Letter from the Editor

  Dear Reader: It’s getting hot outside. And while that feels nice, there’s something always hits me around this time of the year, and this year hit me extra hard. A few weeks back, I had to send emails to our senior staff- Kelly Burns, Lindsey Burns, Kristie Killen, Kieran Rock, Sean Sonnemann and Daniel Ynfante- asking them for their senior farewells. These folks are … Continue reading Letter from the Editor

Student’s Short Video Focuses on the Beauty in Daily Life

Senior  English major Leah Cordova turns everyday life into video art. Even though her field of study is mainly composed of writing, Cordova is interested in film and has had the opportunity of weaving her writing skills into storytelling techniques for video art. Her short video “Look At Me” presents a simple idea. Inspired by Christian Marclay’s work, Cordova decided to focus on one thing … Continue reading Student’s Short Video Focuses on the Beauty in Daily Life

Manhattan College and The Great War, 100 Years Later

No newspaper was published on the Manhattan College campus in the days of WWI. Still from 1914 to 1918 various literary magazines, newsletters and other publications reflected the life on campus during the years of the war. “The Manhattan Quarterly” was the literary magazine of the time which published “subjects of interest to the general public” and was meant to “serve as a link between … Continue reading Manhattan College and The Great War, 100 Years Later

Can’t Stop the Beat: Spring Performing Arts Concert

The Manhattan College chapel was full of music this past Sunday, Apr. 23, as the annual Spring Performing Arts Concert took place. Beginning at 4:30 pm, parents and classmates alike gathered in the pews to enjoy the music from students who’ve been preparing for this concert since Lessons and Carols last semester. As more people entered the chapel, the sounds of strings warming up from … Continue reading Can’t Stop the Beat: Spring Performing Arts Concert

Lotus Magazine Student Models: The Visual Component of Journalism

Magazine journalism is unique in that it is much more visually based than other print media; it is dependent on visual aids, and one of these visual aids is modelling. Manhattan College’s own Lotus Magazine has several students who serve as models for more visually-based articles such as makeup tutorials.  One of these women is junior Caitlin Hall, who joined the magazine staff quite unexpectedly. … Continue reading Lotus Magazine Student Models: The Visual Component of Journalism

Softball Looks Ahead to MAAC Tourney

By Ariel Pacheco, Staff Writer As the softball season nears its end, the team hopes to carry its strong showing throughout the season into the MAAC tournament. To this point, the team has an overall record of 24-12 with an 8-2 record in conference play. That puts the Jaspers in first place in the MAAC conference. “We’re doing a great job, we’re getting better each … Continue reading Softball Looks Ahead to MAAC Tourney

Start Strong, Finish Stronger: Dance Team Takes 5th in Nationals

The Manhattan College Jasper Dancers traveled to Nationals during the first weekend of April three weeks ago. and after moving onto the final round, placed fifth in the Division 1 Hip Hop category. This is the Dancers highest placement at Nationals in the team’s history. The Jasper Dancers have been an integral part of the spirit squads that are found on the sidelines during the … Continue reading Start Strong, Finish Stronger: Dance Team Takes 5th in Nationals

MC Students Participate in National Model United Nations Conference in New York

By John Jackson Staff Writer From Sunday Apr. 9 to Thursday Apr. 13, a group of Manhattan College students got the opportunity to simulate a series of everyday tasks performed by United Nations delegates. They did this at the National Model United Nations Conference which is held in New York. The Manhattan students who attended currently take Dr. Pamela Chasek’s Model United Nations class which is … Continue reading MC Students Participate in National Model United Nations Conference in New York

Seniors Surprised By Fee

Earlier this month Manhattan College’s graduating seniors were charged a $375 graduation fee via Self Service. Students graduating this May received an email in early April requesting the fee to be paid by late April, approximately a month before this semester’s graduation ceremony, which will take place on Friday, May 19 in Draddy Gymnasium. William Clyde, MC’s Provost and Executive Vice President, described the charge … Continue reading Seniors Surprised By Fee