The 2019 Quadrangle Masthead

Megan Dreher



An avid doodler and lover of a good Locke’s omelette, Megan has had so much fun spending her time writing for the Quad at Manhattan College. Originally from Prospect, Conn., she loves all things NYC. She is a junior 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 being around her teammates and friends. In her free time, you can find Megan listening to the La La Land soundtrack, watching a Chris D’Elia comedy special, or with time permitting, napping.

Gabriella DePinho


News Editor

A sophomore majoring in English and Communication, Gabriella is from New City, New York, a town with a name equivalent to Document 1, but much prefers being in New York City. She originally did not expect to love writing for The Quad as much as she does but now she is obsessed with it; everyone she knows probably wishes she would talk about The Quad less often. When she is not writing articles, she can be found writing poems/facing writer’s block, looking for new music and taking undeserved breaks. She plans to graduate in 2021 and eventually own a house with lots of blankets and cats; she currently has no other distinct plans for her future.

Maria Thomas


Assistant News Editor


Alexa Schmidt


Features Editor and Managing Editor

Originally from a small town in northern New Jersey, Alexa is a sophomore double majoring in communications and art history. She is always on the search for the next best book, food cart, and picture of her dog. When she’s not writing articles for the Quad, she can be found working in the admissions office, volunteering, practicing photography, and running. She daydreams about the Canyonlands in Utah and the beaches in Cape Cod, but stays grounded through her adventures in NYC.

Katherine Heneghan



Assistant Features Editor

Katie Heneghan is a Sophomore communications major, with a concentration in media production and a minor in digital media art. Katie is from Scituate, Massachusetts, a beach town and suburb south of Boston. In her free time Katie can be found watching excessive amounts of Youtube, exploring NYC, or hanging out with friends. She looks forward to her coming semester as Asst. Features Editor and looks forward to what the future may hold for her at the Quadrangle!

Rose Brennan

Arts & Entertainment Editor and Managing Editor 

A notorious bookworm and floral print enthusiast (true to her name), Rose is beyond thrilled to be managing the paper and standing at the helm of the A&E section once again.  Originally from southern Connecticut, she is a junior pursuing a double major in English and communication with a concentration in journalism.  Rose devotes an unhealthy amount of time to The Quad, but when she’s not working on it in some capacity, she can be found working at the college’s writing center, sending memes to her friends when she should be studying, or watching any one of John Mulaney’s three Netflix specials.  Her other notable credits include her atrocious sense of direction and her infinite arsenal of self deprecating jokes.  Her ultimate career goal is to be a headline writer for The New York Post.

Madelyn Johnson

Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

C. Garrett Keidel


Sports Editor

Pete Janny


Assistant Sports Editor

Brian Asare

 Photography Editor

Brian is a freshman majoring in computer information systems.  He originally grew up in Ghana and moved to the United States when he was 16.  He developed a love for photography when he was searching for an outlet for his creative style and has never looked back since.  Overall, he is a hardworking boy that puts all of his time and energy into expanding his craft.

Samantha Walla


Production Editor

Samantha is a junior communication major from Middletown N.J. In addition to serving as Production Manager for the Quadrangle, Samantha is the General Manager of WRCM and the Editor-in-Chief of Lotus Magazine. Her favorite hobby is finding new hobbies; right now she’s into backpacking and rock climbing. She hopes to either continue working as a graphic designer or in an urban park after college.

Sophia Sakellariou

Production Editor

Born in Manhattan and raised in upstate Orange County, N.Y., Sophia couldn’t wait to return to the Big Apple to pursue her journalistic endeavors.  She is a sophomore majoring in communication with a dual concentration in journalism and media production and minoring in political science.  In addition to writing for The Quad, Sophia also serves as Health and Social Chair for the sorority Sigma Delta Tau and is secretary of the Government and Politics Club, while working in the college’s Communication Department Office.  In her free time, Sophia can be found stuck in the past listening to classic rock and watching old mafia movies on repeat, exploring the city for the latest fitness class craze, burying her nose in a book, professing her love for Peaky Blinder and all things British, and explaining to people how to pronounce her last name (the “u” is silent).

Nicole Rodriguez


Assistant Production Editor

Lauren Schuster

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Social Media Editor

Lauren is a junior majoring in communications with a concentration in journalism and minoring in English and women and gender studies. In her free time, Lauren can be found exploring New York City, making memes, and watching The Office (the claim to fame of her hometown of Scranton, Pa.) on Netflix for the hundredth time. Lauren loves writing in all of its forms and looks forward to any and all adventures that being a part of The Quadrangle will continue to bring.

Abby Crowell

Distribution Manager

Abby is an animal enthusiast, ocean aficionado, and Bostonian, from the small beach town of Scituate, Mass. She is currently majoring in communications with a concentration in journalism, and a minor in music. Abby also holds the position of lifestyle & opinion editor for Manhattan College’s Lotus Magazine. You can find Abby watching ‘Always Sunny in Philadelphia’, reading F. Scott Fitzgerald, or listening to the newest albums of mostly hip-hop and alternative! Abby is very excited to be the Quadrangle’s distribution manager. Find her at Starbucks or her work study in the communications office!

Michevi Dufflart

Web Editor

A lover of long car rides and scarves, Michevi is a Bronx native majoring in Civil Engineering. Her big break came when Wafels & Dinges first visited campus and The Quadrangle was in need of a waffle photo with a scrumptious chocolate drizzle. Since then, Michevi has found a love for the interview process and writing stories. When not studying in the library, Michevi can be found working in Draddy Gym, making magnets, or hanging out with friends.

August Kissel


Web Editor

An aspiring yogi and sloth enthusiast from Jamesville N.Y., August is currently a junior 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 working in the Social Action Suite, hunting for the perfect coffee shop, or planning her next trip abroad.

Joseph Liggio

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Staff Writer

Joe is a senior from Suffern, N.Y., 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.

Nicholas Gilewicz


Faculty Advisor