This Semester With Student Activities

With the semester just getting off the ground, students and professors alike are getting back into the routine of classes. Everyone is still trying to get into the mindset of homework, papers and tests. The only place on campus that has not skipped a beat during break- the Student Activities office. Students have always been able to count on Student Activities to offer exciting trips … Continue reading This Semester With Student Activities

Fouls Until Adjustments

As we enter into the New Year and spring semester, the Manhattan College men’s basketball team is looking to continue building on its first-half success while women’s basketball will attempt a turnaround after struggling in the first-half. At the start of the 2013-2014 season, many questions were being raised about the structure of the MAAC and its prime contenders, one of the them being MC. … Continue reading Fouls Until Adjustments

Money in Manhattan Basketball

A somber men’s basketball team walked off the court at the MassMutual Center last year as the Iona Gaels celebrated their first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship since 2006. A second place finish was not the outcome the Jaspers had been hoping for on the court, but in the checkbook, the second place finish was financially efficient. Manhattan College spent roughly $1.7 million on men’s … Continue reading Money in Manhattan Basketball

Quick Q&A with The Quad Staff: Natalie Sullivan

Who: Editor-in-Chief, Natalie Sullivan Year: Junior Majors: Communication and International Studies Minor: French Q: Who would you want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island (& why)? A: I would have to bring Les Stroud (Survivorman) so he could teach me the ropes. I’m sure the conversation wouldn’t be bad, either. Q: Who is your favorite author/what is your favorite book? A: … Continue reading Quick Q&A with The Quad Staff: Natalie Sullivan

New Semester Resolutions from a Fast-Learning Freshman

As 2013 came to a close, people everywhere began to make those New Year’s resolutions that they may or may not keep. With the spring semester beginning, Jaspers undoubtedly have some resolutions of their own, whether it be the traditional ‘hitting the gym more often’ or the ambitious 4.0 GPA. There are also a few resolutions that a second semester freshman will likely make after … Continue reading New Semester Resolutions from a Fast-Learning Freshman

“I have a feeling we’re not in New York anymore…”

This astute observation was first made famous by Dorothy Gale in “The Wizard of Oz,” though of course she said Kansas instead of New York and was talking to her terrier Toto at the time. Surprisingly enough, over this past mid-semester break Manhattan College students found themselves murmuring something close to these words at one point or another while on international trips the school had … Continue reading “I have a feeling we’re not in New York anymore…”

Reality Meets The Godfather

Pope Francis is no stranger when it comes to making headlines and making moves within the Roman Catholic Church. This is why I wonder if he’s ever seen the Godfather III. It is fascinating to be able to draw parallels to pop culture, even if it’s pop culture from 1990. Pope Francis’ reoccurring refrain of “Who am I to judge?” has left mouths agape all over … Continue reading Reality Meets The Godfather

New Drug Laws Continue in Right Direction

These past few weeks have seen advances in the nation’s policy towards drugs, specifically marijuana. In Colorado, customers lined up on Jan. 1 to become part of the first segment of the population able to legally purchase state-regulated cannabis for recreational use, with Washington state set to do the same later this year. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced his plan to allow limited … Continue reading New Drug Laws Continue in Right Direction