Warring Posters Debate Cultural Appropriation

by Rose Brennan & Joseph Liggio Asst. Editors On the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 31, Manhattan College students found a very interesting image posted in buildings around campus. The image depicted a woman wearing a “sexy” cat costume, with an actual cat next to it with the words, “I’m a cat, not a costume. This is not who I am and this is not okay.” The timing … Continue reading Warring Posters Debate Cultural Appropriation

Sports Fandom: A Religion All its Own?

by Charles Lippolis & RikkiLynn Shields Asst. Editor & Editor If you were raised in the Bronx during the mid-90’s there were two cathedrals that you likely found yourself in: St. Patrick’s in Manhattan, and Yankee Stadium on E 161st Street. River Avenue was (and still is) a pantheon of sorts; memorializing the icons who wore pinstripes from DiMaggio to Jeter, and with street art that … Continue reading Sports Fandom: A Religion All its Own?

NYPD Holds Active Shooter Presentation on Campus

by Ally Hutzler Editor On Wednesday, Nov. 15, students and faculty filed into the Kelly Commons to hear a presentation by the NYPD Counter Terrorism Unit on the potential presence of an active shooter. In 2008, after the tragic Virginia Tech shooting that left 32 people dead, Congress amended the Clery Act adding that a campus emergency response plan be required by every institution of higher … Continue reading NYPD Holds Active Shooter Presentation on Campus

Lecture Series Presents: MSNBC Host Chris Hayes

by Gillian Puma Staff Writer Last Wednesday, students and faculty gathered in the Kelly Commons Great Room to hear MSNBC reporter Chris Hayes discuss his most recent book,  “A Colony in a Nation.” The book goes into detail about the racial injustice that occurs in our society, and the first one hundred people to arrive at the lecture got a free copy of the book. Chris … Continue reading Lecture Series Presents: MSNBC Host Chris Hayes

Faculty and Students Affected by Hurricane Maria

by Victoria Hernandez Editor Seven weeks after Hurricane Maria, the Puerto Rican community at Manhattan College feels a mix of emotions after they experienced the disaster from far away. For Dr. Christie González-Toro, assistant professor of the Department of Kinesiology, seeing the destruction that the hurricane caused to the island was a “roller coaster of emotions.” “I felt agony without knowing of my family and friends … Continue reading Faculty and Students Affected by Hurricane Maria

Welcoming Neighbors Committee Continues at MC

by Gabriella DePinho & Shannon Gleba Staff Writers Riverdale’s Welcoming Neighbors Committee met on the Manhattan College campus on Wednesday, Nov. 1, to discuss their continued support of the transitional housing shelter that has opened at 5731 Broadway. The committee is comprised of local residents that live in the Community Board 8 area of the Bronx and are working to publicly support the transitional housing site that … Continue reading Welcoming Neighbors Committee Continues at MC

Who Named The Major Author Reading Series: David Eye Returns to Manhattan College

by RikkiLynn Shields Editor If you’ve ever wondered where the Major Author Reading Series obtained its name, David Eye, former visiting assistant professor of creative writing at Manhattan College from 2010-2013, named the series when he began teaching here seven years ago. Eye grew up in rural Virginia, and earned his MFA in creative writing from Syracuse University in 2008. However, this degree came after working … Continue reading Who Named The Major Author Reading Series: David Eye Returns to Manhattan College

Five Years After Sandy Hook, Enough is Enough

by Rose Brennan Asst. Editor Five years ago and 20 miles from my home, on Dec. 14, 2012, 26 innocent people were gunned down in my home state of Connecticut at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. For people in my state and my generation, it was almost a phenomenon akin to the previous generation’s Kennedy assassination.  Almost anyone could tell you where they were when … Continue reading Five Years After Sandy Hook, Enough is Enough

Two Seniors Speak About Upcoming December Graduation

by Alexa Schmidt Staff Writer Seniors Hayden Clarke and Lina Bengtson are graduating from Manhattan College this December. They are both are athletes on the track and field team and major in electrical engineering. Clarke is originally from Townsville, Australia, and Bengtson hails from Malmo, Sweden. They started their college career in January, halfway through most freshmen’s first year. “Back at home, the school year finishes … Continue reading Two Seniors Speak About Upcoming December Graduation