September 17, 2018: “Nick Arbaugh says students need to have agency to shape campus experience”

September 17, 2018: “Nick Arbaugh says students need to have agency to shape campus experience”

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In season two, episode four of “On Target,” Pontz sits down with Student Senate President Nick Arbaugh ’20 to discuss his plans for the upcoming year in Student Senate, his hopes for the next President of Gettysburg College, and his belief that students need to take more ownership of their experience to effectuate change in college. Pontz and Mangala also chat about the College Union Building’s Grand Opening event, the new appointees in Student Senate, and Homecoming weekend.

Bullet Points

  • Recap of the College Union Building Grand Opening (0:30)
  • Discussion of new members of Student Senate, Senate Committee Chairs, and Affinity Group Leaders (4:05)
  • Preview of Homecoming Weekend (13:30)
  • Bullet Report: Update on Gettysburg College Athletics (see more in our sports section) (18:10)
  • Interview with Nick Arbaugh ’20, President of the Gettysburg College Student Senate (19:30)
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Author: Benjamin Pontz

Benjamin Pontz '20 served as Editor-in-Chief of The Gettysburgian from 2018 until 2020, Managing News Editor from 2017 until 2018, News Editor in the spring of 2017, and Staff Writer during the fall of 2016. During his tenure, he wrote 232 articles. He led teams that won two first place Keystone Press Awards for ongoing news coverage (once of Bob Garthwait's resignation, and the other of Robert Spencer's visit to campus) and was part of the team that wrote a first-place trio of editorials in 2018. He also received recognition for a music review he wrote in 2019. A political science and public policy major with a music minor, he graduated in May of 2020 and will pursue a master's degree in public policy on a Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Manchester before enrolling in law school.

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