Dear Dogtor Zach: Finding Motivation
Apr29

Dear Dogtor Zach: Finding Motivation

By Gettysburg College Counseling Services     Dogtor Zach & Co., When I first got home and started doing remote learning, I was pretty okay. It took me a while to get into a routine, but I managed. However, now I am having trouble staying motivated to do my work. I am worried about my grades but even that doesn’t give me motivation. Can you help?  –A struggling sophomore   Motivation can be a hard thing to come by,...

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From the Editor: A Change to How We’ll Handle the Crime Log
Apr25

From the Editor: A Change to How We’ll Handle the Crime Log

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief Since the fall of 2016, The Gettysburgian has, on a weekly or a biweekly basis, published the Daily Crime and Fire Logs exactly as reported by the Gettysburg College Department of Public Safety (DPS) both in print and on our website (and exclusively on our website since fall of 2019). This is not the first time in the publication’s 122-year history that some facsimile of the crime log has been...

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Opinion: Zoom University Is Not Worth $56,000
Apr22

Opinion: Zoom University Is Not Worth $56,000

By Ashleigh Blackwell, Contributing Writer The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives drastically in the past few weeks. We have been ordered to stay home, lost our jobs, and, for students, transferred to online education. While I applaud Gettysburg College for the necessary precautions they have taken and for giving us the room and meal plan refund we deserved, we have been told there will be no tuition refund. Technically, the...

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Introducing New Column: Dear Dogtor Zach
Apr19

Introducing New Column: Dear Dogtor Zach

By Gettysburg College Counseling Services Have you ever wanted to ask a counseling professional a question without making an appointment? Counseling Services is launching “Dear Dogtor Zach & Company” where you can ask a question about relationships, mental health, family, or even sex! The entry will be anonymous. We will choose one question a week to provide a professional response as well as a fun response from the perspective of...

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Senior Reflection: The Time Given Us
Apr12

Senior Reflection: The Time Given Us

By Jared Barna “I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.  “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” The car was packed; the family was all loaded up and ready to go. We had woken up early that morning to get a jump start in an attempt to bypass the inevitable Harrisburg traffic. As...

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Opinion: Solidarity Must Go Both Ways
Apr07

Opinion: Solidarity Must Go Both Ways

By Owen Keenan, Guest Columnist The COVID-19 pandemic has warranted the greatest societal reorganization since World War Two. The economy has ground to a halt and social bonds have been put on hold. The policy needed to end this pandemic is a hard, but necessary, pill to swallow if we are to protect the elderly and immunocompromised. This means that healthy young people, who are at lower risk of serious illness from COVID-19, must act...

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