Single Bedrooms on Campus: For Some Students, a Welcome Change. Others Say It’s Been Isolating.
Feb20

Single Bedrooms on Campus: For Some Students, a Welcome Change. Others Say It’s Been Isolating.

By George Malian ’23, Staff Writer When the world emerges at the better end of this pandemic, it will likely be remembered as a time marked by striking loneliness. If you subscribe to the belief that life is best enjoyed in the company of others, the past eleven months have been taxing. COVID-19 has split us from the friends, family, and everyday activities we once took for granted. Apart from the tragedy and trepidation that...

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The Mercury Extends Deadline for Art and Writing Submissions
Jan25

The Mercury Extends Deadline for Art and Writing Submissions

By Natalie Orga, Contributing Writer The Mercury, the student art and literary magazine of Gettysburg College, encourages students to submit original works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or visual art by January 31. The Mercury was founded in 1893, making it one of the oldest publications on campus. It is also a student-run publication; each year, all of the editor and staff positions are elected anonymously by students. Once the...

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Professor Emerita Continues Support for Global Women’s Issues from Gettysburg
Dec22

Professor Emerita Continues Support for Global Women’s Issues from Gettysburg

By Alicia Method, Staff Writer As Gettysburg students and community members filed through the farmers market this past autumn, they may have passed a small stand selling handcrafted purses and banners. If they stopped to read the sign, they would have seen the items were created by Bosnian women whose lives have been deeply affected by the Bosnian War and Siege of Sarajevo. Gettysburg College’s Professor Emerita Janet Powers set up...

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International Students Spotlight: A Fall Semester During COVID-19
Dec19

International Students Spotlight: A Fall Semester During COVID-19

By Shanzae Sarwar, Contributing Writer     Name: Ana Vashakmadze Class Year: Junior Major: Music; Business Minor Hometown: Tbilisi, Georgia “Being at home for almost six months helped me to reconnect with my friends and family more strongly. Since being home, I have attended open-air concerts including classical music concerts as well as the concert of the Georgian National Ballet Ensemble called ‘Sukhishvili,’...

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Remembering Energetic Educator and Scholar Biology Professor Emeritus John Winkelmann
Dec11

Remembering Energetic Educator and Scholar Biology Professor Emeritus John Winkelmann

By Phoebe Doscher, Magazine Editor Gettysburg College lost a prolific and energetic educator, Biology Professor Emeritus John Winkelmann, who died on Oct. 13, 2020. Winkelmann retired from Gettysburg in 2013 after a tenure of fifty years. His wife, Helen, still serves as a lab instructor for the Biology Department. Winkelmann will be remembered by faculty, staff, and students in the Gettysburg community as a kind, dedicated teacher...

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Reflections on ‘Diligent’ Interfaith Leader Chaplain Kristin Largen’s Tenure at Gettysburg
Dec10

Reflections on ‘Diligent’ Interfaith Leader Chaplain Kristin Largen’s Tenure at Gettysburg

By Daniel Jones, Contributing Writer On Wednesday, Oct. 14, College Chaplain and Associate Dean of Religious & Spiritual Life Kristin Largen announced she would be stepping down from her position after serving the Gettysburg community for 14 years, both on the faculty at Gettysburg and as a theology teacher at the United Lutheran Seminary. The announcement came shortly after  Largen’s alma mater, The Wartburg Theological Seminary...

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