Commencement 2017 celebrates diversity, achievement and the value of a liberal arts degree
May21

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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Junior programs a new skill for Amazon Echo
May12

Junior programs a new skill for Amazon Echo

By Kayla Britt, MS&T Editor Junior Skyler Ehly always found himself asking, “What’s at Servo?” or “What’s the Bullet special today?” He owned an Amazon Echo, which he and his housemates in Blue Note used pretty often, and decided to research how to become an Amazon Developer. He found himself busy with classes, but while he was abroad in England the following semester he had some free time on his hands. He chose to spend his free...

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DPS Crime Log: May 1-7
May10

DPS Crime Log: May 1-7

The Gettysburg College Department of Public Safety (DPS) reported the following incidents: May 1 An incident where a student shoved another student that was classified as an assault/harassment/dating violence incident occurred in Hanson Hall; the incident was referred to the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities (SRR). May 4 A violation of the liquor laws (underage consumption) was reported by a campus security authority...

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Blasts from the past: May 4

Compiled by Benjamin Pontz, News Editor This week in 1912, a letter to the editor ran in The Gettysburgian expressing vehement opposition to a proposed merger between it and Mercury, another student publication on campus. The writer, a graduate from the class of 1906, argued that the art and literary submissions to Mercury should be separate from the news function of The Gettysburgian. Ultimately, that view held out, and both...

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