Our Staff

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The Gettysburgian is operated by a staff of students, who retain full editorial control over the publication’s operations. The staff for the 2018-19 academic year is listed below. Please feel free to email section editors with story ideas, or send them to editors@gettysburgian.com for consideration for publication.

If you’d like to write for us, please contact the section editors for the sections you’d like to write for to be added to their rosters.

To advertise with us, please contact our editors at the email address above.

Editor-in-Chief: Benjamin Pontz ’20benjamin-pontz-zoomed

Benjamin Pontz ’20 serves as editor-in-chief of The Gettysburgian. Previously, he served as a staff writer, event coverage coordinator, news editor, and managing news editor. During his tenure, he has written more than 130 articles, and he led the team that won first place in the 2017 Keystone Press Awards for ongoing news coverage of Robert Spencer’s visit to Gettysburg College. Ben is a political science and public policy double major with a minor in music, and he reads up to seven newspapers daily. Follow him on Twitter.

Managing Opinions Editor: Joshua Wagner ’19josh-wagner

Josh Wagner ’19 is a chemistry and mathematics double major who enjoys bike rides on the battlefield and waving around a red pen as the Gettysburgian’s Managing Opinions Editor.  When not editing for the Gettysburgian, he can usually be found working in the College Life Office, helping students with calculus as a PLA, or studying in the library.

Arts & Entertainment Editor: Katherine Lentz ’20

Katherine Lentz ’20 is as a Psychology and Public Policy double major. She acts as the Editor of the Arts and Entertainment section of The Gettysburgian, as well as the Vice President of Gettysburg College’s new club Phoenix Rising.

Features Editor: Maddie Neiman ’21maddie-neiman

Madeleine (Maddie) Neiman ’21 intends to double major in History and English and to pursue the Teacher Certification Program at Gettysburg College. On campus, she plans to involve herself in clubs and different activities, especially through the Center for Public Service. A lover of traveling, Maddie has ventured to eight different countries and hopes to explore the globe further in the future. For updates and more, follow Maddie on Twitter or on Instagram.

News Editor: Gauri Mangala ’21gauri-mangala

Gauri Mangala ’21 currently serves as the News Editor for the Gettysburgian, a position she has held since May of 2018. Gauri is originally from Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Aside from her work with the Gettysburgian, Gauri is the treasurer for the Owl and Nightingale Players.  She hopes to study International Affairs and Anthropology during her time at Gettysburg.

Sports Editor: Charlie Williamson ’19

Charlie Williamson ’19 is Sports Editor for The Gettysburgian. A psychology major, he is also the philanthropy chair of the Lambda Chi fraternity and a Student Senator representing the Class of 2019.

Public Relations Manager: Sam Hann ’21Sam Hann

Sam Hann ’21 is the Public Relations Manager for The Gettysburgian. She also works as a Staff Photographer and, in 2018, won second place in sports photography in the Keystone Press Awards. She also works for the Garthwait Leadership Center as a Leadership Mentor.

Copy Editors: Cameron D’Amica ’22, Phoebe Doscher ’22, Jessica Greenman ’20, Lauren Hand ’20, Emma Love ’22 & Joseph Maguschak ’22

Director of Photography: Mary Frasier ’21Mary Frasier

Mary Frasier ’21 is the Director of Photography and writer for The Gettysburgian, primarily covering news. Mary is a Political Science and History double major with a Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor. In addition to The Gettysburgian, Mary is also the student assistant at the Civil War Institute, the ToDragma Reporter for Alpha Omicron Pi, a member of College Democrats, and a PLA for El Centro. Follow her on Instagram @maryfrasier98.

Advisors: Tom Barstow (Adjunct Instructor of Journalism), Jack Ryan (Vice Provost of Gettysburg College) & Jim Duffy (Associate Dean of College Life)

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