My “Me Too” Coming Out

The words “Me too” litter my Facebook page, no trigger warning, no apology. Mothers, including my own, friends, neighbors, aunts, teachers. “Me too.” I type and retype and every time delete the drafts… Continue reading

When You Love Physics, But Physics Doesn’t Love You

I am a physics major. Or at least, I was. My class year was an average-sized group of majors; mostly cis men, mostly people I do not feel comfortable around. Jokes straight out… Continue reading

This Is How You Lose Me

I liked the intimate setting of the class at first. The silence before the professor walked in. The cramped room. It always smelled like citrus cleaning products. Some hair gel mixed in there,… Continue reading

Value is Subjective and Other Fallacies in Economics

“Before I hand back your exams, let’s review the overall performance of the class. Listed here are the median and mean scores. You can also see the grades of five highest scores on… Continue reading

Distancing Strategies, Exclusive Clusters and Other Ironies of My American Peers

Being able to study abroad is a huge privilege. I am very lucky to have been given that privilege twice. I was accepted to Gettysburg College two and a half years ago, and… Continue reading

Fearless Friday- Anna Perry

This week, Surge is recognizing Anna Perry ’21. Anna is a physics major with minors in philosophy and peace and justice studies. They work for the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, complete… Continue reading

More than Birds and Bees

It’s that time of the year –Valentine’s Day just passed, love is in the air, and the Vagina Monologues and Our Voices are this weekend. Let’s talk about sex! Conversations about sex start… Continue reading

Speaking Out

Why do I hold back? Why do I feel a knot in my throat when I want to speak? When I finally speak, my voice disperses across the room into silence. My words… Continue reading

Fearless Friday: Ivana Lopez Espinosa

Today we honor Ivana Lopez Espinosa ’19, a senior Sociology major. Ivana is a student assistant at the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, belongs to the Campus Climate Study Implementation Group as well… Continue reading

Caravan I Do Care

A pair of legs that breathe in Strong feet that has cross endless borders Hands that have cultivated millions of trees For you to take away the fruit Traveling on the path of… Continue reading