Getty, Set, Go: Snapshots of the First Week Through the Eyes of a First-Year

By Luca España, Staff Photographer

My name’s Luca, and I’m a first-year at Gettysburg College! I am so excited to spend the best four years of my life here at Gettysburg, and I couldn’t resist taking pictures! These are from my first-year orientation and the first week of classes! I can’t wait to see what my future holds for me here at college!

My Clouds

(Photo Luca España/The Gettysburgian)

(Photo Luca España/The Gettysburgian)

I saw the clouds while on campus and I had to take a picture!

Angelic

(Photo Luca España/The Gettysburgian)

(Photo Luca España/The Gettysburgian)

I liked how the clouds parted behind the cross.

Tree Hugger

(Photo Luca España/The Gettysburgian)

(Photo Luca España/The Gettysburgian)

The squirrel got excited and posed for my camera!

Stay Smiling

(Photo Luca España/The Gettysburgian)

(Photo Luca España/The Gettysburgian)

I walked the “First-Year Walk” with some of my first friends at Gettysburg including Ashton!

In Shock

(Photo Luca España/The Gettysburgian)

(Photo Luca España/The Gettysburgian)

I walked the “First-Year Walk” with some of my first friends at Gettysburg including Sam!

Wreath Bearer

(Photo Luca España/The Gettysburgian)

(Photo Luca España/The Gettysburgian)

After walking to the cemetery during the “First-Year Walk”, I couldn’t resist capturing the statue with the shadow on it.

Time Teller

(Photo Luca España/The Gettysburgian)

(Photo Luca España/The Gettysburgian)

I love seeing, and hearing, Glatfelter every day on campus, so I needed to include it!

Electrical Connection

(Photo Luca España/The Gettysburgian)

(Photo Luca España/The Gettysburgian)

I saw the cables while on a walk in town, and it reminded me of home (a big city).

Friendly Hangout

(Photo Luca España/The Gettysburgian)

(Photo Luca España/The Gettysburgian)

Friends posed for me as they walked around campus.

Turning Page

(Photo Luca España/The Gettysburgian)

(Photo Luca España/The Gettysburgian)

Caught a friend being studious, as one should be at school!

See the full album of Luca’s first week here.

Editor’s Note: This article is part of the 2021-22 edition of our series “Getty, Set, Go: The First Year Journal” (formerly “Dodging the Bullet”), in which The Gettysburgian’s staff members from the Class of 2025 share stories, reflections, and perspective on their first-year experience. (-P. Doscher)  

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