Honrando ‘Mando’ Montaño

By Maia Larson
Associate Editor, Pegasus Books

I wanted to share my favorite memory of Mando — I worked with him in the Scarlet and Black at Grinnell College my senior year (I was the copy editor, he was the news editor) and we often were the last ones in the office (along with the editor-in-chief) as we tried to put the paper to bed. This would often be around 4 or 5 a.m. on a Friday morning, and though I planned my schedule so that I had the mornings to sleep, Mando obviously packed his schedule as full as possible and had class in the morning. While I was always bitching about how tired I was and whining about how I wanted it to be done, Mando was always, always positive and excited about something. Continue reading