LETTER from The Editor

Hi readers!

First of all, I would like to thank everyone who gave such wonderful feedback on the Taboo Issue. This one was very special to many of us here at the Quad, and so it’s extremely heartwarming to hear that our readership enjoyed and appreciated it! I am very proud to say that our writers put so much into making this paper the best that it can be, and I appreciate all who take the time to read our work and acknowledge the labor involved.

On that note, I’d like to bring up something that is very troubling to me, and those who write for the Quadrangle. Just two weeks ago, I noticed that Issue 9 was missing from new stands across campus. Stacks were either hidden, or completely removed from their typical locations. This raises a concern for two reasons, the first being that it was the weekend of Open House, and perspective students and their families have a right to know about all that is happening on campus—the good and the bad. The second reason for our frustration is that countless hours of hard work goes into interviewing, writing, editing, and producing the paper each week. This is not just a project we as a staff take on in our spare time, but instead is something we involve ourselves in because we are proud of what we do. By removing or hiding papers from stands, a huge disservice is done to the Manhattan College community, and we at the Quadrangle take offense to that.

Considering the overwhelmingly positive response to the Taboo Issue last week, I expect that nothing of the sort will happen again moving forward. Thank you to those who read our paper each week, your dedication does not go unnoticed. We will continue to write for you, and hopefully, give reason for papers to fly off the stands because of an increase in readership, not shame.


Megan Dreher