Project Gettysburg-Léon Holds 11th Annual Salsa on the Square
Sep10

Project Gettysburg-Léon Holds 11th Annual Salsa on the Square

This slideshow requires JavaScript. By Jeremy Porter, Staff Writer On Friday, the south end of Carlisle Street from the railroad tracks to The Pub was quite a sight: the pavement was covered in colorful chalk drawings, white tents were illuminated by strings of festive lights, children with painted faces did arts and crafts and played with friends, a live band performed on a stage, and crowds of Gettysburg residents and college...

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Gettysburg Campus Responds as Trump Ends DACA
Sep07

Gettysburg Campus Responds as Trump Ends DACA

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on Tuesday, prompting rapid reaction from across the political spectrum, including on the Gettysburg College campus. “I was incredibly disheartened and disappointed because LASA is my family; this is not just political, it is also personal. This...

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Summer Research Spotlight: Emily Harrison
Aug29

Summer Research Spotlight: Emily Harrison

By Emily Harrison, Special to The Gettysburgian During my sophomore year at Gettysburg I fell in love with the field of organic chemistry. And this love motivated me to spend last winter break applying to thirteen universities’ summer research programs that would allow me to study a subject most people do their best to avoid. I was accepted to an excellent program that allowed me to do exactly that—Summer Research Opportunities at...

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Dodging the Bullet: A Broken Ankle and Finding a Family
Aug27

Dodging the Bullet: A Broken Ankle and Finding a Family

By Natalie Orga, Contributing Writer It is high noon on Friday, August 18th. The temperature: 91 degrees. The humidity is oppressive, a film that clings to the skin. A girl lays sprawled on the burning sidewalk in front of the Gettysburg College Health Center, her back against the rough brick, one leg folded at an awkward angle. Sweat plasters her clothes to her body as she dials a number on her phone. No response. Her ankle is...

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Recording Our Opposition to a Ridiculous Overreach by Gettysburg College Administration
Aug24

Recording Our Opposition to a Ridiculous Overreach by Gettysburg College Administration

By The Gettysburgian Editorial Board Last March, the Gettysburg College Student Life Committee quietly passed a new policy on unauthorized recordings that ostensibly seeks to protect students’ right to privacy when in non-public locations on campus. All would agree that is a laudable goal. However, this policy, which was only announced this week in a campus-wide email more than five months after it was passed, has vast and potentially...

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First-years Encouraged to Ask “Why” at Convocation
Aug23

First-years Encouraged to Ask “Why” at Convocation

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor Under clear skies and amid less heat than earlier in the week, the 728 students who comprise the Class of 2021 along with 10 transfer students gathered before Beachem Portico to officially matriculate as Gettysburg College students in the 186th Opening Convocation ceremony. After the faculty processional, Dr. Kristin Largen, Associate Dean of Religious & Spiritual Life and College Chaplain,...

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