Welcome to the second edition of our “Great Work from Home” daily bulletin, a new initiative of The Gettysburgian during this season of social distancing. Each morning, we will present a curated playlist, a favorite Gettysburg campus photo, and something cool about someone’s hometown, each submitted by a different Gettysburgian. It is a way to start our days together. We’ll present them on Instagram, on our website, and, if you like, via email (see sign-up below). We’ll be reaching out to students, faculty members, and employees and asking them to share, and we invite you to do so too; find links to Google Forms for each of these recurring features at the bottom of the page.
As always, the most important part of this initiative is you. So tell us, what do you like? What don’t you like? What else would you like to see? Get in touch with the #GWFH team: email@example.com.
Much more to come, but, for now, enjoy today’s playlist, curated by Nicole DeJacimo ’22, today’s campus photo, courtesy of Britney Brunache ’22, and today’s hometown profile, written by Ziv Carmi ’23, who hails from Ventura County, Southern California.
Remember, you can take us out of Gettysburg, but you can’t take Gettysburg out of us!
Today’s Featured Playlist (#GWFHplaylists)
Curated by Nicole DeJacimo, ’22
Today’s Featured Photo (#GWFHgtag = Good Times at Gettysburg)
“This was taken on closing night of Sense and Sensibility. This powerful woman is my rock. She’s the only reason why I made it through this show and I love her for it.”
-Britney Brunache, ’22
Today’s Hometown Profile (#GWFHhometowns)
When one thinks of Southern California, several images come to mind: The Pacific Ocean, movie stars, Spanish style architecture, and constant sun and blue sky. This place (The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum) contains all of those and more — it’s California at its finest.
Everyone who knows me knows how much I love the Reagan Library, where I have volunteered for the last two and a half years. While I am currently unable to volunteer there because of the pandemic, I am still very grateful to spend more time with my parents, older sister, and dogs.
I never appreciated SoCal until I moved to Gettysburg. I realized there that there were students who had never seen the Pacific. I discovered a new fondness for Spanish architecture, which I took for granted until this year. And, of course, I missed good Mexican food, something that Gettysburg College is sorely lacking (no offense, Servo).
I might have lived my entire life in Ventura County, but Gettysburg has become a home to me too. As I travel between the West and East Coasts, I have found that one place only increases my love of the other. I might be in SoCal, but Gettysburg is always with me.
– Ziv Carmi ’23 on his home in Ventura County, Southern California