Usilo Completes Comeback

by CHARLES LIPPOLIS, Staff Writer After two perilous knee injuries, most people would have counted sophomore guard Samson Usilo out. But Usilo’s own will power, assisted by the support of his family, teammates and coaches helped him make his return. “I learned a lot. The kind of injury I had, I had to learn what to do and what not do,” Usilo said, reflecting on the … Continue reading Usilo Completes Comeback

Fitzgerald to Depart at Semester’s End

Alison Fitzgerald, the assistant athletic director for compliance and life skills, has announced that she will be leaving Manhattan at the end of the semester. Fitzgerald, who has been with the athletic department for three years, will be returning to her hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. The move, she states, is largely for financial reasons. “I have law school loans and I did all of school … Continue reading Fitzgerald to Depart at Semester’s End

Winter in New York City: Fun Things to do During the Holiday Season

With the chilly weather upon us and time winding down to semester’s end, make sure to take advantage of everything New York City has to offer during the cold winter months. Rockefeller Christmas Tree This tree certainly takes the award for “NYC’s Christmas symbol.” The 2016 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is officially lit at Rockefeller Plaza. Just make sure you’re prepared for the mass of … Continue reading Winter in New York City: Fun Things to do During the Holiday Season

New Pep Band Instructor: Jake Robinson

By Alyssa Velazquez, Staff Writer Whether you’re at a basketball game or in Thomas Hall, the rhythmic sounds and melodies of Manhattan College’s Pep Band can be heard with their instructor Jake Robinson, right by their side. With every basketball game, there is a pep band, and with every pep band there is an instructor like Robinson. Robinson is a freelance musician, a part-time teacher … Continue reading New Pep Band Instructor: Jake Robinson

Election Results Sparks Discussion on Campus

By Alyssa Velazquez, Staff Writer After 18 longs months of campaigning, election season is finally over. But some students and faculty of Manhattan College still have questions, especially considered how President-elect Donald Trump won in the first place. Many people are still surprised and perhaps confused by the results of the 2016 election. Many citizens thought the president-elect would be Hillary Clinton, even polls were … Continue reading Election Results Sparks Discussion on Campus

Jaspers Talk: The O’Brien Brothers

by KELLY P. BURNS & KIERAN ROCK, Editors For Liam and Nick O’Brien, running in college wasn’t always the plan. “We got cut from the freshman basketball team and the coach told us to try track,” Liam said. “We ran track in eighth grade, but all we did was sprinting and we really didn’t take it seriously,” Nick said. It was soccer, not track, that they had planned … Continue reading Jaspers Talk: The O’Brien Brothers

Women Helping Women: Just Peace Club Collects Hundreds of Pads and Tampons for Bronx Shelters

For women living in poverty, menstruation can be more than just a monthly inconvenience. It’s a cause for both embarrassment and hygiene issues since many can’t afford the appropriate products. Manhattan College’s Just Peace Club, a social action group dedicated to fighting injustice, is working to change that. The Period Project, spearheaded by senior English majors Katelyn Conroy and Sarah Kissane, began on Nov. 18th … Continue reading Women Helping Women: Just Peace Club Collects Hundreds of Pads and Tampons for Bronx Shelters

Jaspers Lose MAAC Opener to Canisius

By: Charles Lippolis & Daniel Ynfante Turning Point The Jaspers carried a 14-point lead into halftime and turned it into a 15-point lead early in the second half. But after a poor shooting performance in the second half, the Jaspers’ lead dwindled little by little. With the Jaspers up 63-56 and with nine minutes to play, Canisius went on a 17-4 run. The Griffs took a … Continue reading Jaspers Lose MAAC Opener to Canisius