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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Blasts from the Past: November 2, 2018
Nov02

Blasts from the Past: November 2, 2018

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer In November 1988, students, staff, and the Gettysburg community commemorated the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Holocaust. For years after the end of WWII, the story of the Holocaust was largely forgotten in America. By the 1980s, people were realizing the Holocaust was something that should not be forgotten, especially as survivors grew older. On the night of November 9, 1938, Gestapo and...

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Blasts from the Past: September 21, 2018
Sep23

Blasts from the Past: September 21, 2018

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1928, one of the professors went on his sabbatical and went on a trip around the world. Dr. Sanders, a philosophy professor, went to the West Coast, stopping at National Parks like Yosemite and the Grand Canyons. He and his wife then went to San Francisco and took a boat the Hawaii. From there, they went to Japan. During their boat ride, a typhoon passed where the ship was sailing, which...

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