Taking You Through Five Minutes of Mindfulness
Aug16

Taking You Through Five Minutes of Mindfulness

I should preface this piece by reminding you all that mindfulness and meditation are not only for ascetic monks and yogis and people who talk about your “chi.”  Mindfulness is nothing new or revolutionary; it is not a program designed to get you quick results.  It is, however, vital to finding peace in your life and, in my experience, it leads to profound spiritual growth. Mindfulness refers to a deliberate awareness of the present...

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Dodging the Bullet: Meeting My Best Friends of the Future
Aug04

Dodging the Bullet: Meeting My Best Friends of the Future

By Stephanie Osman, Contributing Writer People always say that the best friends you’ll ever make will be made in college, and I must admit, I’ve always been a bit skeptical of that. After all, we’re all practically strangers going in, and it is more than likely that we’ll be living with those same total strangers for at least two semesters. I can barely stand living with my brothers for that long, let alone someone I barely know. That...

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Dodging the Bullet: Becoming a Posh Fashionista on a College Student’s Budget
Jul19

Dodging the Bullet: Becoming a Posh Fashionista on a College Student’s Budget

By Marisa Balanda, Contributing Writer When it comes to college dorm shopping, “Bed, Bath & Beyond” is truly an understatement. According to a 2014 study from The Washington Post, the average college student spends approximately $916 on dorm supplies. While this number may seem extravagant to any outsider, I can admit that I have been suckered into the marketing tactics, Pinterest boards, and YouTube videos that revolve around...

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Humans of Gettysburg:  Jack Lashendock ‘20, Political Science major & History minor
May16

Humans of Gettysburg: Jack Lashendock ‘20, Political Science major & History minor

During the first semester of my First Year at Gettysburg, I, like many students here, became involved with the intramural sports programs as both a player and a referee. As an avid fan of the game and an experienced player and official, I enjoyed the regular season playing goalkeeper for the Hanson Hall team and officiating matches between the various other teams. Unfortunately, my team’s bid to make it to the final was unsuccessful...

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News from the library:  Stress, reading recommendatons and  finals week
May08

News from the library: Stress, reading recommendatons and finals week

By Musselman Library Staff Stress Relief and Finals Study Break at Musselman Library It’s just about that time of year again—final exams are looming on the horizon! Cue the late-night studying, the long term papers, and…the stress. Musselman Library knows that this is a pressure-filled time for students, so at the end of every semester the library hosts a Finals Study Break. At the study break, students will be able to enjoy some...

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Women and weight training: The definitive guide
May07

Women and weight training: The definitive guide

By Ari Snaevarsson, Features Editor Training age assumption I want to preface this by mentioning that this is going to be advice tailored towards beginners. Now, I know you are not all rank novices, but this will still apply to most. Basically, if you have not been lifting consecutively for six months (or you have but have not seen marked progress in weight lifted), this will apply, so read on. Word of caution Before beginning any...

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