Senior capstone spotlight: Celina Harris ‘17
May05

Senior capstone spotlight: Celina Harris ‘17

By Kayla Britt, MS&T Editor Gettysburgians will present their research projects and experiences through independent study, study abroad and the arts at the annual Celebration symposium. One of these students is Celina Harris, a senior chemistry major. Her research project is focused on gold nanoparticles, a desirable material used for bioengineering. Junior Fontaine McFeaters will be copresenting with Harris. Their specific...

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Farewell to MS&T: A reflection

  By Kayla Britt, MS&T Editor After four years, as my college experience comes to an end, I am finally saying goodbye to The Gettysburgian. From starting out as a writer my very first week on campus, to moving into the role of Features Editor, then News Editor and finally MS&T Editor, working with writers, the editorial staff and our advisors has been one of my favorite experiences at Gettysburg. I can’t imagine my time...

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Researchers find most cancers caused by genetic error
Apr28

Researchers find most cancers caused by genetic error

By Emma Gruner, Staff Writer Every year in the United States, 1.6 million people become infected with cancer, with 600,000 of those cases being fatal. In such conditions, it is only natural to pin the blame on an outside source such as cigarette smoke, or solar radiation, or chemical contaminants in our food and water. Surely, we say, our own bodies cannot be that faulty. Yet according to a recent study by Johns Hopkins University,...

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Jupiter-orbiting satellite Juno to return to Earth
Apr26

Jupiter-orbiting satellite Juno to return to Earth

By Graham Alabdulla, Staff Writer Jupiter, the largest planet, and gas giant in the solar system is also the fifth planet from the Sun. Due to some of its known properties including its highly radioactive atmosphere and magnetosphere as well as many of its unknown aspects, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) started planning the satellite Juno to monitor the planet’s atmosphere and other related anomalies in 2011....

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Biosphere hosts “Science in Politics” panel
Apr25

Biosphere hosts “Science in Politics” panel

By Aphra Murray, Staff Writer On Wednesday, April 12, Biosphere hosted a “Science in Politics” panel. This event was timed so as to coordinate with a wider political involvement of the public, the March for Science that is to take place April 22, 2017. It is expected that roughly 80 students from Biosphere, Sceptical Chymists and other science-related extra-curricular clubs will be attending. Given the avid participation of these 80...

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Great Barrier Reef in jeopardy due to climate change
Apr24

Great Barrier Reef in jeopardy due to climate change

By Sam Siomko, Staff Writer When we were kids, Pixar’s Finding Nemo brought us up close and personal to a thriving coral reef in Australia filled with quirky little tropical fish who made the reef their home. Since that movie’s release, people across the world have begun to take an interest in the Great Barrier Reef, a place most people could only dream about visiting. Running along the north-east coast of Australia, this reef is the...

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