Opinion: The Gettysburg Quarantine Experience
Feb24

Opinion: The Gettysburg Quarantine Experience

By Lauren Browning, Contributing Writer Needless to say, no one wants to get COVID. I am privileged to be young, healthy, and fully vaccinated, but, nevertheless, as soon as we arrived on campus in January I contracted the virus. For me, the symptoms were very mild in the beginning, with my chest feeling slightly funny and a runny nose, but neither of those were markedly out of the ordinary feelings for the gray winter weather. I felt...

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Editorial: Spring 2022 COVID Mitigation: The 300-Mile-Long View
Jan11

Editorial: Spring 2022 COVID Mitigation: The 300-Mile-Long View

By The Gettysburgian Editorial Board When you test positive for COVID-19, you generally avoid traveling 300 miles and switching households. However, that is Gettysburg’s current plan in place for COVID-positive students.  After much anticipation, the College emailed students the COVID mitigation strategy for the spring semester. Many of the procedures seem in line with what similar colleges have been releasing. The first week of...

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Editorial: A Call for More Inclusionary Practices
Jan05

Editorial: A Call for More Inclusionary Practices

By The Gettysburgian Editorial Board Gettysburg College is an institution steeped in the past. While our presence here ties our lives to the college’s rich 19th century history, it is important that our 21st century challenges are met with modern infrastructure. Today’s Gettysburgians, unlike those who first wore that title, are a varied group. That is why we believe Gettysburg College should substantially improve the support it...

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Opinion: Securing Free Thought in the Classroom
Jan05

Opinion: Securing Free Thought in the Classroom

By Ziv Carmi, Contributing Writer A few weeks ago, a friend of mine, who was wearing a hat with an admittedly controversial Republican slogan on it, and I were speaking when someone walked over and initiated a friendly conversation with the two of us. As soon as my friend saw someone approaching, he took off his hat and stuck it in his pocket. While this incident was innocuous, his self-censorship is not an uncommon occurrence,...

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Opinion: Woefully Inadequate Mental Disability Accommodations are Indicative Of Larger Problems
Dec20

Opinion: Woefully Inadequate Mental Disability Accommodations are Indicative Of Larger Problems

By Casey Ottaway, A&E Editor I am an adult with severe ADHD. I was diagnosed a decade ago, but as I’ve grown older, more mature, and more aware, it has become increasingly clear to me that educational systems have been discriminating against me for my disability for my entire life, and never has this discrimination been more prominent than here at Gettysburg. It took me a long time to come to this realization; this is largely...

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Opinion: An Invisible Disease: Mental Health Care at Gettysburg College
Dec20

Opinion: An Invisible Disease: Mental Health Care at Gettysburg College

By Mikelyn Britt, Contributing Writer Mental health in college is a complicated issue which many are uncomfortable confronting. The difficulty surrounding mental health conversations does not lessen the importance of its impact on students’ lives. Gettysburg College’s mental health policies and resources are insufficient for students and creates a harmful environment, inhibiting academics and student well-being. Gettysburg College...

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