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.
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Gwen Fries – Editor-in-Chief
Gwen is a senior history and communications major. Previously, she has been involved with the Etownian as a staff writer, copy editor, Copy Chief, Assistant Editor and Webmaster.
Emily Drinks – Managing Editor
Emily is a junior English- Professional Writing major with minors in psychology and creative writing. She has previously worked for the Etownian as a copy editor, Asst. Features Editors and Features Editor. Emily is also part of the Called to Lead undergraduate fellows of justice and peace and works as a writing tutor. She served as the club representative of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for the Class of 2017.
Kelly Bergh – Assistant Editor
Kelly is a junior English- Professional Writing major with minors in psychology and communications. Recognized as the Etownian Reporter of the Year in 2014-2015, she has served as a staff writer and copy editor as well as the News Editor. A native of Philadelphia’s Main Line, Kelly is an associate editor for two Shelf Media Group magazines and has had work published by Philadelphia Stories and Thought Catalog.
Kelly Moore – News Editor
Kelly is a senior mass communications major with minors in graphic design and studio art. Kelly has been a contributing writer for the Etownian since her freshman year. At Etown, Kelly is also involved with ECTV-40, WWEC 88.3 FM and works for the College’s Office of Marketing and Communications where she is a contributor for their online news site, E-town Now and the college’s alumni magazine, Elizabethtown.
Samantha Weiss – Features Editor
Grace Marchione – Campus Life Editor
Grace is a senior professional writing major with minors in creative writing and graphic design. In the past, she has contributed to the Etownian as a copy editor, writer, and assistant section editor. She has also edited poetry and drama submissions for Vox, Etown’s literary magazine. Grace works at the High Library as a circulation assistant
Brian Lukacsy – Sports Editor
Brian is a junior accounting major. He joined the Etownian his freshman year as the Asst. Sports Editor before taking over as the News Editor during the spring semester. As a sophomore he became Sports Editor, a position he plans to keep until graduation. Brian was voted the “Best Reporter” and “Editor of the Year” by his Etownian peers during his first two years on staff. Aside from the Etownian, Brian is a member of the men’s basketball team, President of the accounting club, an Intramural Assistant, and is an Emergent Scholar.
Crystal Uminski – Copy Chief
Crystal is a senior majoring in biology secondary education. She has previously worked on the Etownian as a copy editor and contributing news writer. In addition to serving as Copy Chief, Crystal works as the student assistant at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies and takes late-night shifts on the Elizabethtown College “Bird Feeder” food truck.
Conner Land – Business Manager
Conner is a senior accounting major. On campus, Conner participates on the College’s swim team as captain, 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.