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The 2017 Quadrangle Editorial Board

Stephen Zubrycky

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Editor-in-Chief

A political junkie and engineering major from Fort Salonga, N.Y., Stephen is a sophomore Civil Engineering major. Prior to becoming Editor-in-Chief, he served as Web Editor and staff writer, contributing to the “It’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” and “Manhattan Caucus” columns. When he’s not writing his Quad articles or buried in the library doing math problems, he can be found navigating the subway or trying to yell at Eli Manning through his TV screen.

Jack Melanson

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News Editor

Jack is originally from Waterboro, Maine- A small town just outside of Portland. He began writing for his local newspaper, The Waterboro Reporter during his senior year of high school, where he developed a passion for news writing and informing the public. Jack, ’19, studies Communication with a focus in Broadcast along with a minor in Business Management. Jack’s other interests include watching Tom Brady be the best Quarterback of all time and taking much needed naps.

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Haley Burnside

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Asstistant News Editor

Haley hails from a rural town in Ohio where she first developed a passion for writing through short story competitions and speech contests. She is now a communications major with a concentration in broadcasting. Aside from writing for the Quadrangle, she spends her time working with the debate team, playing volleyball with friends, reading comic books, listening to Bruno Mars, and exploring New York City in search of good pizza and decent Broadway shows. She plans to graduate in 2020 and work in television in order to disappoint her parents who wanted her to be a doctor.

Joseph Liggio

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Assistant News Editor

Joe is a freshman from Suffern, New York, currently majoring in communications at Manhattan. He was featured on the front page of the Quadrangle for finding a bug in his salad earlier this year before joining the team as a staff writer, and eventually taking a position as co-assistant news editor. Joe’s first newspaper credit came when his college application essay was published by the New York Times last May. When he’s not at Locke’s, he can usually be found playing guitar, procrastinating in the library around two in the morning, or aimlessly wandering around Lower Manhattan.

Ally Hutzler

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Features Editor and

Managing Editor

Ally, a manicure enthusiast from Long Island, N.Y., is currently a junior at Manhattan College. As a double major in communication and English, she is proud to be a voice of the campus community. She has previously served as a staff writer, assistant features editor and Editor-in-Chief, where she documented the terrors and triumphs of freshman year through her column “Freshman Files.” When she is not in the pool or drinking copious amount of coffee, she can be found proofreading her friends‘ papers and watching too much HGTV.

Megan Dreher

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Assistant Features Editor

An avid doodler and lover of avocado toast, Megan has had so much fun spending her freshman year writing for the Quad at Manhattan College. Originally from Prospect, Connecticut, she loves all things NYC. She is double majoring in Philosophy and Communications with a concentration in Broadcasting. In addition to writing for the Quad, Megan is a Jasper Dancer, and loves spending time with her teammates and friends. In her free time, you can find Megan listening to the La La Land soundtrack, having a Locke’s omelette, or napping.  

Taylor Brethauer

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Arts & Entertainment Editor and Managing Editor 

Moving up in the world in relation to all things Quadrangle, Taylor is now taking command of the Arts & Entertainment section (plus managing things on the side) as she begins another year working on the paper. Originally from outside of Baltimore, Maryland, she’s dreamed of living in New York City since the age of 13. Not letting her younger self down, she’s excited to continue exploring NYC and all it has to offer in hopes that one day she can become a guest judge on Project Runway or America’s Next Top Model because she’s CEO of a popular fashion magazine. Until then, she’ll keep writing for the paper and Her Campus Manhattan as well, a hobby she has loved ever since she could hold a pencil.

Rose Brennan

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Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

Hailing from Stratford, CT, Rose has had her sights set on the big city since the age of ten.  A freshman double majoring in Communication and English, she has previously served as a staff writer and, on occasion, photographer.  When she isn’t writing her latest article, Rose can be found editing papers for friends in the School of Engineering, giving dirty looks to loud people in the library, or traversing throughout Manhattan in search of the next mediocre photograph or extraordinary cup of coffee.

 RikkiLynn Shields

Sports Editor

An iced coffee addict and bookworm from Northern New Jersey, RikkiLynn is currently a sophomore double majoring in Communications and English. She has had a love for good literature and writing for as long as she could remember. She decided to make her dream come true and made the move to New York once she entered college. RikkiLynn believes nothing is better than being able to hop on the one train and head into the city with her camera in search of some good art and even better food. Here at Manhattan, RikkiLynn runs Cross Country and Track and Field, and is currently serving as the Assistant Sports Editor for the Quadrangle. When she’s not reading, running, or writing, she can be found making her friends laugh, in her room on Pinterest, watching short films, or hopelessly watching make-up tutorials she will never be able to correctly execute.

