Welcome to the eighteenth edition of our “Great Work from Home” daily bulletin, an initiative of The Gettysburgian during this season of social distancing. Each morning, we will present a curated playlist, a favorite Gettysburg campus photo, and hometown spotlight, each submitted by a different Gettysburgian.
This is a way to start our days together. We’ll present these features 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, please tell us how remote learning and working is affecting your day-to-day life. We would love to hear from new voices—students, staff, faculty, administrators, and friends of the college are welcome to fill out our form, and we’ll be in touch.
For now, we hope you enjoy today’s playlist, curated by Program Manager for the Eisenhower Institute Kevin Lavery, today’s campus photo, courtesy of Flavia Scotto ’22, and today’s hometown profile, by Anna Cincotta ’21, who comes from Princeton, New Jersey.
Remember, you can take us out of Gettysburg, but you can’t take Gettysburg out of us!
Today’s Featured Playlist (#GWFHplaylists)
Curated by Kevin Lavery
Today’s Featured Photo (#GWFHgtag = Good Times at Gettysburg)
“From the First Year Walk, featuring some RAs and OLs! “-Flavia Scotto ’22
Today’s Hometown Profile (#GWFHhometowns)
One of my favorite places in Princeton is Prospect Garden. It’s beautiful and quiet most evenings, and there are gravel paths that weave through geraniums, tulips, and marigolds. My family goes for walks on these paths during the spring and summer, and we like to bring along our dog, Milo.
Matthew, my younger brother, leaves for college in the fall. I’m grateful for these casual after-dinner walks I get to have with him.
I miss Gettysburg, but being with my family this spring has given me the opportunity to take pause. I’d forgotten about how my family blasts music in the kitchen and dances. I feel lucky that I have the opportunity to drink coffee with my mom in the morning and play soccer with my brothers in our backyard.
A lot of people are writing and talking about the social distancing routines they plan on keeping after this crisis. One thing I know for sure—and maybe the only thing I know for sure right now—is that walks and kitchen dance parties with my family through will definitely make that list.
-Anna Cincotta ’21