Campus Chatter: Goings-On at Gettysburg

New on Campus: The Women’s Network

By Jules Blech ’24

The Women’s Network (TWN) is committed to changing the way women network. In creating a supportive, non-competitive community, we lift women up, creating a more proactive way to communicate and network. Ultimately, our goal is to prepare women to achieve professional success while cultivating and celebrating their ambition. The Women’s Network’s national connections are unparalleled, as it is the largest collegiate women’s networking organization in the country.

This organization can benefit all women at Gettysburg College. Our goal is to expand the network and account for a diverse array of perspectives on campus as well as provide many varying opportunities to achieve ambitions. We plan to bring in speakers, start mentorship programs at Gettysburg, continue collaborating with other women’s groups on campus and on other campuses, have a networking trip available for dedicated members and so much more!

Please follow our Instagram @thewomensnetwork_gettysburg and fill out our membership link in the bio. If anyone is interested in getting involved with leadership, we encourage applying for the executive board or campus ambassador team!

Hillel-Sponsored Passover Seder

By Hannah Repole ’25

Passover Seder is one of my favorite traditions that we have in the Jewish community. It’s when I get to see my family that I haven’t seen in a while come together to tell the story of Passover. When I came to Gettysburg College, I was really hoping that we could do a Passover Seder to share with everyone and I’m so glad that we did.

On April 21, we had a huge Passover Seder with 115 people attending. The Passover Seder was filled with laughs and plenty of Manischewitz wine. We had teachers and students volunteer to tell the story of Passover. We had amazing food, a great community and even a guest appearance from singer and comedian Jack Black, who led us in song. It was a wonderful way for the community to come together before we head into finals week. I’m so glad I got to share one of my favorite traditions with the community of Gettysburg College.

QProm Returns: An Inclusive and Accepting Prom

By Sydney Dyer ’25

On April 8th, the first annual QProm since before the COVID-19 pandemic was held in the Attic. Hosted by QHouse, the annual QProm is a tradition at Gettysburg that gives queer identities the ability to experience an inclusive and accepting prom that they might not have experienced in high school.

This year’s theme was “Enchanted Forest.” It was planned and hosted mainly by QHouse, along with the help of the Organization for Student Activities and Greek Life (OSAGL), the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) and Out, Questioning and Straight (OQS). Hera’s Closet opened for any students looking for attire.

Taking six hours to set up, the Attic was transformed into a mystical wonderland, complete with a photo booth matching the theme. Music was chosen by students, there was food provided and there was plenty of spirit for the theme with enchanting outfits! It was a wonderful return to an annual tradition celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community on our campus.

The Return of Earth Day to Spring Fest

By Diana Biesecker ’22

It means so much to me that we were able to bring back more of an Earth Day celebration to campus! Spring Fest at Gettysburg College was started by Gettysburg Environmental Concerns Organization (GECO), and the original purpose was to celebrate Earth Day. If you look up the words “Spring Fest” in the digital archives, the first mention of it was in an article from 1992 where it was called “the first annual Earth Day Spring Fest.”

As our Earth Day Fest events went by that weekend, it became very clear that many students want there to be a return to this focus on the Earth during Spring Fest weekend, rather than it just be a “drinking holiday.” The weekend was very successful, especially with the performances by Raye Zaragoza and Listeners & Performers, and I hope we can keep the lost tradition of an Earth Day Spring Fest going!

This article originally appeared on page 4 of the April 25, 2022 edition of The Gettysburgian’s magazine.

Print Friendly

Author: Gettysburgian Staff

Share This Post On

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *