Dodging the Bullet: Reflecting on Experiences as First Year Ends
May03

Dodging the Bullet: Reflecting on Experiences as First Year Ends

By Taylor-Jo Russo, Staff Writer As my first-year comes to a close and with my final Dodging the Bullet piece, I find myself reflecting on all the transformative moments I have had at Gettysburg thus far. I cannot narrow down my experience to one moment or even one event, so I will instead discuss the most meaningful experiences I have had in a broader format. I realized when I was looking back on all of my favorite experiences, they...

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EI Women and Leadership Lecture Series: Lt. General Flora Darpino
Apr04

EI Women and Leadership Lecture Series: Lt. General Flora Darpino

By Taylor Jo Russo, Staff Writer Lt. General Flora Darpino ’83, spoke to students on Friday, Mar. 22, in the second installment of the Eisenhower’s Institute Women and Leadership Program lecture series. LTG Darpino is a retired Army general officer and military lawyer who served as the 39th Judge Advocate General (JAG), U.S. Army. She was the first woman to hold the position since the establishment of the Army in 1775. General Darpino...

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April Fools: College Announces Even More Renovations to the College Union Building
Apr01

April Fools: College Announces Even More Renovations to the College Union Building

By Taylor-Jo Russo, Staff Writer Just when you thought the construction was over, the college announces its plan to continue renovating and adding onto the College Union Building. While the details of what will exactly be completed are still unclear, there are rumors surrounding a new pool and potentially an indoor activities course which may or may not include a trampoline park. These additions are being created so students to have a...

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April Fools: Chanters Have First Successful Conversion
Apr01

April Fools: Chanters Have First Successful Conversion

By Taylor-Jo Russo, Staff Writer We all know that familiar feeling of being greeted at Servo by singers, chanters, and signs. The chanters are eager to gain our attention but we are unwilling to stop unless it is to take a quick Snapchat to document what they are “advertising”. Apparently, not everyone is unwilling to give these “advertisers” the time of day. A monumental occasion has occurred, this semester: the chanters have made...

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Dodging the Bullet: Eisenhower Institute’s Women and Leadership Trip
Mar30

Dodging the Bullet: Eisenhower Institute’s Women and Leadership Trip

By Taylor-Jo Russo, Staff Writer As a first-year student, I have been exposed to countless opportunities, but one of the best so far took place over my first collegiate Spring Break. I had the privilege of being accepted into my first program with the Eisenhower Institute (EI): Women and Leadership (WaL). While I hope to write a reflection on the program as a whole once it ends, for now I just want to speak on behalf of the Spring...

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