Music Review: ‘Endless Nights’ by The Vacant Lots
May18

Music Review: ‘Endless Nights’ by The Vacant Lots

By Kevin Wright, Staff Writer It seems paradoxical to consider that many people are thrilled when confronting mortality y, but this is often the case. This is seen in horror stories and films, adrenaline chasing adventure seekers, and particularly relating to popular music, the romanticism and mythology of the 27 club, young musicians that burned bright and all too fast. It seems obvious that death would be a concern for humanity, but...

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Spotlight: Mary Margaret Blum ‘18
Apr25

Spotlight: Mary Margaret Blum ‘18

By Daniella Snyder, Editor-in-Chief Mary Margaret Blum, ‘18, the Juried Student Exhibition third prize winner, explains the story behind her painting, “Self Portrait (Underwater Childhood).” “It took me about a week and a half to make. I didn’t expect other people to connect with it. Honestly, I was shocked to be recognized at all and so excited to receive third place, which is an honor,” Blum said. “For me, the piece is real,...

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“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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