Paula Olinger, Founder of El Centro, Retires in May
Apr28

Paula Olinger, Founder of El Centro, Retires in May

By Gauri Mangala, Co-Features Editor Paula D. Olinger, Associate Professor of Spanish at Gettysburg College will be retiring this year, after almost 40 years of teaching. Olinger joined the college’s Spanish faculty in 1979 and received her PhD from Brandeis University in 1986. During her time at Gettysburg, she has advocated for service learning and social justice. Olinger specializes in Spanish literature, especially women’s...

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Retiring Next Month, Berg Considers: “What Has it All Meant?”
Apr27

Retiring Next Month, Berg Considers: “What Has it All Meant?”

By Gauri Mangala, Co-Features Editor Temma Berg, an English Professor of 33 years, will be retiring from Gettysburg College this May. While an English Professor, Berg is heavily involved in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program, and is known for teaching courses in which the two studies intersect. When asked what made her chart a path to teach WGS, Berg said, “I grew up in a time period with a lot of change, and I wanted...

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Parker Has Taught at Gettysburg for Over a Fourth of the College’s History. This Year, He Retires.
Apr26

Parker Has Taught at Gettysburg for Over a Fourth of the College’s History. This Year, He Retires.

By Josh Wagner, Opinions Editor The year was 1967. Thurgood Marshall became the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, Will Ferrell was born, the Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and a young Dr. William Parker joined the chemistry faculty at Gettysburg College. While many of his friends and peers from the University of North Carolina went into industry, Parker decided to teach. He made this decision since...

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Get Ready to Luau: Springfest 2018
Apr26

Get Ready to Luau: Springfest 2018

By Noelle Zimmerman, Co-Features Editor That time of year is finally approaching… The event which Gettysburg students and alumni look forward to all year long, Springfest! As we all know by this point, this year’s Springfest concert will feature Sammy Adams on Friday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the ballroom. But what other fun events are planned for us this year? The fun started on Wednesday, April 25 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at...

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Students Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Week
Apr25

Students Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Week

By Thea Toocheck, Staff Writer The week of April 9, the Asian Student Alliance hosted the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Week on campus. Following the tradition of the nationwide Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, the ASA, as well as the Office of Multicultural Engagement and Mosaic House, sponsored events throughout the week to draw attention to those of Asian and Pacific descent and their accomplishments....

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Humans of Gettysburg: Tamlin Unruh
Apr13

Humans of Gettysburg: Tamlin Unruh

“My happy place would probably be this bridge at my summer camp. It’s a special bridge where the camp conducts ceremonies, out in the middle of the woods. The bridge is super low, right above the surface of the water. It feels like you’re literally walking on water, on top of this beautiful cedar lake. At night when you walk across it you can see the entire sky, all the stars. And the breeze is the best. Since this camp is in...

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