Monthly Archive: February, 2014

Fearless: Lhagyari Trichen

Humble about his successes and origins, driven by a desire to serve his countrymen and raise awareness about their struggles and identity, and involved in opening dialogues about the issues facing his home… Continue reading

What the Phub?

“Nobody talks to each other anymore.” When my grandfather said this as we sped down the highway, I wondered what to make of it. Is he simply being a negative elderly man, or… Continue reading

On the Fence

Over a hundred years ago, my great-great grandmother fled Germany by herself to come to the United States to escape the abuse of her father. She had no connections in this country and… Continue reading

Fearless: Haya Mohanna ’17

Constantly pursuing new avenues on and off campus to engage in different communities, raise awareness about issues in the Gaza Strip, and learn more about leadership, Haya Mohanna ’17 fearlessly pursues knowledge and… Continue reading

My (Not So) Angry Vagina

Why is feminism a dirty word? Why are celebrities from Susan Sarandon to Lady Gaga and Katy Perry explicitly rejecting the feminist label? And why is Carrie Underwood saying, “I wouldn’t go so… Continue reading

Drinking Bourbon With Cupid

It was Valentine’s Day, and rather than enjoying the suspiciously commercial holiday with a romantic partner, I was alone watching reruns of “How I Met Your Mother,” from a cozy armchair with a… Continue reading

Fearless: The Vagina Monologues

Performed annually around the world to celebrate womanhood, empower survivors of sexual assault and abuse, and create an open forum for challenging cultural attitudes toward women, the Vagina Monologues will be performed by… Continue reading

The Presumption of Payment

At Gettysburg College, students invest a considerable amount of money to make their experiences rewarding for future aspirations.  Enrollment at this school, like others, I am sure, seems to breed a special type… Continue reading

Studying Abroad, Toilet Paper, and Other Exercises in Missing the Point

I have been in Ghana only for a few days, and I can already tell I am going to love the place­—the people, the food, the environment, all remind me of my home… Continue reading

Fearless: Ally Siegel

Encouraging and mentoring young minds, consistently finding new ways to use her love of climbing and adventure to promote character and leadership development, and always ready for the next big challenge, Ally Siegel… Continue reading