Alyssa Velazquez, Production Editor
Abbi Kirollos, Assistant Production Editor
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y.
Question: What’s your favorite thing about the Quad?
Alyssa Velazquez, production editor: My favorite thing about the Quad is the people I get to work with. Being production editor requires me to spend my Sundays working alongside very talented journalists who not only care about journalism, but about the MC community.
Abbi Kirollos, assistant production editor: What Alyssa said!
Question: What’s your favorite book, TV show, or movie?
Alyssa Velazquez: Currently my favorite book is “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius,” by Dave Eggers. I like it because it’s based on a true story and the author is able take a traumatic event and tell it from a humorous point of view. My favorite movie is “The Gold Rush,” starring Charlie Chaplin.
Abbi Kirollos: My favorite movie is “10 Things I Hate About You.” It is the ultimate 90’s movie and it always makes me laugh.
Question: Do you have any exciting plans for this year?
Alyssa Velazquez: I’m a commuter now, but my goal is to be able to live on campus next year and be more involved with the MC community, especially with the Quadrangle. This summer, I am hoping to have the opportunity to work at a summer camp up in Rockland.
Abbi Kirollos: My plans for the rest of the year is to do well in my classes and hopefully find an internship in the city for the summer.
Question: What is your most played song on Spotify?
Alyssa Velazquez: I don’t have a favorite song. My favorite Spotify playlist is probably “Singer-Songwriter Coffee Break.” My favorite artist is probably Ed Sheeran.
Abbi Kirollos: My most played song on Spotify right now is “Elevate” by St. Lucia.
Question: What was your favorite article that you wrote for the Quad?
Alyssa Velazquez: The Money Issue was a fun one to write. My article was called “Student Debt Crisis: Millennials are Paying the Price,” which focused on how college tuition is aiding in the ever-increasing debt crisis that has been effecting many students of our generation. I wouldn’t say I enjoyed writing this article but it was very eye-opening to really see how the price of college is hurting the next generation of leaders.
Abbi Kirollos: Wait, I thought I just had to show up on Sundays….