Charles Lippolis

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Assistant Sports Editor

Charles (’18) is Bronx native who found his passion for sports while growing up in Westchester County, New York. Having participated in school and recreational sports his whole life, Charles’ hobby  soon grew into a passion, as playing and following sports became an integral part of his everyday life. Charles arrived at Manhattan College in the fall of 2014 as a Communication major with a concentration in Journalism, and after a year of playing NCAA Division I Baseball at as a walk-on, Charles decided to focus his energy into his new-found passion for journalism with the Quad. Blending his two major interests, Charles was drawn to the sports section of the paper, where he found a home reporting on all 19 Division I teams Manhattan offers. Charles started as a contributor and in one year, has worked his way up to an assistant editor. He looks forward to his future in sports journalism and the next time the Yankees will win a World Series.

Victoria Hernández

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Multimedia Editor

A Latino music, street art, and movies lover, Victoria is a Journalism major with a minor in Computer Science who was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She has previously served as the Social Media Editor and Asst. A&E Editor for The Quad, clearly showing her obsession with social media, specially Instagram. When she is not writing or taking pics for her fashion & beauty blog, you can find her volunteering, helping her friends in their Spanish skills or planning her next trip!

Aaron Mayorga

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Photography Editor

A Bronx native, Aaron is a Journalism major with a minor in Government. His interest in photography was piqued after playing a video game named Dead Rising. Despite the unconventional start, his interest in photography has persisted, much to the detriment of his checking account. Prior to working for the Quad, he worked as a photographer at the United Nations and for his local elected officials. Whenever he isn’t being perennially let down by the MTA, you can, usually, find him complaining about the poor lighting in Draddy or searching online for liquid coolers for his PC.

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Anja Pollozi

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Assistant Photography Editor

Anja is a sophomore studying Communications and double minoring in French and Digital Media. She is originally from Albania and moved to the United States when she was 16. Anja has previously served as a staff photographer and she is excited to be this year’s Assistant Photography Editor. She currently works as an Office Assistant at the Center for Academic Success as well as a French Lab Assistant. Her love for exploring new cultures and travelling has developed her passion for photography. When not taking pictures for the Quadrangle, you can find her spending hours on the first floor of the Strand Bookstore looking at French novels as well as buying numerous vintage maps. Her favorite days of the year are those that involve free Starbucks coffee. Voilà!

Alyssa Velazquez

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Production Editor

A Bronxite at heart, Alyssa is a Freshman at Manhattan College studying Secondary Education with her focus on English. Eager to learn new things and explore what else life has to bring, she is looking forward to contributing to The Quadrangle by being Production Editor. In her free time, one could find Alyssa glued to her laptop watching YouTube videos, working on graphic designs or trying to figure out what she should do in her free time.

Abbi Kirollos

Assistant Production Editor

From Lake Placid, NY, Abbi is a sophomore at  Manhattan College, studying marketing. This is Abbi’s first year with the Quadrangle and she is currently one of the production editor members. When Abbi  is not helping lay out the newspaper on Sundays, you’ll find her hitting the slopes(or falling down the slopes) and binge watching endless hours of “Parks and Rec.”

Tara Marin

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Social Media Editor

Tara is from a suburb of Philadelphia. She is currently a junior majoring in communication and English. She hopes to one day work as a speech writer for a politician or as a writer for a television show, and to subsequently become friends with famous people. Aside from writing, Tara enjoys reading, napping, watching movies, and ordering sushi, sometimes all at once. After starting off as a staff writer when she was a freshman, Tara then became assistant features editor and is excited to serve as social media editor for her last year with The Quadrangle.

Catherine Goodyear

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Assistant Social Media Editor

Taylor is a sophomore studying Communications at Manhattan. Originally from outside of Baltimore, Maryland, she’s dreamed of living in New York City for as long as she can remember. After running her high school’s social media and the Twitter page for Her Campus Manhattan, she’s excited to bring more readership to The Quadrangle. She has previously served as a staff writer and has loved writing ever since she could hold a pencil.

Daniel Molina

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Web Editor

Daniel is an international student from Mexico, spent one year in France as an exchange student and now is in New York City. Although he is majoring in economics, he has always been interested in journalism as a way of connecting with people. Reading, listening to music, playing guitar, drinking a coffee and watching movies are among his favorite hobbies. He has served as distribution manager and now is a web editor. He plans to graduate in 2018.

August Kissel

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Web Editor

An aspiring yogi and sloth enthusiast from Jamesville NY, August is currently a freshman majoring in International Studies. She is one of the Web Editors for the Quadrangle and hopes to bring more of an online presence to the paper. Always on the hunt for a new adventure Manhattan College and New York City are perfect for her and her endeavors. When she isn’t writing for the Quad she can be found reading Jane Austen novels, hunting for the perfect coffee shop, or playing an out of tune ukulele for her friends.

Tom Callahan

Faculty Advisor