Dodging the Bullet: Reflecting on Experiences as First Year Ends
May03

Dodging the Bullet: Reflecting on Experiences as First Year Ends

By Taylor-Jo Russo, Staff Writer As my first-year comes to a close and with my final Dodging the Bullet piece, I find myself reflecting on all the transformative moments I have had at Gettysburg thus far. I cannot narrow down my experience to one moment or even one event, so I will instead discuss the most meaningful experiences I have had in a broader format. I realized when I was looking back on all of my favorite experiences, they...

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Dodging the Bullet: Nearing the End of the First Year
Apr02

Dodging the Bullet: Nearing the End of the First Year

By Sam Shourds, Staff Writer My name is Sam Shourds, and I am a freshman in college… a freshman… in college. I still have to remind myself everyday that I am, in fact, a college student, even after a semester and a half. I left high school, my hometown, and my childhood behind to be here at Gettysburg College for the majority of the next four years of my life. Yikes. In the very beginning, the prospect of growing up and being on my...

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Dodging the Bullet: Eisenhower Institute’s Women and Leadership Trip
Mar30

Dodging the Bullet: Eisenhower Institute’s Women and Leadership Trip

By Taylor-Jo Russo, Staff Writer As a first-year student, I have been exposed to countless opportunities, but one of the best so far took place over my first collegiate Spring Break. I had the privilege of being accepted into my first program with the Eisenhower Institute (EI): Women and Leadership (WaL). While I hope to write a reflection on the program as a whole once it ends, for now I just want to speak on behalf of the Spring...

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Dodging the Bullet: Becoming an RA for the Fall Semester
Mar24

Dodging the Bullet: Becoming an RA for the Fall Semester

By Cameron D’Amica, Staff Writer I became interested in applying for a position as a Resident Assistant on campus fairly early in my very first semester at Gettysburg. My initial inclination to find an on-campus job stemmed from my need to cover normal expenses at college, but it turned into a much more important part of my experience at Gettysburg. I first considered the position of RA when I talked to a current RA who had only...

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Dodging the Bullet: Advice and Reflections on First Research Paper
Feb11

Dodging the Bullet: Advice and Reflections on First Research Paper

By Taylor-Jo Russo, Staff Writer Imagine you’re a first-year in college and you receive an assignment detailing a research paper that should be approximately 15 pages. At that precise moment, you can’t even imagine a finished paper, let alone a Cupola nomination and invitation to present your research at a Symposium filled with faculty, including the president of your college. Well, that was me five months ago, and now that I have...

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