For Third Consecutive Week, Bullets Lose Nail Biter
Sep17

For Third Consecutive Week, Bullets Lose Nail Biter

This slideshow requires JavaScript. By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor The Gettysburg Bullets football team has now lost its first three games of the season by a combined 13 points. On Saturday, the Bullets fell to Dickinson on a field goal as time expired, having squandered a 14-point lead in the second half to lose 24-21 against the rival Red Devils. Once again, a fast start was no problem for the Bullets. After the defense...

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Bullets Fall Short to Ursinus in Back-and-Forth Thriller
Sep10

Bullets Fall Short to Ursinus in Back-and-Forth Thriller

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor Down nine points to start the fourth quarter, the Gettysburg offense kicked into high gear. After driving into Ursinus territory, sophomore Kevin Benavente took an end around handoff, found the edge, and turned the corner for a 16-yard touchdown scamper that set up a 2-point ballgame with just over 11 minutes to play as the Bullets trailed 24-22. On the ensuing Ursinus possession, the Bears...

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Gettysburg Campus Responds as Trump Ends DACA
Sep07

Gettysburg Campus Responds as Trump Ends DACA

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on Tuesday, prompting rapid reaction from across the political spectrum, including on the Gettysburg College campus. “I was incredibly disheartened and disappointed because LASA is my family; this is not just political, it is also personal. This...

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Blasts from the Past: August 24, 2017
Aug25

Blasts from the Past: August 24, 2017

By Benjamin Pontz, News Editor This week in 1946, Gettysburg College announced that its enrollment had reached a record high of 1000 students including a freshman class of 300 students. Of those 300 students, 75% were military veterans, while the remaining 25% came directly from high school, a new ratio to ensure that some students would be admitted from high school. Many students were also resuming their studies after military...

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First-years Encouraged to Ask “Why” at Convocation
Aug23

First-years Encouraged to Ask “Why” at Convocation

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor Under clear skies and amid less heat than earlier in the week, the 728 students who comprise the Class of 2021 along with 10 transfer students gathered before Beachem Portico to officially matriculate as Gettysburg College students in the 186th Opening Convocation ceremony. After the faculty processional, Dr. Kristin Largen, Associate Dean of Religious & Spiritual Life and College Chaplain,...

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