Dodging the Bullet: A Review of Snowball 2018
Feb12

Dodging the Bullet: A Review of Snowball 2018

By Thea Toocheck, Staff Writer I’ll admit I was a bit apprehensive when I heard we were having a dance. After all, school dances call to mind cringeworthy high school homecomings, and I am eager to have left those behind. Though I was unsure what to expect, it took little to convince me to go to Snowball; while I’d never swing danced before, I was eager to learn, and my friend who is a member of the swing dance club was ready to teach...

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Dodging the Bullet: Resolutions for a New Semester
Jan20

Dodging the Bullet: Resolutions for a New Semester

By Maddie Neiman, Staff Writer The beginning of a new year also means the beginning of a new semester, and as I plan my goals and aspirations for 2018, I am making some specific (and maybe somewhat unrealistic) resolutions for my spring at Gettysburg. Of course, my list begins with the classic promises to eat healthier and work out more. While on campus, this translates to scheduling my intake of Servo cookies to (at most) once a week...

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Dodging the Bullet: How Simultaneous Sickness Taught Me a Lesson
Jan18

Dodging the Bullet: How Simultaneous Sickness Taught Me a Lesson

By Jennifer Clogg, Staff Writer It started with a cough. It progressed to a cough and a tickle in my throat. Finally, an extremely sore throat with the inability to swallow certain foods, a wheezing cough, and pain in my back and right ribs drove me to the Health Center. I was pretty certain that I had bronchitis (which I did), but was completely unaware that I also had strep throat.  The bronchitis came from staying up late at night...

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Dodging the Bullet: My First Servo Thanksgiving
Nov25

Dodging the Bullet: My First Servo Thanksgiving

By Peter Zhang, Staff Writer Servo sure advertised the Thanksgiving dinner well. Emails rushed in weeks ahead advertising ways to avoid the line. As a first-year, I had no idea what to expect. Around 5:30 p.m., I saw the line stretching all the way towards library. Thanks to friends from GRAB who waited in line since 3:00 and saved me a spot, I avoided much of that. Once I stepped into Servo, dressed up staff welcomed everyone. A red...

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Dodging the Bullet: Wonder Rooms and a First-Year Seminar
Nov14

Dodging the Bullet: Wonder Rooms and a First-Year Seminar

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer A few days ago, I attended an exhibit opening in Schmucker Art Gallery, but this was a special opening … I was one of the students who got to curate this exhibit. How did I end up working on an exhibit in my first semester of college for a field that I want to go into? Four words: my First-Year Seminar. In June, I looked through the list of First-Year Seminars and I wanted to take so many of them, but...

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