Rape Culture Ruined My Favorite 80s Movie

I will admit that I wish my best friend was Duckie, I want to attend just one Saturday detention with Emilio Estevez, and I listen to an unhealthy amount of music from the… Continue reading

What the Unglamorous Side of Study Abroad Taught Me

I’ve been gallivanting around this beautiful planet posing as a study abroad student taking classes and writing papers for the past academic year, one semester in England and one in Argentina (where I… Continue reading

FEARLESS: The Class of 2013

This week Surge wants to recognize all of the Gettysburg College graduates who will use what they learned and experienced over the past four years to fearlessly promote change, seek justice, and challenge… Continue reading

An Open Letter to the Class of 2013

Upon graduation I will have received no honors. After four years of college, thirty-seven courses, ten labs, two sets of major requirements and several almost complete minors, I have won the ultimate consolation… Continue reading

An Equal Opportunity Rejection

Let’s talk about applications. We’ve all been there. You write your application, work on draft after draft and then you send it all off to the college or job of your dreams. And you wait…and… Continue reading

FEARLESS: The Next Wave of Insurgents

As we close out on another school year, the Surge staff is looking back on an awesome semester and preparing for a new year with new leadership. Katie Patterson ’15, Rashida Aluko-Roberts ’15,… Continue reading

Oh, The Places You’ll Go…When You Don’t Have A Job

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are… Continue reading

Who Do You Think You Are?

Now, I understand that labels are a natural part of our society. We’ve even posted recently about our editor’s tendency to label other people based off of their clothes or attitudes.  But which… Continue reading

FEARLESS: Diversity Peer Educators

Fearless Friday celebrates individuals, groups, or events that promote change or challenge injustice. The Diversity Peer Educators was started in the Fall of 2012 with the vision of starting conversations about and advocating… Continue reading

You Can’t Always Get What You Want

What are you entitled to? A roof over your head? The ability to drink underage? A room at a resort for you and your friends? My parents used to tell me that I… Continue reading