Letter From the Editor: Jan. 16, 2017

Dear Reader,

Hello!  My name is Stephen Zubrycky and I will be The Quadrangle’s Editor-in-Chief for 2017. I’m a sophomore Civil Engineering major from Long Island, and I’ve been with the Quad since I first arrived at Manhattan, three semesters ago. Last year, I served as Web Editor, and I’m excited to see what the Quad will accomplish in 2017.

I’d like to commend the work of my predecessor, Ally Hutzler, who really did a phenomenal job as the head of this organization last year. Under her leadership and the leadership of the past few editorial boards, the Quad has flourished.It is my every intention to continue this tradition of success this year, even in these challenging times for our craft.American journalism is at a crossroads right now, and now, more than ever, the news-reporting institutions of this country need to answer the call to deliver truth in the face of diminishing trust. Over the next year, we at the Quad will strive to answer this call, to deliver the facts and espouse the truth without fear or favor.

We have several goals this semester to enhance the reader’s experience with The Quadrangle. Our new website, launched over the break, embraces a sleeker, more modern layout that makes our content more appealing and accessible for students, and we plan to redouble our focus on making the Quad as engaging as possible.

Our doors are always open, and new perspectives are always welcome. We are looking for new writers, and we encourage anyone and everyone to come to our open meetings on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in Room 412 of the Kelly Commons.

I love this school, and I love this paper. I think the work we do at The Quad is important for the entire Jasper community, and I can’t wait to see what adventures 2017 holds for us.

Stephen Zubrycky