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Fashion Faux Pas And Cheetah Claws, Helena E. Yang Dec 2013

Fashion Faux Pas And Cheetah Claws, Helena E. Yang

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It feels like winter, a time for thick socks, boots, warm coats, and… leggings?

Leggings are one of those articles of clothing we completely overdo... Or UNDER-do. From a practicality standpoint, they’re marvels of winter, but why rock the thin, sheer leggings in 0° weather when you could just wear shorts? [excerpt]


Challenging Homelessness, Elizabeth D. Marshall Nov 2013

Challenging Homelessness, Elizabeth D. Marshall

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I had been homeless for about 28 hours. I sat on a sidewalk in Georgetown with a friend holding a cardboard sign that read, “Put a Smile on Our Faces” with a Dunkin Donuts cup at our feet. In the two and a half hours we sat there, hundreds of people passed, hundreds of people avoided eye contact, hundreds of people detoured around the lamppost on the street side of the sidewalk. A few people glanced at our sign. [excerpt]


Red Drops For A Rainbow, Zakiya A. Brown Oct 2013

Red Drops For A Rainbow, Zakiya A. Brown

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Splashes of pool water licked my ankles, scenting my coffee-colored toes with chlorine. Bareback guardians, robed in red, hovered high as flocks of fleshy tangible innocence skipped jubilantly across the pool deck and disappeared into a wet square pocket of sapphire. [excerpt of poem]


Fearless: Jessie Pierce, Jessie M. Pierce Sep 2013

Fearless: Jessie Pierce, Jessie M. Pierce

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A vocal advocate for socio-environmental justice issues and a believer in the potential for social change in the developing world, Jessie Pierce ’14 fearlessly travels, volunteers, and researches to promote awareness and change. Studying abroad last year for both semesters, spending one semester in Denmark and one in India, gave Jessie the interest, skills, and drive to continue pursuing a deeper understanding of these issues while at Gettysburg. [excerpt]


Fearless: Aleksandra Petkova, Aleksandra V. Petkova Sep 2013

Fearless: Aleksandra Petkova, Aleksandra V. Petkova

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Consistently serving the campus community, conducting new research in psychology, and leading younger students to realizations about their own roles in fighting for social Justice, Aleksandra Petkova ’14 has fearlessly pursued opportunities to promote social change all four of her years here at Gettysburg.


The Shortcomings Of A "Diverse" College Campus, Chelsea E. Broe Aug 2013

The Shortcomings Of A "Diverse" College Campus, Chelsea E. Broe

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“What is the diversity like at Gettysburg College?” As a tour guide, I get asked this question a lot. It’s a tricky question to answer: On one hand, I know that this is probably the family’s way of inquiring about race on campus without having to use such a taboo word, but on the other, my Diversity Peer Educator training chimes in and I want to challenge my questioner’s assumptions about what diversity even means. [excerpt]


Fearless: Christine Serwan And Sam Holmes, Christine M. Serwan, Samuel R. Holmes Jul 2013

Fearless: Christine Serwan And Sam Holmes, Christine M. Serwan, Samuel R. Holmes

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This week, we’re recognising the fearless work that Christine Serwan ’13 and Sam Holmes ’13 will be doing over the next two years during with the Peace Corps. [excerpt]


The Legal Limits Of Racism, Chelsea E. Broe Jul 2013

The Legal Limits Of Racism, Chelsea E. Broe

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When I heard the news that the Food Network decided not to renew Paula Deen’s contract after she admitted to making racist comments, I was happy. Not because she used racial slurs, of course, but because she was punished for it. Maybe I’m a cynic, but I like the idea of public attention being placed on wrongdoings. That’s the whole point of having free speech, after all: to have an open dialogue wherein all possible viewpoints can be voiced, considered, challenged, and criticized until they are ultimately decided to be acceptable or unacceptable. [excerpt]


Who Do You Think You Are?, Elizabeth A. Rupert May 2013

Who Do You Think You Are?, Elizabeth A. Rupert

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Now, I understand that labels are a natural part of our society. We’ve even posted recently about our editor’s tendency to label other people based off of their clothes or attitudes.

But which labels do we get to choose for ourselves? Ideally, I’d like to say that I can label myself any way that I want to. Don’t you think that in a society like ours we should be at liberty to choose our own identity? [excerpt]


Fearless: Diversity Peer Educators, Center For Public Service May 2013

Fearless: Diversity Peer Educators, Center For Public Service

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The Diversity Peer Educators was started in the Fall of 2012 with the vision of starting conversations about and advocating for diversity issues and inclusion on this campus. Right off the bat, twelve students (of all different class years) were trained in how to facilitate those conversations and lead activities that make those conversations a little easier. Now, there are seventeen DPEs fearlessly making change at Gettysburg College. [excerpt]


Classified: The North Face Files, Riccardo M. Purita Apr 2013

Classified: The North Face Files, Riccardo M. Purita

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You’re going to need to buy nicer clothes,” my dad told me during our first visit to Gettysburg College. I laughed, thinking it was a typical “dad” thing to say and something I would promptly ignore, but after four years I now see that maybe he wasn’t joking.

Let me be honest. I had never considered just how expensive the clothing name brands could be until this year. I do not own an iPhone, an iPad, or an iPod. In fact, you’re more likely to see me on campus with my #VaginaProblems t-shirt and a pair of ...


Gettysburg College: Your New Vacation Destination, Emily M. Lindholm Apr 2013

Gettysburg College: Your New Vacation Destination, Emily M. Lindholm

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It’s April 1st and vacation planning has begun!

Can you guess CNN’s Top 5 travel destinations for 2013?

Forget the vibrant, bustling city life of Tokyo. Romantic cobblestone strolls through Amsterdam? Too many pedestrian/bike lawsuits. And thanks to the combined 11.5 hours of the Lord of the Rings extended edition trilogy we’ve seen as much of New Zealand as we need to.

No. The whisper perched on the lips of Travel herself has been dominated by one borough, in one county, in one state of Pennsylvania. [excerpt]


My Life As A Labelmaker, Hannah M. Frantz Mar 2013

My Life As A Labelmaker, Hannah M. Frantz

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It’s easy to label to people. I find it particularly easy at Gettysburg College. When I assign a label to someone, it’s like it appears in big red letters across their forehead. Sometimes my snap judgment comes from what they’re wearing. Salmon colored pants? FRATERNITY, BRO, PREP. Sometimes it comes from what they say. “Dude that chick’s a femi-nazi.” MISOGYNIST, PRIVILEGED, JERK. My judgment comes from all sorts of different places but the important part is that my initial judgment sticks. It sits there, tattooed on people’s foreheads, staring at me, and it’s the ...


Fearless: Mike Altman, Michael A. Altman Mar 2013

Fearless: Mike Altman, Michael A. Altman

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After participating in the 2011 Heston Internship in Uganda working in a community on clean water projects, Mike gained a new interest in Global Health. His interest grew and a few months ago he started an internship with charity: water, an organization working to bring access to clean water throughout the world in a way that attempts to break the traditional donation model. At charity: water, Mike is part of a greater group that is working to more closely connect people to specific water projects through financial transparency and innovative fundraising campaigns. [excerpt]