Voices on the Quad: Professors Share Their Thoughts Upon Reaching the End of the Semester

Teaching amid the pandemic has definitely been challenging. Manhattan College professors have shared their experience this semester, while also reflecting on how to improve teaching in future semesters.  Interviews compiled by Victor Franco. Matthew Jura, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Mathematics How has your experience been teaching in a hybrid format?  Teaching in a hyflex format has taken a tremendous amount of work. There are a thousand … Continue reading Voices on the Quad: Professors Share Their Thoughts Upon Reaching the End of the Semester

The Tales of the Immokalee Workers ‘A Slice of Social Justice’

by, Zoe DeFazio, Staff Writer The Campus Ministry and Social Action suite hosted another Slice of Social Justice event on Nov. 11 to shed light on the struggles agricultural workers face. The event illustrated the tales of the Immokalee, a migrant group of workers, and highlighted the dangerous environment agricultural workers face in the United States. Additionally, the event emphasized the need for specific organizations … Continue reading The Tales of the Immokalee Workers ‘A Slice of Social Justice’

Aliann Pompey Elected as Executive Committee Member on World Olympians Association

by, Nicole Rodriguez, Asst. Production Editor  Manhattan College track and field alumna Aliann Pompey has been elected to serve as the Executive Committee Member on the World Olympians Association (WOA). As announced on October 22 by the international organization that supports 148 National Olympians Associations spanning five continents, the four-time Olympian and Guyana native will serve the interests of all athletes in the Americas.   Pompey … Continue reading Aliann Pompey Elected as Executive Committee Member on World Olympians Association

Manhattan College COVID-19 Testing Update

by C. Garrett Keidel & Nicole Rodriguez, Copy Editor & Asst. Production Editor December 3 In an email sent to Manhattan College students, faculty members and parents on Dec. 3, the college announced the results of exit testing taking place between Nov. 14 and Nov. 20.  1132 onsite tests were conducted at the college, with only nine cases of positive results. Additionally, Health Services processed … Continue reading Manhattan College COVID-19 Testing Update

Creativity in a Restrictive Reality

by Victor Franco, Staff Writer This semester has been a challenge for student life on campus. Many activities and events were either canceled or turned fully virtual due to COVID-19, thus forcing students to have to create some activities of their own and manage the engagement of their friends. These activities are done while being socially distant in order to create an awareness of a … Continue reading Creativity in a Restrictive Reality

The Lady Jaspers Return to the Court Tonight Providing a Dose of Normalcy for Manhattan Basketball

by Pete Janny, Sports Editor & Managing Editor It all started with a false start; and later it became a false positive. That’s the best way to describe the whirlwind day the Manhattan women’s basketball team had on Thanksgiving Eve. The day started out with an abundance of hope and promise but later ended with the Lady Jaspers being sent into quarantine after the discovery … Continue reading The Lady Jaspers Return to the Court Tonight Providing a Dose of Normalcy for Manhattan Basketball

Think Twice Before Pulling an “All Nighter,” Matthew Walker Explains it all

by, Jocelyn Visnov, Staff Writer Finals week is approaching fast, which means tis’ the season for late night study sessions and loads of caffeine, right? Dr. Matthew Walker, a Ph.D of Neuroscience, advises otherwise. This English scientist is best known for his all-encompassing research on the subject of sleep and sleep disorders. Published in 2017, you can now find Walker’s book, “Why We Sleep,” on … Continue reading Think Twice Before Pulling an “All Nighter,” Matthew Walker Explains it all

Why You Should Support Black-Owned Businesses

by, Jilleen Barrett, Asst. A&E Editor Unless you live under a rock, you probably know that the largest Civil Rights movement of the century is happening right now. Names such as Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery were trending online as people learned their stories. In May, people from around the world saw footage of the brutal killing of George Floyd. These events sparked massive Black … Continue reading Why You Should Support Black-Owned Businesses

Christine Shields Corrigan’ 88 Highlights Debut Memoir for Alumni Author Series

by, Nicole Rodriguez, Asst. Production Editor On Thursday Oct. 22, the Office of Alumni Relations hosted a virtual book talk with alumna Christine Shields Corrigan ‘88 discussing her debut memoir “Again: Surviving Cancer Twice with Love and Lists” as part of their Alumni Author Series.  The Alumni Author Series recognizes and highlights the significant contributions Manhattan College alumni have made throughout all literary genres. Authors … Continue reading Christine Shields Corrigan’ 88 Highlights Debut Memoir for Alumni Author Series