Monthly Archive: October, 2014

Fearless: Gettysburgian Breast Cancer Survivors

As we reach the end of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Surge would like to recognize breast cancer survivors. For today’s Fearless Friday, we are honored to highlight four brave and fearless Gettysburgians: Joyce… Continue reading

The Space I Own

***TRIGGER WARNING: Eating Disorders*** I don’t care what anyone says—being a woman is hard. Being a young woman has its own set of complications–we experience a lot of pressure to look a certain… Continue reading

Judgy Eyes

I can feel them watching me, examining me. I try not to look directly at them for fear that they might see right through me. For so long I’ve walked amongst them and… Continue reading

Fearless Friday: Gettysburg Anti-Capitalist Collective

The Gettysburg Anti-Capitalist Collective, also known as GACC, is a recent yet active addition to the campus community. Through their participation in debates, weekly meetings, and organization of events (most notably Wednesday night’s… Continue reading

The Dark Skin I Am In

“You know, you’re pretty for a dark skinned girl, but I’m sure people tell that all the time” “Can I honestly tell you, that you are the prettiest dark skinned girl I know?”… Continue reading

Open Access

“Would you like to open a subscription to this journal?” “Download this article for $35.00.” “Sign up to receive access to this article.” During my summer research I saw a lot of these… Continue reading

Fearless: Margaret Jennifer Johnson

Fearless Margaret “Jennifer” Johnson arrived on campus in the fall of 2011, she wasted no time in looking for opportunities to get involved. During her first year, she joined the Gettysburg Gospel Choir… Continue reading

Blue Collar, Black Tie

Gettysburg pays for half my tuition. The other half, a nearly $25k, I have to take out every year in loans. I expect to graduate with over one hundred thousand dollars in student… Continue reading

Fearless Friday: Emma Murphy

Emma Murphy is truly fearless for her persistence and strength in working to change attitudes and stereotypes towards people with learning disabilities both on campus and in the wider community. This semester, Emma… Continue reading

Musings From A Biased Jew

Saturday was Yom Kippur, the day we as Jews repent for our sins. During the holiday, we fast to afflict our souls, to provoke in ourselves to confess and obtain pardon. As I… Continue reading