Student Senate Discusses Non-Recognized Club Funding Amendment, Election Violation
May03

Student Senate Discusses Non-Recognized Club Funding Amendment, Election Violation

By Gauri Mangala, Managing Editor The Monday, April 26 meeting of Student Senate opened with a presentation from Rod Tosten ‘85, Vice President for Information Technology, and Tom Franza, Director of Infrastructure and Computing, regarding the ways that IT could most benefit the campus after the removal of classroom computer labs due to COVID-19. Students spoke up about requesting that the college fund larger packages of softwares...

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Takeaways from Year One of the Student Senate Inclusion Committee
May02

Takeaways from Year One of the Student Senate Inclusion Committee

By Gauri Mangala, Managing Editor Daniel Jones ‘22 is well into the second semester of his tenure as the first Inclusion Committee Chair of the Student Senate at Gettysburg College. During his time in the position, Jones has brought forth many amendments to the constitution with the goal of creating a governing body that operates closer to its tag line: ‘Senate Works for You.’ It wasn’t until peers involved in student government asked...

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Quan, Hughes to Lead Student Senate in 2021-22 Academic Year
Apr26

Quan, Hughes to Lead Student Senate in 2021-22 Academic Year

By Gauri Mangala, Managing Editor Sydney (Syd) Quan ‘22 and Colin Hughes ‘23 will serve as president and vice president, respectively, of the Gettysburg College Student Senate for the 20-21 academic year. Quan, who ran uncontested, captured 74 percent of the vote. With 450 votes, Quan still received more than double the amount of votes that current president Kurtis Grey ’21 received in his election.  “I am equally ecstatic,...

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Doing Great Work: Building a Tiny House in a Pandemic
Apr02

Doing Great Work: Building a Tiny House in a Pandemic

By Gauri Mangala, Managing Editor After learning that studying abroad would likely not be an option for the fall semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic, environmental studies and music major Zach de Besche ‘22 decided to take on a unique project: building a tiny house on wheels.  Tiny houses tend to hover around 100 to 400 square feet in terms of size, and promote sustainability and simple living. These independent structures are also...

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Student Senate Adopts Hybrid Meeting Model, Discusses Concerns About Mobile Health Testing
Feb22

Student Senate Adopts Hybrid Meeting Model, Discusses Concerns About Mobile Health Testing

By Gauri Mangala, Managing Editor  On Monday, Feb. 15, Student Senate held its first in-person meeting in nearly a year in Mara auditorium. With a capacity of 29 people, Mara was able to hold voting members while all other attending parties tuned in via Zoom. Five members of the executive board attended the in-person meeting, and Secretary Jenna Giordano ‘23 joined virtually. The spring semester affinity group leaders along with a few...

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