Voices on the Quad: Student Reaction to President-Elect Donald J. Trump

by MEGAN DREHER & AUGUST KISSEL, Staff Writers FERY LEE CONREY Sophomore, Electrical Engineering “Finding out that Trump won, I have a gut feeling that it’s going to get bad, but compared to how people are visualizing it, I don’t think it’s going to be THAT bad.” BRIAN OPFER Freshman, Civil Engineering “I’m happy with the results. I wasn’t sure what to expect, it was really close. I … Continue reading Voices on the Quad: Student Reaction to President-Elect Donald J. Trump

Jaspers Drop Home Opener to Winthrop

Perhaps it was the 8:45 a.m. start. Maybe the early season rust. But the Jaspers struggled, and they did so on both ends of the court against the Winthrop Eagles. The Jaspers shot 40 percent from the field and committed 16 turnovers in their 94-81 loss to the Winthrop Eagles. The Eagles had four players score in double figures, led by Joshua Davenport’s 22 points. … Continue reading Jaspers Drop Home Opener to Winthrop

Our Politics is Broken; But We Aren’t

The following is a staff member’s op/ed piece and does not reflect the views of the The Quadrangle’s Editorial Board, the College or the student body. I went into Manhattan last night. It wasn’t to stir stuff up. And I wasn’t even initially planning to end up at Trump Tower. But I did. For the past eighteen months, Donald J. Trump has been occupying the … Continue reading Our Politics is Broken; But We Aren’t

Jaspers Win First Home Opener since 2012

By Angela Quadrini, Staff Writer The Manhattan College Women’s basketball team opened its season last night against Holy Cross. With new head coach Heather Vulin behind them, the Jaspers defeated the Crusaders 60- 56. Holy Cross led the Jaspers in the first quarter 21-14. For the remaining three quarters, the Jaspers were able to hold a steady lead until Holy Cross tied the game 56-56 with … Continue reading Jaspers Win First Home Opener since 2012

Student Athletes Find Time to Manage Work Study Jobs

By RikkiLynn Shields, Asst. Editor Many students at Manhattan College have a tightly packed schedule full of classes, extra-curricular activities and more. For athletes, competing on a Division I team, having time for anything but sports or classes seems almost impossible to manage. However, there are some like Caroline Ferri, who prove this wrong. A sophomore and a member of the cross country and track … Continue reading Student Athletes Find Time to Manage Work Study Jobs

A Breakdown of the Office of Student Engagement’s Budget

Each semester, full-time undergraduate students have to pay a student activities fee that is included in their tuition bill. The amount this past year was $260, which goes directly to creating the budget for the Office of Student Engagement. “Our budget is usually between $1 million to $1.1 million. It depends on the final number of students that are enrolled here,” John Bennett, director of … Continue reading A Breakdown of the Office of Student Engagement’s Budget

MC’s Perspective: Trump, Clinton and the Student Debt Crisis

College affordability has become a major issue in our lives and in the current presidential election. Americans currently hold $1.3 trillion in student loans, and millennials are often characterized as a generation burdened with a mountain of debt. One reason for this growth is, obviously, because many more people have been attending college. When the economy entered into a recession in 2008, many people couldn’t … Continue reading MC’s Perspective: Trump, Clinton and the Student Debt Crisis

Student Spending on Non-Essentials

College students are often depicted as “broke” but that doesn’t mean they aren’t spending money. A research study from ecampus.com found that college students spend more than $60 billion each year on every day needs. The study didn’t just include standard school supplies, it also accounted for “non-essential items” like clothes, alcohol and entertainment. Moises Salinas, a sophomore computer science major, said one of his … Continue reading Student Spending on Non-Essentials

The Cost of the “Experience the Uncommon” Marketing Campaign

By Haley Burnside & August Kissel, Staff Writers All the prospective students visiting campus this fall have heard the latest tagline of Manhattan College: Experience the Uncommon. The Uncommon campaign, launched just over a year ago, is the foundational message behind a new wave of advertisements that will soon grace the Manhattan College website. Lydia Gray, the executive director of the marketing and communication department, … Continue reading The Cost of the “Experience the Uncommon” Marketing Campaign