April 8, 2019: “Sarah Appedu says textbook prices are a social justice issue”

April 8, 2019: “Sarah Appedu says textbook prices are a social justice issue”

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In season two, episode twenty of “On Target,” Pontz and Mangala discuss an art studio controversy, the proposed business major, and peace and justice week. Then, Mangala sits down with Musselman Library Scholarly Communications Assistant Sarah Appedu ’18 to discuss her work to address high textbook costs at Gettysburg.

Bullet Points

  • Conversation regarding controversy at Juried Student Exhibition in Schmucker Art Gallery (0:30)
  • Recap of faculty’s discussion of proposed business major at last week’s faculty meeting (10:10)
  • Preview of Student Senate Presidential & Vice Presidential Forums (17:50)
  • Overview of Peace & Justice Week (21:45)
  • Bullet Report: Update on Gettysburg College Athletics (see more in our sports section) (23:40)
  • Interview with Sarah Appedu ’18 (26:00)
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Author: Benjamin Pontz

Benjamin Pontz '20 served as Editor-in-Chief of The Gettysburgian from 2018 until 2020, Managing News Editor from 2017 until 2018, News Editor in the spring of 2017, and Staff Writer during the fall of 2016. During his tenure, he wrote 232 articles. He led teams that won two first place Keystone Press Awards for ongoing news coverage (once of Bob Garthwait's resignation, and the other of Robert Spencer's visit to campus) and was part of the team that wrote a first-place trio of editorials in 2018. He also received recognition for a music review he wrote in 2019. A political science and public policy major with a music minor, he graduated in May of 2020 and will pursue a master's degree in public policy on a Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Manchester before enrolling in law school.

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