HBO, America, and Me.

Last year, I took a trip to Philadelphia with one of my friends. I had the combined energy level of a first-year college student, an international student studying abroad and a newcomer to… Continue reading

FEARLESS FRIDAY: Emily Vega

This Friday, we’re celebrating the great work of Emily Vega ’19. Emily is from New York City and created her own major here at Gettysburg, titled “Conversations from the Margins: Personal Narrative and… Continue reading

To the boy on campus who dressed up as a Jehovah’s Witness on Halloween

To the boy on campus who dressed up as a Jehovah’s Witness on Halloween, Do you remember drunkenly walking into Huber Hall with your friends? You were walking with two girls. One was… Continue reading

FEARLESS FRIDAY: Alexa Laboy

In this week’s edition of Fearless Friday, SURGE is honoring Alexa Laboy ‘18 for all of her impressive work in our campus community. Alexa, who is from New York City, is majoring in… Continue reading

Shopping for Arm Candy in Hanson Hall

My first interaction with real-live frat boys was not entirely pleasant. In my second week of college, as I sat on my bed hurrying to finish a reading I had due, I heard… Continue reading

Pacifism Against the Alt-Right.

In 1944, Dr. Ancel Keys took 36 volunteers and used them as subjects for what would become known as the Minnesota Starvation Experiment. These men were all conscientious objectors to war who wanted… Continue reading

This is what it means to be a DACA recipient.

Since 2012, over 800,000 DREAMers, like ourselves, have been given the legal right to work, apply for a driver’s license, and, most importantly, live without the fear of deportation. We complete background checks… Continue reading

The Anonymity of “That Girl”

In 2013, a friend of my friends, a boy a head taller than, 60 pounds heavier than, and one year older than me, forced himself into my life story, permanently. I wasn’t at… Continue reading

Fearless Friday: Haya Mohanna

In this week’s edition of Fearless Friday, SURGE is honoring Haya Mohanna for all of the work she has done in our community. She has received Fearless Friday recognition during her first year… Continue reading

Fearless Friday: Laurel Downie

In this week’s edition of Fearless Friday, SURGE is honoring Laurel Downie for all the work she does in our community, especially towards organizing “Take Back the Night” for Sexual Assault Awareness Week.… Continue reading