About

The Etownian, Elizabethtown College’s student newspaper, is published weekly during the academic year. The paper is one of the oldest news publications in Lancaster County, beginning production in 1904. Since then, the Etownian has grown to be named one of the top college newspapers in the country, being awarded “Best Newspaper” in our division (four-year school with fewer than 5,000 students) at the 2013 Apple College Media Association Awards.

Our presence in social media allows us to reach a level of interactivity that was formerly impossible only publishing in print. We encourage you to contact us, either through our Contact form or at editor@etown.edu. Please discuss, comment, and send us your genuine feedback. We are looking forward to helping create a truly engaged community.
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Staff

Aileen Ida – Editor-in-Chief
Aileen is a junior political science and mass communications double major with a minor in international studies. She has previously worked for the Etownian as a Features Editor, Asst. Features Editor and copy editor. On campus, Aileen works with Admissions as a Diversity Team Coordinator and the Public Relations Officer of the College Democrats.

Katie Weiler Assistant Editor-in Chief, Acting Editor in Chief

Katie is a sophomore English – professional writing major with a minor in International Studies. She previously wrote for both the Features and News sections in her first year at the College. She hopes to one day travel the world and share the stories of people near and far. Here on campus she is also a contributor to the campus literary magazine Fine Print, and works as a tutor in learning services and the Writing Wing. Overall, Katie is grateful for the experiences Etown has provided for her and looks forward to the future.

Amanda Jobes Managing Editor

Amanda is a junior at Etown with a major in English-Professional Writing and a minor in Japanese. She started off by writing for the Etownian and later held the role of Copy Chief. Currently, she works as a part-time as a tutor for a few courses. She is currently a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society. She is also an avid music lover and participates in her community chorus, but her true dream is to eventually rule the world with her own group of minions.

Melissa Spencer – News Editor

Melissa Spencer is a junior English professional writing major with minors and mathematics and data analytics. Previously, she was a copy editor, the assistant editor to News, and a writer for News. Along with the Etownian, Melissa also works as a writing tutor for the College’s Learning Zone. She is currently a member of the Alpha Lamba Delta Honors Society and the Sigma Tau Delta English honors society. She hopes to one day become a writer who can combine her passion for English and mathematics together.

Megan Kane Campus Life Editor

A junior English/Secondary Education major, Megan is present on campus as an officer of several clubs, including the Honors Council, Education Organization, Sigma Tau Delta and Donate Life. She works as a freelance writer for Happenings Magazine, as well as in the grant writing and communications department at The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education. This semester, she is also interning at Hippocampus Magazine and Publishing Company. In her free time, Megan enjoys reading, drawing and playing the violin.

Delaney DammeyerAssistant Campus Life Editor

Delaney is a sophomore sociology-anthropology major with a Spanish minor and is the current assistant editor to Campus Life. Delaney was a writer for Sports and Features before joining the editing team of the Etownian. Along with the paper, Delaney is a part of Habitat for Humanity, Called to Lead, and was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society. You can find her working in the Blue Bean Cafe when she is not writing or studying!

Rachel Lee Features Editor

Rachel is a junior English – professional writing major with minors in Spanish and creative writing. Before becoming features editor, Rachel was a writer, copy editor and assistant features editor. Outside of the Etownian, Rachel is treasurer of Stitch2Serve and Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society. She can also be found working for the Writing Wing and the Social Enterprise Institute and searching for quiet spots on campus to write.

Amity Radcliff – Sports Editor

Amity is a sophomore communications major with a concentration in public relations. She wrote for the Features section her first year of college. She loves to watch football and hopes to one day be the Commissioner of the National Football League. On campus she is also very active in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship where she runs a bible study. Although she is not looking for a job in writing she super glad she is able to use her passion in writing by working for the Etownian.

Megan WhitePhotography Editor

Megan White is a sophomore English-Professional Writing major with a minor in Creative Writing and Graphic Design. She has worked previously on the Etownian as a Copy Editor and Photographer. Megan is also Co-Editor of the campus literary magazine, Fine Print, secretary of the Photography club and the Creative Writing club, and a member of the Art club, Relay for Life, and the dance club, Emotion. Megan hopes you’ll one day see her on the Bestseller list.

Stephanie MillerChief Copy Editor

Stephanie Miller is a junior English – Professional Writing major with a minor in Communications. She started as a copy editor and staff writer and served as Assistant News Editor and News Editor before settling into her current Copy Chief position. Outside academics, Stephanie serves as Secretary of Etown’s Stitch2Serve knitting and crocheting club, tap dances with the E-motion dance group, and is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society. In her free time she enjoys reading anything that’s not a textbook, knitting, and silently correcting people’s grammar.

Julia SoltisOnline Editor

Julia is a sophomore professional writing major with a minor in anthropology. She is a photographer for the Etownian and has previously copy edited. Julia works for the admissions office on campus as a jaywalker. She is also involved in Cru, creative writing club and Fine Print magazine. Julia is excited to be a new addition on the Etownian team!

David Callahan Business Manager

David is a senior business administration major with a concentration in entrepreneurship and a minor in theatre. He is very active with the theatre department and is a member of Sock & Buskin, Etown’s Theatre Club, and he is currently in rehearsal for the Fall production of Spring Awakening. You can also find David across campus working for Financial Aid, Catering Services, and The Tempest Theatre Box Office.

Ashley Reeb – Advertising Manager

Ashley is a senior business administration major, with a concentration in marketing and a minor in graphic design. She has previously worked for the Etownian and E-town Now as a news writer since her first year at the College. Ashley has interned at Lancaster Newspaper, or LNP Media Group, Inc., as well as Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, to build her know-how in the business and journalism industries. She currently works as a graphic design intern for the Social Enterprise Institute at Elizabethtown College.