Senior Spotlight: Britney Brunache
Oct12

Senior Spotlight: Britney Brunache

By Laken Franchetti, Staff Writer Britney Brunache ’22, a senior theatre arts and psychology double major, always knew that theatre was going to play a major role in her time at Gettysburg College. In the summer of 2020, she wrote a play adaptation of the novel Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine by Bebe Moore Campbell. This sparked a deep interest in writing and directing her own piece of work. Now, a little over a year later, she is...

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SAIL Program Works to Improve Physical and Mental Health in Student-Athletes
Oct10

SAIL Program Works to Improve Physical and Mental Health in Student-Athletes

By Colin Lawless, Staff Writer The Student-Athlete Impact Leader (SAIL) program at Gettysburg continues to reinvent the way athletes adapt and respond to mental health in its third year. SAIL is a part of the Student Athlete Well-Being Program on campus, with the mission to bringing together “a group of student-athletes who are invested in the well-being of themselves, their teammates, and peers at Gettysburg College.” The group is...

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Senior Spotlight: Merlyn Maldonado Lopez
Oct10

Senior Spotlight: Merlyn Maldonado Lopez

By Noelle Muni, Contributing Writer Merlyn Maldonado Lopez ’22, a double major in art history and an individualized major titled “Magazine and Popular Culture in Media,” is the curator of one of Schmucker Art Gallery’s newest exhibits “Martin Puryear: 40 Years Since Sentinel.” Reflected in the marriage of her majors, Maldonado’s drive toward curation came to her as a combination of her love of art and communications. After taking her...

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Editorial: An Opportunity to Rebuild
Oct09

Editorial: An Opportunity to Rebuild

By The Gettysburgian Editorial Board When the pandemic began, the word most often used to describe this period was “unprecedented.” Lockdowns were unprecedented, widespread masking was unprecedented, and the thought of draining our lives of the company of others was also unprecedented. Hardly anyone living had previously survived a public health crisis of this magnitude. With more than a year and a half behind us, “unprecedented” is...

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What Makes Gettysburg a Home?
Oct09

What Makes Gettysburg a Home?

By Gracie Meisner, Contributing Writer For many college students, finding a sense of “home” on campus is no easy task. Indeed, the concept of home looks different for everyone. Whether it’s a place, a person, or an intangible feeling, home is a sense of comfort and belonging. For Michael Allessi ’25 and Gabbi Lombardi ’25, the people make a place a home. “It’s going to sound cheesy, but home to me is wherever family is, and wherever I...

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Opinion: Afghanistan: Biden’s Foreign Policy Disaster
Oct09

Opinion: Afghanistan: Biden’s Foreign Policy Disaster

By Ziv Carmi, Contributing Writer For the past few weeks, Americans have been watching the events unfolding in Afghanistan. Perhaps some felt shock, others horror. The botched American withdrawal from Afghanistan was an avoidable foreign policy failure on the behalf of Joe Biden and his administration, and the effects of this disaster will reverberate both at home and abroad for years to come. After 20 years, it seems that the...

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