“Charm” Places Theatrical Focus on LGBTQ Rights

Theater and the City is a column of student-written reviews in the ENGL 400 class taught by Deirdre O’Leary Cunningham. This week’s entry is by     Christopher Nuzzo. In the height of the movement for LGBTQ rights, Ms. Darleena Andrews is a breath of fresh air for these 20-somethings to inhale. Played by Sandra Caldwell, Mama Darleena is brought to life as a vibrant … Continue reading “Charm” Places Theatrical Focus on LGBTQ Rights

Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Center Screens “I Am Not Your Negro”

By Gillian Puma, Staff Writer On Oct. 18, 2017, Manhattan College presented the film “I Am Not Your Negro” in Hayden 100. Before the film was shown, Mehnaz Afridi of the religious studies department had a brief speech explaining what the film was about. Directed by Raoul Peck, the film is presented in a documentary format with images and videos from the time of the civil … Continue reading Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Center Screens “I Am Not Your Negro”

Selfied by Steph: How One Student Turned a Hobby into a Business

Right now, there are over 300 million pictures on Instagram that are tagged with the word “selfie”. Merriam-Webster gave the word an official definition in 2014. A recent AOL survey found that almost half of adults think selfies make them feel more confident. It is no secret that we are obsessed with our self representations. Earlier this year, senior public relations major Stephanie Zmuda had … Continue reading Selfied by Steph: How One Student Turned a Hobby into a Business

Film Society Plans a “Thrilling” Year

By Alexa Schmidt, Staff Writer The Film Society is back for its seventh year at Manhattan College. The club is led by advisor Margaret Toth, Ph.D, and co-presidents Marisha Washington and Max Whitwell. Washington, a junior, and Whitwell, a senior, both joined the club their sophomore year and both are English majors. Every year, the club is guided by a theme that determines what movies will … Continue reading Film Society Plans a “Thrilling” Year

Whodunit? Players Presents: “The Crimson House Murder”

On Saturday, Oct. 22, the Manhattan College Players performed their first show of the 2017-2018 season to a crowded Smith Auditorium. The show, as part of their annual murder mystery performance, was titled “The Crimson House Murder”. The planning for the murder mystery began early in the summer, as student directors Matthew Peters (junior secondary education major) and Samuel Corby (senior mechanical engineering major) began … Continue reading Whodunit? Players Presents: “The Crimson House Murder”

Fiction Writer Meghan Kenny Visits MC for Second MARS Reading

by David Valentin Contributor Last Thursday night, Manhattan College had Meghan Kenny, high school teacher, short story writer and novelist, speak in Hayden 100 for a reading from her book of short stories “Love Is No Small Thing” and a glimpse into her upcoming novel “The Driest Season.” Kenny read one short story from her collection titled “All the Lovely Boys,” which is about an Idaho … Continue reading Fiction Writer Meghan Kenny Visits MC for Second MARS Reading

Veterans Success Center Opens in Thomas Hall

Manhattan College’s growing population of student veterans now has a place to call its own. The Veterans Success Center, which opened with a ceremonial ribbon cutting last Monday, is located on the second floor of Thomas Hall in the room vacated by the Games Club. The center offers Manhattan’s veteran students a place to meet, study and lounge. “All the veterans on campus,[…] we all … Continue reading Veterans Success Center Opens in Thomas Hall

October Senate Meeting Continues Debate Over Columbus Day

by Haley Burnside Asst. Editor The Manhattan College Senate met for their monthly meeting this past week. Among the many agenda items, the issue of Columbus Day, which was tabled at September’s meeting, was discussed once again. The meeting began as usual with a roll call and approval of the agenda and minutes, after which Provost William Clyde gave a brief presentation about high impact … Continue reading October Senate Meeting Continues Debate Over Columbus Day

David Bollert Wins the Costello Excellence in Teaching Award

by John Jackson Staff Writer David Bollert, a philosophy professor at Manhattan College, received the Costello Excellence in Teaching Award for 2017. The award, named after Brother Casimir Gabriel Costello, FSC, recognizes a liberal arts faculty member at Manhattan College who “exemplifies the excellence in teaching that characterizes Manhattan College and is central to its mission and the mission of the Lasallian Christian Brothers,” as stated … Continue reading David Bollert Wins the Costello Excellence in Teaching Award