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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Dodging the Bullet: Sharing Music Throughout the First Semester
Dec17

Dodging the Bullet: Sharing Music Throughout the First Semester

By Danielle Sicotte, Staff Writer I was in a serious freak-out mode. It was the summer before college, and all day, I thought only of the scary uncharted waters that were ahead of me and all night I could barely sleep. I imagined college as some sort of dystopian academic boot camp in which I would be forced to write essays on something like postmodern crocheting all day and all night with absolutely no time for fun. Soon enough, the...

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Dodging the Bullet: Embracing Challenges and Seeking New Opportunities
Dec15

Dodging the Bullet: Embracing Challenges and Seeking New Opportunities

By Phoebe Doscher, Staff Writer As my first semester at college draws to a close and finals season approaches, I am, like many others here at Gettysburg, tired and excited to return home for the holidays. But at the same time, I feel euphoria and pride in myself for all I have accomplished and all I have yet to do in the following seven semesters at this school. When I think back to my first week at Gettysburg, I was emotional over...

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Dodging the Bullet: Thankful for Spelling Bee
Nov19

Dodging the Bullet: Thankful for Spelling Bee

By Phoebe Doscher, Staff Writer “Breathe,” I remind myself quietly and quickly before making my first entrance on the vast Majestic Theater stage. One deep breath, and I hop onstage– shocked to be met with hundreds of unfamiliar faces– but nevertheless ecstatic to tell the story I had been immersed in for months. These unfamiliar faces, however, are warm and welcoming and fill me with hope for the next four years of...

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Dodging the Bullet: First Servo Thanksgiving
Nov16

Dodging the Bullet: First Servo Thanksgiving

By Cameron D’Amica, Contributing Writer Servo Thanksgiving has a big reputation on the Gettysburg College campus, and the excitement began to build days before the actual event. As a first year student, I kept wondering what Servo Thanksgiving actually was and why everyone looked forward to it. It definitely lived up to its reputation. The first and coldest part of Servo’s annual Thanksgiving feast for students was the wait....

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