April Fools: 5 More People You’re Likely to Encounter on Zoom—Hybrid Edition
Apr01

April Fools: 5 More People You’re Likely to Encounter on Zoom—Hybrid Edition

By Garrett Glaeser, Sports Editor Last year we were introduced to twelve very recognizable Zoom personalities, each of which we found entertaining, yet mildly infuriating, but nonetheless hoped would be a short-term phenomenon. Yet here we are in year two where despite most of campus being back residentially, online and hybrid classes still reign supreme. Here’s some comedic relief: 1. The Movie Star – For those of us in the...

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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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April Fools: ‘It Was Easy, Can’t Complain’: President Iuliano’s Reflections on Year Two
Apr01

April Fools: ‘It Was Easy, Can’t Complain’: President Iuliano’s Reflections on Year Two

By Anna Cincotta, Editor-in-Chief  President Bob Iuliano’s first year at Gettysburg College went so perfectly planning-wise that he knew it would be hard to beat.  “I wouldn’t change anything about year one,” he said while planting tulips in front of Penn Hall. “But year two has just been relaxing, plain and simple. Now that I’m more familiar with this amazing campus community, I’ve really been able to focus on more of my long-term...

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April Fools: Students Living in Hotel Shocked by Excessive Room Service Charges to Their Student Accounts
Apr01

April Fools: Students Living in Hotel Shocked by Excessive Room Service Charges to Their Student Accounts

By Anna Cincotta, Editor-in-Chief  When the college decided to move a group of students into the Gettysburg Hotel last fall, most were happy with their new housing option—especially since there was a rumor circulating that room service would be covered by their meal plans. A recent Gettysburgian investigation, however, debunked this widespread myth and found that students living in the hotel were racking up charges on their student...

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April Fools: EI Solves Polarization Crisis with New Lecture Series
Apr01

April Fools: EI Solves Polarization Crisis with New Lecture Series

By Katie Oglesby, News Editor President Bob Iuliano announced via a campus-wide email on Apr. 1 that the recent Eisenhower Institute Lecture Series intended to combat political polarization on campus has, in fact, solved the polarization crisis.  Instead of having separate clubs, College Republicans, Young Americans for Freedom (YAF), College Democrats, and Leftist Student Collective now meet at the same time in Mara Auditorium for a...

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