Opinion: The United States Must Act to Protect Human Rights in Palestine
Feb13

Opinion: The United States Must Act to Protect Human Rights in Palestine

By Vincent DiFonzo Since Oct. 7, over 30,000 people have died as a consequence of the Hamas attack on Israel and the subsequent Israeli assault on Gaza. No matter how you feel about the long and divisive Israeli-Palestinian conflict, there is no question that the world faces a massive humanitarian crisis—civilians on both sides are dead, millions are displaced from their homes and basic human rights have been repeatedly violated by...

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Student Perspectives: “What is the Gettysburg Student Experience to You?”
Dec13

Student Perspectives: “What is the Gettysburg Student Experience to You?”

Compiled by Vince DiFonzo, Opinions Editor and Lead Copy Editor   Emily Heyler ’26 Gettysburg has guided me on a path of new adventures and friendships. As a Gettysburg student from Honolulu, Hawaii, I found it hard to find my place on campus during the first semester because of homesickness—5,000 miles is not a short distance. However, new activities such as joining the Ultimate Frisbee team last semester and Sigma Sigma Sigma...

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Opinion: Sir Ridley Scott’s ‘Napoleon’ and Misrepresenting History in Media
Dec05

Opinion: Sir Ridley Scott’s ‘Napoleon’ and Misrepresenting History in Media

By Vince DiFonzo, Opinions Editor & Lead Copy Editor The award-winning Sir Ridley Scott, known for directing classics including “Gladiator” and “Alien,” most recently directed a historical epic depicting the life of Napoleon Bonaparte.  Napoleon Bonaparte is a figure that needs no introduction. The French emperor took the European order by surprise in the early nineteenth century, conquering much of the continent and...

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Senior Perspectives: Reflections on the Gettysburg Community
Oct13

Senior Perspectives: Reflections on the Gettysburg Community

Compiled by Vince DiFonzo, Opinions Editor and Lead Copy Editor Drew Lemon ’24 During my time at Gettysburg, I have found that the most important aspect of our college is the empowering relationships that are offered through the members of our community. When I began my first year at Gettysburg back in 2020, our class was beginning the start of our college experience during a very turbulent time. Nonetheless, I was struck to see...

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Muslim Students Reflect on Ramadan Accommodations Made by Dining Services
Apr19

Muslim Students Reflect on Ramadan Accommodations Made by Dining Services

By Vincent DiFonzo, Content Manager Ramadan is an annual month-long Islamic holiday that involves fasting and intensive prayer among Muslim communities across the globe. During Ramadan, Muslims are called to fast from sunrise to sunset. This year, Ramadan began on March 22. For Muslim students at Gettysburg, this has presented an issue because most dining options close before sunset, leading to a lack of food options after a long day...

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