April 15, 2019: “GAD-urday? I’m strongly against it.”

April 15, 2019: “GAD-urday? I’m strongly against it.”

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In season two, episode twenty-one of “On Target,” Pontz and Mangala recount their own experiences — and non-experiences — at Get Acquainted Day and then break down the Student Senate presidential and vice presidential election, the results of which will be announced later Monday evening, April 15. Then, we re-air an interview about online courses with Professor Bill O’Hara now that the faculty has approved the motion to make the courses a permanent fixture in the college curriculum.

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Author: Benjamin Pontz

Benjamin Pontz '20 serves as editor-in-chief of The Gettysburgian. Previously, he served as a staff writer, event coverage coordinator, news editor, and managing news editor. During his tenure, he has written more than 200 articles on topics ranging from sports to faculty meetings (which, truthfully, are not all that dissimilar). He led the team that won first place in the 2017 Keystone Press Awards for ongoing news coverage of Robert Spencer's visit to Gettysburg College, co-wrote the package of editorials that won first place in the 2018 Keystone Press Awards, and led the coverage that won both first and second place for ongoing news coverage in the 2019 competition. His review of a Sunderman Conservatory Wind Symphony concert, an ensemble in which he formerly performed, also won accolades. He has interned with "Smart Talk" at WITF in Harrisburg and with PA Post. Ben is a political science and public policy double major with a minor in music, he reads up to seven newspapers daily, and his next step is law school. Follow him on Twitter @benpontz.

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