Opinion: Taking Care of Yourself During a Pandemic
Mar27

Opinion: Taking Care of Yourself During a Pandemic

By Nicole DeJacimo It gets hard to quiet the voices in our heads when we spend too much time with them and without the voices of loved ones around us. People around the world are spending more time inside and alone than ever before because of COVID-19. While social distancing may be the best way to save more lives and avoid overwhelming medical services, sometimes the cure comes with damaging side effects. Of course, there are the...

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From Our Advisor: To The Class of 2020
Mar20

From Our Advisor: To The Class of 2020

By Professor Scott Boddery, Advisor to the Gettysburgian On Wednesday, just around the corner from campus, I sat on my front porch reflecting on the events of this academic year and considered the road ahead.  I began to notice car after car—all of them nearly packed to the roof—heading out of town, and with each car that passed I became more dispirited. My mind kept wandering to the seniors who are leaving campus for potentially one...

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A Note from the Editor: I’ve moved out for the last time. It sucks. But we’re not done yet.
Mar18

A Note from the Editor: I’ve moved out for the last time. It sucks. But we’re not done yet.

To our readers: Earlier today, I returned to campus to clean out my room and office at The Gettysburgian. Truthfully, it was nothing short of gut-wrenching to pack four years worth of accumulated memories in about 90 minutes and leave campus without there even being anyone here to whom I could say a final goodbye. A semester that was cruising along as the highlight of my college career has suddenly hit a brick wall, and there is...

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Opinion: Consider Your Impact for Collective Health
Mar15

Opinion: Consider Your Impact for Collective Health

By Emma Armstrong, Guest Columnist During the week leading up to spring break, the coronavirus epidemic seemed distant to me. It only existed in casual speculative chit-chat amongst teachers and students. Questions like “Will the American Chemical Society Conference get canceled?” and “Should I go visit my sister in California and spend time on an airplane?” were some of the conversation fragments I heard. I don’t think that any...

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Opinion: Gettysburg Must Prioritize Public Health for People Like Me
Mar15

Opinion: Gettysburg Must Prioritize Public Health for People Like Me

By Joshua Gonzalez, Guest Columnist It seems hard to believe that the world as we know it feels so much different than it was before spring break began. There were rumblings of a disease emerging in China that did not seem to be too large of a threat to the United States or Europe. All of the sudden, I read headlines from major world news organizations that the Italian government is sealing its borders. France is beginning to ban...

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Opinion: Coronavirus, a Crisis of Confidence
Mar14

Opinion: Coronavirus, a Crisis of Confidence

By Wellington Baumann, Columnist As I watched President Trump’s Oval Office address on the coronavirus, I was left with the impression of another presidential address given in that same room 40 years ago. Then-President Jimmy Carter told an apprehensive nation that it suffered from a “crisis of confidence.” At the time, the western world endured an energy crisis derived from OPEC’s oil embargo and rampant inflation. With gas lines...

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