The Trouble with Empathy

Morgan H. Marianelli '15, Gettysburg College

Morgan is a sophomore at Gettysburg College. She is an English major with a Film minor, incorporating all of her interests. She has loved to write for many years, and she hopes to write for a career after college. During her senior year of high school, she had the opportunity to write for a teen column in her local newspaper and that experience not only gave her a taste of a career in journalism but reaffirmed her love and writing and reminded her why she wants to be a professional writer someday. In addition to writing, she also loves to read, watch films, and spend time with family and friends.


The Mercury is a student-run art and literary magazine released each April. It has been published annually since 1899 at Gettysburg College. All students of the College are invited to participate on the staff and to submit their work for possible publication. Editors are elected annually by the entire staff. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the fall and early spring semesters and are reviewed and chosen anonymously by the staff.