Franchetti, Prieto to Lead Gettysburgian in 2023-2024 Academic Year

Laken Franchetti '24 (left) and Ella Prieto '26 (Photos provided)

Laken Franchetti ’24 (left) and Ella Prieto ’26 (Photos provided)

Staff Report

Laken Franchetti ’24 will serve as editor-in-chief for The Gettysburgian in the 2023–2024 academic year for its 126th volume. Ella Prieto ’26 will join her as managing editor. The two of them, as well as the rest of the incoming editorial board, were elected unanimously by The Gettysburgian’s staff.

Franchetti previously served as news editor, assistant news editor and staff writer. She will be succeeding recent graduate Katie Oglesby ’23. 

Franchetti is an English with a writing concentration and history double major. Outside of the Gettysburgian, she serves as the editor-in-chief for Her Campus, the nonfiction genre head for The Mercury, and is a user services assistant at Musselman Library. She is a Lincoln Scholar and spent the fall 2022 semester studying abroad in London and Lancaster, England. 

“I am so excited to see Laken as editor-in-chief,” said Oglesby. “She has done an incredible job as news editor this past semester. I have the utmost faith in her abilities and cannot wait to see where she takes The Gettysburgian.” 

Prieto, who will concurrently be serving as news editor for the fall semester, will work second in command to Franchetti. In spring 2023, Prieto worked with Franchetti as assistant news editor. Prior to that, Prieto wrote on both the news and arts and entertainment staffs.

Prieto is a double major in public policy and women, gender and sexuality studies. She has a writing minor. Outside of The Gettysburgian, Prieto volunteers with the Casa Swim program, is an It’s On Us Fellow in the Office of Sexual Respect and Title IX and is an Eisenhower Scholar. 

Additionally, Eric Lippe ’24 will lead the production of The Gettysburgian’s monthly magazine as magazine editor after serving as the director of photography in the 2022-2023 academic year.

“I am thrilled to be working with both Ella and Eric again as they were valuable members of the organization this past year,” Franchetti said. “I have the utmost confidence in the staff’s ability to propel The Gettysburgian forward, and I am excited to see where the upcoming year takes us.”

The rest of the editorial board is as follows:

  • News Editor: Ella Prieto ’26 (fall) and Sophie Lange ’26 (spring)
  • Assistant News Editor: Sophie Lange ’26 (fall)
  • Opinions Editor: Vincent DiFonzo ’25 (fall) and Trevor Hobler ’26 (spring)
  • Features Editor: Laurel Bennett ’24
  • Arts and Entertainment Editor: Kenzie Smith ’26
  • Sports Editor: David Goldman ’24
  • Director of Photography: Will Oehler ’26
  • Lead Copy Editor: Vincent DiFonzo ’25 (fall) and Katie Lauriello ’25 (spring)
  • Content Manager: Angelina Stambouli ’26
  • Social Media Manager: Zach Brooks ’25
  • Technology Editor: Linh Phan ’26

To learn more about joining The Gettysburgian, contact editor-in-chief Laken Franchetti via email:

Author: Gettysburgian Staff

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