Digital Media Art Program Prepares Students for 21st Century Jobs

by ROSE BRENNAN, A&E Editor Manhattan College is eager to prepare its students for a 21st century job market. One of the college’s minor programs, digital media art, is helping students and professors do just that. The digital media art minor entails several different aspects, including mastery of Adobe Creative Suite and a series of electives such as digital drawing, digital painting and digital photography. … Continue reading Digital Media Art Program Prepares Students for 21st Century Jobs

No Lions, No Tigers, One Bear: “The Winter’s Tale” Staged by the American Shakespeare Center Visits Campus

by ROSE BRENNAN, A&E Editor In what has now become a tradition at Manhattan College, the American Shakespeare Center (ASC) made their annual visit to Smith Auditorium to perform “The Winter’s Tale” on Friday, Oct. 12. The ASC has been coming to Riverdale every fall since 2012.  Their yearly performance has now become a favorite fall semester event of students and faculty across the campus. … Continue reading No Lions, No Tigers, One Bear: “The Winter’s Tale” Staged by the American Shakespeare Center Visits Campus

The Producers: Meet Alyssa Velazquez

by ROSE BRENNAN, A&E Editor While The Quadrangle may be a constant presence on campus, so much work goes into it beyond interviews and articles.  Much of this work is done behind the scenes by The Quadrangle’s production team, headed by junior secondary education major Alyssa Velazquez. Velazquez became a member of The Quadrangle when she was selected as one of the five Quadrangle scholarship … Continue reading The Producers: Meet Alyssa Velazquez

Celebrating Banned Books Week: An Editor’s Collection of Challenged Books

by Rose Brennan A&E Editor Near the end of September, America celebrates Banned Books Week, which centers around frequently challenged books in society. Though people cannot be arrested for the controversial material they write and produce, that does not mean their books are free from censorship.  Schools, libraries and other institutions may remove said controversial works for any number of reasons. Though this is a terrible practice, … Continue reading Celebrating Banned Books Week: An Editor’s Collection of Challenged Books

MC Retention Rates Hover Over 80 Percent

by ROSE BRENNAN, A&E Editor Retention is an area of interest for the higher-ups at an institution of higher education, but not a lot of its inner workings are known widely across campuses. At Manhattan College, retention is the responsibility of several upper-level administrators, including Provost Bill Clyde, who founded a committee for such topic in 2010.  Since 2009, retention rates for MC have been over 80 … Continue reading MC Retention Rates Hover Over 80 Percent

Jasper Dancer Receives All-American Title

by ROSE BRENNAN, Editor Excitement kicked off the Manhattan College Jasper Dancers’ season before it even officially started, with Jasper Dancer Sedraya “Draya” Fletcher winning the title of All-American Athlete. Fletcher, a junior communication major, was the only member of the team to receive this distinction this year, though several other Jasper Dancers have won the title before her. Team coach Kaitlyn Marquette was ecstatic for … Continue reading Jasper Dancer Receives All-American Title

We’re #1!: A History of MC’s Mass Transit Icon

Traveling south along Broadway is something which is just as much a part of the Manhattan College campus as it is a part of the Bronx and the greater New York City area: the number 1 train. The train is the local Broadway-Seventh Avenue train which begins at Van Cortlandt Park-242 St in the Bronx and ends at South Ferry in lower Manhattan just steps … Continue reading We’re #1!: A History of MC’s Mass Transit Icon

Margaret Groarke Honored by Bronx Borough President

On March 27, associate professor of government Margaret Groarke, Ph.D., received a Citation of Merit from the Bronx Borough President at a celebration for Women’s History Month. Groarke was recognized by her involvement in both her on-campus and off-campus communities.  At Manhattan College, Groarke serves as faculty adviser for both the LGBTQ Student Group and the Government and Politics Club.  Groarke also coordinates the college’s … Continue reading Margaret Groarke Honored by Bronx Borough President

Happily Ever After?: “Into the Woods” Staged by MC Players

Photos compiled by Xiaoyang Wu / THE QUADRANGLE For the dates of April 12 through 15, the MC Players performed “Into the Woods”: a mashup of classic fairy tales that show us “happily ever after” might not truly exist. The story follows a baker and his wife, along with many other fairy tale favorites: Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (from Jack and the Beanstalk), Rapunzel … Continue reading Happily Ever After?: “Into the Woods” Staged by MC Players