Blasts from the Past: November 16, 2017
Nov14

Blasts from the Past: November 16, 2017

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1917, an ad appeared in The Gettysburgian for the college bookstore. It was a small ad with the address of the bookstore, and it listed some of the available stock: the usual books, supplies, college jewelry, and athletic goods, but also, very specifically, Waterman’s fountain pens, fresh candies, and “sunshine biscuits.” I wonder what those fancy biscuits were? They must have been famous...

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Dodging the Bullet: Wonder Rooms and a First-Year Seminar
Nov14

Dodging the Bullet: Wonder Rooms and a First-Year Seminar

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer A few days ago, I attended an exhibit opening in Schmucker Art Gallery, but this was a special opening … I was one of the students who got to curate this exhibit. How did I end up working on an exhibit in my first semester of college for a field that I want to go into? Four words: my First-Year Seminar. In June, I looked through the list of First-Year Seminars and I wanted to take so many of them, but...

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Blasts from the Past: November 2, 2017
Oct31

Blasts from the Past: November 2, 2017

  By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1927, The Gettysburgian sought a new editor, and 18 juniors as well as one sophomore wanted the job. Each student had to compose “three write-ups” that were submitted to a faculty committee for review. The committee looked for the best writers. Quite the rigorous standards to join The Gettysburgian‘s staff! (Shameless plug: To get involved today, visit...

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Blasts from the Past: October 19, 2017
Oct17

Blasts from the Past: October 19, 2017

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1897, the weekly “Town Notes” section of the paper reported a fire that had broken out in a stable on Baltimore St. right before 5pm of Henry Brinkerhoff. However, the firemen were “excellent and intelligent” and quickly had the fire under control. The fire also somewhat spread to the neighboring barn of William Martin, however that was also put out. The Gettysburgian also...

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Blasts from the Past: October 5, 2017
Oct03

Blasts from the Past: October 5, 2017

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1957, three new students joined the Honor Code Defense Council, or as it is known now, the Honor Commission. They were Carol Dingfelter, Ken Anderson, and Donald Holland. The Honor Commission sought three basic qualities in the students who were chosen: leadership, character, and scholarship, all of which can be applied to the Honor Commission of today. The chairman, Bob Gladney, also...

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