Blast from the Past—November 18, 2020 Edition
Nov18

Blast from the Past—November 18, 2020 Edition

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1960, students protested President Paul’s announcement after Homecoming. He felt many students did not give their full support for campus athletics, so students would not have a day off from classes on Monday as they did in years past during Homecoming Weekend. The administration decided to add an extra day to Christmas vacation to compensate for the loss of this day off. Students began...

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Blast from the Past—November 12, 2020 Edition
Nov12

Blast from the Past—November 12, 2020 Edition

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1915, the Pen and Sword Society was putting together an honor system for the college. They were looking into different references to the honor system at Gettysburg and putting together a pamphlet to give to all the students so everyone would have one. Then, the students could take a vote on how they felt about the honor system. They hoped it would spark deep conversations among the...

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Blast from the Past—November 4, 2020 Edition
Nov04

Blast from the Past—November 4, 2020 Edition

  By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1955, Dwight D. Eisenhower suffered from an illness, which the College had sent their best wishes to Eisenhower’s well-being. Mamie Eisenhower decided to write to the college, thanking them for the letter. The letter was from the middle of October, stating: “Thank you for the message of good wishes for the president’s speedy recovery. It means a great deal to the president and me to...

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Blast from the Past—October 20, 2020 Edition
Oct22

Blast from the Past—October 20, 2020 Edition

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer  This week in 1970, there was heated debate about having a modern-style observation tower on Cemetery Ridge. Many locals did not want the tower to be put in. Some gave environmental reasons for not wanting the tower, while others pointed out that the aesthetic was too modern for Gettysburg. The town told local citizens that they had already given their approval of the tower and that the project was...

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Blast from the Past—October 14, 2020 Edition
Oct14

Blast from the Past—October 14, 2020 Edition

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1910, some improvements were made concerning dormitory life for the school year. New regulations were put in place by the Student Council, which were distributed to students on notecards that they could hang in their dorm. While they didn’t specify what the new rules were, they hoped that all students would carefully read them, as if affected their dorm experience for the semester, and...

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