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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Blasts from the Past: February 1, 2018
Jan30

Blasts from the Past: February 1, 2018

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1918, Gettysburg College became a member of the American University Union in Europe. This was a union which was created to help American students who became service men, fighting in France during World War I. It cost $100, which members of the faculty paid for as a nod to the students whom they admired for serving the country abroad. There were two hotels in Paris the Union had bought to...

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Blasts from the Past: December 7, 2017
Dec05

Blasts from the Past: December 7, 2017

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1897, The Gettysburg Mercury put in an advertisement asking students for songs for a college song book. They were willing to take songs from students and alumni alike. They really wanted Gettysburg students to think about it during the winter vacation and to ask, “all the friends and alumni of the institution who have talent in the line of composition.” The Mercury staff was excited to...

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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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