This week in history
Apr24

This week in history

By Abigail Major, Staff Writer Home: April 16, 2012: No book received the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. This was the eleventh time in Pulitzer’s history that there was no winner in the fiction category. The last time such an event occurred was in 1977. April 17, 1961: The Bay of Pigs invasion begins. A group of Cuban exiles, trained and funded by the United States g o v e r n m e n t ’ s C I A , at tempt to over throw the government of...

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Weight training for women: Preface and introduction
Apr23

Weight training for women: Preface and introduction

By Ari Snaevarsson, Features Editor Welcome to part one of my latest series. While this instructional series is technically only directly applicable to 53% of our student population, a lot of the information I will be going over relates to sex differences in training, that draws on physiological training adaptations, so naturally there will be some utility for my male readers. Not to mention, ideally some of the men reading this will...

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Penny Isherwood, 2005-2017:  A life remembered
Apr21

Penny Isherwood, 2005-2017: A life remembered

By Annika Jensen, Editor-in-Chief West highland terrier Penny, the beloved dog of Professor Ian Isherwood, has died. Born from stardust at the dawn of time, Penny fell quickly into legend as the loyal guardian of House Isherwood. A fierce adversary of skateboards, the wee (but mighty) dowager could often be spotted on campus comforting students during finals, patrolling the grounds, plotting world domination, and–most...

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Sorority recruiting season begins
Apr19

Sorority recruiting season begins

By Noelle Zimmerman, Staff Writer PNM’s, RoChi’s, rounds, and many more confusing terms being heard all around campus… Why? Because it is recruiting season for sororities. If you are interested in rushing, you should prepare yourself for a very nerve-racking but exciting process. This spring consists of lunches and various events held by sororities who are eager to welcome new sisters into their families. It also consists of stressing...

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Mohanna named student speaker for 2017 graduation
Apr15

Mohanna named student speaker for 2017 graduation

By Sarah Kirkpatrick, Staff Writer After a competitive selection process, Gettysburg College has named senior Haya Mohanna as the Class of 2017 graduation speaker. Mohanna, an international student from Gaza City, Palestine, is a Mathematical Economics Major with a Business Minor who hopes to focus on the theme of belonging in her speech. “Coming from an international perspective, there is a lot of pressure to feel that I am a part of...

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Mindfully binging: Resisting discomfort begets discomfort
Apr15

Mindfully binging: Resisting discomfort begets discomfort

By Ari Snaevarsson, Features Editor If you’ve read many of my past articles, firstly I want to congratulate you on your refined taste in health/fitness writers, and secondly I think it is fair to say that a common theme has made itself visible in my writing, namely that of mindfulness. What is mindfulness? Certainly, entire volumes can be written on this topic (and have been), so I need not belabor this point.  But, so that we are all...

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