Opinion: Student Senate on Establishing Reasonable Grading Practices
Feb13

Opinion: Student Senate on Establishing Reasonable Grading Practices

Framework and Basis The below opinion (S/RES/2401) was amended and approved by the Student Senate during its weekly meeting on February 12, 2024. The opinion was drafted by the Student Senate Opinions Committee during the week of February 4, 2024. The Committee found that, in general Students are dissatisfied by the current system of grade posting and the timeliness of grade returns. There exists inconsistencies in how professors...

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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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Opinion: The Case Against Animal Consumption
Feb07

Opinion: The Case Against Animal Consumption

By Leah Nath, Staff Writer In no way is the climate crisis a result of the common person’s actions, nor is it our individual responsibility to solve it. The culprit lies with the companies and organizations who directly benefit from the further degradation of the environment—thus in the capitalist system of America, they are only incentivized to continue destroying the Earth and convincing the world that climate change is not real....

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Editorial: On Crafting the Academic Environment
Dec16

Editorial: On Crafting the Academic Environment

By The Gettysburgian Editorial Board Colleges and universities are institutions that are meant to guide humanity into the future. Ideas—new and old—are exchanged, discussed, studied and analyzed in the pursuit of knowledge. The nature of academia is inherently divisive because of its role as a place for contradicting views and ideas to be challenged. This divisiveness is by design—existing knowledge, opinions and theories are meant to...

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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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