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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The Band that “Buzz” built: Dr. John “Buzz” Jones to retire after 28 years
May05

The Band that “Buzz” built: Dr. John “Buzz” Jones to retire after 28 years

By Jeremy Porter, Staff Writer When Dr. John “Buzz” Jones of Gettysburg College’s Sunderman Conservatory of Music announced his forthcoming retirement earlier this year, students were quick to express their love for the professor and discuss his positive impact on their experiences in the music program. Jones, who has been with the college since 1989, was instrumental in resurrecting the program and shaping it into what it is today:...

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Weight training for women: The “too bulky” myth and how to tone
Apr30

Weight training for women: The “too bulky” myth and how to tone

By Ari Snaevarsson, Features Editor Myth of “getting too bulky” There is a troublingly popular – though fortunately its debunking is becoming more and more mainstream – sentiment out there that lifting weights will put women at risk of becoming “too bulky.”  All questions of preferable look aside (yes, some women prefer to look more muscular than others, and trying to convince someone to desire to look some other way is a...

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