Campus Is the Problem.

By Lauren Sherman, Guest Columnist Before I begin, I’d like to acknowledge that I have only spoken to Josh Wagner once in my time here at Gettysburg, but I am well familiar with his name. As opinions editor, Josh has, in my opinion, done very well to represent the voices of our campus community. The Gettysburgian is fair, not in that it is always equal in representation, but in the fact that everyone has the opportunity to submit...

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Opinion: An Open Letter to the Gettysburg College Community
Apr26

Opinion: An Open Letter to the Gettysburg College Community

An Open Letter to the Gettysburg College Community: I write this having had some time to think about the events currently unfolding regarding my brother, Joshua Wagner ’19 and his selection to be commencement speaker. Some might say I am too close to the subject of the fury to write a sensible piece. However, I am reminded of something our beloved great-grandmother, who will be eulogized by our loving family this Saturday at a...

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Editorial: What We Know About Josh Wagner
Apr26

Editorial: What We Know About Josh Wagner

By Members of The Gettysburgian’s Editorial Board THE ISSUE: Joshua Wagner ‘19 was selected as the student speaker at this May’s Commencement exercises. Since that announcement was made, a group of students has begun to circulate a petition advocating Josh’s removal in light of an article he wrote as part of last spring’s April Fools edition for The Gettysburgian. The article — titled “13 Places Safer than FIJI Basement on...

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Opinion: Sexual Assault is a Serious Issue
Apr26

Opinion: Sexual Assault is a Serious Issue

By Joshua Wagner Dear Class of 2019, It was a great honor to be selected graduation speaker for the Class of 2019.  Growing up on a small farm in western Pennsylvania, it was not an expectation that I would attend college.  That I will speak at commencement is a source of pride for my parents and grandparents who were not able to achieve a higher education.  Earning the respect and congratulations from my peers has been an incredible...

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