Wellness Week Inspires Students to Practice Self Care

by AUGUST KISSEL, Web Editor As I began the planning process of Wellness Week, I had a certain type of student in mind. The student who is overbooked and burnout. The editors of the paper and magazines, the tutors, the RA’s, those leading LOVE trips, Kairos, those with an internship downtown who have to hike uptown to give a tour in the afternoon. The student who has … Continue reading Wellness Week Inspires Students to Practice Self Care

Giving the Gift of Life As A College Student: Why You Should Donate Blood on November 20th

by ANNA WOODS, Staff Writer If you qualify to donate blood the thought of the process invokes a myriad of reactions. Some scowl in terror or disgust, others are indifferent and some are even excited about donating. For me, I have been so deeply impacted by blood donations that I am a part of the latter. It was blood donated by strangers that saved my father’s life. … Continue reading Giving the Gift of Life As A College Student: Why You Should Donate Blood on November 20th

Students from MC Film Society Win Second Place In 24 Hour Film Slam

by  Gillian Puma, Staff Writer The Manhattan College Film Society has shown that they have some aspiring filmmakers of their own, as two groups of students participated in the 24 Hour Film Slam in New Jersey on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2. The 24 Hour Film Slam is made responsible through FilmOneFest. FilmOneFest is a production of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council. It is known for being … Continue reading Students from MC Film Society Win Second Place In 24 Hour Film Slam

Kairos VII: An Experience Like No Other

by Christine Nappi, Staff Writer Being surrounded by fresh air, open sky, and expansive fields gave students at The Empowerment Center a chance to disconnect from the hustle-and-bustle environment of Manhattan College. Although the environment served as a contrast to campus, students gained more than just a weekend-getaway; they had a chance to reflect on life, de-stress and make new friends, all thanks to the Kairos VII … Continue reading Kairos VII: An Experience Like No Other

Nov. 11: Not Just Another Day Off

by Rose Brennan, A&E Editor I am nothing short of proud of my family’s history of service to this country.  Both of my grandfathers served in the U.S. Armed Forces: one in the Marines and one in the Army.  The latter even saw combat in the Korean War.  The military is a part of my family’s history, and it is a part I wish to honor. Though … Continue reading Nov. 11: Not Just Another Day Off

Public Service Forum Hosts Executive Director of The Fresh Air Fund

by Megan Dreher, Editor-in-Chief On Wednesday, November 6, students gathered in Kelly Commons 4C for a Public Service Forum, which encouraged students to consider job opportunities working in the public sector post-graduation. The event included panelists from three different fellowship programs in the New York City area, along with an opening address from keynote speaker Fatima Shama, the executive director of the Fresh Air Fund. The Fresh … Continue reading Public Service Forum Hosts Executive Director of The Fresh Air Fund

Manhattan College Players Present Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone

by Madalyn Johnson, Asst. A&E Editor Manhattan College Players performed the play “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” in the Black Box theatre on Thurs. Nov. 7 and throughout the weekend of Nov. 8 to Nov. 10. The production was directed by JR Caldwell and featured Andrea Gorrin Sepulveda as the female protagonist. The title simply summarizes what the story is revolved around. The protagonist, Jean, recovers a dead … Continue reading Manhattan College Players Present Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone

GPAC Boasts Upgraded Facilities

by Brian Asare & Kelly Kennedy, Photography Editor & Staff Writer Earlier this fall, the Manhattan College Athletics department held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Gaelic Park Athletic Center (GPAC). The ceremony marked the formal ending of a preparation process that started back in the spring of 2018. The facility currently accommodates every Manhattan College varsity sports team that competes at Gaelic Park. It features new … Continue reading GPAC Boasts Upgraded Facilities

First Floor of Leo Gets Face Lift

by Nicole Fitzsimmons & Nicole Rodriguez, Staff Writer & Asst. Production Editor The transformative renovations that began last summer on the first floor of Leo Hall are finally coming to a close. With few minor tasks left, students are beginning to utilize the new space of what was once known as the Leo Cafeteria and the entirety of the newly designed first floor. The renovations to the first … Continue reading First Floor of Leo Gets Face Lift