Interview: Emily St. John Mandel Discusses Her Upbringing, Writing, Career
Sep14

Interview: Emily St. John Mandel Discusses Her Upbringing, Writing, Career

By Gauri Mangala, Contributing Writer Emily St. John Mandel visited Gettysburg College Tuesday to deliver first-year students with a thorough and poignant analysis of her novel, Station Eleven.  I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to sit down with Mandel and discuss her journey.   From British Columbia, Canada, Mandel was home schooled for her entire education. “Growing up in Western Canada, my parents were hippies, so it...

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Faculty Spotlight: O’Hara Joins Sunderman Conservatory and Teaches Course on Video Game Music
Sep14

Faculty Spotlight: O’Hara Joins Sunderman Conservatory and Teaches Course on Video Game Music

  By Alex Pearson, Contributing Writer When Dr. John “Buzz” Jones retired last spring after 28 years as a music professor who helped to build the Sunderman Conservatory, he left big shoes to fill. That challenge falls to Dr. William O’Hara, who has joined the Conservatory as an Assistant Professor of Music focusing on Theory and Composition. With a friendly smile and warm handshake, he welcomes students into his...

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Faculty Spotlight: Professor Benjamin Luley “Digs” into the Anthropology and Classics Departments
Sep14

Faculty Spotlight: Professor Benjamin Luley “Digs” into the Anthropology and Classics Departments

By Lindsay Richwine, Contributing Writer Lined with bookshelves and the occasional plastic bag of pottery shards, Weidensall 204 is the cozy office of an archaeologist: Professor Benjamin Luley of the Classics and Anthropology departments. While he is technically not new to the faculty — some students may have seen him around campus in his past two years as a visiting assistant professor — he has recently been offered a...

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Dodging the Bullet: Lincoln Diner, You Now Have My Heart
Sep12

Dodging the Bullet: Lincoln Diner, You Now Have My Heart

By Samantha Anastasiou, Contributing Writer It was particularly breezy on the first evening of September and we had just concluded our first week of classes as college students. Naturally, we were already overwhelmed with endless pages of reading, but Friday offered the opportunity to decompress with new friends. Our long night brought us passing our dorm, Huber, and continuing up the road for a midnight snack. As Friday quickly...

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Dodging the Bullet: Office hours Alleviate the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’
Sep11

Dodging the Bullet: Office hours Alleviate the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

By Miranda Feeley, Staff Writer After three months of not speaking a single word of French, I walked into my first college-level French class last Monday and promptly got a bucket of ice dumped on my head. It wasn’t a real bucket, don’t worry! It’s just that when you’ve never had a class entirely in another language before, and you’re out of practice to boot, 50 minutes straight of French can be pretty shocking. There was one part of...

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Lincoln Lyceum Lecture: Stepping into Lincoln’s White House
Sep11

Lincoln Lyceum Lecture: Stepping into Lincoln’s White House

By Sarah Kirkpatrick, Staff Writer Gettysburg College’s Civil War Institute sponsored a lecture Thursday by James Conroy, a recipient of the 2017 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, about his winning book Lincoln’s White House: The People’s House in Wartime. The Gilder Lehrman Institution and Gettysburg College award this prize annually to an outstanding historical work on Abraham Lincoln or the Civil War soldier. This is Conroy’s...

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