Opinion: Abortion Bans: PA Could Be Next
Sep08

Opinion: Abortion Bans: PA Could Be Next

By Emily Dalgleish, Editorial Board Manager We have been holding our breath for this moment: a test of Roe v. Wade with the conservative Supreme Court. On Tuesday, the Court did fulfill an emergency request to block an abortion ban in Texas that prevents abortions after a heartbeat is detected, around six weeks of pregnancy. The ban goes against the precedent of Roe v. Wade that protects a person’s right to an abortion before fetal...

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Opinion: Only Gun Control Will Help My Hometown Heal
Mar24

Opinion: Only Gun Control Will Help My Hometown Heal

By Carter Hanson, Opinions Editor, and Emily Dalgleish On Monday, I faced an all-too-familiar American experience: agonizing over the safety of friends, family, and loved ones after a mass shooting. The shooting in Boulder was at the grocery store where my family shops, which is two minutes from my high school, and that I have been to hundreds of times. I got the news that my family was safe and at home. Ten families this week and...

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My Gettysburg Gap Semester: Trading Classes for a Campaign
Sep30

My Gettysburg Gap Semester: Trading Classes for a Campaign

By Emily Dalgleish, contributing writer This summer, I had serious doubts about Gettysburg’s COVID-19 plans and their ability to make it through the fall semester. My doubts became so serious that I decided to call the school’s bluff by taking a gap semester. By mid-July, cases continued to increase, and many schools were reversing their plans to return in-person. The administration was not providing their full plans, and there was...

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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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