“Hurray for the Riff Raff” album speaks on social  change
Apr10

“Hurray for the Riff Raff” album speaks on social change

By Kevin Wright, Staff Writer What should music mean, and what should it say and express? Artists answer this question in a variety of ways, choosing to emphasize ideas such as love, hate, jubilation, alienation, or comradery. Not only can music express the personal sentiments of the artist and creator, but it can convey political and social stances, something that one might not immediately associate with popular music. Alynda Lee...

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In the spotlight: Shannon Gross
Apr09

In the spotlight: Shannon Gross

Shannon Gross, current senior and art studio major, exhibited three works of sculpture at the Juried Student Exhibition, and their piece, “Touch Me” won first place. The sculpture features the bottom half of a nude female body in the process of transitioning to a floral-esque abstract sculpture, complete with dripping green paint and pink floral embroidery. “The one that won was my first successful attempt at figurative sculptural...

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Schmucker Art Gallery features “Nourish” and student art
Apr09

Schmucker Art Gallery features “Nourish” and student art

By Daniella Snyder, Editor in Chief Two weeks ago, the walls of the Schmucker Art Gallery were painted a springtime pink and yellow. 100 submissions were dragged, wheeled, or carried in by students enrolled in studio classes this semester. The juror selected 50 works of student art. Gallery attendants nailed lotus pods and baskets into the wall. Then, 200 people entered the Schmucker Art Gallery for the opening reception of their...

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“Penis Monologues” to come on Gettysburg’s campus
Apr01

“Penis Monologues” to come on Gettysburg’s campus

By Morgan Hubbard, Staff Writer In response to high demand, the college has announced that April will bring the coming of the first-ever Penis Monologues performance on Gettysburg’s campus. The event will be co-sponsored by the Interfraternity Council and the Men’s Studies Department (the History Department). “We really wanted to have a show that was just for men and about men. It’s not every day that you get to sit down and hear...

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New Schmucker exhibition to highlight JMR
Apr01

New Schmucker exhibition to highlight JMR

By Daniella Snyder, Editor-in-Chief The newest Schmucker Art Gallery exhibit, opening April 2, aims to highlight the life and work of Gettysburg College’s president, Janet Morgan Riggs. World famous artists like Jeff Koons, Ai WeiWei, Yayoi Kusama have all submitted works of art to honor the legacy of Gettysburg College’s greatest president. The exhibition will feature 10 larger than life size marble sculptures of JMR—eating Chicken...

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Album review: Dirty Projectors “Dirty Projectors”
Mar17

Album review: Dirty Projectors “Dirty Projectors”

By Kevin Wright, Staff Writer In an era of music streaming, YouTube, and computer created playlists, the album is becoming a lost art. More and more people do not listen to records straight through anymore, and less artists are making records that are cohesive sonically and thematically. This is a shame, since many of the greatest records of all time are concept albums. One theme that has appeared over and over again in the canon of...

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