Celebrate Your Freedom To Read: Banned Books Week 2017
Sep26

Celebrate Your Freedom To Read: Banned Books Week 2017

By Musselman Library Staff Have you ever read The Kite Runner? What about The Color Purple? Or The House on Mango Street? These books, and many others which contain diverse social and cultural themes, have been challenged and even banned in schools, libraries, and bookstores each year. According to the American Library Association, over 50% of banned books are written by authors of color or contain diverse themes and characters. What...

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Four Ways To Optimize Your Caffeine Experience
Sep25

Four Ways To Optimize Your Caffeine Experience

By Ari Snaevarsson, Features Editor 1.How to take caffeine every day You have likely heard that regularly taking caffeine will lead to the development of a caffeine dependence.  According to Eric Helms, doses of 0.45-1.40 mg/lb/day can suppress tiredness without being affected by tolerance.  This is also then a proper dose to avoid the development of a serious caffeine dependence. If you are a 130 pound female, this amounts to around...

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Interview: Emily St. John Mandel Discusses Her Upbringing, Writing, Career
Sep14

Interview: Emily St. John Mandel Discusses Her Upbringing, Writing, Career

By Gauri Mangala, Contributing Writer Emily St. John Mandel visited Gettysburg College Tuesday to deliver first-year students with a thorough and poignant analysis of her novel, Station Eleven.  I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to sit down with Mandel and discuss her journey.   From British Columbia, Canada, Mandel was home schooled for her entire education. “Growing up in Western Canada, my parents were hippies, so it...

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Faculty Spotlight: O’Hara Joins Sunderman Conservatory and Teaches Course on Video Game Music
Sep14

Faculty Spotlight: O’Hara Joins Sunderman Conservatory and Teaches Course on Video Game Music

  By Alex Pearson, Contributing Writer When Dr. John “Buzz” Jones retired last spring after 28 years as a music professor who helped to build the Sunderman Conservatory, he left big shoes to fill. That challenge falls to Dr. William O’Hara, who has joined the Conservatory as an Assistant Professor of Music focusing on Theory and Composition. With a friendly smile and warm handshake, he welcomes students into his...

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Faculty Spotlight: Professor Benjamin Luley “Digs” into the Anthropology and Classics Departments
Sep14

Faculty Spotlight: Professor Benjamin Luley “Digs” into the Anthropology and Classics Departments

By Lindsay Richwine, Contributing Writer Lined with bookshelves and the occasional plastic bag of pottery shards, Weidensall 204 is the cozy office of an archaeologist: Professor Benjamin Luley of the Classics and Anthropology departments. While he is technically not new to the faculty — some students may have seen him around campus in his past two years as a visiting assistant professor — he has recently been offered a...

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Dodging the Bullet: Lincoln Diner, You Now Have My Heart
Sep12

Dodging the Bullet: Lincoln Diner, You Now Have My Heart

By Samantha Anastasiou, Contributing Writer It was particularly breezy on the first evening of September and we had just concluded our first week of classes as college students. Naturally, we were already overwhelmed with endless pages of reading, but Friday offered the opportunity to decompress with new friends. Our long night brought us passing our dorm, Huber, and continuing up the road for a midnight snack. As Friday quickly...

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