Breakfast: The Least Important Meal of the Day
Oct21

Breakfast: The Least Important Meal of the Day

By Ari Snaevarsson, Features Editor “Part of a complete breakfast!” Every commercial for sugary, high-GI cereal or frozen pastries uses the saying religiously, showing the advertised product on a table alongside the obligatory glass of orange juice and a fruit.  Standard advice for taking a test is to make sure you have a nice big breakfast that morning.  We routinely blame feelings of tiredness or apathy throughout the day on not...

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How to Succeed in Paper-Writing: Drop-in Event on October 25
Oct20

How to Succeed in Paper-Writing: Drop-in Event on October 25

By Musselman Library Are you struggling to perfect your paper-writing skills? If you would like an introduction to the stages of writing a research paper and learn who to go to for help throughout the process, join Musselman Library’s Peer Research Mentors on Wednesday, October 25th from 8:00pm to 11:00pm for “How to Succeed in Paper-Writing (without really trying).” This event can help you complete the initial stages of research,...

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Open Access Week Seeks to Address “Textbook Crisis”
Oct19

Open Access Week Seeks to Address “Textbook Crisis”

By Gauri Mangala, Staff Writer Jay Hauser ‘19 spent $391.43 for a single course’s materials during his first semester at Gettysburg College. “I had a class where we read classical text of [political] philosophy. But only sections of each text. But we had to buy the books. No one ever tried to bring in open source online copies of them and the professor did not provide them. Instead we spent a lot of money on like twentyish books and...

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Humans of Gettysburg Madison Caldwell ‘18 Health Sciences Major,  Biology and Chemistry Minor
Oct10

Humans of Gettysburg Madison Caldwell ‘18 Health Sciences Major, Biology and Chemistry Minor

By Madison Caldwell One of the best experiences I have had during my time at Gettysburg College was, ironically, not at Gettysburg. During the summer of my sophomore year, I was accepted to participate in an externship provided by Gettysburg. Thanks to alum Dr. Gregory Lewbart, for one week I was able to travel to North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine to shadow and participate in veterinary procedures. I spent...

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Dodging the Bullet: My First Class
Oct09

Dodging the Bullet: My First Class

By John Zak, Contributing Writer As I awoke to my alarm at 7:45 AM on Monday, August 28th, I knew this was it. My first day of college, I had no idea what to expect as I hopped out of my bed to attend my first class at 9 AM. I had showered, got dressed, made a cup of coffee in a Yeti cup, and walked to Weidensall Hall (which I made sure I knew the location of the previous day). I felt a mixture of excitement and uncertainty as I...

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Exhibit at the Majestic Theater Captures Soldier’s View of Italy during World War II
Oct06

Exhibit at the Majestic Theater Captures Soldier’s View of Italy during World War II

A new exhibit at Gettysburg’s Majestic Theater, World War II Photographs of Italy from the Albert Chance Collection, features 18 black and white photographs taken by Albert Chance, a U.S. Army soldier and talented amateur photographer, during his time in Europe from February 1944 to July 1945.  These are just a sampling from the more than 400 prints given to Gettysburg College by his family. Chance shot 51 rolls of film from during...

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