I hope your spring semester is off to a good start! My name is Gabriella DePinho and I am The Quadrangle’s Editor-in-Chief for 2020. I am a junior English and communication major from New City, New York and I have been a member of The Quad since freshman year. The Quadrangle holds a special place in my heart and I am so honored to have been elected to this position.
I want to recognize Megan Dreher, my predecessor, for all her hard work. She has been a great mentor and she showed us what it means to lead with strength, grace and kindness. I have big shoes to fill.
We’re in an election year, Australia is on fire, Puerto Rico just faced more devastation, and international relations are tense. While my gut reaction is to be anxious, I am trying to be unafraid. I think the best way for us to be unafraid is to be informed. While knowing all the facts may seem overwhelming, it is the best way for us to be better citizens and community members. The more we know, the more power we have to act. This is why journalism, in all its forms, is incredibly important.
We, the staff of The Quadrangle, promise to deliver the facts and evoke the truth in our reporting. We also promise to bring you all of the stories, big or small, that make us who we are as a Jasper community. We’ll ask the hard questions. We’ll write the first draft of this school’s history as its happening. We’ll shine a light on those doing good. We’ll keep you informed.
If you are interested in being part of what we do, know that our doors are always open! We’re always looking for new writers and photographers and we would love to have you. Our weekly meetings are Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in Kelly 4.12 and you can always reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m so excited that this first issue is out and in your hands! Happy reading!