Opinion: A Democratic Reckoning
Nov10

Opinion: A Democratic Reckoning

By Harrison Brown, Contributing Writer On Sept. 26, Senate Republicans (minus the unneeded vote of Maine Senator Susan Collins) voted to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court — just eight days before the election. This was a blatant reversal of Republican logic in 2016, when Merrick Garland was refused even a hearing eight months before the election. Barrett marks the finishing touches on a Republican campaign to...

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Opinion – Zoom Fatigue and the Absence of Community: Why We Deserve an S/U Grading Option
Oct22

Opinion – Zoom Fatigue and the Absence of Community: Why We Deserve an S/U Grading Option

By Shanzae Sarwar, Contributing Writer I vividly remember the first moment I stepped foot on the campus of Gettysburg College three years ago. After two layovers and a 24-hour flight, I experienced the normal fatigue from international travel, but it was accompanied by a sense of excitement at the thought of studying abroad for the next four years. Three years later, I can proudly say that Gettysburg has become like a home to me; a...

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Opinion: The Predicament of COVID-19: Tales from My Family’s Local Small Business 
Oct17

Opinion: The Predicament of COVID-19: Tales from My Family’s Local Small Business 

By Abigail Marconi, Staff Writer  My family owns a deli, and it is quite literally the epitome of a ma-and-pa shop. Grandpa Marconi started the family business in 1982. These days, we typically have 15 employees working with us to serve the community of Hagerstown, Md. our homemade soups and subs.  Small businesses have always struggled to stay afloat, but the lockdowns and restrictions implemented to fight COVID-19 put unprecedented...

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Opinion: The Case For A Pass/Fail Semester
Oct15

Opinion: The Case For A Pass/Fail Semester

By Thomas Cassara, Staff Writer On March 25, 2020, students were given the opportunity to opt into a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grading scale for the spring semester, where any letter grade of a D- or more would be listed as ‘Satisfactory’ and would not impact a student’s GPA. This grading option gave many students, myself included, a feeling of peace. The college chose to acknowledge our struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Opinion: A Vital Choice
Oct01

Opinion: A Vital Choice

  By Owen Keenan, contributing writer The Editorial Board of the Wall Street Journal wrote in reaction to Tuesday night’s debate that professional wrestlers would act “more presidential than either Donald Trump or Joe Biden sounded in their first debate Tuesday night”. The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board has a duty to give its subscribers what they subscribe to, conservative commentary on American politics. However, the...

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Opinion — Honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: May Her Memory Be a Blessing
Sep25

Opinion — Honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: May Her Memory Be a Blessing

  By Hannah Labovitz, contributing writer  On Friday, September 18, 2020, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, affectionately referred to as the Notorious RBG, passed away. She was 87 years old. Death is never an easy thing to face. As such an important figure, her passing was incredibly painful for so many across the country. It seemed to be yet another horrific incident in this long and painful year. In the initial...

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