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

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

Fill Your Stomach With Moon Cakes: Fill Your Homesickness With Nostalgia

Just as important as Thanksgiving in the States, Mid-Autumn Festival is considered to be one of the most celebrated festivals in Southeast Asia. Falling on the 15th day of August according to the Lunar calendar, it is an occasion for family reunion and the Moon-worshiping ceremony. On this day, families will get together, sip hot green … More Fill Your Stomach With Moon Cakes: Fill Your Homesickness With Nostalgia

Gettysburg College Democrats to host two legendary women’s rights activists

Gettysburg College Democrats 9/20/2018 Andrew Dalton, President daltan01@gettysburg.edu Gettysburg College Democrats to Host Two Women’s Rights Icons Program Title: “Women’s Rights Under Attack: Fighting Back in 2018” Date and Time: Thurs., October 4th, 7PM Location: College Union Building, Rm. 260 Gettysburg, PA: Join Carol Tracy and Kate Michelman, two legendary women’s rights activists, for a … More Gettysburg College Democrats to host two legendary women’s rights activists

Warriors, Weapons, and Wreckage––Oh My: New Exhibitions at the Schmucker Art Gallery

By: Carolyn Hauk After a summer of extensive research, hard work, and boundless dedication, the Schmucker Art Gallery team celebrated this past week with the opening of two new exhibitions: The Plains of Mars: European War Prints, 1500-1825 and Face to Face: Carl Beam and Andy Warhol. Both exhibitions were student-curated through the art-loving aptitudes … More Warriors, Weapons, and Wreckage––Oh My: New Exhibitions at the Schmucker Art Gallery

The story of us in fingerprints: A recent visit from Professor July Hruby

In 2015, on a particularly hot day in Hollywood, I placed my hands on the handprints of Clark Gable in the cement tiles outside of the famous Chinese Theatre and smiled for a picture. Since the dawn of time, humans have always had an intrinsic desire to leave behind their “mark,” whether it be hand … More The story of us in fingerprints: A recent visit from Professor July Hruby

The definitions of power: A recent visit from art historian and critic Michael Amy

We could all tally the amount of times we have all heard the phrase “with great power, comes great responsibility.” The Supreme Court even quoted this saying from the original Spider-Man comic book series. But how we each individually define power varies––whether we see power as some sort of supernatural capability or the ability accomplish … More The definitions of power: A recent visit from art historian and critic Michael Amy

Why the death penalty is not the right move to fix the opioid crisis

By Eli Morton, Gettysburg College Democrats Contributor As the opioid crisis worsens, the American people have waited patiently for substantive policy proposals on the federal level that combat the crisis. That wait is finally beginning to end. Over the past week, in between attacks on the special counsel, the Trump White House has put forth … More Why the death penalty is not the right move to fix the opioid crisis

From abstraction to Instagram: Juried Student Exhibition of 2018

By Carolyn Hauk ’21 On Friday, March 30, the Schmucker Art Gallery hosted its annual Juried Student Exhibition, featuring over 100 pieces created and submitted by students. From works depicting Instagram-worthy breakfast foods to breathtaking landscapes to abstract sculptures, this exhibition was a true embodiment of the creativity and talent of Gettysburg College’s students. I found … More From abstraction to Instagram: Juried Student Exhibition of 2018

Predictions for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game for Nintendo Switch

The Super Smash Brothers fighting game series has always been one of the most popular Nintendo franchises. It’s a chance to pit your favorite Nintendo characters against each and see which one is the strongest. Each new installment in the series has added in more of our favorite Nintendo characters. With the announcement of the … More Predictions for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game for Nintendo Switch

Bad Ass Woman: Marley Dizney Swanson

To round out our month of Bad Ass Women, we’ve chosen Gettysburg College Democrats President,  Political Science and Public policy major Marley Dizney Swanson. Accomplishment you’re proud of? Marley is most proud of having served as President of the Gettysburg College Democrats. Throughout her four years with the club, she has seen the numbers rise … More Bad Ass Woman: Marley Dizney Swanson

Inside the world of collectible card games

If you’ve ever encountered a group of people playing one of the many collectible card games out there like Magic The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, the Pokemon Trading Card Game, or the like, then you probably experienced a combination of confusion and intrigue. Learning a new game can be a very involved endeavor, especially collectible card games … More Inside the world of collectible card games

Legendary: the Marvel Comics card game.

With the latest superhero movies like Marvel’s Black Panther becoming increasingly popular, so do the wide variety of other content surrounding these superheroes —including games. If you have ever dreamed of teaming up with friends to form your own superhero team, and stop the evil super-villains from completing their nefarious plans, then perhaps you should … More Legendary: the Marvel Comics card game.

Heart of Autism: Teacher on the Spectrum Inspires Students with Autism (Autism Speaks)

I don’t normally like to share things from Autism Speaks because it is a very controversial organization in the Autistic Community. People feel like the organization is focused more on finding a way to cure autism rather than accepting autistic people as just people who think differently. But this Autism Speaks post is great because … More Heart of Autism: Teacher on the Spectrum Inspires Students with Autism (Autism Speaks)

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I was interested in knowing what kinds of questions people have about Neurodiversity or what topics people wanted to learn about in the realm of Neurodiversity. Feel free to leave comments below with topics or questions that you would like Phoenix Rising to cover in our column. No ratings yet. ↓ PLEASE RATE BELOW ↓ … More What topics do you want Phoenix Rising to cover?