Doing Great Work: Building a Tiny House in a Pandemic
Apr02

Doing Great Work: Building a Tiny House in a Pandemic

By Gauri Mangala, Managing Editor After learning that studying abroad would likely not be an option for the fall semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic, environmental studies and music major Zach de Besche ‘22 decided to take on a unique project: building a tiny house on wheels.  Tiny houses tend to hover around 100 to 400 square feet in terms of size, and promote sustainability and simple living. These independent structures are also...

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Celebrating Women’s History Month on Campus
Mar31

Celebrating Women’s History Month on Campus

By Alli Dayton, Staff Writer Women’s History Month occurs throughout the month of March and is intended to celebrate the contributions of women throughout history who inspire the successes of modern women. At Gettysburg College, Women’s History Month was celebrated through a variety of programs organized by the Office of Student Affairs and Greek Life, the Women’s Center, the Office of LGBTQIA+ Life, and the Office of Multicultural...

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Snapshots from a Pandemic Semester
Mar28

Snapshots from a Pandemic Semester

Compiled by Mary Frasier, Photography Director, and Piper Mettenburg, Features Editor We documented the various changes to campus since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Here’s how life at Gettysburg looks during the spring 2021 semester, almost a year since the college halted in-person classes in March of 2020.                 This photo story appeared on pages 14 through 17 of the March 16,...

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New COVID Protocols Lead to Unconventional Student Housing
Mar25

New COVID Protocols Lead to Unconventional Student Housing

By Alli Dayton, Staff Writer In an effort to maintain a low residential density, the college has prioritized housing students in single bedrooms instead of doubles or triples. As a result of this change, many students are currently living in unconventional housing across campus—including rooms in the Gettysburg Hotel and the President Inn & Suites. Students are also living in the former fraternity house at 105 W. Water Street that...

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Sophomores Reflect on Disrupted College Experience
Mar23

Sophomores Reflect on Disrupted College Experience

By Phoebe Doscher, Magazine Editor At this time last year, first-year students had just reached the midpoint of their second semesters at Gettysburg. They had begun immersing themselves in college life by meeting friends, discovering areas of interest for possible majors, and getting engaged in activities.  In other words, when the pandemic hit and the college transitioned to remote instruction for the remainder of the spring 2020...

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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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