October 21, 2019: “Pat McKenna on the future of club reps in Senate, importance of representation”

October 21, 2019: “Pat McKenna on the future of club reps in Senate, importance of representation”

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In season three, episode six of “On Target,” Pontz and Frasier discuss the campus power outage as well as some events from the past several weeks before and after reading days. Then, Pontz sits down with Patrick McKenna ’20, President of the Gettysburg College Student Senate.

Bullet Points

  • Conversation about the campus power outage including why some students were so unnerved by various sirens (0:35)
  • Recap of Acatoberfest (9:05)
  • Mention of the Gondwe Lecture (11:15)
  • Discussion about Mary’s excitement and Ben’s disdain for Halloween (13:45)
  • Bullet Report: Update on Gettysburg College Athletics (see more in our sports section) (17:15)
  • Interview with Student Senate President Patrick McKenna (18:30)
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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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