First Talk of the “My Neighbor is Muslim” Series Sparks Community Interest
Sep23

First Talk of the “My Neighbor is Muslim” Series Sparks Community Interest

By Miranda Feeley, Staff Writer The newly-formed Muslim Student Association’s series of talks by Rukhsana Rahman and Athar Rafik entitled “My Neighbor is Muslim” began September 20th in CUB 260 at 5:30 pm. Niamate Leeper, the faculty advisor for the Association, spoke first and asserted that the club has “A responsibility to open a much-needed dialogue about Islam in our community.” She introduced Kristin Largen, who thanked both...

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Sunderman Spotlight: Isaac Hawkins
Sep22

Sunderman Spotlight: Isaac Hawkins

By Michelle Grosser, Contributing Writer Q: What is your major? A: Bachelor of Music Education Q: What is your instrument? A: Clarinet. Q: What has been the most important part of your conservatory experience? A: The most important part of my experience has been getting to know the people. I have always thought that the Sunderman Conservatory is not about the building, but about the people. I have benefited enormously from getting to...

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Alumni Return for Gettysburg College’s 2017 Homecoming Weekend
Sep20

Alumni Return for Gettysburg College’s 2017 Homecoming Weekend

By Maddie Neiman, Staff Writer Over the weekend, Gettysburg College welcomed back alumni for Homecoming celebrations and received an enthusiastic attendance. Special events, including the Class of 2012’s Five Year Reunion and the Swimmers’ Reunion, prompted many alumni to return, and others came to reconnect with friends, classmates, professors, and the Gettysburg campus. Although 468 alumni registered to attend, the Development,...

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Gettysburg Anticipates No Changes Amid DeVos’s Statements on Sexual Assault
Sep17

Gettysburg Anticipates No Changes Amid DeVos’s Statements on Sexual Assault

By Kate Delaney, Contributing Writer On Thursday, September 7, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced her intent to rescind federal guidance for handling sexual assault allegations that lowered the evidentiary standard in such investigations, criticizing the Obama administration’s system as having “failed too many students,” even stating, “The results of the [Obama administration’s] approach? Everyone...

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For Third Consecutive Week, Bullets Lose Nail Biter
Sep17

For Third Consecutive Week, Bullets Lose Nail Biter

This slideshow requires JavaScript. By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor The Gettysburg Bullets football team has now lost its first three games of the season by a combined 13 points. On Saturday, the Bullets fell to Dickinson on a field goal as time expired, having squandered a 14-point lead in the second half to lose 24-21 against the rival Red Devils. Once again, a fast start was no problem for the Bullets. After the defense...

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Interview: Emily St. John Mandel Discusses Her Upbringing, Writing, Career
Sep14

Interview: Emily St. John Mandel Discusses Her Upbringing, Writing, Career

By Gauri Mangala, Contributing Writer Emily St. John Mandel visited Gettysburg College Tuesday to deliver first-year students with a thorough and poignant analysis of her novel, Station Eleven.  I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to sit down with Mandel and discuss her journey.   From British Columbia, Canada, Mandel was home schooled for her entire education. “Growing up in Western Canada, my parents were hippies, so it...

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