From the Editor: On Thankfulness
Dec04

From the Editor: On Thankfulness

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief As I sit down to write this introduction to The Gettysburgian’s third and final print magazine of the semester, it is two days before Thanksgiving, which I have long believed to be an underappreciated holiday sandwiched between the preposterousness of Halloween and the fervor of the Christmas season. While many engage in a fairly contrived recitation of “something I’m thankful for,” I think...

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Opinion: Growing Plants and People at the Painted Turtle Farm
Nov05

Opinion: Growing Plants and People at the Painted Turtle Farm

By Anna Cincotta, Opinions Editor I couldn’t even keep a succulent alive when I started working for the Center for Public Service on campus. Somehow, though, I found myself drawn to the Painted Turtle Farm. Now I’m one of two students responsible for running it. There’s something kind of magical about the place. It’s a space for families and students. For dialogue and social justice and community. I wouldn’t call it a part of...

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Editorial: Changing Campus Culture Around Sustainability
Nov03

Editorial: Changing Campus Culture Around Sustainability

By The Editorial Board Gettysburg College is on pace to meet its goal of achieving net carbon neutrality by the year 2032. But when Environmental Studies faculty found out that we have reduced our net carbon emissions by 50 percent, they were apparently surprised. It was news to these professors that we were making substantial progress towards our sustainability goal. A crucial question remains, though, if our own Environmental...

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From the Editor: Inside This Issue
Nov01

From the Editor: Inside This Issue

A Note from Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Pontz: This marks the second edition of The Gettysburgian’s new magazine. I opened the first edition by printing some quotes that appeared in The Gettysburgian’s second-ever print edition (back in 1897) in which readers responded to what they saw in the first. I thought it appropriate to share a few comments we received on our first magazine here. “I just read the first edition of The Gettysburgian...

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Opinion: What the Guyger Case Means to a Black College Student
Oct23

Opinion: What the Guyger Case Means to a Black College Student

By Britney Brunache, Contributing Writer In my English class, a group of students were assigned to create a timeline of events revolving around gun control. When presenting their assignment, they mentioned events such as the Columbine shooting, the Vegas shooting, the creation of the NRA, and the Second Amendment. I raised my hand and asked, “Doesn’t it create an argument that this group did not mention any shootings relating to...

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Opinion: Varsity Blues Scandal Highlights Need for Level Playing Field
Oct17

Opinion: Varsity Blues Scandal Highlights Need for Level Playing Field

By Ethan Wilt, Guest Columnist After news of the college admissions scandal broke earlier this year, I—like many other students—wasn’t surprised by how much these parents were willing to pay for their children to attend elite colleges. The idea of the ultra rich donating large sums of money to top colleges has been widely known but rarely brought up in discussions about college admissions. These acts are legal, and are still prevalent...

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