Blasts from the Past: April 26, 2018
Apr24

Blasts from the Past: April 26, 2018

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1898, Gettysburg students held a parade when they heard the news of the Spanish American War beginning. Students marched from their dorms into town with American and Cuban flags. They stopped at several professors’ residences and wanted them to make speeches about the war. Some did, giving them words of encouragement and to remember the somber aspects of war as well. The parade ended when...

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Blasts from the Past: April 12, 2018
Apr08

Blasts from the Past: April 12, 2018

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1898, The Gettysburgian encouraged students to participate in “some branch of athletics” because of the balmy spring weather. Students could enjoy and develop themselves by taking part in tennis, baseball, or track. Students were excited for this year’s coming Inter-Class Meet, which was a class field day with a variety of games and the class with the most points at the end of the meet...

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Blasts from the Past: March 8, 2018
Mar06

Blasts from the Past: March 8, 2018

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1928, there was a list published of new books in the library. Many of the books were for reference, including a variety of chemistry and physics books. There were books like Pennsylvania History told by its Contemporaries by A.E. Martin, Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain, and many more. Now, you may be wondering, can I still take out these books? Yes, most of these...

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Blasts from the Past: February 22, 2018
Feb20

Blasts from the Past: February 22, 2018

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1918, the basketball season was ending and spring sports were beginning to “show through the snow.” Baseball and track were just around the corner. They had short schedules for the 1918 year. There were only two track meets scheduled, while the baseball schedule had not been made yet. Of course, they encouraged, “every able-bodied man in school to get out and try for something!” This week...

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Blasts from the Past: February 8, 2018
Feb07

Blasts from the Past: February 8, 2018

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1903, a writer for The Gettysburgian discussed concerns for the upcoming annual parade for Washington’s birthday. It appeared as though no one had started to make plans for the parade that year. The parade was only two weeks away and something had to be done quickly to put everything together. The reporter suggested having a “mass meeting shortly” to come up with plans for the traditional...

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