Opinion: The Real Issue With “Tired of White Cis Men”
Nov29

Opinion: The Real Issue With “Tired of White Cis Men”

By Dominic DiLuzio, Guest Columnist Any moderately engaged member of this campus has heard of “the poster,” as it is known, and even more certainly has heard a plethora of opinions, either from friends, parents, or the national news cycle. While each has their views on whether the Peace & Justice Studies senior project poster is racist or acceptable, legitimate or deplorable, nobody has commented on the underlying message the...

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Opinion: Distracting From Moral Evil Only Empowers It
Nov23

Opinion: Distracting From Moral Evil Only Empowers It

By Owen Lanier Separating and belittling groups of people based on race should be a thing of the past, yet it seems to be all the rage. This past week, a now famous Peace and Justices Studies senior project degrading white heterosexual men set off a firestorm. You may debate the seriousness of the reaction or if it was worth coverage at all, but you cannot deny its moral evil. Defenders of this egregious poster (see “‘Tired of White...

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Opinion: “Tired of White Cis Men?” Poster Is Not All That Controversial
Nov16

Opinion: “Tired of White Cis Men?” Poster Is Not All That Controversial

By Trevor Hobler As many people have heard, recently there was an art event scheduled by a Gettysburg College student with a rather controversial poster advertising it. The poster was titled, “Tired of white cis men? Come paint and write about it.” This editorial will be focusing on the backlash the poster received rather than the intention of the event. The common thing people say in regard to this poster is that it is racist. The...

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Opinion: The Town That Hosts Us: A Conversation on Retaining Legacy
Nov08

Opinion: The Town That Hosts Us: A Conversation on Retaining Legacy

By The Gettysburgian Editorial Board Gettysburg College and the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania have an inseparable relationship of host and guest. The intertwined histories of both locations, and the remembrance of these histories, complicate current relationships between town and campus. Change comes from understanding the importance of these histories and how they impact students today. The town of Gettysburg has a storied history...

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Perspectives: What Does Gettysburg College Mean to You?
Nov07

Perspectives: What Does Gettysburg College Mean to You?

Compiled by Mikelyn Britt, Opinions Editor Associate Professor English McKinley Melton  “Gettysburg is deeply rooted in the past, yet ideally situated to respond to the demands of the present while empowering students to tackle the challenges and pursue the possibilities of the future. Gettysburg remains firmly invested in liberal arts traditions that guide students through creative and critical interrogations of our world, which...

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Opinion: Fostering Community on College Campuses
Nov07

Opinion: Fostering Community on College Campuses

By Calum Anderson ’73 The purpose of this essay is to suggest a refinement of Gettysburg College’s housing policy that would enhance learning, community, and relationships including advancing the College’s commitment to achieving an inclusive campus. In that regard, I suggest that the College consider increasing on-campus housing and limiting special interest housing that results in self-segregation. This is a complex and...

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