Faculty Spotlight: O’Hara Joins Sunderman Conservatory and Teaches Course on Video Game Music
Sep14

Faculty Spotlight: O’Hara Joins Sunderman Conservatory and Teaches Course on Video Game Music

  By Alex Pearson, Contributing Writer When Dr. John “Buzz” Jones retired last spring after 28 years as a music professor who helped to build the Sunderman Conservatory, he left big shoes to fill. That challenge falls to Dr. William O’Hara, who has joined the Conservatory as an Assistant Professor of Music focusing on Theory and Composition. With a friendly smile and warm handshake, he welcomes students into his...

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Faculty Spotlight: Professor Benjamin Luley “Digs” into the Anthropology and Classics Departments
Sep14

Faculty Spotlight: Professor Benjamin Luley “Digs” into the Anthropology and Classics Departments

By Lindsay Richwine, Contributing Writer Lined with bookshelves and the occasional plastic bag of pottery shards, Weidensall 204 is the cozy office of an archaeologist: Professor Benjamin Luley of the Classics and Anthropology departments. While he is technically not new to the faculty — some students may have seen him around campus in his past two years as a visiting assistant professor — he has recently been offered a...

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First-Year Class Engages with Post-Apocalyptic Novel in Common Reading Experience
Sep13

First-Year Class Engages with Post-Apocalyptic Novel in Common Reading Experience

By Thea Toocheck, Contributing Writer What happens when humanity has to start from scratch? Station Eleven is Emily St. John Mandel’s fourth novel and this year’s choice for the first-year common reading, a program designed to give incoming students a chance to connect through a novel’s themes and messages. The novel begins the night the Georgia Flu, an epidemic with a 99 percent mortality rate, hits Toronto. Within weeks, most of the...

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Dodging the Bullet: Lincoln Diner, You Now Have My Heart
Sep12

Dodging the Bullet: Lincoln Diner, You Now Have My Heart

By Samantha Anastasiou, Contributing Writer It was particularly breezy on the first evening of September and we had just concluded our first week of classes as college students. Naturally, we were already overwhelmed with endless pages of reading, but Friday offered the opportunity to decompress with new friends. Our long night brought us passing our dorm, Huber, and continuing up the road for a midnight snack. As Friday quickly...

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Dodging the Bullet: Office hours Alleviate the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’
Sep11

Dodging the Bullet: Office hours Alleviate the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

By Miranda Feeley, Staff Writer After three months of not speaking a single word of French, I walked into my first college-level French class last Monday and promptly got a bucket of ice dumped on my head. It wasn’t a real bucket, don’t worry! It’s just that when you’ve never had a class entirely in another language before, and you’re out of practice to boot, 50 minutes straight of French can be pretty shocking. There was one part of...

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Project Gettysburg-Léon Holds 11th Annual Salsa on the Square
Sep10

Project Gettysburg-Léon Holds 11th Annual Salsa on the Square

This slideshow requires JavaScript. By Jeremy Porter, Staff Writer On Friday, the south end of Carlisle Street from the railroad tracks to The Pub was quite a sight: the pavement was covered in colorful chalk drawings, white tents were illuminated by strings of festive lights, children with painted faces did arts and crafts and played with friends, a live band performed on a stage, and crowds of Gettysburg residents and college...

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