COLLEGE SENATE APPROVES MINIMUM WAGE RESOLUTION

by Jack Melanson & Daniel Molina Editors Just before the College closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, other doors were seemingly being opened for students. Student Government’s revamping of  Government Professor Margaret Groarke’s minimum wage proposal met the Manhattan College Senate on Nov. 21, passing unanimously. The proposal specifically called for the following, which was stated as the rationale behind the bill. “The Manhattan College Student Government … Continue reading COLLEGE SENATE APPROVES MINIMUM WAGE RESOLUTION

Manhattan Rolls in Home Opener

By Charles Lippolis, Asst. Editor On Wednesday night, Manhattan’s Men’s Basketball team took St. Francis Brooklyn to overtime in their 80-79 win. It was the first home opener since Nov. 12, 2011, when Head Coach Steve Masiello recorded his first collegiate win. For the Jaspers though, a win all the same, and the first one of the year. After the game, Masiello was happy to get … Continue reading Manhattan Rolls in Home Opener

Jaspers Hold Off Harvard 73-69

By John Jackson, Staff Writer The Manhattan Jaspers (2-0; 0-0 MAAC) topped the Harvard Crimson (2-2; 0-0 IVY) by a score of 73-69 on Saturday afternoon in Draddy Gymnasium. After a thrilling 80-79 overtime victory in their season opener against St. Francis Brooklyn on Nov. 15, the Jaspers looked to put up their second consecutive win in a row to begin the season for the first … Continue reading Jaspers Hold Off Harvard 73-69

“The Glass Castle” Revisits Author’s Interesting Childhood

By Alexa Schmidt, Staff Writer When I think of my childhood, the first couple of things that come to mind are bedtime stories, playdates and a lot of peanut butter sandwiches. I know I was lucky in that I grew up in a stable home filled with whatever I needed. However, the same cannot be said for everyone, especially Jeannette Walls. She turned from a scrappy … Continue reading “The Glass Castle” Revisits Author’s Interesting Childhood

Manhattan College Debate Takes Part in Ethics Bowl

by Megan Dreher & August Kissel Asst. Editor & Editor On November 11, the Manhattan College Debate Team participated in the Northeast Regional Ethics Bowl at Marist College. The team competed against schools across the east coast, including Villanova, West Point and Moravian. Each team in the Bowl is guaranteed three rounds of debate. The judges introduce the case, which the teams have been preparing … Continue reading Manhattan College Debate Takes Part in Ethics Bowl

Anxiety Surpasses Depression as the Most Common Reason College Students Seek Counseling Services

by Megan Dreher and August Kissel Asst. Editor & Editor “Over the last decade, anxiety has overtaken depression as the most common reason college students seek counseling services. In its annual survey of students, the American College Health Association found a significant increase — to 62 percent in 2016 from 50 percent in 2011 — of undergraduates reporting ‘overwhelming anxiety’ in the previous year,” an Oct. … Continue reading Anxiety Surpasses Depression as the Most Common Reason College Students Seek Counseling Services

College Now Offers Computer Science Master’s Program, Minor in Chinese

by Ally Hutzler Editor Manhattan College recently announced that it will begin offering a master’s degree in computer science starting in the fall of 2018. The 30-credit curriculum is designed to prepare students for leadership roles in the industry, as well as serving as a basis for those students who wish to continue their education through a Ph.D. program. Igor Aizenberg, professor and chair of … Continue reading College Now Offers Computer Science Master’s Program, Minor in Chinese

MC Makes FED Challenge Semi-Final

by C. Garrett Keidel & Alexa Schmidt Staff Writers On Oct. 31, a team of five presenters, two researcher analysts, and one faculty member from Manhattan College participated in the FED Challenge. They made it to the semifinals and presented the morning of Nov. 14 to a panel of three judges to try and make the finals, held in Washington, D.C. Although they didn’t make it … Continue reading MC Makes FED Challenge Semi-Final

JustPeace Organizes Second Annual Period Project

by Haley Burnside Asst. Editor There are countless difficulties and problems for those who are homeless or living in poverty. Those who struggle to afford food, clothing or a warm place to stay must prioritize the items that can be purchased. For those who live with a menstruation cycle, the hardship of obtaining necessities is multiplied. Pads, tampons, and other sanitary products are not only expensive, … Continue reading JustPeace Organizes Second Annual Period Project