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Gettysburg Connection Staff

Charles Stangor is Gettysburg Connection’s Publisher and Editor in Chief.

Peter Byhouwer is a Junior at Gettysburg College and is currently the Gettysburg Connection media editor. He is. Cinema and Media studies major with a minor in Theater Arts. He has recorded, edited, and produced short films on winter sports and skateboarding. He is also currently writing and producing a film analysis podcast with the department chair of Cinema and Media studies at Gettysburg College, where they discuss themes, directing styles, and cinematography of films and TV shows. He has worked as a teaching assistant for Cinema and Media Studies classes and has shot, recorded, and edited film and footage of sporting and student club events. Peter is also an active community volunteer.

Maya Bisram is a Gettysburg College freshman who has not yet declared a major. She is a graduate of Benjamin N. Cardozo High School in Queens NY where she edited the school magazine, The Mercury. Maya is a member of the Arista honor society and the Red Cross, and has held jobs working with emotionally-disturbed children and adults and with service horses.

Charles Phillips helped launch and then served as vice president of his high school’s first-ever mock trial club and also worked on the school newspaper and debate club. Chas has volunteered as referee in children’s sports and served as an assistant high school basketball coach. He founded the sports journalism website Unbiased Basketball. He has had many stories published in local news websites. Chas is interested in a variety of subjects including American History, Constitutional Law, and Sports Studies.

Kathryn Graham is a Junior at Gettysburg College majoring in sociology. She has worked as a tennis coordinator, camp counselor, and elementary school intern. Katie has participated in the Gettysburg College Model UN Club and the Emergency Medical Service Club. She has also assisted the college public relations vice president and is chairwoman of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. Katie has also played on the college field hockey team.

Rachel Ruffner is the Connection’s Community Editor, reaching out to sponsors and subscribers across Adams County. She is a sophomore at Gettysburg College majoring in English and Japanese and hopes to study in Japan.

Ruffner has been on the college deans’ list and is part of the Garthway Leadership Program at the College. She excels in leadership and interacting with the public.

Imari Scarbrough is a freelance journalist. She was a staff newspaper reporter for five years before becoming a freelancer in 2017. She has written on crime, environmental issues, severe weather events, local and regional government and more.

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Jenine Weaver is a staff writer for the Connection. She grew up and currently resides in Adams County. She is the founder of Weaver Accounting Solutions LLC and a mother of four children. She enjoys being involved with the community, the school, town meetings, local fundraisers, and is an advocate for social justice.