Opinion: An Open Letter to Gettysburg College Seniors
Sep14

Opinion: An Open Letter to Gettysburg College Seniors

By Joshua González, Opinions Editor, and Abigail Marconi, staff writer The Gettysburg experience was one that was advertised as the total package — the academic and social opportunities to expand our horizons were endlessly presented to us. One of our fondest memories was visiting campus on Get Acquainted Day and getting a glimpse into what makes our campus community truly special. After the infamous email that was sent out to...

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Opinion: The Hardest Days Since Becoming a Student at Gettysburg College
Sep13

Opinion: The Hardest Days Since Becoming a Student at Gettysburg College

  By DJ Danny Ziegler, contributing writer Gettysburg College reassures me that they care about my mental and physical health, but when I am kicked off campus with less than 24 hours’ notice, I question where the college’s priorities lie. I petitioned to stay on campus. The college clearly stated in the de-densification email that “students identified as eligible to remain on campus will be notified by College personnel today.” I...

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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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