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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After the Suspension of Two Chapters, What’s Next for Greek Life?
Mar23

After the Suspension of Two Chapters, What’s Next for Greek Life?

By Katie Oglesby, News Editor The Gettysburg College chapters of Delta Gamma and Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) were suspended for violations of COVID-19 protocols on campus during the fall 2020 semester, and these sanctions were issued following the de-densification process that ensued after 64 students tested positive for the virus. Around 1,300 of the students on campus were sent home after the outbreak; only first-years and several other...

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A Note from the Editor: On Storytelling and Taking Up Space
Mar22

A Note from the Editor: On Storytelling and Taking Up Space

When I walked into the Gettysburgian office for the first time this semester, it felt a little too much like a museum. Old issues of the magazine were stacked up on the table we usually gather around during weekly editorial meetings, and a bowl of candy canes that were definitely too old to eat without at least a little bit of overthinking were still in the corner. Our staff meets on Zoom every Sunday now, but I still missed the...

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Professor Emerita Continues Support for Global Women’s Issues from Gettysburg
Dec22

Professor Emerita Continues Support for Global Women’s Issues from Gettysburg

By Alicia Method, Staff Writer As Gettysburg students and community members filed through the farmers market this past autumn, they may have passed a small stand selling handcrafted purses and banners. If they stopped to read the sign, they would have seen the items were created by Bosnian women whose lives have been deeply affected by the Bosnian War and Siege of Sarajevo. Gettysburg College’s Professor Emerita Janet Powers set up...

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