A Note from the Editor: On Keeping You Informed

By Ella Prieto, Managing Editor

I have found that writing an editor’s note is immensely more difficult than writing an article, probably because I have to focus on writing about myself in a way that seems nuanced and complex and worthy of being printed and posted all around campus. Despite the difficulty, these notes can also be a time to reflect, and I appreciate the time and space given to do so.

Ella Prieto '26 (Photo William Oehler/The Gettysburgian)

Ella Prieto ’26 (Photo William Oehler/The Gettysburgian)

Entering the spring semester of my sophomore year has been a whirlwind. I have found myself picking up more and more activities to hold close to my heart. Furthermore, I have been given opportunities that I never could have imagined. While that has all been amazing, I also feel more stressed and overwhelmed than ever. Throughout it all, The Gettysburgian has stayed by my side, along with the people that are a part of it. 

While I have been on a whirlwind, so has Gettysburg College. Last semester saw a lot of shake-ups. Provost Jamila Bookwala began her tenure and the work with President Bob Iuliano to move the school into a more cost-effective era. This led to the closure of The Gettysburg Review and the discussion of other changes, such as closing or merging some departments and reducing our adjunct faculty. These changes have caused members of the Gettysburg community to feel uneasy, and as we begin this new semester, questions about the future of the College remain. 

However, in the same way that The Gettysburgian has stayed by my side through my hectic moments, it has also been by the greater community’s side as well. We have worked to cover every event and hot topic of interest for our readers, from sports teams’ championships to weekly Student Senate coverage to changes in the College’s curriculum and so much more. 

In this magazine, we continue with our coverage. The changes to the Center for Global Education’s programs are explained, we dive into the Office of Sexual Respect and Title IX, and we highlight senior’s post-graduation plans. As with every magazine, there is a mix of changes and emotions, all included in the hopes of keeping our readers informed and entertained. 

I hope this magazine teaches you at least one new thing and keeps you curious about what this College and its members have to offer.

Until next time,

Ella Prieto

Managing Editor, The Gettysburgian

This article originally appeared on page 2 of the February 2024 edition of The Gettysburgian’s magazine.

Author: Ella Prieto

Ella Prieto ’26 serves as the Managing Editor for the Gettysburgian. Previously, she worked as the News Editor, the Assistant News Editor, and as a staff writer for the News and Arts & Entertainment sections. Ella is a double major in Public Policy and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a Writing Minor. On campus, Ella volunteers with the Casa Swim program, is an It’s On Us Fellow in the Office of Sexual Respect and Title IX, and is the President of the Panhellenic Council. She loves to read and keep up with celebrity drama in her free time.

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