CELEBRITY FASHION FAILS – 2018 AWARD SEASON

That’s a wrap! The Oscars, which took place earlier this month, marks the end of the 2018 award season. Like usual, several gold statues were bestowed, many stale political jokes were made, and, of course, unforgivable crimes of fashion were committed. By far, this award season has contained the most lackluster red carpets of any … More CELEBRITY FASHION FAILS – 2018 AWARD SEASON

Housing: College bubble and county constraints

HOUSING. The word engenders feelings of uncertainty, excitement and apprehension. Many questions — Who will I room with? Where will I live? — begin to circulate in students’ minds as mid-spring semester rolls around. Although the housing selection process has begun for many students across campus, housing within the broader Gettysburg and Adams County community has been … More Housing: College bubble and county constraints

#MoldGate continues with protest…

A protest occurred this past Friday on the steps of Penn Hall from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Students were protesting the school’s negligence and refusal to be forthcoming throughout #MoldGate. Most of the students interviewed (around 2:00pm) weren’t first-years directly affected by the mold, but in fact, environmental studies majors who were concerned that … More #MoldGate continues with protest…

Op-Ed: Gettysburg College administration endangers students

By Sam Genova, Op-Ed Contributor  The Gettysburg College Student Senate held its weekly meeting this Monday, during which time Keira Kant, the Associate Dean of College Life, was given time to discuss the ongoing mold problem in the Hanson Residence Hall. According to an article by the Gettysburg News Network (GNN), the mold was discovered … More Op-Ed: Gettysburg College administration endangers students

CPAC 2018

After departing from 2018 CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) in National Harbor, MD, my initial reaction was as follows: All Hail God Emperor Trump. Of course, such a silly sentiment waned once I was outside the singular echo chamber of the Gaylord Convention Center, but its influence had certainly made its mark. Say what you … More CPAC 2018

Living in the Lambda Chi basement

2018 has been year of fresh starts and new-beginnings over at the Lambda Chi Alpha chapter house. Decade-old disciplinary sanctions have been lifted, large-scale renovations/donations have been procured and substantial membership growth has been achieved. And yet, amidst all of this excitement, there is one new development in the big red house on West Broadway … More Living in the Lambda Chi basement

The Princess and the Pee: What it was like being the only girl on a floor with one (1) co-ed bathroom

After my roommate moved out this past semester, I was the only girl on my floor. The CA was female, but I don’t really count her because she has her own bathroom, so she can avoid most of the problems that this conundrum has caused. The first floor of my dorm has one (1) co-ed … More The Princess and the Pee: What it was like being the only girl on a floor with one (1) co-ed bathroom

I hate Matt Damon

Today, I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Due to my inexplicably irritable mood, I decided to take out my anger on someone more deserving of it than my friends. After mulling over a handful of contenders, I chose Matt Damon as my victim. One might ponder how it is possible to … More I hate Matt Damon

Why I am actually blessing every drop of rain down in Africa

Cape Town, South Africa is experiencing an unprecedented water shortage.  However, major international (particularly American) news outlets have been sensationalizing the water crisis and misrepresenting many locals’ sentiments. I was nervous to commit to studying abroad in Cape Town for four and a half months with the looming threat of “Day Zero, ” that is, … More Why I am actually blessing every drop of rain down in Africa

A ruined weekend

Alas, this past weekend will go down in history as one of the worst of my life, a particular shame due to all the exciting plans I originally had. Indeed, Friday night, Saturday and Sunday were filled with promise; Chinese takeout from Ping’s was to be ordered, a dear friend’s birthday was to be celebrated … More A ruined weekend

Pizza Day

As humans, we celebrate holidays that strike a certain emotion within our hearts. Also part of the human condition is the phenomenon of realizing that we often only give credit to the things we love on specific days of the year. Your mother’s birthday should not be the one time per year that you remind … More Pizza Day

‘Change it back’: Snapchat users not happy about latest update (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Do you like the new Snapchat update? The Atlanta Journal-Constitution pumped out a piece with all the negative reaction on Twitter. Excerpt: “Snapchat rolled out a new update full of new designs and features this week, but users didn’t seem to be too thrilled about the changes.” Check out the full piece: ‘Change it back’: Snapchat … More ‘Change it back’: Snapchat users not happy about latest update (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Printing problems

I would rather fall down a flight of stairs than print something in the Gettysburg College library. It took me a solid half hour to print a one page reading last week. At any point in the day — especially during peak printing hours — you can see hoards of students huddled around the two … More Printing problems

2018 Oscar nominations – snubs and surprises

Today marks the beginning of the end for 2018’s Awards Season; the nominations for the 90th Academy Awards, which will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on March 4th, were announced this morning. Despite the inner turmoil Hollywood has experienced this past year, the prestige and honor of The Oscars continues to endure. Even receiving a … More 2018 Oscar nominations – snubs and surprises

2018 Golden Globes

The Golden Globes aired tonight and the winners and losers are now in the books. The whole show took an overtly political tone, and thankfully so, with everything happening in the news — it would’ve seemed odd if politics didn’t dominate this awards show. The #MeToo movement was the star of the show tonight. Many … More 2018 Golden Globes

2018 Golden Globe nominations and notable snubs – Film

The days which fall dark too soon and the gentle dustings of snow all serve as a harbinger of everyone’s favorite time of year: Award Season! On Monday, the nominations for the 75th Golden Globes, which will be hosted by Seth Meyers on Jan. 7, were announced. Though the Golden Globes include awards for both … More 2018 Golden Globe nominations and notable snubs – Film

In defense of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (VSFS) airs tonight on CBS. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding this year’s show — with model Gigi Hadid being denied a visa due to a video being posted of her making a racist gesture (which was actually posted by her own sister, Bella). Even without the drama … More In defense of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

A freshman year concert and a missed mid-term | Bob Shryock (NJ.com)

Bob Shryock ’60 was a former Gettysburg College student who eventually flunked out but still managed to have an influence on society as a columnist for the South Jersey Times (NJ.com). His career is nearing an end, but here is his latest column with a quick story from his time at Gettysburg. This is the … More A freshman year concert and a missed mid-term | Bob Shryock (NJ.com)