Blast from the Past—May 4, 2021 Edition
May04

Blast from the Past—May 4, 2021 Edition

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week is a bit different from most. I have been writing the Blast from the Past articles for the past four years, and this will be my final one before graduating. So, here are some of my favorite articles I have found these past few years. __________ In October 1942, a second year of a new wartime tradition is discussed in the Gettysburgian. The “Keep ‘Em Smiling” program was created to send...

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Week 5 Roundup: Bullets in Full Swing
Apr29

Week 5 Roundup: Bullets in Full Swing

By Colin Lawless, Staff Writer Gettysburg teams entered Week 5 prepared to keep all their seasons rolling. Here’s a breakdown of the competition. Men’s and Women’s Tennis Shut Out Green Terror Men’s Tennis finished their last home match on a high note, taking down McDaniel 9-0. The Bullets won on third doubles and fifth and sixth singles by way of forfeits. They won both doubles with first-years Alex Kagen and Michael Zayneh...

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Opinion: Those Who Don’t Know History
Apr29

Opinion: Those Who Don’t Know History

By Ziv Carmi, Contributing Writer The study of history has always been steeped in politics. Today, however, reading the news makes it appear that the once-venerable discipline has morphed into a series of hyperbolic and controversial conflicts. As an unwilling participant in the ongoing culture war, history is being manipulated to fit certain narratives, pulling the field in a direction it should not go. The most notable example of...

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Blast from the Past—April 27, 2021 Edition
Apr27

Blast from the Past—April 27, 2021 Edition

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1931, students could go on an economical camping trip during the summer, throughout industrial America. There were four different trips the previous summer, the shortest trip being 1,000 miles over two weeks. The cost for each student would be $1.50 per day, but the Thorne-Loomis Foundation who put together these trips would cover half of the students’ expenses. The trips were about ten...

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Reflections on the Past
Apr27

Reflections on the Past

Compiled by Anna Cincotta, Phoebe Doscher, and Piper Mettenburg We asked members of the campus community what the past means to them, whether it relates to the significance of the historic Gettysburg campus, their academic focus, or their personal connection to the past. Here’s what they had to say: Bob Iuliano, President of Gettysburg College “In my Installation Address, I spoke to the history of this special...

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