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, 2017
May10

DPS Crime Log: May 1-7, 2017

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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The Band that “Buzz” built: Dr. John “Buzz” Jones to retire after 28 years
May05

The Band that “Buzz” built: Dr. John “Buzz” Jones to retire after 28 years

By Jeremy Porter, Staff Writer When Dr. John “Buzz” Jones of Gettysburg College’s Sunderman Conservatory of Music announced his forthcoming retirement earlier this year, students were quick to express their love for the professor and discuss his positive impact on their experiences in the music program. Jones, who has been with the college since 1989, was instrumental in resurrecting the program and shaping it into what it is today:...

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College works to implement action items from climate study
May04

College works to implement action items from climate study

By Sarah Kirkpatrick, Staff Writer Last fall,the consulting firm Rankin and Associates returned the results of a campus climate study to the Gettysburg College community along with suggestions for improvement. Although the survey found a variety of positive trends at the college, such as high levels of comfort and positive attitudes about academic work, it also demonstrated that Gettysburg struggles with issues like discrimination and...

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Robert Spencer’s speech at Gettysburg College engages students in civil discourse
May03

Robert Spencer’s speech at Gettysburg College engages students in civil discourse

By Benjamin Pontz, News Editor As Robert Spencer took the stage of the CUB Ballroom Wednesday night, the audience seemed unsure of what would happen next. On the heels of students at the University of Buffalo shouting down Spencer last evening, Jack Ryan, Vice Provost of Gettysburg College, had warned the audience to engage in civil discourse in listening to Spencer’s speech, which was sponsored by the Gettysburg chapter of the...

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