Alexandra Hutzler, or Ally as her friends like to call her, is a freshman communications major here at Manhattan College. Ally is the Assistant Features Editor for The Quad and a writer for Her Campus.
Jasper pride runs in the Hutzler family. Ally’s Sister, Kayla Hutzler, also attended Manhattan College and worked at The Quad as Editor-In-Chief. When it came time for picking colleges, it was only natural that Manhattan was at the top of the list.
“I knew a lot about the school from my sister, who is an alumni of the college. Although it was said that I would never come here, being the annoying little sister I am, it was inevitable. I loved the school since we first moved my sister in her freshman year. It really feels like home.”
Coming to Manhattan, Hutzler had been debating between majoring in broadcasting or journalism. However, after having lunch with one of the communications professors her decision was clear.
“I realized that having the ability to create content, good, well-written content, can propel you into any field in media. Plus, I just love proofreading my friends papers – I mean, who doesn’t?”
Ally’s work at The Quad has given her quite the journalism experience. Not only does she write articles, but she also pitches ideas as well as copy edits other writers’ work for the section. Just recently, she learned how to post articles to The Quad’s website, mcquad.org, which is something she is really excited about. She is also quite honored to be following in her sister’s footsteps.
“My sister was editor-in-cheif of The Quad during her time here, and that’s when I realized I had to one-up her (kidding, totally kidding). I was actually terrified to come here and follow in her footsteps because she is so amazing. I thought I was going to be constantly compared to her and constantly come up short. Then I came to realize that being compared to my sister wouldn’t be such a bad thing. I’m pretty proud to be considered in the same league as someone so great.”
Hutzler is a star athlete on the Manhattan College Swimming teamas well. At this year’s MAAC championships in Buffalo, she broke the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:09.87. She was also apart of four record-breaking relays. Swimming for Manhattan College has been a great experience for her so far.
“Some people would probably argue that the best part about swimming are the records or the best times, but it’s not. The greatest thing about swimming is the people you swim with and the people you swim for – and luckily I have some of the best.”
After college we should expect Hutzler to be on to bigger and better things. After some traveling she hopes to work for a major magazine or newspaper.
“My dream job is to work at Marie Claire, so if anyone knows Nina Garcia let me know.”
Ally is destined to have a lasting impact at Manhattan College. During her freshman year alone she has already accomplished so much both academically and athletically. With her fearless attitude and inquisitive thinking, she embodies all the qualities of an exceptional journalist and she is a prime example of what it means to be a Jasper.