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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Sarah Kennedy – Editor-in-Chief
Sarah is a senior English- Professional Writing major with minors in Psychology and Film Studies. Previously, she has been involved with the Etownian as a copy editor, Copy Chief, and Managing Editor. Sarah is a production assistant for Bowers Writers House and works as a writing tutor for Learning Services.

Kait GibboneyManaging Editor
Kait is a senior English- Professional Writing major and Religious Studies minor from Huntingdon, Pa. Previous to her current position, Kait served as a copy editor, Asst. Features Editor, and Features Editor. At Etown, she is involved on campus as the President of the Meditation Club, Secretary of the Fine Arts club, Creative Nonfiction Editor for Fine Print, and as Assistant Student Secretary for the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center. After graduating, Kait hopes to find a job in writing, editing and/or publishing.

Gwen Fries – Assistant Editor
Gwen is a junior double major in History and Corporate Communications and Art History minor. In the past, she has been involved with the Etownian as a copy editor, contributing writer, and copy chief. Gwen also takes part in the Elizabethtown Community Chorus and serves as one of the representatives for the Class of 2016 in Student Senate.

Kelly Bergh – News Editor
Kelly is a sophomore English- Professional Writing major. Before becoming News Editor, she worked as a contributing writer and copy editor for the Etownian.

Emily Drinks – Features Editor
Emily is a sophomore English- Professional Writing major with minors in Psychology and Creative Writing. She has previously worked for the Etownian as a copy editor and Asst. Features Editor. Emily is also part of the Called to Lead undergraduate fellows of justice and peace, and she serves as the club representative of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for the class of 2017.

Emily Lidstone – Campus Life Editor
Emily, a senior English- Professional Writing major and Spanish minor, joined the staff this year as editor for the redesigned Campus Life section.

Brian Lukacsy – Sports Editor
Brian is a sophomore Accounting major from Mullica Hill, N.J. He joined the Etownian last year as the Asst. Sports Editor before taking over as the News Editor during the second semester. Brian was voted the “Best Reporter” by his Etownian peers during his first year on staff. He is happy to be back to the Sports Section as editor. Aside from the Etownian, Brian is a member of the men’s Basketball team, the accounting club, and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, and he is a tutor at Learning Services. Brian will graduate with 150 credits and is working toward receiving his CPA license, with the goal of working for the FBI as a forensic accountant.

Crystal Uminski – Copy Chief
Crystal, a junior Biology Education major, has previously served as a copy editor and contributing writer for the Etownian. She is also a member of the College’s Honors Program and a student mentor and tutor for the biology department.

Luke Mackey – Photography Editor
Luke is a sophomore Communications major with a minor in Business Administration. Previously, he worked for the Etownian as a copy editor and assistant photography editor. Luke is a disc jockey for the campus radio station, WWEC 88.3 FM, and works for Etown’s yearbook, the Conestogan, as a technology assistant. Luke’s photography experience is the result of many years of experimenting and learning from the best critics — other successful photographers. He currently publishes his photography work and sells it through the publishing company Artflakes, headquartered in Germany.

Conner Land – Business Manager
Conner is a junior Accounting major with a minor in Economics. On campus, Conner participates on the College’s swim team, is a Student Athlete Mentor (SAM) and works as a tutor for Learning Services. Conner is responsible for taking care of all accounting and financial responsibilities for the newspaper.

Luke Wilson – Webmaster
Luke is a senior Computer Science major. He is responsible for posting articles online and keeping the website up to date.