Editorial: Strengthening Gettysburg College During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Apr05

Editorial: Strengthening Gettysburg College During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By The Gettysburgian Editorial Board Long before 2020, Gettysburg College faced serious financial challenges stemming from an impending demographic cliff that promises to complicate future class sizes at liberal arts institutions. This past October, in a prelude to the college’s next strategic plan, President Bob Iuliano underscored these economic uncertainties.  “Before COVID hit, national projections estimated that the college-bound...

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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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Conservatory Students Qualify for Finals and Semifinals in Virtual Singing Competition
Mar30

Conservatory Students Qualify for Finals and Semifinals in Virtual Singing Competition

By Julia Dortch, Contributing Writer Students at Gettysburg College’s Sunderman Conservatory of Music participate annually in the National Association of Teachers Singing (NATS) auditions, with some advancing to the semifinals and finals on a national level. Students at Gettysburg took part in the fall 2020 Allegheny Mountain Chapter this past semester, which was virtual for the first time due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns....

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Opinion: Pandemic Burnout—It’s Not Your Fault and It’s Not Just You
Mar28

Opinion: Pandemic Burnout—It’s Not Your Fault and It’s Not Just You

By Phoebe Doscher, Magazine Editor “How are you doing, really?”  This is the question that precipitated a Gettysburgian editorial last fall deconstructing stress culture at Gettysburg. We discovered that we were not, in fact, “good,” or even okay for that matter, and addressed the toxic behavior of letting our mental health slide during a busy semester. That was in 2019.  Fast forward 14 months, and we find ourselves in the midst of...

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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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