Quick Q&A with the Quad Staff: Sean Sonnemann

Who? Sean Sonnemann, Web Editor Year: Sophomore Major: Civil Engineering   Q: Who would you want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island (& why)? A: The Quadrangle staff, duh!   Q: Who is your favorite author/what is your favorite book? A: John Steinbeck is probably up there. I loved “East of Eden,” “Tortilla Flat” and “The Grapes of Wrath.” Willa Cather … Continue reading Quick Q&A with the Quad Staff: Sean Sonnemann

MC’s First Woman in Athletic Fall of Fame

Marianne Reilly, a member of the Manhattan College women’s basketball team, entered the game against St. Francis in 1981 with just about 980 points under her belt. She left that game with the title of the first woman to score 1,000 points in the short history of the women’s varsity basketball program at MC. “I remember looking at the oval pictures that were in Draddy … Continue reading MC’s First Woman in Athletic Fall of Fame

The Science Behind The College Halloween Costume

As the end of October approaches, young children are not the only ones worrying about what to be for Halloween. College students are also given the task of thinking of the best Halloween costumes of the year. In college, however, Halloween is not just simply the night of Oct. 31. The holiday tends to stretch across the entire Halloween weekend and is given the name … Continue reading The Science Behind The College Halloween Costume

The History of Mischief Night

MADELEINE SCHWARTZ STAFF WRITER “Mischief managed” is no longer just for Harry Potter and Ron Weasly to say, because Oct. 30 is dedicated to every ounce of trouble-making. It’s a night where people grab all of their eggs, toilet paper and peanut butter and go all-out for Mischief Night. This trickster holiday dates all the way back to the 1700s in Britain when officials created … Continue reading The History of Mischief Night

Jasper Jams: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

While Oct. 15 may have marked the official end of National Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States, it is still a great occasion to take a look at the music of Hispanic cultures. It can sometimes be easy to get sidetracked into thinking that music in the Spanish language is limited to pop crossovers from artists like Enrique Iglesias and Shakira or the reggaeton … Continue reading Jasper Jams: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Back of the Net: Freshmen Jaspers Face Personal Adjustments and Team Challenges

As the season reaches its mid-point for the Manhattan Jaspers, the 10 freshmen Jaspers are no longer new to the team and fans. Three of the freshmen who have been quite impressive early on are Joe Hulme, Jose Meza and Luke Greaves. Understandably so, Manhattan head coach Jorden Scott said all of the freshmen have been excellent. The 10 Jasper Freshmen Matthew Barile Greg Bohn … Continue reading Back of the Net: Freshmen Jaspers Face Personal Adjustments and Team Challenges

The College Cost: Public Transportation

Manhattan College would not be the same without the 1 train. Love it or hate it, we rely on it as students living in the city. However, we also pay for it. While $2.50 a swipe doesn’t sound like much, every metro card refill starts to get expensive. Beyond the subway, Jaspers have to calculate the expenses of public transportation into their budgets. Be it … Continue reading The College Cost: Public Transportation

MC Smokers Unfazed by New Tobacco Law

It’s 5:30 p.m. on a Wednesday, it’s cold and rainy and sophomore Ben Giese has just left the dry safety of Jasper Hall for an early evening smoke break. It is starting to drizzle on the quad again and although it looks like he is about to get rained on, Giese whips out his lighter and sparks up his machine-rolled cigarette. Early evening cigarettes are … Continue reading MC Smokers Unfazed by New Tobacco Law

“Much Ado About Nothing” Takes MC Stage

ERIK EYLER STAFF WRITER For the third year in a row, on a chilly autumn night in October, Smith Auditorium did its best Globe Theater impression and hosted the American Shakespeare Center’s Touring Troupe as they performed “Much Ado About Nothing.” “Much Ado About Nothing” is a story of miscommunication and love, with the plot being driven along by conflict that is talked about but … Continue reading “Much Ado About Nothing” Takes MC Stage