To Your Right

By Alex Romano, Opinions Editor When one searches the words “Trump Nixon” on any Internet search engine, one is bound to find oneself overwhelmed with results that consist of bulleted lists and op-eds comparing the incumbent president to his disgraced predecessor. Many are finding the current leader of the free world’s hypersensitivity, paranoia, and shrewdness akin to the thirty-seventh’s own personal flaws. Hawkish Democrats are...

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The Lost Souls of America
Sep16

The Lost Souls of America

By Josh Gasbarra, Guest Columnist According to Pew Research, there are over 10.2 million people aged 16-29 living in this country who are not in school or working. These people are vastly less likely to be engaged in civic activities. There are several related societal ills in America that are causing this slip into mediocrity and holding the country back. This problem is practically invisible. As the Wall Street Journal puts it:...

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The Elephant in the Room
Sep13

The Elephant in the Room

By Brittany Russell, Columnist Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2009, a core plank of the Republican Party platform was “Repeal Obamacare!” over and over again. However, they never quite had the ability to do it while Obama was at the helm of government, nor did they have control of the Senate. Following the 2016 election cycle, Republicans now control both lawmaking branches of government, and Obama is not there to...

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Dean of Students Responds to Editorial on Unauthorized Recording Policy
Sep02

Dean of Students Responds to Editorial on Unauthorized Recording Policy

Editor’s Note: The letter below was written by Dean of Students Julie Ramsey in response to the August 24, 2017 Gettysburgian editorial about the college’s Unauthorized Recording policy. The stated purpose of the response is to provide additional clarity to the community about the policy and the College’s enforcement of the policy. First and foremost, the policy was created to protect students from unwanted recordings, videos,...

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Recording Our Opposition to a Ridiculous Overreach by Gettysburg College Administration
Aug24

Recording Our Opposition to a Ridiculous Overreach by Gettysburg College Administration

By The Gettysburgian Editorial Board Last March, the Gettysburg College Student Life Committee quietly passed a new policy on unauthorized recordings that ostensibly seeks to protect students’ right to privacy when in non-public locations on campus. All would agree that is a laudable goal. However, this policy, which was only announced this week in a campus-wide email more than five months after it was passed, has vast and potentially...

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Trump Era Transphobic Nonsense
Jul27

Trump Era Transphobic Nonsense

By Jay Hauser, Columnist I’m just going to go ahead and debunk the nonsense surrounding the ban on transgender soldiers in the military. First off, the argument that it will impact troop cohesion is nonsense. It was nonsense when it was used to stop the integration of the military. It was nonsense when it was used to stop LGB people from serving. It was nonsense when it was used to stop women from serving. I don’t need to...

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