Monthly Archive: March, 2013


Fearless Friday celebrates individuals, groups, or events that promote change or challenge injustice. If you haven’t noticed yet, we’ve had some really spectacular visitors from the south with us on Gettysburg’s campus the… Continue reading

The F-Word.

I’m thinking of a word. Can you guess it? This word is considered negative and harsh. It’s generally avoided in everyday conversations. You wouldn’t normally hear this word spoken by professors or sophisticated… Continue reading

My Life As A Labelmaker

REPUBLICAN. TOWNIE. LIBERAL. CRUNCHY. FEMINIST. CLOSE-MINDED. HIPSTER. 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… Continue reading

FEARLESS: Mike Altman

Mike Altman ’12 has combined two extremely important aspects of his life: comedy and clean water. After participating in the 2011 Heston Internship in Uganda working in a community on clean water projects,… Continue reading

And None For Gretchen Weiners

In the four years I’ve spent at Gettysburg College, it’s safe to say that my experience has been largely influenced by my membership in Greek Life. I’ve developed a personal leadership style and… Continue reading

My Night As A Sex Tourist

I’ve been studying in Copenhagen, Denmark for a few months now, and since I had a week off to travel (perks of studying abroad), I took the opportunity to spend a few nights… Continue reading

FEARLESS: Immersion Projects

Fearless Friday celebrates individuals, groups, or events that promote change or challenge injustice. Students on an Immersion Project in New Orleans are definitely doing some great work this week! The students spent part… Continue reading

Lady Gaga, Racist Jokes, and Other Pet Peeves

When I was a kid, my sister would whistle whenever I entered a room because she knew that it bothered me. I picked up on this trick, and I use it even now… Continue reading

Style Watch: Blackface Edition

“We at no point attempted to portray an African women by painting her skin black. We wanted a tanned and golden skin to be showcased as part of the beauty aesthetic of this… Continue reading

The Age Of “Girls”

How do you know when you’re a…                                                                   Good kisser?                                                                   Pothead?                                                                   Medium?                                                                   Woman? According to Google Search, knowing when you’re a woman is the fourth most pressing question on the… Continue reading