Manhattan College Sees Small Increase in COVID-19 Cases

by GABRIELLA DEPINHO, Editor-in-Chief In an email sent out on Thursday evening, Manhattan College leadership informed students, staff and parents that Manhattan College’s positive coronavirus cases have had a slight increase.  The email stated that during the week of August 24, there were 748 tests completed on campus or submitted through the portal that led to the discovery of two positive cases, one a student … Continue reading Manhattan College Sees Small Increase in COVID-19 Cases

The Dog Days of Quarantine: Five Months of Summer Jams

by GABRIELLA DEPINHO, Editor-in-Chief Summer always feels both long and not long enough, but this year, thanks to an early end to the in-person semester, summer felt as if it was five months long, even though we were still buried in work from classes. For most of us, when classes actually ended, our summers looked quite different than we had planned. I was fortunate enough … Continue reading The Dog Days of Quarantine: Five Months of Summer Jams

The Contract and the Controversy: Aramark Comes to Campus, Community Reacts

by, Gabriella DePinho, Editor-in-Chief As summer months waned on, Manhattan College leadership quietly announced a new 20-year contract with Aramark Higher Education, beginning for the fall 2020 semester, which would manage and centralize the college’s physical plant, dining services and housekeeping services. Affected staff were informed in late June, but thanks to a concerned student, word of the partnership hit social media in early July, … Continue reading The Contract and the Controversy: Aramark Comes to Campus, Community Reacts

MC Singers Have Been Grounded Due to Covid-19

by Gabriella DePinho, Editor-in-Chief  While many students had made all kinds of plans for spring break, one group of students had their sights set on the golden coast. However, they’ve been grounded for now.  The Manhattan College Singers were set to fly to San Francisco for spring break to perform alongside the choir at fellow Lasallian college, Saint Mary’s College of California, but due to coronavirus … Continue reading MC Singers Have Been Grounded Due to Covid-19

A Letter From The Editor: COVID-19, Community and Coping

Dear Reader, I was hoping I would not have to write this letter, but here we are. Manhattan College has decided to move to online classes for the rest of the semester and students are being asked to vacate their dorms. The decision comes in the wake of the growing global pandemic caused by coronavirus (COVID-19).  The Jasper community is not the only one feeling … Continue reading A Letter From The Editor: COVID-19, Community and Coping

Manhattan Moves Online For Remainder of Semester

by GABRIELLA DEPINHO, Editor-in-Chief Manhattan College has made the decision to move to online classes for the remainder of the spring semester. The announcement came to students on Tuesday, March 17, at 4:35 p.m. as students were in the middle of their regularly scheduled spring break. The decision to move online for the remainder of the semester comes following a  number of other area colleges and universities, … Continue reading Manhattan Moves Online For Remainder of Semester

Manhattan College Hosts Virtual Town Hall, Addresses Concerns

by GABRIELLA DEPINHO, Editor-in-Chief President Brennan O’Donnell and Provost Bill Clyde held a virtual town hall on Thursday, March 12, to address community questions and concerns regarding Manhattan College’s shift to online classes as the threat of the coronavirus grows throughout the United States. The two administrators addressed virtual attendees for 50 minutes, answering questions and further explaining decisions that have been made in the past few … Continue reading Manhattan College Hosts Virtual Town Hall, Addresses Concerns

“My Week In Music:” Find Out What Your EIC and A&E Editor are Listening To

by Gabriella DePinho & Alexa Schmidt, Editor-in-Chief & A&E Editor The power of music, by nature, is social. In this edition of Jasper Jams, EIC Gabriella DePinho and I are taking you through our very busy week in music. What we listen to typically depends on what our days look like, and we’ll be taking you through our whirlwind of a schedule. Monday – Alexa’s … Continue reading “My Week In Music:” Find Out What Your EIC and A&E Editor are Listening To

Draddy Ballers Find Friendship On The Courts

by Gabriella DePinho, Editor-in-Chief When Jasper Nation is not packing Draddy to support the men’s or women’s basketball team, it does not mean the courts are empty. There might be intramural teams playing, an athletic team practicing, or possibly Jaspers just taking advantage of the space for a workout. However, most nights, when the courts are free from the Division I teams, the Draddy pickup … Continue reading Draddy Ballers Find Friendship On The Courts