Opinion: An Open Letter to Gettysburg College Seniors
Sep14

Opinion: An Open Letter to Gettysburg College Seniors

By Joshua González, Opinions Editor, and Abigail Marconi, staff writer The Gettysburg experience was one that was advertised as the total package — the academic and social opportunities to expand our horizons were endlessly presented to us. One of our fondest memories was visiting campus on Get Acquainted Day and getting a glimpse into what makes our campus community truly special. After the infamous email that was sent out to...

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Opinion: The Hardest Days Since Becoming a Student at Gettysburg College
Sep13

Opinion: The Hardest Days Since Becoming a Student at Gettysburg College

  By DJ Danny Ziegler, contributing writer Gettysburg College reassures me that they care about my mental and physical health, but when I am kicked off campus with less than 24 hours’ notice, I question where the college’s priorities lie. I petitioned to stay on campus. The college clearly stated in the de-densification email that “students identified as eligible to remain on campus will be notified by College personnel today.” I...

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339 CARLISLE: The Fallacies of American Higher Education
Sep10

339 CARLISLE: The Fallacies of American Higher Education

  By Joshua Gonzalez, Opinions Editor By now, the average Gettysburg College student has either packed up their things and left our now disgraced campus community or is trying to make the most out of the rest of their freshman year. The email sent to students, faculty, and parents on Friday was the latest debacle in a series of bureaucratic failures and a lack of accountability from both the administration and several members of...

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Opinion: The Unrealistic Expectations of ‘Better Together’
Sep06

Opinion: The Unrealistic Expectations of ‘Better Together’

By Laura Winters, contributing writer Gettysburg College’s “Better Together” plan implied that it was within the student body’s ability to contain COVID-19 and prevent it from affecting the college community. The Health Agreement designed to uphold this plan stated that it was “within our collective power to make this semester work.” This rhetoric established unachievable expectations because it placed the entire continuation of the...

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The NBA Bubble: Predicting the Outcome of COVID-19 Games
Sep04

The NBA Bubble: Predicting the Outcome of COVID-19 Games

By Colin Lawless, Staff Writer For months, those atop the NBA hierarchy were tasked with the impossible task of figuring out how to play basketball in the midst of a global pandemic. The gap between the suspension of the season back in March, and its restart in July, was longer than the NBA offseason is every year. Commissioner Adam Silver and those around him were able to craft a plan that has worked better than most would have...

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