The Story of a Great Gettysburgian: Janet Morgan Riggs as President
May15

The Story of a Great Gettysburgian: Janet Morgan Riggs as President

By Lizzie Hobbs and Maddie Neiman In spring of 2008, Janet Morgan Riggs was serving as the provost of Gettysburg College when she was approached by the chair of the Board of Trustees and asked to serve as the interim college president after the abrupt departure of her predecessor, President Katherine Will. “I was not really enthusiastic about that, frankly,” said President Riggs, referring to the idea of serving as interim president....

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Editorial: What We Know About Josh Wagner
Apr26

Editorial: What We Know About Josh Wagner

By Members of The Gettysburgian’s Editorial Board THE ISSUE: Joshua Wagner ‘19 was selected as the student speaker at this May’s Commencement exercises. Since that announcement was made, a group of students has begun to circulate a petition advocating Josh’s removal in light of an article he wrote as part of last spring’s April Fools edition for The Gettysburgian. The article — titled “13 Places Safer than FIJI Basement on...

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Breaking the Mold at the 4th Annual Women of Distinction Dinner
Apr02

Breaking the Mold at the 4th Annual Women of Distinction Dinner

By Maddie Neiman, Features Editor On Thursday, March 28, the Office of Multicultural Engagement (OME) and the Women’s Center held the Fourth Annual Women of Distinction Dinner in the Atrium. This dinner and awards ceremony aimed to “honor and recognize the achievements of outstanding women, femmes, and gender-fluid individuals in our community,” according to an email by Valentina Cucuzza, Violence Prevention Coordinator and Director...

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April Fools: 13 Things that Could Survive in Quarry Pond
Apr01

April Fools: 13 Things that Could Survive in Quarry Pond

By Maddie Neiman, Features Editor Located on the outer edge of campus by the pavilion and Painted Turtle Farm, Quarry Pond is well-known among students for being an inhospitable ecosystem. Rumors abound about the mysterious, supposedly toxic contents of the water. Some believe that the pond is home to biohazardous waste from the biology and chemistry labs, while others speculate that the murky depths gained their uninhabitable status...

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Internet Sensation Allison Closs, AKA “Danny DeVito Prom Girl,” Shares Her Story
Mar25

Internet Sensation Allison Closs, AKA “Danny DeVito Prom Girl,” Shares Her Story

By Maddie Neiman, Features Editor Allison Closs ‘22, also known as the “Danny DeVito Prom Girl,” experienced a new development in her months-long association with the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia actor when, during an interview with DeVito on March 11, late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel held up one of the now-famous photos of Closs and her cardboard cut-out DeVito prom date. “I had a lot of trouble getting a date,” said...

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