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Quad Staff Q&A: First-Year Staff Members


Alexa Schmidt

Assistant A&E Editor

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I love writing for The Quad. In the beginning, I was more than a little nervous to put myself out there and have everyone read my writing, but now I’m definitely more comfortable and look forward to writing for each week’s issue.

What’s been your favorite article you’ve written and why?

My favorite article has to be the meaning behind faith tattoos for the special issue last semester. I’ve always been a fan of tattoos to begin with, and learning the stories behind some of the people’s reasons for getting one was really special. Everyone has a different story, and I’m glad I got to share that with the rest of MC’s campus.

What is your favorite book and why?

My favorite book has to be The Count of Monte Cristo. I’ve read it three times, and each time I get lost in the story of injustice and redemption. I love the author’s writing style, and his books are all intricately woven with dynamic characters and spicy plot lines.


Gabriella DePinho

Web Editor

How do you like writing for The Quad so far?

Screen Shot 2018-03-18 at 4.35.52 PMI’ve loved writing for The Quadrangle. It’s been a lot of fun and a great way to meet new people on campus.

What’s been your favorite article you’ve written and why?

I loved writing the first edition of “Rock the Quad.” It was so much fun because it was a new idea that I came up with so I got to work it from inception to the final product and I am so proud of it. I can’t wait to write another one soon!

What is your favorite movie and why?

I just saw Love, Simon and i have to say it’s definitely one of my favorite movies. It felt so real and honest. I laughed, I cringed, I cried, I felt the feels. I definitely felt it captured a lot of aspects of being a teenager. Also it had an amazing soundtrack.


Samantha Walla

Assistant Production Editor

Screen Shot 2018-03-18 at 4.36.05 PMHow do you like writing for The Quad so far?

Writing for the Quad has been really fun so far! I’ve met a lot of different people on campus and it’s a good way to always know what’s going on around campus, because I’m usually clueless. My favorite part of the Quad is working on layout, which I hope to do professionally someday.

What’s been your favorite article you’ve written and why?

My favorite article to write was my interview with Katharine Capshaw, an MC alum who recently received an honorary degree from the college. She’s done a lot of research on race in children’s literature, which is a very interesting topic to me. It was an awesome opportunity to talk to someone who I would otherwise never have met.

What is your favorite hobby and why?

My favorite thing to do in my free time is roller skate. I used to play roller derby in high school and miss it terribly, but going to Van Cortlandt or a skate park is a pretty good substitute. I also love being outdoors, and skating is the perfect way to get out there.


Shannon Gleba

Copy-Editor

How do you like writing for The Quad so far?

Screen Shot 2018-03-18 at 4.35.25 PMWriting for The Quad this year has been a great experience! It has really been helpful in letting me get to know the school and a bunch of new people. I can’t wait for the next few years to learn more about journalism and to see the newspaper develop.

What’s been your favorite article you’ve written and why?

So far, my favorite article I’ve written was about women and girls in athletics. I liked being able to talk to female sports administrators to get their view on the equality of women in sports. It was interesting to get a different side to a very common societal conversation.

What is your favorite movie and why?

My favorite movie is the film adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. As a fan of the book, I loved being able to see a visual representation of the characters. In addition, I love the music and costumes. I can watch that movie over and over!


C. Garrett Keidel

Assistant Sports Editor

How do you like writing for The Quad so far?

I absolutely enjoy writing for the Quad. It has given me an outlet to meet so many new unnamedpeople around campus, exploring the diversity of students we have on campus.


What’s been your favorite article you’ve written and why?

Easily my favorite article I have written was one where I was able to collaborate with my best friend, Alexa Schmidt, while covering Manhattan College’s FED Cup team last semester.  I thought the final product was very well written, informative, and easy for the reader to digest. It was also a wonderful experience to collaborate using each of our strengths in the interviewing, writing, and editing process to have a polished product.

What is your favorite book and why?

I don’t necessarily have a favorite book per say, but I have a favorite series. It’s one called the Alphabet mysteries, written by Sue Grafton. I enjoy murder mysteries, and hers are the best ones I’ve read.

 

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