Dodging the Bullet: Sharing Music Throughout the First Semester
Dec17

Dodging the Bullet: Sharing Music Throughout the First Semester

By Danielle Sicotte, Staff Writer I was in a serious freak-out mode. It was the summer before college, and all day, I thought only of the scary uncharted waters that were ahead of me and all night I could barely sleep. I imagined college as some sort of dystopian academic boot camp in which I would be forced to write essays on something like postmodern crocheting all day and all night with absolutely no time for fun. Soon enough, the...

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Dodging the Bullet: Embracing Challenges and Seeking New Opportunities
Dec15

Dodging the Bullet: Embracing Challenges and Seeking New Opportunities

By Phoebe Doscher, Staff Writer As my first semester at college draws to a close and finals season approaches, I am, like many others here at Gettysburg, tired and excited to return home for the holidays. But at the same time, I feel euphoria and pride in myself for all I have accomplished and all I have yet to do in the following seven semesters at this school. When I think back to my first week at Gettysburg, I was emotional over...

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Mental Health Fair: An Opportunity for Mental and Emotional Support
Dec09

Mental Health Fair: An Opportunity for Mental and Emotional Support

By Sam Shourds, Staff Writer The Mental Health Fair took place in CUB Lobby on Thursday, November 29, with several stations designed to raise awareness about the importance of mental health. Each station provided students with either an opportunity to learn about mental health on our campus and in general, or indulge in activities promoting their own mental health. One station was a matching exercise that prompted students to test...

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A Search for the Best Grilled Cheese of Gettysburg
Dec08

A Search for the Best Grilled Cheese of Gettysburg

By Kelsey DiPenta, Staff Writer Over the past few weeks, I ventured across campus and into town in search of the best grilled cheese sandwich. Each sandwich was rated on four categories: cheese pull-ability, crust crispiness, price, and finally, wow factor. To start off the competition, I created my own grilled cheese sandwich at Servo. This option was the most economically friendly, as it only cost me one meal swipe. To make the...

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Burgburst 2018 Celebrates Gettysburg’s Diversity
Dec06

Burgburst 2018 Celebrates Gettysburg’s Diversity

By Kyra Pfeiffer, Staff Writer On Saturday, December 4, the CUB Ballroom was flooded with students, faculty, and members of the local community at Gettysburg College’s annual Burgburst celebration. Colorful flags lined the ballroom walls and rafters, threading attendees of all origins together as they sat at the multitudes of tables spread before the stage. Burgburst drew in many members of Gettysburg College and the surrounding...

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Christmas Festival Brings Holiday Cheer to Gettysburg
Dec06

Christmas Festival Brings Holiday Cheer to Gettysburg

By Thea Toocheck, Staff Writer The appearance of December and the approaching end of the semester heralds another arrival: that of the holiday season. It is hard to miss, what with the multi-holiday decorations in Servo and the library, the snowman tree in Commons, and festive music playing whichever way you turn. The town of Gettysburg celebrated the arrival of the holiday season with the Gettysburg Christmas Festival. In the past,...

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