Samer Alraey, Muslim Chaplain, Builds Community at MC

Many students may not be familiar with Sheikh Samer Alraey, the imam and chaplain for Muslim students at Manhattan College.  But those who have not gotten to know him are truly missing out. Becoming a sheikh is a very long and difficult process for anyone, as it involves more than the duties of an imam, which is to lead a community in Friday jummah prayers. … Continue reading Samer Alraey, Muslim Chaplain, Builds Community at MC

Lecture Series Opens with Ndaba Mandela

By Haley Burnside, Asst. Editor Last Wednesday, students and faculty alike gathered to hear the smooth, clear, trademark Mandela voice. Grandson of the late South African President Nelson Mandela, Ndaba Mandela spoke to a wide audience in the Kelly Commons. He opened with a simple phrase. “Today, I am going to share my story with you,” Mandela said. From that point on he spoke about … Continue reading Lecture Series Opens with Ndaba Mandela

Soccer Player Ryan Shields, Native of England, Talks Sports and Life in the States

A junior business analytics major from Manchester England, Ryan Shields, has been a part of the Manhattan College Men’s Soccer team since his start at MC in 2015. Shields, #7, played Mid Field alongside his teammates for three seasons. He is intended to graduate in January 2019 and thinks his team has what it takes to make it far in the MAAC championships. The Quadrangle: … Continue reading Soccer Player Ryan Shields, Native of England, Talks Sports and Life in the States

Jaspers Baseball Takes on Staten Island

By Gillian Puma, Contributor The Saint George and Bay Street area of Staten Island is starting to grow into quite the tourist attraction. From the construction of the world’s largest ferris wheel to the new shopping center near the ferry terminal, more and more people are starting to take a ferry boat ride down to Staten Island to see the buzz. Down the street from these … Continue reading Jaspers Baseball Takes on Staten Island

The Day the Music Died: Manhattan College DJs Axed by Residence Life

Sept. 14 marked the end of a short-lived attempt to bring music to the masses, as the Manhattan College DJs were forced to cancel their tour early. That Thursday, speakers facing out a 7th floor window in Lee Hall fell silent, much to the dismay of a large number of Manhattan students who had been regularly “tuning in” on their walks past Draddy Gymnasium. “DJ … Continue reading The Day the Music Died: Manhattan College DJs Axed by Residence Life

U.S. News Ranks MC 15th in the North

The 2018 edition of America’s Best Colleges rankings were released by U.S. News & World Report, with Manhattan College ranking very highly in three categories. These categories were Regional Universities North, Undergraduate Engineering Program (in schools with no available doctorate), and Best Colleges for Veterans categories. U.S. News & World Report identifies regional universities as institutions that offer a full range of undergraduate programs and … Continue reading U.S. News Ranks MC 15th in the North

Benefit Concert Raises Over $300 For Hurricane Harvey Victims

by Rose Brennan & Daniel Molina Asst. Editor & Editor An 80-degree day at the end of September might seem a little unusual to some.  But for Manhattan College Student Government and Student Engagement, the beautiful weather could not have come at a more opportune time. In Jasper Hall’s backyard, students gathered for free food but, more importantly, to raise money for those in Texas affected … Continue reading Benefit Concert Raises Over $300 For Hurricane Harvey Victims

Manhattan Holds Memorial for Edward DeGuisto

by Jess Solan Contributor Many were shocked this past July to hear of the sudden and tragic loss of Manhattan College student, as well as United States Marines Veteran, Edward Christian DeGuisto. Fellow students and faculty wanted to have a service on campus to commemorate his loss, and did so on Sept. 12 in the Chapel of De La Salle. “It is extremely sad losing a … Continue reading Manhattan Holds Memorial for Edward DeGuisto

Review: “On the Shore of the Wide World”

Theater and the City is a column of student-written reviews in the ENGL 400 class taught by Deirdre O’Leary Cunningham. Characters of family dramas have been prone to yank on our heartstrings—a box of tissues is a fitting accessory for sitting through an episode of “Transparent” with the Pfeffermans—but the Holmes family has a bizarre way of stirring our emotions. Written by British playwright Simon … Continue reading Review: “On the Shore of the Wide World”