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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Opinion: Not a Laughing Matter: Greek Life’s Perspective on Sexual Assault Awareness
Apr17

Opinion: Not a Laughing Matter: Greek Life’s Perspective on Sexual Assault Awareness

By Colin Kowalski and Emma Stejbach, Guest Columnists Given the recent article “13 Places Safer than FIJI Basement on Friday Night” in the April Fools’ Edition of The Gettysburgian, and the fact that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the governing bodies of Greek Life, the Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Council, would like to share insight into what the Greek community is doing to foster critical conversation and...

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Opinion: Be an Active Citizen in Your Community
Apr15

Opinion: Be an Active Citizen in Your Community

By Morgan Hubbard, Columnist and Joshua Wagner, Opinions Editor You’re probably an officer in multiple organizations across campus and jump from meeting to meeting. You don’t sleep, you skip meals, and haven’t watched Netflix in months. You should get more involved, and here’s why. Many students at Gettysburg College have highly structured lifestyles which orbit around meetings and clubs. That’s great, but despite all of these...

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Opinion: The Demonstrated Benefits of Trade
Apr13

Opinion: The Demonstrated Benefits of Trade

By Liam Kerr, Guest Columnist The Republican Party appears to be stuck. For decades, it has stood on the principle of free markets enabling Americans to realize their fullest potential. President Trump’s first year in office saw the implementation of such beliefs in the tax cuts and deregulatory actions which are designed to unleash entrepreneurism, thereby accelerating economic growth. The President’s recently announced tariffs on...

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