Opinion: Those Who Don’t Know History
Apr29

Opinion: Those Who Don’t Know History

By Ziv Carmi, Contributing Writer The study of history has always been steeped in politics. Today, however, reading the news makes it appear that the once-venerable discipline has morphed into a series of hyperbolic and controversial conflicts. As an unwilling participant in the ongoing culture war, history is being manipulated to fit certain narratives, pulling the field in a direction it should not go. The most notable example of...

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Opinion: On Paid Sick Leave
Apr26

Opinion: On Paid Sick Leave

By Colin Hughes, Contributing Writer Reducing contact between individuals is critical in stopping the spread of infectious diseases. Achieving this can be difficult as many individuals do not have the financial luxury of being able to stay away from crowded areas—like the workplace. Therefore, it is the college’s duty to ensure that workers can stay away from close quarters when ill without being financially punished. According to...

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A Note from the Magazine Editor: On Using the Past to Contextualize the Present
Apr19

A Note from the Magazine Editor: On Using the Past to Contextualize the Present

By Phoebe Doscher, Magazine Editor Those of us living, studying, and teaching on Gettysburg’s historic campus know full well that the past is constantly aligned with the present moment. Every step we take on Stine Lake, every time we enter Penn Hall, and each visit to the battlefield allows us to confront the past in real time. We centered this edition of the magazine around just that: What does the past mean? How do we use it to...

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Editorial: The Case for an Additional Wellness Day
Apr13

Editorial: The Case for an Additional Wellness Day

By The Gettysburgian Editorial Board The wellness day on April 7, though well-intentioned, was inadequate in improving student mental health and is indicative of the administration’s apparent lack of trust in the student body. Like the March 2 wellness day, the administration kept it a secret until the day before, both failing to prepare students for time off and generally fraying student-administration trust. The confidentiality of...

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Editorial: Strengthening Gettysburg College During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Apr05

Editorial: Strengthening Gettysburg College During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By The Gettysburgian Editorial Board Long before 2020, Gettysburg College faced serious financial challenges stemming from an impending demographic cliff that promises to complicate future class sizes at liberal arts institutions. This past October, in a prelude to the college’s next strategic plan, President Bob Iuliano underscored these economic uncertainties.  “Before COVID hit, national projections estimated that the college-bound...

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Opinion: Online Learning Amplifies Inequity
Apr02

Opinion: Online Learning Amplifies Inequity

By Abigail Marconi, Contributing Writer Ever since Gettysburg College moved to online learning last March, we have all felt challenges and frustration with online school. Hearing fellow students mention “Zoom University” or post memes online are humorous ways to cope with awful circumstances. While online learning is inconvenient, we cannot forget that for many students it is more serious than that: it is a tragedy. Schools across the...

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