Opinion: Let’s Stop Building Long Resumes for Their Own Sake
Dec31

Opinion: Let’s Stop Building Long Resumes for Their Own Sake

By Anna Cincotta, Opinions Editor Gettysburg College stands for the study of the liberal arts as a means of workplace readiness. But, institutionally, it also incentivizes passion and involvement outside of the classroom. In other words, students are expected to find inspiration in both coursework and their respective clubs and organizations. Student schedules tend to reflect this goal.  I’d argue, though, that this expectation might...

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Apology Letter from Phi Delta Theta to Campus Community

On behalf of the Brothers of Phi Delta Theta, we would like to address the concerns that arose the early hours of Wednesday, October 16th, following the campus-wide power outage. During the power outage, our members began playing audio from The Purge movie series. We understand that multiple students were already scared and confused by the outage, and the audio being played from our house unnecessarily escalated these emotions. We...

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Opinion: What It Means to Be Low-Income at Gettysburg
Dec17

Opinion: What It Means to Be Low-Income at Gettysburg

By Julianna Pestretto, Guest Columnist For me, the most surprising moments lie in the minutiae, the quotidian. Those off-the-cuff phrases that you know shouldn’t matter, but matter even more because of their trivial delivery. For me, that phrase is, “…but I’m too poor.” This time, it came from the mouth of a girl sitting in Junction, adorned in all the accouterments that come with status: a MacBook with three Greek letters staring me...

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Opinion: College Democrats Weigh In on Favorite 2020 Candidates
Dec15

Opinion: College Democrats Weigh In on Favorite 2020 Candidates

By Members of the Gettysburg College Democrats Bernie Sanders By Dallas Hardee Senator Bernie Sanders is the best candidate for the Democratic Party in 2020, but his ability to beat Donald Trump has been constantly underrated. Throughout his time in Congress, Senator Sanders has maintained a voting record that is both consistent and progressive. He reflects the change that the majority of Americans are waiting for. In the 2016...

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Opinion: Swastikas in Breidenbaugh
Dec14

Opinion: Swastikas in Breidenbaugh

By Emma Canfora, Guest Columnist When I first toured Gettysburg College, I was told about Hillel and the interfaith organizations on campus, all of which interested me. Unfortunately, my guide forgot to mention the swastikas in Breidenbaugh Hall and Plank Gym. If you are confused or surprised, you are not alone. When I was first told about this I figured it was graffiti or scratched in, but no, these symbols of hate are all part of...

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Editorial: Deconstructing Stress Culture
Dec07

Editorial: Deconstructing Stress Culture

By The Gettysburgian Editorial Board A recent Gettysburgian editorial board meeting opened in a traditional fashion: “How’s everybody doing?” We all gave a reflexive “Okay,” but, after a moment of silence, it became clear that the answer to which we are all well-accustomed was not apt. Actually, folks were not “okay.” Anxiety is in the air, and it is hard to avoid. At this point in the semester, the library, in particular, serves as a...

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