Why I Hate 2020 Talk

By Eli Morton ’21 on behalf of Gettysburg College Democrats The 2020 race has kicked off, which means that the most common questions I am asked as a politically-inclined Democrat seek to decipher who I am supporting. Will it be the progressive Elizabeth Warren? The man-of-the-people Sherrod Brown? Kamala, the compromise candidate? The voices increase … More Why I Hate 2020 Talk

A “Strong” Union

By Jacob Berowitz ’22 on behalf of Gettysburg College Democrats Among the many issues presented in this year’s State of the Union speech, President Donald Trump’s obvious plug for a wall at the southern border was highly anticipated. What was on my mind, and most likely countless Americans’, while watching was What is he going … More A “Strong” Union

The Game of Thrones – Bud Light Commercial Was Absolute Trash

I would like to have some rather stern words with the human bag of cocksickles that put this whole ad campaign together. Because, I am rattled. Don’t get me wrong, I like beer. And I love Game of Thrones. Hell, I’d even go for a Game of Thrones themed beer! (Shouts to Ommegang Brewery). What … More The Game of Thrones – Bud Light Commercial Was Absolute Trash

Sparking Joy: Fraternity Home Edition

Marie Kondo – for those of you who have been living under a boulder these past few years – is a beautiful genius guru boss-lady from Japan. Well, more specifically, she’s Japanese lifestyle consultant, organizational expert, AND overall perfect human being…As well as a genius guru boss-lady. Marie helps materialistic American slobs (like me) get … More Sparking Joy: Fraternity Home Edition

Heritage Not Hate: South Africa Edition

The University of Pretoria, an esteemed South African university, announced last week that it will begin to phase out the Afrikaans language as a language of instruction. While perhaps this policy change sounds trivial to you, it is an enormous success for the #RhodesMustFall, #FeesMustFall, #AfrikaansMustFall and other student-led movements to “decolonize education.” Let’s break … More Heritage Not Hate: South Africa Edition

What to Watch

The 6th and final week of winter break is here (seriously why is winter break so long) so you might be looking for something to fill these short, short winter days. I’m here to humbly offer up some underrated shows you might not have seen. My suggestion system is based on popular shows that most … More What to Watch

America’s Attitude Toward Immigrants is Anti-humanitarian and Anti-economic

I only read the news once over Thanksgiving break.  Typically I would be ashamed that I tuned myself out of the global happenings for so long, but when I did tune back in, all I could find was “immigrant” this, and “caravan” that,  and then today: “tear gas.” On Sunday, President Trump’s border control team … More America’s Attitude Toward Immigrants is Anti-humanitarian and Anti-economic

A Rebuttal to “In Defense of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show”

Last year around this time I wrote “In Defense of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” defending my reasoning for watching the VS Fashion show every year in the face of wholly reasonable criticism. In this article, I aim to reverse my position on Victoria’s Secret as a brand and their yearly fashion show. This year’s … More A Rebuttal to “In Defense of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show”

Yeah, I Went Abroad

You’ve heard it before.  “Well when I was abroad… (insert slightly pretentious sounding experience here)”.  You’ve also heard the condescending “Did you go abroad???” any time anyone who did go abroad explains something they learned or did. Being a recent abroad returner, I have dealt with this a lot and have developed some pretty strong … More Yeah, I Went Abroad

War Imagery, Sympathy, and Repulsion: Gettysburg Professor Peter Carmichael Gives a Talk at the Gallery

Last Thursday, the Schmucker Art Gallery welcomed Professor Peter Carmichael to give the final gallery talk on The Plains of Mars exhibition. As a Professor of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, Carmichael’s talk focused primarily on early war photography––particularly that of the Civil War. He recounts his first experience with Civil War visual … More War Imagery, Sympathy, and Repulsion: Gettysburg Professor Peter Carmichael Gives a Talk at the Gallery

Meet John Fetterman: Candidate for Lt. Governor

THIS EVENT HAS SINCE BEEN CANCELLED. Don’t miss a chance to meet John Fetterman, America’s “coolest mayor,” who is currently running for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. Mayor Fetterman is a progressive icon and a champion for middle-class Pennsylvanians. His leadership as Mayor of Braddock has helped revitalize one of Pennsylvania’s many forgotten communities. He is … More Meet John Fetterman: Candidate for Lt. Governor

Student Research Spotlight: Brittany Bondi ‘19 studies the impact of environmental film

55% of Gettysburg College students complete research with a faculty mentor. Most tend to associate research with the sciences, but the Kolbe Summer Fellows Program allows students to develop and pursue interdisciplinary research projects in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. This past summer Brittany Bondi ‘19 was selected to be one of the nine … More Student Research Spotlight: Brittany Bondi ‘19 studies the impact of environmental film

Revisiting “The Plains of Mars” Exhibition with Dr. James Clifton

The premier of Shmucker Art Gallery’s two new exhibitions at the beginning of September continue to reel in visitors each and every day! Since their opening reception, the Gallery has hosted a variety of events and lectures to introduce the faces behind both displays. This past week the Gallery was honored to welcome Dr. James … More Revisiting “The Plains of Mars” Exhibition with Dr. James Clifton

INTERVIEW: Ari Snaevarsson ’17 Publishes Book on Eating Disorder Recovery

Ari Snaevarsson graduated from Gettysburg College in December 2017, with a major in Health Sciences and a minor in Religious Studies. During his time at Gettysburg, Ari wrote nutrition articles as the Features Editor of the Gettysburgian, spearheaded the powerlifting team, and interned at a residential clinic for victims of eating disorders. Shortly before graduation, … More INTERVIEW: Ari Snaevarsson ’17 Publishes Book on Eating Disorder Recovery

Squeezed and Stretched- LIGO’s Discovery and What It Means for Space-Time

If you’ve been paying attention to the news this year, you may have heard about the discovery made by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). A “normal” astronomical observatory looks at light coming from distant objects- this one looks for expansions and contractions of physical space caused by gravitational waves. This phenomenon is explained in … More Squeezed and Stretched- LIGO’s Discovery and What It Means for Space-Time

MLB Regular Season Power Rankings and Commentary

Note: The playoffs have already begun – the Colorado Rockies and the New York Yankees won their respective wild card games and have moved on to the Divisional Round of the playoffs, while the Chicago Cubs and the Oakland Athletics were eliminated from the playoffs. However, at the time this article was written, the playoffs … More MLB Regular Season Power Rankings and Commentary