In this round of Fearless Friday, SURGE is honoring the work of Erin Meachem ‘16! Erin is originally from Queensbury, New York and is currently in her senior year at Gettysburg, majoring in… Continue reading

No Justice Given

I’ve spent a considerable amount of time analyzing privilege and looking at how systems in the United States often work to further oppress the vulnerable, while keeping the privileged in power. I have… Continue reading

Q&A: Privilege and Allyship

Question: I’ve always wondered about this: as a white, heterosexual male person who cares about the way minorities and marginalized populations are treated, what gives me the right to feel offended or call… Continue reading


This week Surge is honored to highlight Jasmine Matos for Fearless Friday! Originally from the Bronx in NYC, Jasmine is here at Gettysburg majoring in Health Sciences and minoring in Women, Gender, and… Continue reading

Q&A: The N-Word

Question: What is the best way to approach someone who uses blatantly disrespectful language such as the n word and argues that if it is said in the presence of only white people… Continue reading

Allies: what are they good for?

Following the exposure of An Oppression, the well-meaning ask: “What can I do to be a good ally?” The word ally does not resonate with me. As a queer, I have had supposed-allies… Continue reading


Samantha Lee ’16 is SURGE’s Fearless Friday leader for this week! Sam is a Psychology Major with a minor in Religion. Her home is not too far from Gettysburg, just up the way… Continue reading

FEARLESS FRIDAY: Chentese Stewart-Garner

This week, SURGE is proud to showcase the wonderful work of Chentese Stewart-Garner! Chentese is a sociology major with a minor in education. She’s a sophomore and originally hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Currently,… Continue reading

Alone in a Sea of Crosses

I grew up in a country where I was part of a religion practiced by few, while always surrounded by people who were like me. We had constant gatherings filled with music and… Continue reading

Attempting to Reason in the Holiday Season

Every year on the fourth Thursday of November, I sit down with my extended family to heaping dishes of mashed potatoes, sleekly polished bowls of green bean casserole, overflowing gravy boats, and, of… Continue reading