Fearless Friday: Kelsey Chapman

Kelsey Chapman ’15 fearlessly advocates for human rights, peace, and justice, focusing on the Middle East. An economics major and Middle East and Islamic Studies (MEIS) minor, Kelsey is the house leader for… Continue reading

Social Mania

Ten. That’s the total number of times I’ve checked Facebook and Instagram within the past hour alone. Ashamedly, it’s become a sort of compulsive habit. No matter what I’m doing, turning on my… Continue reading

Object to Your Affection

Recently a guy in one of my classes defended objectification of women on the grounds that if he cares for a girl, he will treat her like he treats his most treasured objects;… Continue reading

A Meal for the Man On the Redline

These words will bite,  Acid bubbling At the pit of your bowels Vowels volatile won’t Be easy to swallow. Bring your heirloom silverware. Cut at the crux Of your tangled roots and Maybe… Continue reading

FEARLESS FRIDAY: ERIN DURAN

As we conclude PRIDE Week, we honor Erin Duran, the fearless director of LGBTQA Advocacy and Education. In Erin’s three years at Gettysburg, he has established institutional support for the LGBTQA community and… Continue reading

When You Can’t Quite Place Me

I’m relatively used to being asked the question “what are you?” It’s a strange question because it can mean so many different things. I’m a human? I identify as a female. I’m a… Continue reading

White People Tears

Many students on the Gettysburg College campus were posed the question: what would your reaction be if the OU SAE scandal had occurred here? By and far, people responded: Unsurprised. Talk about high… Continue reading

Fearless Friday: Sarah Van De Weert

Sarah Van De Weert ’16 has been fearlessly striving to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health disorders. As the current president of Active Minds, Secretary of APO, and a member of the Honor… Continue reading

Sincerely, the Quiet Girl

When I was younger, I used to think there was something horribly wrong with me, as if I had this mortal flaw. Some nights I used to lie awake in bed and just… Continue reading

But, Why Not?

I am the lucky one. That’s how I’ve felt growing up in backwater Pennsyltucky, yet somehow managing to be openly queer. I came out to my friends and family as bi/pan-sexual in the 8th… Continue reading