Our Staff 2024-25

The Gettysburgian is fully operated by a staff of students, who retain full editorial control over the publication’s operations. The staff for the 2024–25 academic year is listed below. Please feel free to email section editors with story ideas, or send them to difovi01@gettysburg.edu for consideration for publication. The Gettysburgian generally publishes following the Associated Press stylebook.

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 or reach out to the Editor-in-Chief, Vincent DiFonzo, at difovi01@gettysburg.edu or fill out our interest form. All students are eligible to join.

To advertise with us, please contact The Gettysburgian at editors@gettysburgian.com.

 

Editor-in-Chief, Vince DiFonzo ’25

Vince DiFonzo serves as editor-in-chief of The Gettysburgian. Vince is an IGS international affairs and history major and political science minor. He joined The Gettysburgian in the fall 2022 semester, working as a staff writer for news and a staff columnist for opinions. He also served as content manager in spring 2023 and as opinions editor and lead copy editor for the fall 2023 semester, before studying abroad in Berlin in spring 2024. Vince participated in the Dow Jones News Fund program and will intern at Stars & Stripes in Washington D.C. this summer. On-campus, he is the the house leader for Public Policy House, an editor for the Gettysburg Social Science Review, a member of history honor society Phi Alpha Theta, a frequent participant in Eisenhower Institute programs and previously served as managing editor of Ike’s Anvil. Outside the Gettysburgian, Vince enjoys discovering new music, geography, traveling and catching up on the news.

 

Managing Editor (Fall), Ella Prieto ’26

Ella Prieto serves as the managing editor of The Gettysburgian. Previously, she worked as news editor, 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 the president of the Panhellenic Council. She loves to read and keep up with celebrity drama in her free time. 

 

 

 

 

Managing Editor (Spring) & Lead Copy Editor (Fall), Katie Lauriello ’25

Katie Lauriello serves as the lead copy editor for The Gettysburgian in the fall semester and will take over as Managing Editor in the spring. They have previously served as a news copy editor and staff writer. Katie is an English major with a minor in business. They spent the fall 2023 semester studying abroad in London and Lancaster, England. Katie also sings in the concert choir on campus. They enjoy reading and traveling in their spare time.

 

 

 

 

Magazine Editor (Fall), Zach Brooks ’24

Zach Brooks serves as the magazine editor for The Gettysburgian. He is an English major with a writing concentration and music minor. On campus, Zach is a member of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity where he served as corresponding secretary. He is also a member of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honors Society, and the English Department Student Advisory Council.

 

 

 

 

 

Director of Photography (Fall), Will Oehler ’26 Will Oehler

Will Oehler is the director of photography for The Gettysburgian. Previously he worked on the general photography team and as a copy editor. William is a French major with double minors in art history and cinema media studies. He currently works as an outdoor facilitator for the Garthwait leadership Center, and as a TIPS Supervisor at the Attic.

 

 

 

 

News Editor, Brandon Fey ’27

Brandon Fey is the news editor for The Gettysburgian. He previously served as the assistant news editor and is also a staff writer for the features sections. Brandon is a history and international and global studies double major with a French minor. In addition to the newspaper, he serves on the executive board of the John Quincy Adams Society and is a 2024-2025 Civil War Institute Fellow. Outside of the classroom, he enjoys historical reenacting, beekeeping and volunteering at a local farm.

 

 

 

Opinions Editor (Fall), Terra Hobler ’26

Terra Hobler serves as opinions editor for The Gettysburgian. Terra was a writer in the opinions section during their first year. He is a political science and public policy double major with a concentration in environmental studies. They’re also involved with the eSports club. Terra loves hearing people out on any and all current happenings: controversial or not.

 

 

 

 

 

Arts & Entertainment Editor & Lead Copy Editor (Spring), Kenzie Smith ’26Kenzie Smith

Kenzie Smith is the arts & entertainment editor for The Gettysburgian. Previously, she served as a staff writer for the news and arts & entertainment sections. Kenzie is an English major with a writing concentration major and environmental studies minor originally hailing from Everett, Pennsylvania. Outside the Gettysburgian, Kenzie is a tour guide for the admissions office, a contributing editor for the Mercury, and a member of the Women’s Network. In her free time, you can find Kenzie listening to music, writing poetry, and hanging out with friends.

 

 

 

Sports Editor, Owen Kutlu ’27

Owen Kutlu serves as Sports Editor for The Gettysburgian. Hailing from Mendham, New Jersey, Owen studies business, organizations, and management, with a minor in economics. During his first year, he served as a staff writer for the sports section. Outside of the Gettysburgian, he is a member of the men’s tennis team. In his free time, he enjoys playing and watching sports, listening to music and hanging out with my friends.

 

 

 

 

 

Features Editor, Sophie Lange ’26

Sophie Lange is the features editor for The Gettysburgian. Previously, she served as news editor, assistant news editor and as a staff writer. Sophie is an environmental studies, Spanish and public policy triple major from northern Maryland. On campus, she is the President of Gamma Sigma Sigma and represents the Newman Association on the Interfaith Council. In her free time, Sophie enjoys spending time outdoors, baking and writing.

 

 

 

 

Content Managing Team, Sarah Daniels ’26 & Josh Fogg ’25

Sarah Daniels works on the content managing team for The Gettysburgian, in addition to writing for the arts and entertainment section as a staff writer. Sarah is a history and political science double major from Cedarburg, Wisconsin. On campus, she is a Residential Education community advisor, a campus ambassador for the Women’s Network, and the vice president of the class of 2027. In her free time, Sarah enjoys shopping, collecting stamps, reading, and cooking.

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Magazine Editor, Cassidy Haines ’26 

Cassidy Haines works on the magazine editing team for The Gettysburgian. Additionally, she is a copy editor for the news, features, and arts and entertainment sections. She was previously the social media manager and has written for opinions and A&E. Cassidy is an English major with a writing concentration and women, gender, and sexuality studies minor. On campus, she works in the English department as a student administrative assistant and serves as the Fiction Genre Head for the Mercury. Additionally, she is a member of the international English honor society Sigma Tau Delta and member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority where she currently serves as honor council chair.