Dodging the Bullet: Meeting My Best Friends of the Future
Aug04

Dodging the Bullet: Meeting My Best Friends of the Future

By Stephanie Osman, Contributing Writer People always say that the best friends you’ll ever make will be made in college, and I must admit, I’ve always been a bit skeptical of that. After all, we’re all practically strangers going in, and it is more than likely that we’ll be living with those same total strangers for at least two semesters. I can barely stand living with my brothers for that long, let alone someone I barely know. That...

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CPS Commissions Jorge Constantino Pérez-Rico Scholarship for DACA Student
Aug01

CPS Commissions Jorge Constantino Pérez-Rico Scholarship for DACA Student

By Benjamin Pontz, News Editor The TL;DR The Center for Public Service has raised more than $100,000 to fund a new scholarship that will be given each year to one student with preference to someone with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status The DACA program faces an uncertain future in the Trump administration Gettysburg College reiterated commitments made to DACA students last January including access to an immigration...

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Dodging the Bullet: Traditional or Digital Textbooks?
Jul25

Dodging the Bullet: Traditional or Digital Textbooks?

By Peter Zhang, Contributing Writer “Beep, Beep, Beep”, I quickly pressed snooze button without taking my eyes off the computer screen. I knew exactly what the message was — it was my class registration reminder, which I had set about a month before. “Click, Click, Click”, I immediately checked out my shopping cart filled with a biology course, a FYS class, a first-year writing class, a lab session, and an eight a.m. Chemistry...

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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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Fire extinguished at the College Union Building construction site
Jul13

Fire extinguished at the College Union Building construction site

This slideshow requires JavaScript. By Jamie Welch, Editor-in-Chief At least nine fire companies were on scene Thursday afternoon to fight a fire at the College Union Building (CUB) construction site on campus at Gettysburg College. A statement released by the college said sparks from a welding torch ignited a pile of construction material at the CUB demolition site just after 12:15 p.m. The statement said the fire was extinguished...

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College reports 20% increase in bias incidents, but sees no spike after election
Jun14

College reports 20% increase in bias incidents, but sees no spike after election

By Benjamin Pontz, News Editor In an email to the College Digest, Ron Wiafe, Director of Student Rights & Responsibilities, reported that 29 bias incidents occurred on the Gettysburg College campus during the 2016-17 academic year, an increase of more than 20% from the 2015-16 total of 24. The college defines bias conduct as: “Threatening, degrading, abusive, or hostile acts including conduct, expression, or speech which are...

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