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

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

As a Typical College Student, This Is What My Résumé Should Look Like…

Caleb D. Parker 113 West Broadway, Gettysburg PA Parkca04@Gettysburg.edu (717)-555-2368 Hi, I’m Caleb. I’m an English major with an economics minor but for some reason I still tell my parents that I’m an economics major with an English minor, probably because it sounds harder. We both know that I’m lying about my GPA, so it’s … More As a Typical College Student, This Is What My Résumé Should Look Like…

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

Emmys 2018 Red Carpet Fashion: Best & Worst

This Monday, SNL comedians Colin Jost and Michael Che hosted the 70th annual Primetime Emmy Award Show. After reading headlines declaring their performance the unfunniest and least-watched in Emmys’ history, I decided to see if the red carpet fashion was any better. Fortunately, the majority of men and women attending the ceremony dressed in a … More Emmys 2018 Red Carpet Fashion: Best & Worst

Say Yes to “Oui”

As a staunch patron of Bullet Hole breakfast, I recently sampled “Oui,” one of its yogurt offerings. I was not prepared for such an experience. This blessed concoction must be crafted by God Himself; it is at once sweet yet tart, and manifests in a glorious, velvety texture. I found myself swooning as I savored … More Say Yes to “Oui”

Your Excuse For Not Voting Is Probably Dumb

The funny thing about elections is that typically eligible voters who actually vote are already registered and ready to vote.  But so many people, including a disappointing number on our campus, have no intention to vote in this pivotal upcoming election. My friends, like much of this campus, will often explain why they don’t vote … More Your Excuse For Not Voting Is Probably Dumb

To those who park their belongings on the window seats in Musselman Library,

To those who park their belongings on the window seats in Musselman Library, It is no surprise that the window seats in Musselman Library are prized study locations on campus. As such, it is important to allow other people the chance to use them. Since there are so few, their availability is already going to … More To those who park their belongings on the window seats in Musselman Library,

What your Mario Kart character choice says about you

After consistent demand, I decided to share what one’s Mario Kart character choice reveals about their personality. To keep it simple, I am only considering the main characters. Obviously, this article is meant in good fun, so please enjoy! Mario – You’re a no-nonsense person who likes to get the job done. Unfortunately, you’re not … More What your Mario Kart character choice says about you