Blasts from the Past: September 21, 2017
Sep19

Blasts from the Past: September 21, 2017

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1917, an editorial in The Gettysburgian discussed the issue of the day a century ago, World War I. The editorial asked the question that was on the minds of young men at the time: how am I serving the country during the war? Am I making a right decision to study in college rather than fighting? The editorial stated that if one was studying to go into a necessary field of work after the...

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Blasts from the Past: September 7, 2017
Sep08

Blasts from the Past: September 7, 2017

By Shannon Zeltmann, Contributing Writer This week in 1897, The Gettysburgian reported that the semester had begun and students had time over the summer “to replenish the supply of red blood corpuscles.” The paper reported that the Repair Committee had been hard at work fixing some of the buildings, especially noting the new frescoing of the Chapel. Almost everyone had returned to campus and the class of 1901 had 67 students. A...

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Dodging the Bullet: First-Year Walk Allows Lincoln’s Legacy to Live On
Aug28

Dodging the Bullet: First-Year Walk Allows Lincoln’s Legacy to Live On

This slideshow requires JavaScript. By Shannon Zeltmann, Contributing Writer As I first started learning about Gettysburg College, the tradition that stood out to me was one of the most historical walks we will ever take as Gettysburgians, known as the First Year Walk. This historic walk first happened 154 years ago, as students and staff left the college as classes had been cancelled to walk to the newly-established Gettysburg...

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