“The Bronx is Safer” as Borough Crime Rates Hit All-Time Low

In the late 1970s the Bronx was burning as seven different census tracts lost more than 97 percent of their buildings to fire and abandonment. The New York Times reported that 1980 was the “worst year of crime” in the city’s history with just under 2,000 homicides – an average of 34 murders per week. But crime in New York City has fallen to record … Continue reading “The Bronx is Safer” as Borough Crime Rates Hit All-Time Low

Residence Life Welcomes 30 New RAs

Earlier this semester a total of 111 students applied for residence assistants positions across campus. After a thorough application and interview process, 36 new RAs have been hired for the upcoming 2018 – 2019 academic year. “We’re pretty excited about this new group and looking forward to getting to know them even more over the summer and during training in August,” AJ Goodman, associate director … Continue reading Residence Life Welcomes 30 New RAs

Chad Maier Shines in First Outdoor Race of 2018

Chad Maier, a standout member of the men’s track and field team at Manhattan, was recently named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Male Performer of the Week for his performance at the Shamrock Invitational in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. In the first outdoor track meet of the season, the junior from Long Island came in second place in the men’s 3,000-meter race with a … Continue reading Chad Maier Shines in First Outdoor Race of 2018

MC Players Awarded for Fall “Rumors” Performance

The Manhattan College Players have taken home two awards from the American College Theater Festival for their fall semester performance “Rumours.” The first honor was given to the entire cast and crew for “Excellence in Creation of Student-Driven Work” and awards were also given to two players, Matthew Peters and Camryn Kidney, for their outstanding comedic performances. The comedy, a farcical play written by Neil … Continue reading MC Players Awarded for Fall “Rumors” Performance

Stepping Away from the Numbers: On Stage with Sophomore Peter Martino

By Jess Sloan, Contributor Peter Martino is a sophomore finance major, but he steps away from numbers as a dedicated member of the Manhattan College Players. Although he is now a very active actor, he once had no idea what he was getting into. “I started acting freshman year of high school. I almost didn’t do it because I was really nervous. I had never … Continue reading Stepping Away from the Numbers: On Stage with Sophomore Peter Martino

College Names New Registrar, in Time for Spring Registration

Earlier this month, Christy Salinas joined the Manhattan College community as the campus’s new registrar. Originally from Texas, Salinas attended the University of North Texas where she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is currently completing a M.E. in higher education administration at Boston University. Before making the move to Riverdale, Salinas lived in Boston for 11 years. She most recently worked at Merrimack … Continue reading College Names New Registrar, in Time for Spring Registration

American Shakespeare Center to Perform at MC

This Friday, Oct.  13, the American Shakespeare Center will be returning to Manhattan College for a performance of “Macbeth” at 8 p.m. in Smith Auditorium. The traveling troupe has been visiting the campus for the last five years, and in the past has presented sold out performances of “Romeo and Juliet” and “Much Ado About Nothing.” The ASC was founded in 1988 by Jim Warren … Continue reading American Shakespeare Center to Perform at MC

With NCAA Payout, College Begins Jasper Jumpstart Program

With a one time payout from the NCAA, the Manhattan College athletic department has started its inaugural year of the Jasper Jumpstart Program. The idea behind the program, whose purpose is to enhance the student-athlete experience at the college, began over a year ago and was submitted to the NCAA this past summer. All colleges and universities who are members of the national athletic association … Continue reading With NCAA Payout, College Begins Jasper Jumpstart Program

Senior Liliana Calix’s Busy Summer

Civil Engineering Major Travels to Peru, Does Research On the last day of May, when many college students are revelling in the freedom and unaccountability of summer, Liliana Calix was boarding a plane to Peru. The senior at Manhattan College travelled to the South American country to volunteer with two environmental non-profit organizations. She was the only student from Manhattan College to attend the trip, … Continue reading Senior Liliana Calix’s Busy Summer