Our 2016-2017 staff consists of students of the Baltimore School for the Arts who love to write creatively, report on new issues, and express their ideas to the surrounding community. Each writer is unique in his or her own interests and style, and together the contributors work to create a collaborative staff. Madison and Cathedral displays the hard work and individuality of each student involved.
Haley Parsley is a senior visual artist at Baltimore School for the Arts and Madison and Cathedral’s Editor-in-Chief. In the past she’s written about feminism and current events, and in her current position she enjoys helping Mad Cat’s staff succeed! Haley is also a founder of Beast Grrl Collective, a youth-led activist group which promotes feminist education and publishes Beast Grrl Zine.
Emeline Boehringer is a senior visual artist at BSA, and also a writer and editor for Beast Grrl, a feminist zine that features writing and art from young women around the city and the country. She likes reading, writing, making art, and listening to Gregorian chants. More than anything else, however, Emeline likes to sleep late and dream. As with most things, Emeline has not decided what she wants to pursue after her time at BSA.
Abigail Tawiah is a senior vocalist here at BSA. The literary magazine helped her discover her love for not only literature, but for writing as well. This year she’ll be helping out with marketing and music. She’s very excited for senior year and can’t wait to see how the whole staff will grow together!
Ifetayo Kitwala started as a columnist her freshman year, and wanted to find her voice at BSA. She wrote about any and everything until she found her niche writing political editorials. She is a rising senior and a theater major at BSA. She plans to continue writing and editing in college and finish off her senior year strong. She hopes to attend Penn State University next fall and major in Architecture with a minor in Acting.
Mecca Lewis is a senior Visual Artist at BSA and the co-Music Editor at Madison and Cathedral. She is a student leader at The Intersection and Art With a Heart’s Art of Leadership. She is also the staff photographer at the Station North Tool Library and likes Art History. She is always ready to lend a helping hand and is eager to visit new places, inside and outside of Baltimore. Mecca really enjoys eating/making kimchi and permanently smells like maple syrup.
Fiona duPrey is a junior vocalist at Baltimore School for the Arts and is the copy editor for Madison and Cathedral. Though she spends most of her time playing The Sims, she also enjoys watching Youtube, spending time with friends, and correcting everyone’s grammar mistakes. In addition, Fiona has an interest in photography and science (specifically paleontology). She hopes to continue to study vocal music in college.
Garrett Shepherd Mogge spends a lot of time just chillin. Garrett “works” as the Web Editor, Tech Director, and Assistant to the Editor in Chief at MadCat and is also a recurring columnist. He likes listening to music from the 70s and watching television. He is a very fidgety person and he wears sunglasses and rollerblades indoors. Garrett hopes to major in Geography and Film Production/ Video Journalism in college and wants to work for the National Geographic Society. If you don’t know him, feel free to come up and introduce yourself anytime.
Emily Reed is a junior actor at BSA. She is mixed race and is very interested in class and race relations in the U.S. She is interested in possibly pursuing musical theatre and sociology when she graduates. After acting for a while, she hopes to become a social worker. She also wants to become fluent in Spanish ASAP.