Jasper Talk: Kaya Simpson ‘23 Named Manhattan SAAC Diversity Chair

by Shannon Gleba, Copy Editor and Staff Writer As part of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference’s United for Justice Campaign which began in August, the MAAC encouraged its eleven schools to expand their Student Athlete Advisory Committees’ Executive Boards to include a Diversity Chair. This year, sophomore exercise science major Kaya Simpson, who is a sprinter on the Manhattan track and team, was chosen for the role … Continue reading Jasper Talk: Kaya Simpson ‘23 Named Manhattan SAAC Diversity Chair

Former Manhattan Lacrosse Star Kelson Borisenko Turns Pro

by, Whit Anderson, Asst. Sports Editor Not too long ago, Kelson Borisenko was just a student with a vision. But through hard work and dedication, his vision has become a reality. Fast forward to today, and the former Manhattan lacrosse star is now a professional athlete. Borisenko was taken in the fourth round of the 2020 National Lacrosse League Draft as the 64th overall selection … Continue reading Former Manhattan Lacrosse Star Kelson Borisenko Turns Pro

Tiny Talks: “Lasallian Values and Access Control: Rethinking Campus Intimacy & Hook-Up Culture” with Jess Villano

by, Jilleen Barrett & Lauren Raziano, Asst. A&E Editor and Staff Writer The Multicultural Center and the Lasallian Women and Gender Center co-hosted a Tiny Talk on Nov. 11 focusing on research done by senior Jessica Villano. Her research, which focused on social life at Manhattan College, is called “Lasallian Values and Access Control: Rethinking Campus Intimacy & Hook-Up Culture”. Though many would think this … Continue reading Tiny Talks: “Lasallian Values and Access Control: Rethinking Campus Intimacy & Hook-Up Culture” with Jess Villano

Campus Dining Has Seen Mixed Reviews, So Far

by, Pete Janny & Jocelyn Visnov, Sports Editor & Staff Writer The fall 2020 semester has featured changes to the two on-campus dining areas located at Locke’s Lofte and the first floor of Kelly Commons. Students who utilize these spaces for meals have had to adjust to the services of Aramark, while others have been forced to accept the reality of not having a nutritionist … Continue reading Campus Dining Has Seen Mixed Reviews, So Far

Quadchella: MC Hosts Isaac Slade of The Fray

by, Madalyn Johnson & Adrianne Hutto, Web Editor & Staff Writer On Friday, Nov. 13, the college hosted their annual Quadchella, which provided an opportunity for the MC community to unwind from the hectic semester while getting to listen to an artist chosen by the student body. Although Quadchella did not take place on the quad this year, the event still lived up to its … Continue reading Quadchella: MC Hosts Isaac Slade of The Fray

MC Professor Receives Grant for Renewable Energy Research

by, Shannon Gleba, Copy Editor Manhattan College’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department has been awarded a grant sponsored by the Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia to work alongside researchers at Florida International University and Prince Sattam Bin AbdulAziz University in Saudi Arabia. In total, the grant is $2 million, with MC receiving an allocation of $330,000. The lead investigator of the project is Mahmoud … Continue reading MC Professor Receives Grant for Renewable Energy Research

Campus Community Sees Uptick in Cases Ahead of Break

by, Pete Janny & Lauren Raziano, Sports Editor & Staff Writer A resurgence of coronavirus cases is unfolding in New York City and across the country, causing many to believe a “second wave” has arrived eight months after nationwide lockdowns first began. With Thanksgiving Break a matter of days away, the college is hoping to finish the semester off with a limited number of cases. … Continue reading Campus Community Sees Uptick in Cases Ahead of Break

Jasper Jams: Diversifying Your Playlist

by, Gabriella DePinho & Lauren Raziano, Editor-in-Chief & Staff Writer Without realizing it, it’s pretty easy to fill up a playlist with predominantly white male musicians. Some genres such as R&B, rap, and hip-hop have a significantly more diverse representation than others because of the roots of the genres. But if we’re being honest, all music was inspired and influenced by the work of musicians … Continue reading Jasper Jams: Diversifying Your Playlist