Opinion: The Predicament of COVID-19: Tales from My Family’s Local Small Business 
Oct17

Opinion: The Predicament of COVID-19: Tales from My Family’s Local Small Business 

By Abigail Marconi, Staff Writer  My family owns a deli, and it is quite literally the epitome of a ma-and-pa shop. Grandpa Marconi started the family business in 1982. These days, we typically have 15 employees working with us to serve the community of Hagerstown, Md. our homemade soups and subs.  Small businesses have always struggled to stay afloat, but the lockdowns and restrictions implemented to fight COVID-19 put unprecedented...

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Opinion: The Case For A Pass/Fail Semester
Oct15

Opinion: The Case For A Pass/Fail Semester

By Thomas Cassara, Staff Writer On March 25, 2020, students were given the opportunity to opt into a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grading scale for the spring semester, where any letter grade of a D- or more would be listed as ‘Satisfactory’ and would not impact a student’s GPA. This grading option gave many students, myself included, a feeling of peace. The college chose to acknowledge our struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic...

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The Current Status of Gettysburg College Athletics
Oct13

The Current Status of Gettysburg College Athletics

By Jack Herr and Colin Lawless, Staff Writers The COVID-19 pandemic has done a number on the sports world. Professional leagues were postponed for months, and while the majority are back up and running, they still face their fair share of problems. College sports are only back in some parts of the country, and the schools that have allowed them to resume are subject to more and more scrutiny as the weeks continue.  Gettysburg College...

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A Day in the Life of a Remote Student
Oct11

A Day in the Life of a Remote Student

By Piper Mettenburg, Features Editor A loud screeching noise jolts Olivia Chatowsky ‘21 out of a comfortable sleep. Sitting up, she locks eyes with the perpetrator of the noise: an old fashioned alarm clock strategically placed several steps away from her bed. Before making her way to the clock, she grabs her phone and catches a glimpse of the time. It’s 8:30 a.m. Although her first class isn’t until 11:30, she urges herself to get...

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Teaching in a Pandemic: Alumni Face Challenges and Nurture Passions as First-Time Music Educators
Oct11

Teaching in a Pandemic: Alumni Face Challenges and Nurture Passions as First-Time Music Educators

By Julia Dortch, Contributing Writer, and Lily Zhou, A&E Editor Teaching and learning in a pandemic have presented many challenges for both educators and students around the world. After graduating virtually back in May, Ben Fruchtl ‘20 and Brooke Maskin ‘20 have already been able to experience both sides of the coin — they are currently navigating their first few months as music teachers in a virtual setting.  Fruchtl is...

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The Office of Sexual Respect Adjusts to New Title IX Regulations, Addresses Sexual Misconduct During COVID-19
Oct10

The Office of Sexual Respect Adjusts to New Title IX Regulations, Addresses Sexual Misconduct During COVID-19

By Jane Fitzpatrick, Assistant News Editor Colleges across the country received new guidelines from the United States Department of Education surrounding Title IX and the regulated responses to sexual assault reported on college campuses. New adjustments to regulations will have to be implemented this year.  Some of the most prominent changes established by the U.S. Department of Education affect the hearing processes which take place...

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