Commencement Ceremony to Begin for Gettysburg’s Class of 2021
May17

Commencement Ceremony to Begin for Gettysburg’s Class of 2021

By Phoebe Doscher, Editor-in-Chief On Monday, May 17 at 10:30 a.m., the Class of 2021 will begin the 186th Commencement. The ceremony will take place on Memorial Field, and will be live streamed on the college’s website or on YouTube. The program is also available online. Prior to arriving at Memorial Field, seniors walked through Penn Hall to round out the tradition of processing through the building at Opening Convocation...

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A Note from the Magazine Editor: On Using the Past to Contextualize the Present
Apr19

A Note from the Magazine Editor: On Using the Past to Contextualize the Present

By Phoebe Doscher, Magazine Editor Those of us living, studying, and teaching on Gettysburg’s historic campus know full well that the past is constantly aligned with the present moment. Every step we take on Stine Lake, every time we enter Penn Hall, and each visit to the battlefield allows us to confront the past in real time. We centered this edition of the magazine around just that: What does the past mean? How do we use it to...

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April Fools: College Faculty Dread Return to In-Person Learning
Apr01

April Fools: College Faculty Dread Return to In-Person Learning

By Phoebe Doscher, Magazine Editor At a recent faculty meeting, Gettysburg College professors reflected on the past year of remote learning and came to a clear consensus: They prefer remote learning over an in person environment. One faculty member made a succinct case for teaching online, noting a sense of comfort that cannot be replicated in the classroom: “There’s just something about teaching in pajama pants.”  Others have taken...

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April Fools: ‘Wellness Day’ to Become ‘Wellness Hour’
Apr01

April Fools: ‘Wellness Day’ to Become ‘Wellness Hour’

By Phoebe Doscher, Magazine Editor  In a new mental health initiative, Gettysburg has devised a plan to give students moments of reprieve not through a fully-cancelled day of classes, but in interspersed Wellness Hours throughout the rest of the semester. During those pre-planned hour-long blocks, one class at most would get canceled, and students will be encouraged to use face masks, take a nap, or watch one to two episodes of their...

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Opinion: Pandemic Burnout—It’s Not Your Fault and It’s Not Just You
Mar28

Opinion: Pandemic Burnout—It’s Not Your Fault and It’s Not Just You

By Phoebe Doscher, Magazine Editor “How are you doing, really?”  This is the question that precipitated a Gettysburgian editorial last fall deconstructing stress culture at Gettysburg. We discovered that we were not, in fact, “good,” or even okay for that matter, and addressed the toxic behavior of letting our mental health slide during a busy semester. That was in 2019.  Fast forward 14 months, and we find ourselves in the midst of...

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