Welcome back Jaspers! My name is Kyla Guilfoil and I will be your editor-in-chief this year. I am a sophomore political science and communications major concentrating in journalism and minoring in women and gender studies. I grew up in Rochester, NY, where I learned I actually really hate the cold.
Nonetheless, I am an east coast girl at heart, moving only ever-so-slightly closer to the equator for college. I came to Man- hattan College with a clear objective: to write. Writing has always been an integral part of my life–it was my first love, and has al- ways been the only thing to continually make sense to me. The Quadrangle has given me a place to develop that love in a way that I didn’t know possible. Here, I have gained both a family and a passion for newswriting. I can’t explain how grateful I am now to take my passions further in this new role.
When I first arrived at MC, Gabs DePinho introduced me to the world of journalism. She set a precedent for what I saw in an editor-in-chief: intellect, compassion, leadership and drive. Despite arriving at college amid a global pandemic, I felt so much trust in this paper and what it stood for, largely because of how Gabs kept it going amid such challenges. Next, I saw Anna Woods succeed Gabs, and become a brilliant mentor and friend to me along the way. I thank both Gabs and Anna for passing along such an incredible legacy.
I’m scared right now by the state of our world. We are at a cross- roads, I believe, of what we make of ourselves. Now more than ever, it is essential to uphold democracy. That is exactly what the free press stands for, and what The Quadrangle continues to rep- resent. We promise to be a beacon of hope for the MC community, one that can be trusted and will shed light upon our shared corner of the world. The Quadrangle recognizes just how special this MC community is, and deeply values providing it with clear and honest reporting.
As part of this incredible community, The Quadrangle ex- tends its deepest condolences to the family, friends, students and colleagues of Graham Walker. Walker had a brilliant mind and a heart that touched so many during his years on campus. It is with humble gratitude that we recognize his contributions, and send our regrets for his sudden passing.
As always, The Quadrangle begins the semester with many aspirations. We hope to serve you and continue the tradition of student-led reporting at Manhattan College. Now, let’s do journalism.