Blast from the Past: April 24, 2019
Apr30

Blast from the Past: April 24, 2019

  By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1899, The Gettysburgian called for students to write a song for the annual college song contest. In years past, many students participated in writing heart-felt songs about the college, and The Gettysburgian urged students to take part once more. Students in 1899 seemed not as excited for the song writing contest, as the contest had been open beginning in March, and only a few...

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Blast from the Past: April 12, 2019
Apr17

Blast from the Past: April 12, 2019

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1939, the classes had their nominations ready for student council election. There were 98 students nominated for that election across the four classes. There were fifteen seniors, twenty-three juniors, twenty-five sophomores, and thirty-five first-years nominated for the various positions. On one day in the middle of the month, students in good standing could stop by to receive their...

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April Fools: Blasts from the Past: April 1, 2019

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week of the Blast from the Past focuses on one event that swept the campus in the 1940’s. There was a big debate after an alum donated money to the college in 1944 to make the college to look like what it did during the Battle of Gettysburg. The administration at the time did not know if this should be done. Some of the history professors really wanted to see what the college would look like if...

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Blasts from the Past: March 1, 2019
Mar06

Blasts from the Past: March 1, 2019

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1924, The Gettysburgian staff had their first ever banquet. It took place at the Battlefield Hotel. New staff were elected that night and there were several who were asked to be speakers for the evening. Also asked to attend were a member of the Harrisburg Telegraph and several editors of local papers. They hoped this banquet would become a tradition for the staff. This week in 1939, the...

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Blasts from the Past: December 7, 2018
Dec13

Blasts from the Past: December 7, 2018

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1898, several of the music groups on campus had their performances for the end of the semester. The Glee and Mandolin Clubs sang that week in two different concerts with large audiences at both. The Gettysburgian wrote, “frequent and painstaking practice is bringing the clubs up to a high standard of excellence.” Each one picked wonderful selections, although they do not list what the two...

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