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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Commencement 2017 celebrates diversity, achievement and the value of a liberal arts degree
Jun04

Commencement 2017 celebrates diversity, achievement and the value of a liberal arts degree

By Jamie Welch, Editor-in-Chief As graduates prepared to retreat down the steps of Penn Hall, symbolically culminating their college careers, hundreds of family members—smartphones in tow—crowded the lawn in front of Beachem Portico eager to catch a glimpse of one of the 577 graduating seniors from the Class of 2017. “Gettysburg is about the human experience,” Gettysburg College president Janet Morgan Riggs said to the graduating...

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Full text: Johnnetta Betsch Cole delivers address at Commencement 2017
May21

Full text: Johnnetta Betsch Cole delivers address at Commencement 2017

Sister President Janet Morgan Riggs, members of the Board of Trustees, colleagues of the faculty and staff, students, alumni, friends and supporters of this outstanding liberal arts college: Good Afternoon! And a very special good afternoon to the women and men of the hour: the spectacular class of 2017; and to your parents, family members and friends. I want to recognize my husband, James Staton; my dear friend with whom I worked at...

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Full text: Haya Mohanna ’17 delivers student address at Commencement 2017
May21

Full text: Haya Mohanna ’17 delivers student address at Commencement 2017

You know, I always knew that I was short, but it wasn’t until this morning when they told me I have to put a stool on the podium that I realized I’m really short. President Riggs, distinguished guests, our amazing faculty members, staff members, proud parents and relatives and of course, Class of 2017. For those who don’t know me, my name is Haya and I am an international student from the Gaza Strip, Palestine. A...

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