Widener University's Online Student Media


Established in 2013, The Blue & Gold is Widener University's digital-first, student-run news and features site, dedicated to providing Widener students with a media platform for their interests and voices. 

The Blue & Gold Staff

Ben Schittler


Ben Schittler is a Communications Major with a concentration in Multimedia Journalism in the class of 2021. He attended Fleetwood Area High School in Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, where he played baseball, was a member of the band, and wrote for the school’s newspaper, The Tiger Times. Ben is currently involved with Widener Productions and the Honors Program here on campus, and is a member of the Lambda Pi Eta honors society. His dream job is to be a documentary writer/producer for ESPN Films.

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      Widener, Abroad, and Beyond: The Chris Palmieri Story

Senior nursing major Chris Palmieri has experienced anything but the average path of undergraduate studies. Rohan Suriyage, immediate past editor-in-chief, sat down with Chris to relive his past three years—and dissect the journey in a Q&A format. Learn about Chris's major changes, international affairs, and words of advice for those who have changed their minds along the way.

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