Monthly Archive: October, 2013

Every Other Day

TRIGGER WARNING! “He never told me he wanted to have sex, never asked me if I was willing to have sex with him, and didn’t bother to use a condom. I was suddenly… Continue reading

Dear Mama: An Open Letter From A Prodigal Son

“And since we all came from a woman got our name from a woman and our game from a woman/ I wonder why we take from our women, why we rape our women,… Continue reading

Fearless: Heather Ipsen

In celebration of Sustainability Week on campus, we proudly feature Heather Ipsen ’16 who has fearlessly raised awareness for the environmental issues about which she’s passionate and started a group on campus to… Continue reading

Do You Have a Boyfriend Yet?

“Do you have a boyfriend yet?” That was the question that haunted me for most of my teenage years, the one I knew I would be asked at each family event and have… Continue reading

Generalizing Anxiety

As she began reading the list of symptoms, I was making mental check marks next to the ones that applied to me. Fear of interacting with strangers- check. Fear that others will notice… Continue reading

Fearless: Adrienne Ellis

Taking the initiative to change college policies related to LGBTQ issues, restructuring a sustainable community garden in Gettysburg over the summer, and continually being motivated to change and challenge the powers that be… Continue reading

Gay After Graduation

I first went public with my sexual orientation over Surge last spring–my last semester at Gettysburg before graduation. I was scared, but ultimately lucky to be met with support from my friends and… Continue reading

Fearless: Martha Hagerty

In celebration of ALLies week on campus and in support of all those coming out nationwide today, we feature the fearless Martha Hagerty ’15, a remarkable young woman helping to create new Safe… Continue reading

Bi the Way, I’m Queer

363 days ago, on October 11, 2012, I came out as bisexual.  Every year, the queer community observes October 11th as National Coming Out Day, a day when queers of all kinds can… Continue reading

Overheard at Gettysburg

Take one week living on our campus: Monday. In Old TKE. A student of color is called in the hallway to hear the “funniest thing ever.” (giggling) “Night night little nigglet.” Tuesday. In… Continue reading