Opinion: College Communication and COVID-19
Jul21

Opinion: College Communication and COVID-19

By Emily Dalgleish, Opinions Editor  In just a few weeks, I am supposed to travel across the country to return to Gettysburg. As of now, I don’t know when I am supposed to return, if my housing is confirmed, or even how I will be eating. Some of those details we were supposed to find out yesterday. As students, we are relying on clear, consistent communication from the College. That communication is severely lacking. President Iuliano...

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What We’ve Learned from Online Learning
May01

What We’ve Learned from Online Learning

Compiled by Emily Dalgleish, Opinions Editor   We have reached the end of six weeks of online classes in a semester that none of us could have anticipated. In the transition to remote learning, many of us have been pushed out of our comfort zones. But throughout this process, we’ve also learned more about ourselves, our communities, and the ways in which we learn. We’ve asked faculty members and students to reflect on this period...

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April Fools’ Opinion: Ranking the 2020 Fiascoes (So Far)
Apr01

April Fools’ Opinion: Ranking the 2020 Fiascoes (So Far)

By Emily Dalgleish, Opinions Editor 2020 has had its fair share of national and global crises– so many that it is difficult to keep track. For that reason, I have created a definitive ranking of the fiascoes of this year from least to most chaotic.  5. Roger Stone sentencing After Stone was convicted of seven crimes, including lying to Congress and obstruction of justice, prosecutors recommended he be sentenced to seven to nine years...

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April Fools’ Opinion: Gettysburg Should Move to a Pass/Pass Grading System
Apr01

April Fools’ Opinion: Gettysburg Should Move to a Pass/Pass Grading System

By Emily Dalgleish, Opinions Editor Following a student petition for a pass/fail grading option for this semester, Gettysburg changed its grading policy so students could elect for a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade option after receiving their letter grades. A grade of a D- or above would be considered satisfactory. However, I believe the bar is still too high: anything below a D- should also be considered a pass in the first-ever...

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Opinion: Grief and Hope in the Aftermath of a Campaign
Mar06

Opinion: Grief and Hope in the Aftermath of a Campaign

By Emily Dalgleish, Opinions Editor The end of Warren’s campaign marks the fifth losing campaign that I have worked on. Four of those campaigns were women getting beat by white men. You might think that defeat gets less soul-crushing after a few times, but I haven’t found that to be true. There is a unique type of grief that comes in the aftermath of a campaign. The loss feels personal: it feels as if the country rejected the values,...

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