339 CARLISLE: The Fallacies of American Higher Education
Sep10

339 CARLISLE: The Fallacies of American Higher Education

  By Joshua Gonzalez, Opinions Editor By now, the average Gettysburg College student has either packed up their things and left our now disgraced campus community or is trying to make the most out of the rest of their freshman year. The email sent to students, faculty, and parents on Friday was the latest debacle in a series of bureaucratic failures and a lack of accountability from both the administration and several members of...

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Opinion: The Unrealistic Expectations of ‘Better Together’
Sep06

Opinion: The Unrealistic Expectations of ‘Better Together’

By Laura Winters, contributing writer Gettysburg College’s “Better Together” plan implied that it was within the student body’s ability to contain COVID-19 and prevent it from affecting the college community. The Health Agreement designed to uphold this plan stated that it was “within our collective power to make this semester work.” This rhetoric established unachievable expectations because it placed the entire continuation of the...

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The First Week of College During COVID-19
Aug28

The First Week of College During COVID-19

By Alli Dayton, Contributing Writer When I first discovered that Gettysburg College made the decision for students to follow a residential model this year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, I was elated. Residential learning is an essential aspect of the Gettysburg College experience and I am certain that every student continues to be grateful for our ability to live on campus. As a first-year student, I assumed that I would experience...

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Opinion: The Case for a Student Senate Lottery
Aug25

Opinion: The Case for a Student Senate Lottery

By Carter A. Hanson In the most recent episode of my podcast, The Consent of the Governed, I argued that the purpose of democracy is to hold meaningful elections, open to all, with universal suffrage and opportunity to run for office if so desired. I still believe that, but I am not so sure about our democratic system’s efficacy. Recently I discovered, through Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History (which is one of my go-to’s...

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Opinion: COVID-19 Tests and College Promises
Aug13

Opinion: COVID-19 Tests and College Promises

By Kyle Beatty ‘23, Staff Writer    The College’s plan for the Fall return to campus presumes that COVID tests will be processed within 48 hours, a turnaround time that the White House’s testing czar recently called “not a possible benchmark we can achieve today.”  This year, students won’t start move-in day by greeting their friends and unpacking their bags. Each student will arrive on one of five move-in days, Monday, August...

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A Letter from the New Editor: On Uncertainty
Jul29

A Letter from the New Editor: On Uncertainty

By Anna Cincotta, Editor-in-Chief To be a journalist, I thought, was to be sure. To know things, and to be certain about them. But I’ve always been the kid with questions and uncertainty. My writing always leads to more questions than I had before. Learning more, in my life, has always meant more to unpack. More to understand.  Honestly, I’ve always liked that. I also thought that this meant I wasn’t cut out for newspapers. The...

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