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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From Our Senior Editors: Let’s Celebrate Graduation During Homecoming This Fall
Apr06

From Our Senior Editors: Let’s Celebrate Graduation During Homecoming This Fall

By Lauren Hand and Benjamin Pontz We learned last week — to no great surprise — that Commencement Weekend, originally scheduled for May 17, has been postponed. With the coronavirus spreading and no end in sight, that was the only responsible decision. On May 17, the Class of 2020 will still officially be Gettysburg College graduates, but without the pomp and circumstance that typically characterizes the occasion. President...

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Senior Reflection: A Love Letter to the Things We Can’t Replace
Apr05

Senior Reflection: A Love Letter to the Things We Can’t Replace

By Jessica Greenman On the evening of my last Tuesday at Gettysburg, I went early to orchestra rehearsal. A few of us, as members of a recently-organized student board, discussed ways to promote the ensemble in the college community. One of our first steps was social media, which could start that very night—we would take a short video of each senior. It was simple enough: Name. Class year. Major and minor. Length of time you’ve been...

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Opinion: Taking Care of Yourself During a Pandemic
Mar27

Opinion: Taking Care of Yourself During a Pandemic

By Nicole DeJacimo It gets hard to quiet the voices in our heads when we spend too much time with them and without the voices of loved ones around us. People around the world are spending more time inside and alone than ever before because of COVID-19. While social distancing may be the best way to save more lives and avoid overwhelming medical services, sometimes the cure comes with damaging side effects. Of course, there are the...

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