Letter from the Editor

By Kyla Guilfoil, Editor-in-Chief

Dear Readers, 

I write to you this week with a heavy heart. Last Monday, Manhattan College tragically lost a member of its community. As a fellow member of the class of 2024, I am incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Bryan Paredes, a brilliant friend, son and student to so many. While I did not have the honor of knowing Bryan personally, it has been clear this week how missed his presence will be. 

The Quadrangle has had the privilege of recognizing Bryan’s beautiful life in a piece written by Angelica Niedermeyer in this issue. We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Bryan, and sincerely appreciate the contributions extended to Angelica to help develop a worthy recognition of him. 

With this tragic news, The Quadrangle recognizes its role in the MC community and hopes to continue to honor the individuals that make this institution so special. Thank you Bryan, for being a part of the Manhattan College community, and in turn, positively impacting so many. 

The MC community remembers Bryan and sends prayers to his family and friends in this time of need. The funeral for Bryan Paredes was held on Sunday, Feb. 13 from 3-6pm at R G Ortiz Funeral Home Inc and the campus memorial of Bryan’s life and memory will be held in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers on Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. 

Our college chaplain and director of campus ministry and social action, Father Tom Franks, is available to speak with anyone grieving Bryan’s loss at any time. Father Tom can be reached at 718-862-7972 or at thomas.franks@manhattan.edu, or students can visit the counseling center in Miguel. Students can schedule an appointment through (718) 862-7394 or by emailing Julie Egan directly at jegan01@manhattan.edu.