Opinion: Growing Plants and People at the Painted Turtle Farm
Nov05

Opinion: Growing Plants and People at the Painted Turtle Farm

By Anna Cincotta, Opinions Editor I couldn’t even keep a succulent alive when I started working for the Center for Public Service on campus. Somehow, though, I found myself drawn to the Painted Turtle Farm. Now I’m one of two students responsible for running it. There’s something kind of magical about the place. It’s a space for families and students. For dialogue and social justice and community. I wouldn’t call it a part of...

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Editorial: Changing Campus Culture Around Sustainability
Nov03

Editorial: Changing Campus Culture Around Sustainability

By The Editorial Board Gettysburg College is on pace to meet its goal of achieving net carbon neutrality by the year 2032. But when Environmental Studies faculty found out that we have reduced our net carbon emissions by 50 percent, they were apparently surprised. It was news to these professors that we were making substantial progress towards our sustainability goal. A crucial question remains, though, if our own Environmental...

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Opinion: What the Guyger Case Means to a Black College Student
Oct23

Opinion: What the Guyger Case Means to a Black College Student

By Britney Brunache, Contributing Writer In my English class, a group of students were assigned to create a timeline of events revolving around gun control. When presenting their assignment, they mentioned events such as the Columbine shooting, the Vegas shooting, the creation of the NRA, and the Second Amendment. I raised my hand and asked, “Doesn’t it create an argument that this group did not mention any shootings relating to...

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Opinion: Varsity Blues Scandal Highlights Need for Level Playing Field
Oct17

Opinion: Varsity Blues Scandal Highlights Need for Level Playing Field

By Ethan Wilt, Guest Columnist After news of the college admissions scandal broke earlier this year, I—like many other students—wasn’t surprised by how much these parents were willing to pay for their children to attend elite colleges. The idea of the ultra rich donating large sums of money to top colleges has been widely known but rarely brought up in discussions about college admissions. These acts are legal, and are still prevalent...

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Opinion: The Problems with Environmental Progressivism
Oct10

Opinion: The Problems with Environmental Progressivism

By Wellington Baumann, Columnist Take a stroll through your average middle to upper class suburban neighborhood, and you’ll see the wave of environmental progressivism that has washed over our country.  Old roof shingles have been replaced with glistening solar panels, gas guzzling SUVs have been swapped out for dependable Priuses, and that $10 green drink now sports a paper straw.  Moreover, brave and stunning individuals are finally...

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Opinion: Why I Felt Guilty Eating Baked Bread with Pesto Sun-Dried Tomato Butter
Oct04

Opinion: Why I Felt Guilty Eating Baked Bread with Pesto Sun-Dried Tomato Butter

By Carter Hanson, Guest Columnist Faroe Island salmon, creamy dijon sauce, long grain and wild rice blend, and San Francisco blend veggies. That was lunch one day during my first week at Gettysburg College and it was, frankly, incredible. Cooked, spiced, and mixed to perfection, the menu at Servo is always changing and always delicious. It’s almost farcical, how incredible and unique the culinary experience is at Gettysburg. I...

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