Opinion: Before the Redhead Goes Rogue, Some Thoughts on Study Abroad
Sep08

Opinion: Before the Redhead Goes Rogue, Some Thoughts on Study Abroad

By Rebecca Montross, Guest Columnist If you’ve ever worked at a summer camp, you’ve probably sat through counselor orientation – hours and hours of unpaid manual labor, paper work and PowerPoint slides. With any luck, the directors of the camp will try to relay the countless nuggets of information they need to in an entertaining way. The camp I’ve worked at the past two summers has done just that. They’ve brought wacky stories from...

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Opinion: An Unconventional Proposal to End School Sanctioned Greek Life
Sep05

Opinion: An Unconventional Proposal to End School Sanctioned Greek Life

By Liam Kerr, Columnist I would like to begin by stating unequivocally just how fortunate and happy I am to have attended school at Gettysburg College.  I am about to enter my last year, and truly believe that the school has prepared me for the personal and professional challenges to come.  I would be remiss, however, if I did not reflect on the exclusive, misogynistic, and irresponsible culture perpetrated by Greek Life on campus. ...

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Opinion: Wrong Lessons from the Tibbetts Tragedy
Aug30

Opinion: Wrong Lessons from the Tibbetts Tragedy

By Jay Hauser, Columnist The death of Mollie Tibbetts was a tragedy, no doubt. But it shouldn’t enlighten discussions about immigration, as Republican politicians are trying to do. There is no epidemic of immigrants murdering citizens. It is simply a result of the cultural staple of the “weak, white woman” being brutalized by the “big, scary, man of color.” This trope isn’t new in American racism (the Scottsboro Boys), nor is it new...

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Opinion: Take a Pledge, Trump
Aug27

Opinion: Take a Pledge, Trump

By Joshua Wagner, Opinions Editor “I affirm that I will uphold the highest principles of honesty and integrity in all my endeavors at Gettysburg College and foster an atmosphere of mutual respect within and beyond the classroom.” These words are referred to as the Gettysburg College Pledge. Every first-year Gettysburg repeats this pledge at Opening Convocation and is held responsible for adhering to its promises. Students may choose...

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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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