SURGE

Surge is a student blog at Gettysburg College where systemic issues of justice matter. Posts are originally published at surgegettysburg.wordpress.com

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.

Surge is supported by the Center for Public Service at Gettysburg College.

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2014

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Two Is Not Always Better Than One, Ann M. Sasala (April 7, 2014)

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Fearless Friday: Aidan Caravana, Aidan C. Caravana (April 4, 2014)

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Surge <3s Yik>Yak, Chelsea E. Broe (March 31, 2014)

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Fearless Friday: Kirsten Crear, Kirsten Crear (March 28, 2014)

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I Watch Porn, Chelsea E. Broe (March 26, 2014)

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Paradoxes of Porn, Jessie M. Pierce (March 24, 2014)

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Fearless: Emily Zeller, Emily I. Zeller (March 21, 2014)

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Late Night at LDs, Mary E. Maloney (March 19, 2014)

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The New B-Word, Dayna M. Seeger (March 17, 2014)

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Fearless Friday: Elena Perez-Zetune, Elena Perez-Zetune (March 7, 2014)

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What If, Megan Shreve (March 5, 2014)

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Bootstrap Blues, Hannah M. Frantz (March 3, 2014)

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Fearless: Lhagyai Trichen, Lhagyari Trichen (February 28, 2014)

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What the Phub?, Kendall T. Wolf (February 26, 2014)

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On the Fence, Emily G. Hauck (February 24, 2014)

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Fearless: Haya Mohanna, Haya M. Mohanna (February 22, 2014)

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My (Not So) Angry Vagina, Mary E. Maloney (February 19, 2014)

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Drinking Bourbon with Cupid, Joseph L. Kirkenir (February 17, 2014)

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Fearless: The Vagina Monologues, Center for Public Service (February 14, 2014)

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The Presumption of Payment, Christopher J. Dellana (February 13, 2014)

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Studying Abroad, Toilet Paper, and Other Exercises in Missing the Point, Rashida Aluko-Roberts (February 11, 2014)

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Fearless: Ally Siegel, Alexandra M. Siegel (February 7, 2014)

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Lunar New Year and Coca-Cola, Michelle Lee (February 5, 2014)

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Are Some Rights Wrong?, Megan A. Fenrich (February 3, 2014)

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Fearless: Professor Hakim Williams, Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams (January 31, 2014)

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Because I Am, Ann M. Sasala (January 29, 2014)

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A Confession of a Blonde Asian Girl, Michelle Lee (January 27, 2014)

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Fearless: Emily Hauck, Emily G. Hauck (January 24, 2014)

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Maybe I'm the Problem, Chelsea E. Broe (January 22, 2014)

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I've Seen the Promised Land: A Letter to Amelia Boynton Robinson, Mauricio E. Novoa (January 20, 2014)

2013

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Fashion Faux Pas and Cheetah Claws, Helena E. Yang (December 11, 2013)

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Reading Between the Lines, Conor P. Brooks (December 9, 2013)

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Fearless: Yaou Liu, Yaou Liu (December 6, 2013)

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The Cost of Affordable Food, Candice L. Cobuzzi (December 4, 2013)

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Reimagining My Body, Center for Public Service (December 2, 2013)

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Our Gendered Food Chain, Jasmine T. Colahan (November 25, 2013)

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Fearless: Melissa Rich, Kathryn E. Bucolo (November 22, 2013)

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Challenging Homelessness, Elizabeth D. Marshall (November 20, 2013)

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Down at the Cross, Elena Perez-Zetune (November 18, 2013)

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Fearless: Kaleigh Sosa, Kathryn E. Bucolo (November 15, 2013)

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Twice As Likely To..., Adrienne M. Ellis (November 13, 2013)

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What I've Learned to Expect, Natalie S. Sherif (November 11, 2013)

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Fearless: Sexual Assault Survivors, Kathryn E. Bucolo (November 8, 2013)

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To Empathize With An Enemy, Rashida Aluko-Roberts (November 6, 2013)

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The Strong Silent Type, Alyssa L. Bosold (November 4, 2013)

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Fearless: Eric Lee, Eric J. Lee (November 1, 2013)

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Every Other Day, Sarah M. Connelly (October 30, 2013)

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Dear Mama: An Open Letter from a Prodigal Son, Mauricio E. Novoa (October 28, 2013)

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Fearless: Heather Ipsen, Heather Ipsen (October 25, 2013)

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Do You Have A Boyfriend Yet?, Corrine E. Fucci (October 23, 2013)

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Generalizing Anxiety, Center for Public Service (October 21, 2013)

