Gettysburgians Craft Handmade Masks for the Community During the Pandemic
Oct09

Gettysburgians Craft Handmade Masks for the Community During the Pandemic

By Kayla Ellis, Contributing Writer Wearing a mask is one of the best ways to prevent contracting and spreading the coronavirus, per guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mask-wearing is part of our responsibility as community members to protect others from sickness.  While many settle for store-bought masks, there are some members of the Gettysburg College community that have found a way to make protective...

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Wind Symphony Unveils New Album: The Music of Brian Balmages, Vol. 1
Sep23

Wind Symphony Unveils New Album: The Music of Brian Balmages, Vol. 1

By Jackie McMahon, Staff Writer This August the Gettysburg College Wind Symphony released its latest album, The Music of Brian Balmages, Vol. 1, consisting of eleven tracks. The album is the “product of years of hard work,” said Dr. Russell McCutcheon, Director of Bands and Wind Symphony Conductor at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music. The Wind Symphony has a history of recording and touring internationally, such as in China and...

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Music Education for Social Change Presents “Here We Are: The Zoomsical”
May29

Music Education for Social Change Presents “Here We Are: The Zoomsical”

By Jane Fitzpatrick, Assistant News Editor The Music Education for Social Change class taught by Professor Brent Talbot put together a nine minute musical (which can be viewed on Youtube) as part of students’ final grades for the spring semester.  The original project was to create a forty minute musical production which discussed social justice issues within the topic of climate change.  This plan was changed not only because...

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Review: Pandemic
Apr26

Review: Pandemic

By Ethan Cannistra, Staff Writer The Netflix show Pandemic provides an interesting look at the threat of a global pandemic. The series looks at how quickly a pandemic can occur and how underprepared nations around the world are. However, the series mostly focuses on the threat of a flu pandemic. It also examines the hope for a universal flu vaccine that can hopefully abolish the flu for good. Pandemic is a timely look at the threat of...

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Album Review: The Bad Flappin’ Birds
Apr25

Album Review: The Bad Flappin’ Birds

By Lauren Hand, Magazine Editor Well, does it flap or does it flop? That’s the big question for the debut album by the Bad Flappin’ Birds, and a few weeks after its release, let me be the first to say: it slaps. I mean, flaps. “Flap or Flop” carries us through ragers and ballads alike and successfully navigates a variety of musical and emotional altitudes. The album constantly surprises, but never loses momentum, riding a strong...

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The Theater Is Closed, but for Professor Christopher Fee and the Medieval Drama Class, “The Show Must Go On”
Apr21

The Theater Is Closed, but for Professor Christopher Fee and the Medieval Drama Class, “The Show Must Go On”

By Garrett Adams, Staff Writer Gettysburg College is one of many college campuses that has seen traditions put on hold or outright cancelled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This, however, has not stopped English Professor Christopher Fee and his Medieval Drama class. Every other year since 1999, the class has put on a live performance of their original adaptation of a medieval play for the college in the Spring, typically...

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