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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Blasts from the Past: November 16, 2018
Nov19

Blasts from the Past: November 16, 2018

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week, we are looking at some Thanksgiving activities students have been doing on campus and during their break. We hope everyone has a good break and can spend some time away from their textbooks! This week in 1898, The Gettysburgian announced what some students will be doing on Thanksgiving. Two students would be representing the college’s literary societies of the time in an Inter Collegiate...

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