When Protest Doesn’t Quite Fit the Mold

White people protesting is powerful. It is a privilege to be guaranteed that someone will listen to us, as pointed out by Jerome Clarke in a piece about last year’s “Won’t Stand For Hate”… Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Sex

It’s a typical morning: you wake up, stretch,  get out of bed, and check your phone; there’s a notification. Another man has been accused of sexual violence. The #MeToo movement has sparked a… Continue reading

Happy Graduation.

High school graduation is often considered the first step into a life of new beginnings, independence, and quasi-adulthood. It is a time of celebration, a time to recognize that all of those years… Continue reading

Thank you, Jennifer McCary.

Today, Jennifer McCary, the Associate Dean for Violence Prevention and Resolution, Director of the Women’s Center, and the Title IX Coordinator, will be leaving Gettysburg College to assume a new position as the… Continue reading

Studying Abroad With A Mental Illness

Whenever anybody asks me about my experience studying abroad, I lie. I tell them that it was transformative, that I returned a more confident, learned, and enlightened person. I tell them all of… Continue reading

HBO, America, and Me.

Last year, I took a trip to Philadelphia with one of my friends. I had the combined energy level of a first-year college student, an international student studying abroad and a newcomer to… Continue reading

FEARLESS FRIDAY: Emily Vega

This Friday, we’re celebrating the great work of Emily Vega ’19. Emily is from New York City and created her own major here at Gettysburg, titled “Conversations from the Margins: Personal Narrative and… Continue reading

To the boy on campus who dressed up as a Jehovah’s Witness on Halloween

To the boy on campus who dressed up as a Jehovah’s Witness on Halloween, Do you remember drunkenly walking into Huber Hall with your friends? You were walking with two girls. One was… Continue reading

FEARLESS FRIDAY: Alexa Laboy

In this week’s edition of Fearless Friday, SURGE is honoring Alexa Laboy ‘18 for all of her impressive work in our campus community. Alexa, who is from New York City, is majoring in… Continue reading

Shopping for Arm Candy in Hanson Hall

My first interaction with real-live frat boys was not entirely pleasant. In my second week of college, as I sat on my bed hurrying to finish a reading I had due, I heard… Continue reading