Monthly Archive: March, 2014

Surge <3s Yik Yak

   It was recently brought to the Surge team’s attention that a post was made on the social media hub, Yik Yak, claiming that “Surge must hate Yik Yak.” As a Surge editor… Continue reading

Fearless Friday: Kirsten Crear

Even in her last semester here at Gettysburg, Kirsten Crear ’14 is fearlessly working to make changes for the future of the campus community. This semester, Kirsten introduced a STEMinists club on campus… Continue reading

I Watch Porn

I started watching porn when I was 16. The first thing I noticed was the porn actresses’ vulvas. They were hairless, perfectly symmetrical, with beautiful folds of labia. This being my only venue… Continue reading

Paradoxes of Porn

So I have a confession: I’m kind of obsessed with porn. Which is weird considering that I have never actually seen any. I was first acquainted with porn via my high-school boyfriend, who… Continue reading

Fearless: Emily Zeller

Finding unique, powerful, and innovative ways to combine her love of music, her passion for social justice, and her Jewish faith on and off campus, Emily Zeller ’14 fearlessly serves members of the… Continue reading

Late Night at LDs

2:30am. Thursday. Lincoln Diner. As I am giving my full attention to the Western omelet, home fries, and rye toast on my plate, I do not notice what is going on around me.… Continue reading

The New B-word

I get all of my career advice from Cosmopolitan magazine. Okay, maybe not all of it. But sitting in the airport this past weekend, I breezed through articles about Khloé Kardashian and confessions… Continue reading

Fearless Friday: Elena Pérez-Zetune

Consistently involved in programs and initiatives addressing social issues related to children, migrant communities, and education, Elena Perez-Zetune ’14 fearlessly allows her assumptions to be challenged, her time given in service, and her… Continue reading

What If

I love music.  All genres of music.  I love the stories that come through in music. I love the songs that create that personal experience and drive me to think or feel more… Continue reading

Bootstrap Blues

Meet David*. In mid-January, he came to the small town Iowa elementary school where I work. David has attended more schools in the two years since he started school than I have in… Continue reading