Blasts from the Past: November 11, 2019
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Blasts from the Past: November 11, 2019

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1939, the town and college celebrated National Book Week. President Henry Hanson was going to be the main speaker on the first day of the event at the Gettysburg Court House. Other speakers included the librarian of Pennsylvania State College and the Hanover Public librarian. The college was also going to have a few short theatre productions, along with an essay contest for students....

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Blasts from the Past: November 4, 2019
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Blasts from the Past: November 4, 2019

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1919, Gettysburg’s football team won against Dickinson during a very muddy match. It rained the entire game, so it made it hard for the players on both sides to play. Both teams fought just as hard to win the game, but ultimately Gettysburg came out victorious winning 7-0. In the first quarter, Gettysburg gained their points. Dickinson tried to even out the match, but a few of their...

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Blasts from the Past: October 28, 2019
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Blasts from the Past: October 28, 2019

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1969, the class of 1929 created a medal to honor Pennsylvania Hall, the oldest building on campus dedicated in 1837. This medal was produced by the Franklin Mint of Philadelphia and featured the Old Dorm on the front with the words “Gettysburg College // Rededicating of “Old Dorm,” and on the back it had Hermes flying with “1832.” Penn Hall was going to be renovated for an approximated $1...

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Blasts from the Past: October 21, 2019
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Blasts from the Past: October 21, 2019

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1899, The Gettysburgian promoted students to tell newspapers in New York, Washington, and Philadelphia of the efforts Gettysburg students put into their work to make Gettysburg students known by potential employers. Alumni saw other college students mentioned in newspapers, but they did not see what Gettysburg College students were doing in these papers. The alumni felt it helped to get...

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Blasts from the Past: September 26, 2019
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Blasts from the Past: September 26, 2019

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1904, eighty new first-years were welcomed to campus, which was a large class for Gettysburg at the time. All the new students were getting involved in fraternities, musical clubs, literary societies, sports, and other activities, which were “strengthened” by the large number of new students on campus. This week in 1914, the provost of the University of Pennsylvania cited students...

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