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Quad Staff Q&A: Meet the Newest Members of Our Team

Interviews conducted and compiled by Taylor Brethauer, Editor-in-Chief

Nicole

Nicole Rodriguez

How do you like writing for The Quadrangle?

I really enjoy writing for The Quadrangle. It’s a new experience for me and I feel like it’s a great way to meet new people while improving my writing skills.

What is something you’ve learned about the newspaper by this midway point in the semester?

I’ve learned that the newspaper is truly a team effort. Everyone writes amazing and insightful articles. It inspires me to better myself as a writer even more.

What are you looking forward to with the newspaper for the rest of the semester/year?

For the rest of the year, I hope to continue writing strong articles that I’m proud of, better my time management skills and build upon my work ethic.

What’s your favorite hobby/movie and why?

Some of my favorite hobbies include cracking jokes with friends, listening to my favorite rapper Logic, watching YouTube and eating hot Cheetos. My favorite movie is “A Walk to Remember.” It makes me cry every single time and it’s pretty hard to make me cry.

 

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Madalyn Johnson

How do you like writing for The Quadrangle?

Writing for The Quadrangle has been an amazing experience. I feel at home with the team but at the same time it feels like a professional job that’s really going to prepare me for any career path I take in the future.

What is something you’ve learned about the newspaper by this midway point in the semester?

I’ve learned that a lot goes into completing just one story. There’s a lot of editing, time and sources that need to be put into the article and I’ve really tried mastering the whole process but I’m still working on it.

What are you looking forward to with the newspaper for the rest of the semester/year?

I’m looking forward to seeing future articles and stories of the Quadrangle, specifically ones in the news section because that always seems to be the fun and important pitches to report on.

What’s your favorite book/movie and why?

I love to write, obviously, and I love film so much. It is so hard for me to pick one favorite film but if I had to it would be “The Godfather,” the trilogy. My favorite book is one titled “The Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson. I love fictional stories that are based on true events and the story about America’s first serial killer really fascinates me.

 

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Maria Thomas

How do you like writing for The Quadrangle?

So far, I have found that writing for The Quadrangle is my main source of gratification and pride at MC. I love the challenge of working with deadlines and pressure. It’s safe to say that I like writing for The Quadrangle.

What is something you’ve learned about the newspaper by this midway point in the semester?

Something I have learned about the newspaper by this point in the semester is that it truly takes a village of dedicated writers, photographers, etc.  to publish a weekly print. There are so many people involved with The Quadrangle that want nothing more than to see the paper thrive.

What are you looking forward to with the newspaper for the rest of the semester/year?

I’m looking forward to becoming closer with The Quadrangle staff. I really respect everyone in there. It feels good to be working with like-minded individuals, who appreciate good news and writing.

What’s your favorite book and why?

My favorite book is either “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding or “The Sun Also Rises” by Ernest Hemingway. Both of those books just speak to me. The way they are written inspires me.

 

Katie

Katie Heneghan

How do you like writing for The Quadrangle?

The Quadrangle has been a great way to stay involved and connected with what is going on on campus and I’ve loved being able to learn more about students, professors, and administrators at MC as a freshman.

What is something you’ve learned about the newspaper by this midway point in the semester?

I’ve learned a lot about journalistic writing, interviewing skills, and even things such as sending e-mails and making phone calls which are all things that the typical student isn’t doing on a regular basis. It’s a great way to integrate life skills into school work.

What are you looking forward to with the newspaper for the rest of the semester/year?

I’m really looking forward to continue speaking with students and learning about what is going on around campus on a regular basis.

What’s your favorite movie and why?

My favorite movie is definitely “Gone Girl.” I’ve seen it so many times and the ending surprises me every time, I love it.

 

Brian

How do you like writing for The Quadrangle?

To be honest, in the beginning, I was quite scared and really didn’t know what to expect. I really felt that I was really out of my comfort zone, but after writing a couple of pieces I must say I really love writing for The Quad (two words I never thought I will see in a sentence together: “love” and “writing”). The Quad staff is awesome and I really couldn’t have asked for more.

What is something you’ve learned about the newspaper by this midway point in the semester?

I learned that although it might seem simple to people outside The Quad, prepping issues for their due dates is quite a process. It takes a bunch of different section editors as well many photos for it to come together as a whole which is pretty dope when you are seeing it all come together first hand.

What are you looking forward to with the newspaper for the rest of the semester/year?

I’m definitely looking forward to the many other stories as well as the many “artsy” pictures I have in mind to be published in the newspaper.

What’s your favorite hobby and why?

My hobby is photography. I have been in love with photography since I was 10 and I have never stopped taking pictures ever since then. It’s my unique way of appreciating the world for what it is while blocking out any negative vibes.

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