The Quadrangle

The Student Newspaper of Manhattan College | Since 1924

Connecting with the Incoming Class

by Adrianne Hutto, Editor-in-Chief

To kick off the fall semester The Quadrangle spoke with some members of the incoming freshman class in order to help new students find like-minded peers to link with. These four students are just a fraction of the new faces soon to be on campus, however, they help to paint a picture of the interesting and diverse range of people coming from around the world to Manhattan College this fall. For any incoming freshman, try to make as many connections as possible and remember to say “hey” to any familiar faces in the interviews below. 

Kristen Marie Sample

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Kristen Marie Sample is a Pre-Law major coming from Baltimore, Maryland. Sample will be living in Lee Hall and is excited to meet new people from different walks of life, as it would be a, “nice experience.” Sample is excited to see Manhattan, as she has not yet been able to fully experience the city. Additionally, this will be her first time on campus.

What are some things you’re looking forward to doing on campus?

I’m looking forward to seeing the different types of clubs they have at the college.

Are there any clubs you are thinking of joining on campus?

I want to join the Jaspers dance team.

What have you been doing this summer?

I was working at a camp called Camp Green Top, working with adult campers.

What are your hobbies/interests?

I make jewelry and I make clothes.

Are you excited to decorate your dorm? What is your favorite decoration you plan to bring?
I am excited to decorate my dorm. My favorite decoration I am bringing are posters of my favorite bands.

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Lauren LaGrow is from the very state our school is located in, New York. Her intended major is Civil Engineering. Much like most incoming freshmen, she will be living in Lee Hall as a part of the Arches Program. “I’m looking forward to living with the other arches students and meeting new people!,” LaGrow said. LaGrow is a legacy student as her uncle also attended MC for civil engineering.

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What are some things you’re looking forward to doing on campus?

On campus I’m looking forward to getting involved and meeting new people

What have you been doing this summer?

This summer I’ve just been relaxing with my friends and taking a lot of day trips to different places.

What parts of the city are you looking forward to exploring/ seeing?

Now that the city is opening back up I’m definitely excited to check out some of the restaurants and museums!
What are your hobbies/interests? I enjoy going out and shopping or trying new things, but I also love staying in and watching movies or just listening to music

Are you excited to decorate your dorm? What is your favorite decoration you plan to bring?
I’m definitely excited to decorate my dorm! I’m bringing a lot of plants to give it some life. 

Instagram : @laurenlagrow

Julia Ubertaccio

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Julia Ubertaccio is an incoming Freshman from Massachusetts. While she is undecided, she is interested in marketing or psychology as a potential field of concentration. She will be living in Lee Hall this semester with three suitemates who she has already gotten to know but has yet to meet in person. Ubertaccio’s hobbies include trying new things and meeting new people, so do not be afraid to say ‘hey,’ if you see this freshman on campus.

What are some things you’re looking forward to doing on campus?

I’m looking forward to seeing what clubs I may be interested in and just walking around the beauti- ful campus.
Are there any clubs you are thinking of joining on campus?
I’m interested in doing something with dance or art.

What have you been doing this summer?

I’ve been working at a gift shop on Cape Cod, going to the beach, and hanging out with friends.

What parts of the city are you looking forward to exploring/ seeing?

I’m excited to explore every part of the city, try famous restaurants, visit Central Park, shop in Soho, and visit museums/other tourist attractions.
Have you been on campus previously/ been on a tour/ seen a sporting event/ or have an alum in your family? I’ve toured the campus twice.

Are you excited to decorate your dorm? What is your favorite decoration you plan to bring?
I am excited to decorate my dorm and will definitely be bringing my favorite elephant dish for a ring holder
Instagram : julia.ubo

Lyna Amraoui

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Lyna Amraoui is an incoming business major from Morocco in Northern Africa. She heard about Manhattan College through “Niche,” a website meant to help students find the best colleges, cal- culate college admission probability, and to give highschool graduates an idea of their chances of getting into their dream schools. Amraoui ultimately chose MC because of its location. She will be living in Horan this fall and hopes to get involved with writing on campus as well as cheerleading.

What have you been doing this summer?

Nothing special, Netflix, going out with friends.

What are your hobbies/interests?

Gymnastics, reading, piano

Are you excited to decorate your dorm? What is your favorite decoration you plan to bring?
Yes, I still don’t know yet but I’m looking forward it

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