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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 Public Image.” According to Emily, this major allowed her to pursue her interest and journalism while also focusing her work on how marginalized communities are represented in media. She takes courses in many disciplines to fulfill her major requirements, but especially in English and Sociology.


Surge is a student blog at Gettysburg College where systemic issues of justice matter. Posts are originally published at Through stories and reflection, these blog entries relate personal experiences to larger issues of equity, demonstrating that -isms are structural problems, not actions defined by individual prejudice. We intend to popularize justice, helping each other to recognize our biases and unlearn the untruths.