Monthly Archive: July, 2013

What Kind of Asian Are You?

You don’t know anything about me. You’ve never been to my country; you don’t know my native language; you may not even be able to locate Vietnam on a map. And that’s ok.… Continue reading

Owning Up To The Age Old Excuse

A few days ago,  I was having a conversation with an older gentleman. He was friendly and very interested in my studies, but every now and then he would interject some racist slur… Continue reading

Fearless: Heather Thomas

This week we would like to recognize recent graduate and AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer Heather Thomas ’13, who is returning to Gettysburg as the fearless new coordinator for the Adams County Food Policy Council.… Continue reading

Milking the System: Do Poor People Deserve Fresh Food?

Poor Americans are all lazy, selfish people who must first prove their worth as human beings if they want to be able to feed their children. It sounds harsh, stereotypical, and judgmental when… Continue reading

Until the Cops Come Knocking

“Fuck the police coming straight from the underground/ A young nigga got it bad ‘cause I’m brown/ And not the other color so police think/ They have the authority to kill a minority”… Continue reading

Fearless: Mauricio Novoa

This week, we acknowledge Mauricio Novoa ‘14 as a fearless advocate of social justice through his use of the power of words. Mauricio, an English major with a writing concentration, keeps a personal… Continue reading

Does My Hair Bother You?: Part 2

I stopped shaving my legs in May. The decision to quit shaving was part social experiment, but a lot of it had to do with NOT HAVING TO SHAVE MY LEGS ANYMORE. Honestly… Continue reading

Does My Hair Bother You?: Part 1

“It’s AMAZING that it’s considered revolutionary to wear my hair the way it grows out of my head…” – Tracie Thoms I don’t wear my natural hair because I want to join the… Continue reading

Fearless: Christine Serwan and Sam Holmes

This week, we’re recognising the fearless work that Christine Serwan ’13 and Sam Holmes ’13 will be doing over the next two years during with the Peace Corps.          … Continue reading

How to Get Rid of Thunder Thighs

I appreciate the insightful and important things your muffin top has to say to me,  but my thunder thighs still think they’re fat. I’m overweight (sometimes). On a BMI scale, I fluctuate in and… Continue reading