Student Activities To Make Changes This Fall Semester

Welcome back, Jaspers! It’s time to break out your favorite sports jersey and practice your rounds of applause because Student Activities has a jam packed semester full of events ranging from NFL tickets to award winning Broadway shows. The first event will be taking place in just a few days; Student Activities is selling tickets to the U.S. Open Tennis Championships for Sept. 1st. Other … Continue reading Student Activities To Make Changes This Fall Semester

Jasper Men’s Soccer 2014-15 Kick-Off

As the start of the 2014-15 season approaches for Manhattan College’s men’s soccer, the Jaspers plan to make a return to Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference postseason play for a second straight year after reaching their first four-team tournament in 12 seasons last year. A Whole Lot of Up and Down In the early weeks of the 2013 season the Jaspers faced some tough opposition in … Continue reading Jasper Men’s Soccer 2014-15 Kick-Off

Third Annual Lecture Series Kicks Off the New Year

The start of a new school year at college does not just mean the return of dreaded homework assignments, essays and projects, but also opportunities to attend stimulating lectures and events. This is the case for Manhattan College students, as Student Activities has brought back their popular “lecture series” for a third year in a row. Scattered throughout the entire month of September, students can … Continue reading Third Annual Lecture Series Kicks Off the New Year

Why Amsterdam is the Liberal Dream

Prostitutes, marijuana and sex shows, oh my! Amsterdam can sound a crazy capital city initially, but it’s actually a place that is rather ahead of its time. It is an essential part of a very liberal country, the Netherlands. Walking around the city and seeing just how free you are to live life was a liberating experience for me. The locals are friendly and there … Continue reading Why Amsterdam is the Liberal Dream

Does the SAFE Act Live Up to Its Name?

Growing up in New York City, I never gave second thought to gun laws. However, a trip to a firing range in Winterhaven, Florida changed a 21-year outlook. As I boarded a plane bound for Tampa International Airport, the idea of going to a gun range was present but it was an afterthought if anything. Going to the range would be great, but not a … Continue reading Does the SAFE Act Live Up to Its Name?

New Student Commons Impresses Students and Faculty

The semester’s first week of classes has been marked by the opening of the much-anticipated Ray Kelly Student Commons, which features new dining options, meeting spaces and faculty offices. The commons, which set Manhattan College back more than $40 million mostly acquired in donations, broke ground in December of 2013. As far as using the new building, which connects the north and south sides of … Continue reading New Student Commons Impresses Students and Faculty

The DIY Dorm Décor Guide: Things Not To Do When Decorating

LUKE HARTMAN STAFF WRITER Here we go again…another year at MC, and whether this is your first year or you are a returning for another semester in the Riverdale trenches we all have one thing in common…dorms (or at least similar tiny living spaces). These little spaces can either be just a room where one exists, or a home where one can be tranquil and … Continue reading The DIY Dorm Décor Guide: Things Not To Do When Decorating

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Just Follow the Crowd

By Madeleine Schwartz STAFF WRITER Do you remember when you wore eight silly bands around your wrist because it was the “popular thing to do”? Or when the only “cool way” to take a selfie was to make a duck face? These trends are long gone and now the only proper way to finish out your summer is to complete the ALS ice bucket challenge. … Continue reading ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Just Follow the Crowd