Gettysburg College Celebrates Class of 2024 Commencement 
May22

Gettysburg College Celebrates Class of 2024 Commencement 

By Vince DiFonzo, Editor-in-Chief On Saturday, May 18 at 11 a.m., Gettysburg College held the 189th commencement ceremony. In line with college tradition, students of the class of 2024 processed from the south to north side of Pennsylvania Hall, inverting the procession done as first-year students at Opening Convocation. Despite morning rainfall, the ceremony was held outside on the north lawn of Pennsylvania Hall.  A special...

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Former Gettysburg Student Wanted for 2013 Campus Sexual Assault Detained in France
May16

Former Gettysburg Student Wanted for 2013 Campus Sexual Assault Detained in France

By Vince DiFonzo, Editor-in-Chief On April 24, former Gettysburg College student Ian Cleary was detained by authorities in Metz, France on a warrant related to a sexual assault allegedly committed in a campus dorm in December 2013. The arrest followed years of effort by the victim, Gettysburg alumna Shannon Keeler ’17, urging law enforcement to prosecute the case. This led to authorities issuing an arrest warrant for Cleary in 2021....

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College Announces New Graduation Requirement Mandating All Students Memorize the Gettysburg Address
Apr01

College Announces New Graduation Requirement Mandating All Students Memorize the Gettysburg Address

By Vince DiFonzo, Staff Writer Four score and seven minutes ago, President Bob Iuliano sent a campus-wide email outlining a new requirement that students must memorize and recite the entire Gettysburg Address to graduate. This new requirement will be enforced beginning with the Class of 2024 this semester. The College also announced that the entire Gettysburg Address will be included in every future student digest email.  In order to...

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Postcard from Abroad: Learning to Leave My Bubble in Berlin, Germany
Mar09

Postcard from Abroad: Learning to Leave My Bubble in Berlin, Germany

By Vincent DiFonzo, Staff Writer BERLIN, GERMANY—Almost every time I ride on Berlin’s metro system, the U-Bahn, I am reminded of one of the many little quirks of living in Germany—the German stare. For whatever reason, the German people are known to stare right at you in public. It’s not considered weird or rude. Instead, I’ve learned that it’s considered a social norm here. The advice offered by the staff here at CIEE Berlin is to...

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Opinion: The United States Must Act to Protect Human Rights in Palestine
Feb13

Opinion: The United States Must Act to Protect Human Rights in Palestine

By Vincent DiFonzo Since Oct. 7, over 30,000 people have died as a consequence of the Hamas attack on Israel and the subsequent Israeli assault on Gaza. No matter how you feel about the long and divisive Israeli-Palestinian conflict, there is no question that the world faces a massive humanitarian crisis—civilians on both sides are dead, millions are displaced from their homes and basic human rights have been repeatedly violated by...

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