The Quadrangle

The Student Newspaper of Manhattan College | Since 1924

Meet The Quad Staff: Arts & Entertainment


Taylor Brethauer

Arts & Entertainment/Managing Editor


Communication Major

Bel Air, MD

1. What’s your favorite thing about the Quad?

Publishing a paper each week has been extremely satisfactory. It’s awesome to put out a publication I can be proud of, plus seeing your by-line in the paper is great!

2. Favorite book, TV show, or movie?

This is always a tough question because it changes almost every day. As of right now, my favorite book is The Great Gatsby. For TV show, I’ve always loved Saturday Night Live and it will always be my favorite, but right now I’m also binge watching 30 Rock and Portlandia. As for movie, I just saw La La Land and I’m absolutely obsessed.

3. Plans for this year?

I’m excited to continue writing but also overlooking the production of the paper. My leadership role for the paper is one I take great pride in and I’ve been loving every second of it! As for school, I am looking forward to my film studies class because I get to watch some classics like Citizen Kane and Singing in the Rain. I also want to make an impact in my sorority, Sigma Delta Tau and give back to the charities we support.

4. Most played song on Spotify?

Probably the entirety of the La La Land soundtrack at this moment but I am also an avid listener of Disney classic songs and the Hamilton album.

5. What was your favorite article that you wrote for the Quad?

I absolutely loved my article I wrote in the fall semester on the Pep Band. I got creative with it and got to sit in on one of their rehearsals! The writing process for that article was one of the most satisfying and fun experience I’ve had so far.


Rose Brennan

Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor


Communication and English Major

Stratford, CT

1. What’s your favorite thing about the Quad?

My favorite thing about the Quad is everyone’s dedication to making it the best newspaper it can possibly be. The fact that the newspaper is run by the students and that we produce quality news every week is something that I take a lot of pride in.

2. Favorite book, TV show, or movie?

My favorite book is “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. My favorite TV show is “The Office”, which I have watched an unreasonable amount of times. My favorite movie is “The Breakfast Club.”

3. Plans for this year?

My plans for this year include reading more and drinking less coffee. Also, passing math would be extra nice.

4. Most played song on Spotify?

Without a doubt in my mind, Mr. Brightside by The Killers.

5. What was your favorite article that you wrote for the Quad?

I really liked writing “Public Safety Halts Distribution of Anti-Trump Poem”, which I co-wrote with Joe Liggio. We basically had 48 hours to pull together an entire news story, because the event occurred on a Wednesday and articles are due to section editors on Friday at midnight. Despite the time restraints, I think we put together a quality article.

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