Students Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Week
Apr25

Students Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Week

By Thea Toocheck, Staff Writer The week of April 9, the Asian Student Alliance hosted the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Week on campus. Following the tradition of the nationwide Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, the ASA, as well as the Office of Multicultural Engagement and Mosaic House, sponsored events throughout the week to draw attention to those of Asian and Pacific descent and their accomplishments....

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Dodging the Bullet: King Lear Proves College Theater Builds a Community
Feb28

Dodging the Bullet: King Lear Proves College Theater Builds a Community

By Thea Toocheck, Staff Writer The lights shine on you, but everything around you is dark. A thrill of jubilation rises inside your heart even as thousands of butterflies migrate to your stomach. This dichotomy of emotions and the juxtaposition of the real and the imaginary are what draw me to theater. Home videos provide the evidence that I’ve been performing since I could first walk and talk, and so I’ve been involved in theater for...

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Dodging the Bullet: A Review of Snowball 2018
Feb12

Dodging the Bullet: A Review of Snowball 2018

By Thea Toocheck, Staff Writer I’ll admit I was a bit apprehensive when I heard we were having a dance. After all, school dances call to mind cringeworthy high school homecomings, and I am eager to have left those behind. Though I was unsure what to expect, it took little to convince me to go to Snowball; while I’d never swing danced before, I was eager to learn, and my friend who is a member of the swing dance club was ready to teach...

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The Fearless, Flying Gettysburg College Cheerleaders
Oct26

The Fearless, Flying Gettysburg College Cheerleaders

By Thea Toocheck, Contributing Writer While movies like Bring It On often trivialize cheerleading, the Gettysburg College Cheerleaders work hard every week to bring spirit and fun to all of the school’s home football games. Coached by Karyn Baust, this year’s team consists of twenty members, who can be found stunting, dancing, and chanting at a wide range of school events throughout the year. The friendly and lively group is...

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First-Year Class Engages with Post-Apocalyptic Novel in Common Reading Experience
Sep13

First-Year Class Engages with Post-Apocalyptic Novel in Common Reading Experience

By Thea Toocheck, Contributing Writer What happens when humanity has to start from scratch? Station Eleven is Emily St. John Mandel’s fourth novel and this year’s choice for the first-year common reading, a program designed to give incoming students a chance to connect through a novel’s themes and messages. The novel begins the night the Georgia Flu, an epidemic with a 99 percent mortality rate, hits Toronto. Within weeks, most of the...

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