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Real History vs Reel History: The Never-Ending Debate

By Laurel Wilson ’19 Movies based on history have been popular since the rise of film in the entertainment industry. Transporting audiences to a different place and time period is something … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 · 2 Comments

“A National Sin”: Samuel Simon Schmucker, Founder of Gettysburg College, on the Peculiar Institution

By Meg Sutter ’16 Many music and art students at Gettysburg College would recognize the name Schmucker as their building, or affectionately their ‘home,’ on campus. Alumni might even remember … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · 3 Comments

Challenging Lincoln: How Gettysburg’s Lincoln-centric Emancipation Narrative Has Overshadowed Local Black History

By Jeff Lauck ’18 When it comes to symbols of emancipation, President Abraham Lincoln is king. No other person is more associated with the abolition of slavery than “The Great … Continue reading

February 29, 2016 · 2 Comments

Joshua Chamberlain on Mars: Chambermania and Beyond!

By Ryan Nadeau ’16 You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to observe one fact about Mars: it has a lot of rocks. While each is typically given a … Continue reading

December 7, 2015 · 1 Comment


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