Dodging the Bullet: Impressions of the First Week of a First-Year
Sep02

Dodging the Bullet: Impressions of the First Week of a First-Year

By Kaley Michael, Contributing Writer One of my favorite quotes is “I used to be indecisive, but now I’m not so sure.” Usually, people respond to memes and say, “Omg, literally me,” but like, that quote is literally me. My proclivity for indecisiveness has been the bane of my existence — and my parents’. I am never able to decide what I want, when I want it, or how I am going to get it, and use eeny-meeny-miny-moe to make...

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Dodging the Bullet: Center for Public Service EXPO
Aug30

Dodging the Bullet: Center for Public Service EXPO

By Phoebe Doscher, Contributing Writer The Center for Public Service hosted an EXPO at the Jaeger Center on the evening of Aug. 29, and many students, first-years and upperclassmen alike, arrived on the scene to sign up for numerous opportunities in community service, social justice, and immersion trips available this coming school year. As a first-year myself, it came as no surprise to me that Gettysburg’s countless opportunities on-...

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Dodging the Bullet: First-Year Walk
Aug28

Dodging the Bullet: First-Year Walk

By Carlee Mayo, Contributing Writer Throughout our somewhat overwhelming orientation, the Class of 2022 has accomplished, experienced, and learned an awful lot. However, I think many students would agree that one of the highlights of the week has been our First-Year Walk. The First-Year Walk is a tradition started by a Gettysburg College student in 2003, when the first-year students recreated the journey made by Gettysburg College...

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Dodging the Bullet: Adjusting to a New Life
Aug26

Dodging the Bullet: Adjusting to a New Life

By Amy Milner, Contributing Writer “Don’t…do anything stupid,” my younger cousin said after pausing to think. It was the morning of my departure to Gettysburg, and I had asked him for some advice, just to see what he would say. I laughed lightly in response, but on the inside I was more nervous and confused than I revealed to others. There was so much I didn’t know: what the cross-country training would be like, whether I would...

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Dodging the Bullet: Three Emotions Every College Freshman Feels Before Move-in Day
Aug26

Dodging the Bullet: Three Emotions Every College Freshman Feels Before Move-in Day

By Taylor Russo, Contributing Writer One of the biggest days is approaching for college freshman around the country: Move-In Day. A day that most prospective college students dream about or envision years prior to its arrival. A day that is projected through all walks of media: movies, TV shows, magazines, posters, and more. What are not anticipated are the feelings that most students have as the day approaches. For many, this is the...

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