Problem of the Week: A Disappointing Investment
Jan21

Problem of the Week: A Disappointing Investment

Editor’s Note: The Department of Mathematics at Gettysburg College hosts a problem of the week challenge to determine each semester’s Paul Mugabi problem-solving award recipient(s).  Each week’s entries are scored by a faculty judge, and winner(s) from each week will receive a Problem Of the Week (P.O.W.) button.  The Gettysburgian is not involved in or responsible for accepting or evaluating students’ submissions to this contest....

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Postcard from Abroad: Thank You, from Egypt
Jan05

Postcard from Abroad: Thank You, from Egypt

By Brandon Neely, Contributing Writer CAIRO – As any student who travels abroad knows, there are moments when you suddenly become aware of yourself. On my first day in Egypt, wandering through the streets, trying to find a place to buy water, it was a terrifying, overwhelming realization. I’m in Egypt, I remembered. I’m an ocean away from home, and I don’t know where to get drinking water, and I can’t handle how much sand is between...

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Staff Spotlight: Amanda Del Gaudio
Dec20

Staff Spotlight: Amanda Del Gaudio

By Sydney Dyer, Contributing Writer In June, Gettysburg College welcomed Amanda Del Gaudio as the inaugural Director of Gender Equity and LGBTQIA+ Life. Del Gaudio, who uses she/they pronouns, took the first full-time position as director when the college decided to combine two offices to create a single space. Their first order of business has been rebranding and hiring; a total of 10 student employees now work at the Gender and...

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Problem of the Week: Rationality at Dessert
Nov29

Problem of the Week: Rationality at Dessert

Editor’s Note: The Department of Mathematics at Gettysburg College hosts a problem of the week challenge to determine each semester’s Paul Mugabi problem-solving award recipient(s).  Each week’s entries are scored by a faculty judge, and winner(s) from each week will receive a Problem Of the Week (P.O.W.) button.  The Gettysburgian is not involved in or responsible for accepting or evaluating students’ submissions to this contest....

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Getting to Know IFC President Mark Seibert
Nov19

Getting to Know IFC President Mark Seibert

By Phoebe Doscher, Editor-in-Chief Going into his first year at Gettysburg, Mark Seibert ’22 initially felt unsure about whether he would join a Greek organization. His brother, a 2018 grad, was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha, so he knew about Greek life opportunities before stepping foot on campus. “I knew that Greek life was here, but I wasn’t really too sure if I wanted it to be a part of my experience,” Seibert explained. His...

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Getting to Know Panhellenic Council President Sara Tomson
Nov19

Getting to Know Panhellenic Council President Sara Tomson

By Sydney Dyer, Contributing Writer Sara Tomson ’22, a philosophy and sociology double major with a minor in peace and justice studies, serves as this year’s Panhellenic Council President. Tomson wanted to join Greek life long before college after seeing the lifelong experiences and relationships her mother had as a member of the Alpha Xi Delta women’s fraternity. In 2020, Tomson became the Chi Delta Panhellenic Delegate, which...

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