Reflections on the Past
Apr27

Reflections on the Past

Compiled by Anna Cincotta, Phoebe Doscher, and Piper Mettenburg We asked members of the campus community what the past means to them, whether it relates to the significance of the historic Gettysburg campus, their academic focus, or their personal connection to the past. Here’s what they had to say: Bob Iuliano, President of Gettysburg College “In my Installation Address, I spoke to the history of this special...

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Scott Hancock on Gettysburg’s Past and Present
Apr22

Scott Hancock on Gettysburg’s Past and Present

By Piper Mettenburg, Features Editor On July 4, 2020, Scott Hancock arrived at the State of Virginia Monument in Gettysburg National Military Park equipped with a small hammer and signs reading “#FindABetterRoleModel,” and began staking homemade Black Lives Matter flags around the 41-foot monument of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. A dedicated Civil War historian, Hancock wants battlefield visitors to understand a simple truth—that...

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Students Navigate Activism Fatigue
Apr20

Students Navigate Activism Fatigue

By Anna Cincotta, Editor-in-Chief In the fall of 2019, Nadine Snyder ‘21 passed a resolution in the Student Senate advocating the elimination of plastic bags at the Bullet Hole. This call for a plastic bag ban at the popular to-go dining option on campus set off a chain of events that eventually resulted in the decision to start charging students for plastic bags, which drastically reduced plastic consumption at the college during...

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Honoring the Memory of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: Monday April 19, 2021
Apr17

Honoring the Memory of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: Monday April 19, 2021

This slideshow requires JavaScript. By Hannah Labovitz, Contributing Writer On April 19, 1943, the few thousand Jews remaining in the Warsaw Ghetto made the brave and inspiring decision to resist the Nazis and to stage a violent uprising. In addition to making a statement against the Nazis, one major goal of the uprising was to create a long-lasting legacy for the Warsaw Ghetto Jews, an attempt to preserve memory through impact. As...

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Students Celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility
Apr10

Students Celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility

By Kyle Beatty, Staff Writer On Saturday, Mar. 27, those taking advantage of the warm weather by taking a walk down Carlisle Street were greeted with blue and pink decorations on the porches and front yards of six College Houses, with a few more scattered across campus. House Leaders and members had set up stands for an early celebration of Transgender Day of Visibility (Mar. 31st), an event dedicated to celebrating the lives and...

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The Women’s Center’s Presents “Our Voices are Vibrant”
Apr05

The Women’s Center’s Presents “Our Voices are Vibrant”

By Victoria Staub, Contributing Writer On Saturday, March 19, the Gettysburg College Women’s Center virtually presented “Our Voices are Vibrant” via Zoom. Gettysburg students Ellie Boye ’22, Ericka Parra ’21, and Caoilainn “Kiki” McKenna ’21, as Women’s Center Program Coordinators and Co-Directors of “Our Voices,” were responsible for coordinating this project alongside 11 participants from the Gettysburg College community. This...

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