COVID-19 Updates, Reminders, and Next Steps
Jan20

COVID-19 Updates, Reminders, and Next Steps

By Laken Franchetti, Assistant News Editor An email was sent out on January 19 to members of the Gettysburg College community detailing COVID-19 updates, reminders, and next steps for the spring semester. Omicron Concerns The college expects an increase in positive cases on campus during the spring semester as a result of the highly transmissible Omicron variant. Health experts state that the Gettysburg College community is at a low...

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Local Coffee Shop The Ugly Mug Cafe Announces Closure
Jan18

Local Coffee Shop The Ugly Mug Cafe Announces Closure

By Laken Franchetti, Assistant News Editor The Ugly Mug Cafe, a local favorite among Gettysburgians, announced their closure on Jan. 9, 2022. The news of their closure was given through their Instagram account where they stated, “Many factors have [led] to this decision … a global pandemic, staffing shortages, product shortages, even our own health and well-being.” The post has garnered over one hundred comments from Gettysburg...

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Inclusion, Unity, and Fun: Introducing Orange and Blue Days
Jan05

Inclusion, Unity, and Fun: Introducing Orange and Blue Days

By Gracie Meisner, Staff Writer At Gettysburg College, a new initiative seeks to foster school spirit and unity on campus in a fun and inclusive manner. Spearheaded by Vice President for Enrollment and Educational Services Carey Thompson, Orange and Blue Days take place on the first Friday of each month, encouraging Gettysburg College students, staff, alumni, members of the community, and anyone else who wishes to participate to don...

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Students See Discrepancies in Sickness Policies Now that the College has Returned to “Normal”
Jan05

Students See Discrepancies in Sickness Policies Now that the College has Returned to “Normal”

By Vanessa Igras, Staff Writer Gettysburg College students have been back in person for the entirety of this semester and in the spirit of normalcy, the College has witnessed the return of the common cold—or what students across America are calling the “frat flu.” This common cold variant appears to have symptoms extraordinarily similar to that of COVID-19. Additionally, this cold has the tendency to last weeks on end and thus, forces...

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Spring Semester COVID-19 Update: Required Booster, Updated Testing Policy, Online Classes First Week
Jan05

Spring Semester COVID-19 Update: Required Booster, Updated Testing Policy, Online Classes First Week

By Nicole DeJacimo, Managing Editor, and Phoebe Doscher, Editor-in-Chief Gettysburg College will begin classes as planned on Jan. 17, 2022, with additional testing and vaccination requirements, according to a campus-wide email from the administration. Upon arrival, in-person classes and activities will be restricted and students will be tested for COVID-19. The changes come based on the Omicron variant and the nationwide trajectory of...

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Winter Break Immersion Trips Canceled Due to Rise in COVID Cases
Dec21

Winter Break Immersion Trips Canceled Due to Rise in COVID Cases

By Nicole DeJacimo, Managing Editor This week, the Center for Public Service announced the cancellation of all winter break immersion trips, both domestic and international, due to a rise in COVID-19 cases.  In an email to the immersion trip students, Director of the Center for Public Service Jeff Rioux explained the concerns about the trip. “With significant increases in [the] risk of infection we also do not want to unnecessarily...

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