Opinion: 25 Things to Know to Thrive in Your First Semester at Gettysburg College
Apr20

Opinion: 25 Things to Know to Thrive in Your First Semester at Gettysburg College

Compiled by The Gettysburgian’s Staff Figure out rush times at Servo.  Avoid them. Don’t put your name down for every email list at the Activities Fair… unless it’s The Gettysburgian’s list for potential writers. Jaeger Center is pronounced with a j instead of a y.  You can ask John Jaeger about it. Attend guest lectures.  If a department flew someone to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania just to talk to you, then the presentation...

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April Fools: Sanders Staggers Back to Gettysburg Forgetting Initial Visit
Apr01

April Fools: Sanders Staggers Back to Gettysburg Forgetting Initial Visit

By Joshua Wagner, Opinions Editor It was a bright spring day on Saturday, March 30 as crowds waited to hustle into the Bream Wright Hauser Athletic Complex at Gettysburg College.  Throngs of Bernie Sanders supporters were jostling to meet the self-proclaimed democratic socialist speak. Many waited outside after the stadium seating was filled and the candidate took the stage. Sanders spoke of income inequality and our country’s need to...

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April Fools: 21 Ways to Use Gettysburgian Print Editions Besides Reading Them
Apr01

April Fools: 21 Ways to Use Gettysburgian Print Editions Besides Reading Them

By Ben and Josh, Almost an Ice Cream Brand Some traditions are meant to die. Promulgating misleading statistics about Greek Life participation to unsuspecting parents of prospective students, eating every meal after one’s first year at the Bullet Hole, and, yes, the biweekly ritual of printing a student newspaper. Gettysburg’s recent spate of budget cuts—Orwellianly dubbed “sustainable excellence”—has axed many anachronisms of a...

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April Fools: Fiery Refusal to Resign and Transfer: This Opinions Editor is not going anywhere
Apr01

April Fools: Fiery Refusal to Resign and Transfer: This Opinions Editor is not going anywhere

By Joshua Wagner, The Defendant THE ISSUE: Managing Opinions Editor of The Gettysburgian Joshua Wagner dropped a saucer at Servo. The noise the saucer made as it hit the tiled floor of the dining hall could be heard far and wide — a noise altogether different in tone and pitch from that of a dropped cup. The Student Rights and Responsibilities Office in tandem with the Registrar hold a strict transfer policy for any student guilty of...

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Opinion: What are our values as a college?
Mar20

Opinion: What are our values as a college?

  By Joshua Wagner, Managing Opinions Editor It seems that every semester there is some event in our campus community that forces us to pause and consider Gettysburg College’s institutional values.   Four years ago posters were circulated around campus decrying “anchor babies,” and backlash ensued. During his 2016 campaign, Bernie Sanders rallied in Bream Gym calling for a grassroots revolution led by young people.  In 2017,...

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