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

Pacifism Against the Alt-Right.

In 1944, Dr. Ancel Keys took 36 volunteers and used them as subjects for what would become known as the Minnesota Starvation Experiment. These men were all conscientious objectors to war who wanted… Continue reading

This is what it means to be a DACA recipient.

Since 2012, over 800,000 DREAMers, like ourselves, have been given the legal right to work, apply for a driver’s license, and, most importantly, live without the fear of deportation. We complete background checks… Continue reading

The Anonymity of “That Girl”

In 2013, a friend of my friends, a boy a head taller than, 60 pounds heavier than, and one year older than me, forced himself into my life story, permanently. I wasn’t at… Continue reading

Fearless Friday: Haya Mohanna

In this week’s edition of Fearless Friday, SURGE is honoring Haya Mohanna for all of the work she has done in our community. She has received Fearless Friday recognition during her first year… Continue reading

Fearless Friday: Laurel Downie

In this week’s edition of Fearless Friday, SURGE is honoring Laurel Downie for all the work she does in our community, especially towards organizing “Take Back the Night” for Sexual Assault Awareness Week.… Continue reading

Do you really want to walk in my shoes?

Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault There is a problematic irony in the philanthropy event, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, which took place on campus this week. I do not want to undermine the… Continue reading

Bystander Behavior in HIS FUCKING HOUSE

My first semester at Gettysburg, I was at a fraternity party with a group of friends from my floor. As a first-year who spent the majority of her Saturday nights in high school… Continue reading

Fearless Friday: Julie Schuldt & Hannah Dallman

In this week’s edition of Fearless Friday, SURGE is honoring Julie Schuldt and Hannah Dallman for all the work they have done in our community as well as working on Gettysburg College’s first… Continue reading

Fearless Friday: Chelsea Paige Johnson

In this week’s edition of Fearless Friday, SURGE is honoring Chelsea Paige Johnson for her sociological research on race and socioeconomic status among first year students. Chelsea, originally from Washington D.C.,  is a… Continue reading