Manhattan Soccer Officially Returns

by Pete Janny, Sports Editor last time either of the Manhattan soccer teams took the field was in fall 2019. To put that long wait in perspective, we have seen the start of COVID-19, Kobe Bryant’s death, Joe Biden becoming the 46th President of the United States and Jose Altuve’s walk-off homerun against the Yankees in Game 7 of the 2019 ALCS since Manhattan soccer … Continue reading Manhattan Soccer Officially Returns

Letter from The Editor

Dear Readers, Happy spring! I want to take a moment to thank you all for the support that we’ve received over the past several weeks. Our staff has worked tirelessly this semester to ensure that stories that are affecting our students and community are being told. With that, we have seen the power of the press and the power of student voices make change on … Continue reading Letter from The Editor

Possibilities Abound as Manhattan Baseball Eyes VCP Return

by, Caroline McCarthy & Pete Janny, Asst. Features Editor & Sports Editor With the spring season quickly approaching, Manhattan baseball’s long-awaited return to Van Cortlandt Park is on the horizon. A positive COVID test from one of their team members pushed back opening day, which was originally scheduled for March 20, to a later date. This sets back the already long-awaited return to VCP, which … Continue reading Possibilities Abound as Manhattan Baseball Eyes VCP Return

Koru Mindfulness Offers Manhattan College Students An Alternative Way to Cope with Stress During the Pandemic

by, Kiersten Thompson, Contributor Koru Mindfulness, a program designed to equip college students with the skills to manage stress, is helping Manhattan College students during the pandemic. Koru Mindfulness stems from mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), and is an eight-week program that aims to teach mindfulness skills and tools along with meditation practices. Koru Mindfulness splits this eight-week program into two four-week sections to make it … Continue reading Koru Mindfulness Offers Manhattan College Students An Alternative Way to Cope with Stress During the Pandemic

Jasper Community Voice their Opinion on the Cancellation of Spring Break

by, Victor Franco, Staff Writer As a result of precautionary pandemic restrictions, Manhattan College decided to cancel its spring break. Typically, students and faculty get a week off of classes in mid-March where they are free to unwind and relax. However, due to the cancellation, students and faculty have pushed through the month of March with no time off. Members of the Jasper community shared … Continue reading Jasper Community Voice their Opinion on the Cancellation of Spring Break

WRCM Closes for the Rest of the Spring Semester

by, Madalyn Johnson, Web Editor In response to rising COVID-19 cases at Manhattan College, the school’s on-campus radio station, WRCM, has closed for the rest of the spring semester. The radio station relaunched in spring 2019 after being shut down for a decade. The closure of WRCM exemplifies one of the many times the pandemic has disrupted the various extracurricular activities available to Manhattan College … Continue reading WRCM Closes for the Rest of the Spring Semester

MC Plans for a Return to Fully On-Campus Instruction for Fall 2021

by, Megan LaCreta & Kelly Kennedy, Staff Writer & Asst. Social Media Editor With registration beginning on April 6, students noticed something interesting while preparing their schedules for the 2021 fall semester: an abundance of in-person classes. After a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, marked by online and hybrid classes, this move by the college seems to signal a return to normalcy. In an email … Continue reading MC Plans for a Return to Fully On-Campus Instruction for Fall 2021

MC Sees Slight Decrease in COVID-19 Cases as Easter Break Approaches

by, Kyla Guilfoil & Nicole Fitzsimmons, Asst. News Editor & News Editor As Easter break approaches, Manhattan has seen a slight decrease in positive COVID-19 cases with a positive test average of 3.4% in the past 14 days compared to 4.2% from the update on March 11th. This is compared to the seven-day positive test average of 4.2% in New York City on Wednesday, March … Continue reading MC Sees Slight Decrease in COVID-19 Cases as Easter Break Approaches