339 Carlisle Column: The Romantic Tale of Foreign Aid and Western Saviorism
Jul24

339 Carlisle Column: The Romantic Tale of Foreign Aid and Western Saviorism

By Abigail Marconi, Columnist The United States spends a whopping $50 billion on foreign aid each year! Spending this amount on developing countries is a feat to behold, but do we really know where this money is going? It is estimated that the World Bank has participated in the corruption of $100 billion worth of loan funds intended for development, and more often than not, the money ends up lining the pockets of dictators and...

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339 Carlisle Column: The Art of Economic Thinking
Jul13

339 Carlisle Column: The Art of Economic Thinking

By Joshua Gonzalez, Abigail Marconi, and Alec Smith We all came to Gettysburg believing that the information our professors pass down to us will enable us to tackle the world’s issues through the power of a liberal arts education. However, in this column we seek to fundamentally question that assertion. We believe that certain knowledge can never be attained — specifically, economic knowledge for the purposes of economic...

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Opinion: Pandemic, Recession, Student Debt, and Why Ethical and Compassionate Leadership Matters
Jul05

Opinion: Pandemic, Recession, Student Debt, and Why Ethical and Compassionate Leadership Matters

By Grace Verbrugge, Guest Columnist The other day I learned that Gettysburg College has decided to increase tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year, despite the current economic crisis. They have increased the cost of attendance by 3.75%, amounting to a whopping $72,460 a year. For reference, Harvey Mudd College, which has the highest comprehensive cost of attendance in the United States at $75,003, only costs $2,543 more per year...

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Phi Beta Kappa Inducts 50 Gettysburg College Seniors
Jun12

Phi Beta Kappa Inducts 50 Gettysburg College Seniors

By Clinton Baugess, Secretary of Iota of Pennsylvania Chapter On May 27 the Iota of Pennsylvania Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa inducted 50 new members into the Society through a virtual ceremony, a first in its nearly 100-year history at Gettysburg College. The ceremony featured a modified version of the traditional program and included recorded congratulatory remarks from President Iuliano. Students are elected to Phi Beta Kappa by the...

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Dear Dogtor Zach: Quarantine Breakup
Jun12

Dear Dogtor Zach: Quarantine Breakup

Dear Dogtor Zach & Co., I just found out that my friend and their significant other just broke up. They are heartbroken and quarantined at home with a family that’s not very supportive. How can I help when I’m under stay at home orders myself? Signed, Fretful Friend (FF) Dear FF, First, & Co. wants you to know that your friend is lucky to have you! The pain of a break up sucks under normal circumstances. When you add a...

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