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Fearless: Adrienne Ellis, Adrienne M. Ellis (October 19, 2013)

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Gay After Graduation, Laura J. Koenig (October 14, 2013)

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Bi the Way, I'm Queer, Chelsea E. Broe (October 9, 2013)

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Overheard at Gettysburg, Rashida Aluko-Roberts, Zakiya A. Brown, and Monae S. Evans (October 7, 2013)

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Fearless: Emily Cranfill, Emily J. Cranfill (October 4, 2013)

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Red Drops For A Rainbow, Zakiya A. Brown (October 2, 2013)

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I Don't Want to Save Second Base, Chelsea E. Broe (September 30, 2013)

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Fearless (Saturday): Michael Hannum, Michael W. Hannum (September 28, 2013)

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A Tale of Two Needles, Chengyi Liu (September 25, 2013)

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The New Normal, Hannah M. Frantz (September 23, 2013)

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Fearless: Jessie Pierce, Jessie M. Pierce (September 20, 2013)

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What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love, and Understanding, Jordan G. Cinderich (September 18, 2013)

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Fearless: Ben Litwin, Benjamin S. Litwin (September 13, 2013)

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On Learning and Unlearning, Katherine M. Patterson (September 11, 2013)

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The Irony of Choice, Cam T. Nguyen (September 9, 2013)

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Fearless: Aleksandra Petkova, Aleksandra V. Petkova (September 6, 2013)

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What It's Like to be a Radical Conservative, Stephanie K. Adamczak (September 4, 2013)

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In The Thicke Of It, Jessie M. Pierce (September 2, 2013)

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Fearless: Raksmeymony Yin, Raksmeymony Yin (August 30, 2013)

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The Shortcomings of a "Diverse" College Campus, Chelsea E. Broe (August 28, 2013)

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Porch Culture: The Stoop of Entitlement, Marina K. Crouse (August 26, 2013)

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Fearless: Maurice Phiri, Maurice W. Phiri (August 23, 2013)

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Six Months In: We Surge On, Laura J. Koenig, Emily M. Lindholm, Hannah M. Frantz, and Elizabeth A. Rupert (August 21, 2013)

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Lessons on Love from the Back of the Pew, Ann M. Sasala (August 19, 2013)

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Fearless: Bruce Larson and Alice Carter, Bruce A. Larson and Alice Carter (August 16, 2013)

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Stuff White People Like #1863, Joseph Stephen Slowinski (August 14, 2013)

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Out of the Night, Riley Gryc (August 12, 2013)

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Fearless: Nadejiah Towns, Nadejiah Z. Towns (August 10, 2013)

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The Forgotten "-ism", Eric P. Harris (August 7, 2013)

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Brooks Better Not Come Back, Helena E. Yang (August 5, 2013)

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Fearless: Professor Janet Powers and Linnea Goebel, Janet M. Powers and Linnea C. Goebel (August 2, 2013)

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What Kind of Asian Are You?, Uyen T. Le (July 31, 2013)

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Owning Up To The Age Old Excuse, Emily G. Hauck (July 29, 2013)

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Fearless: Heather Thomas, Heather L. Thomas (July 26, 2013)

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Milking the System: Do Poor People Deserve Fresh Food?, Melanie M. Meisenheimer (July 24, 2013)

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Until the Cops Come Knocking, Mauricio E. Novoa (July 22, 2013)

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Fearless: Mauricio Novoa, Mauricio E. Novoa (July 19, 2013)

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Does My Hair Bother You? Part 2, Adrienne M. Ellis (July 17, 2013)

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Does My Hair Bother You? Part 1, Nadejiah Z. Towns (July 15, 2013)

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Fearless: Christine Serwan and Sam Holmes, Christine M. Serwan and Samuel R. Holmes (July 12, 2013)

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How to Get Rid of Thunder Thighs, Helena E. Yang (July 10, 2013)

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I Don't Want to Save Your Children, Katherine M. Patterson (July 8, 2013)

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Fearless: Hannah Grose, Hannah B. Grose (July 5, 2013)

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The Legal Limits of Racism, Chelsea E. Broe (July 3, 2013)

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Brown Eyes, Brown Mind: What We Learn From What We See, Mauricio E. Novoa (July 1, 2013)

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Fearless: Gettysburg ALLies, Gettysburg Allies (June 28, 2013)

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The Paradox of Feeling Invisible Yet Overly-Visible, Hershel Genfer (June 26, 2013)

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In Defense of Feminists Who Like Fashion, Margarita C. Delgado (June 24, 2013)

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Fearless: Alice Broadway and Gamelan Gita Semara, Alice C. Broadway (June 21, 2013)