Opinion: DPS Should Not Have Access to Tasers
Mar30

Opinion: DPS Should Not Have Access to Tasers

By Colin Hughes, Contributing Writer DPS officers have been equipped with tasers for the last few years, and they pose a serious danger to public safety on campus. DPS introduced stun guns because of an external report that recommended the use of stun guns to better protect DPS employees and individuals on campus from serious bodily harm without resorting to lethal weaponry.  Unfortunately, this recommendation — though...

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Opinion: Pandemic Burnout—It’s Not Your Fault and It’s Not Just You
Mar28

Opinion: Pandemic Burnout—It’s Not Your Fault and It’s Not Just You

By Phoebe Doscher, Magazine Editor “How are you doing, really?”  This is the question that precipitated a Gettysburgian editorial last fall deconstructing stress culture at Gettysburg. We discovered that we were not, in fact, “good,” or even okay for that matter, and addressed the toxic behavior of letting our mental health slide during a busy semester. That was in 2019.  Fast forward 14 months, and we find ourselves in the midst of...

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Opinion: Only Gun Control Will Help My Hometown Heal
Mar24

Opinion: Only Gun Control Will Help My Hometown Heal

By Carter Hanson, Opinions Editor, and Emily Dalgleish On Monday, I faced an all-too-familiar American experience: agonizing over the safety of friends, family, and loved ones after a mass shooting. The shooting in Boulder was at the grocery store where my family shops, which is two minutes from my high school, and that I have been to hundreds of times. I got the news that my family was safe and at home. Ten families this week and...

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A Note from the Editor: On Storytelling and Taking Up Space
Mar22

A Note from the Editor: On Storytelling and Taking Up Space

When I walked into the Gettysburgian office for the first time this semester, it felt a little too much like a museum. Old issues of the magazine were stacked up on the table we usually gather around during weekly editorial meetings, and a bowl of candy canes that were definitely too old to eat without at least a little bit of overthinking were still in the corner. Our staff meets on Zoom every Sunday now, but I still missed the...

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Opinion: Big Business Is the Enemy of Free Markets
Feb26

Opinion: Big Business Is the Enemy of Free Markets

By Christian Tolino, Columnist In the modern American political discourse, rising wealth inequality and distrust in corporate America have fueled distrust of markets. Conventional economic wisdom would have us believe that markets must be heavily regulated in order to avoid predation by larger corporations. However, it is not the free market that is to blame. It is a fallacy to consider that markets in the United States are truly...

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Opinion: Students Deserve Better Access To Plan B on Campus
Feb24

Opinion: Students Deserve Better Access To Plan B on Campus

By Colin Hughes, Contributing Writer Plan B, the emergency contraceptive provided by the college’s Health Center, is a safe pill approved by the FDA that prevents ovulation when used correctly. In addition to being a safe medication, it has the potential to prevent massive costs from being imposed on many young couples and women who are facing the obstacles that come with unplanned pregnancies.  Since Plan B is safe and has the...

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