Injuries at the Front and Center of Manhattan’s 0-2 Start

Last year, heading into the season the biggest question mark facing the Manhattan Jaspers was how they would replace Michael Alvarado, George Beamon and Rhamel Brown. The Jaspers answered that question; team depth. Players like Emmy Andujar, Donovan Kates, Shane Richards and Ashton Pankey stepped up and took on a bigger role on the team. This season, Andujar, Kates and Pankey are gone, but there … Continue reading Injuries at the Front and Center of Manhattan’s 0-2 Start

Quadstock: Mike Posner Performs in Smith Auditorium

by Taylor Brethauer & RikkiLynn Shields, Staff Writers Musician Mike Posner performed an acoustic set for students in Smith Auditorium this past Saturday for Quadstock, an annual campus concert. Students began filing into the auditorium around noon, and the intimate crowd grew in size as students trickled in after hearing the music from outside. Quadstock’s feature act, Posner, was only announced to the student body last week in preparation … Continue reading Quadstock: Mike Posner Performs in Smith Auditorium

Toy Drive Brings Joy to a Community

Constant chatter, often turned into screaming, fills the cafeteria. The kids pace back and forth, engaging in conversations with their friends and families, all while anxiously waiting for their turn. Their number is called. They rejoice. Waiting for them is Santa Claus, carrying a present in hand. This is the scene at St. Jerome’s Church in the South Bronx, which hosts Manhattan College’s Lasallian Collegians’ … Continue reading Toy Drive Brings Joy to a Community

MC Students Hold Candlelight Vigil for University of Missouri Students

By Cat Goodyear, Staff Writer Student activists held a candlelight vigil in honor of the students at the University of Missouri last Monday. The vigil brought together students, administrators and faculty to stand in solidarity with students at the University of Missouri, whose recent protests against racism on their campus have made national headlines. “The vigil was important to me because I understand that the students of … Continue reading MC Students Hold Candlelight Vigil for University of Missouri Students

Notes from the MC Senate Meeting

The college’s senate met on Nov. 17 to discuss and present various issues on campus. Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Budget – Matthew McManness, vice president of finance, shared the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Budget-to-Actual Variance Report. “We have over a million dollars more in our operating budget this year,” he said. This increase can be attributed to the larger freshman class, which is bringing in additional revenue … Continue reading Notes from the MC Senate Meeting

Jaspers Drop to 0-2 at the Hands of Bucknell

On paper, Manhattan’s home-opener against Bucknell seems to suggest one thing. The Jaspers took 16 more shots than the Bison, a statistic that appears to dictate a dominance in time of possession, offensive rebounding, and consequently, in points. But throw these assumption out of the window. Further analyzing the box score, Manhattan’s 80-67 defeat to Bucknell boiled down to two huge disparities: Manhattan was crushed … Continue reading Jaspers Drop to 0-2 at the Hands of Bucknell

Inside Manhattan College’s Security and Fire Safety Annual Report

by RIKKILYNN SHIELDS, Staff Writer This year’s Security and Fire Safety Annual Report was issued on Sept. 16 of this year by Public Safety and details crime statistics, fire information and related policies. But how does this document come together, and more importantly, what does it mean for students? Each January, the 50th Precinct submits the  local crime reports to Manhattan College. Public Safety then … Continue reading Inside Manhattan College’s Security and Fire Safety Annual Report

Work of a Jasper: Ashley Cross, Ph.D.

by RikkiLynn Shields, Staff Writer Ashley Cross, Ph.D. is a professor of English at Manhattan College. Cross has been a professor at Manhattan for 19 years, and is currently in her fourth year as the Chair of the English department. She grew up in Middlebury, VT, worked as a waitress and soda jerk throughout high school, and considered herself to be very willful. “When I … Continue reading Work of a Jasper: Ashley Cross, Ph.D.

Life as Department Chair

College faculty and administration have been known to have their differences in priorities – not just at Manhattan College. This creates a particularly tough challenge for department chairpersons, who are caught somewhere between being faculty members and administrators. Balancing this dual role is particularly difficult for department chairs – especially Constantine Theodosiou, Ph.D., acting chair of the biology department, and fulltime dean of the School … Continue reading Life as Department Chair