MC Students Join Millions in Worldwide “March for Our Lives”

In 846 marches worldwide, millions of people took to the streets demanding an end to gun violence in the first March for Our Lives on Saturday, March 24. This movement gained major traction in wake of a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where Nicholas Cruz shot and killed 17 of his classmates on Feb. 14, 2018. Following the shooting, … Continue reading MC Students Join Millions in Worldwide “March for Our Lives”

My Actual, Unobjective Feelings on the Sexual Assault Article

Editor’s Note: In collaboration with Lotus Magazine, Manhattan College’s women’s empowerment magazine, The Quadrangle will be featuring three guest writers from its fellow student publication over the month of March in celebration of Women’s History Month. In my time at Manhattan, I have been most fortunate to serve on the editorial boards of both The Quadrangle and Lotus Magazine. Though I have greatly enjoyed my … Continue reading My Actual, Unobjective Feelings on the Sexual Assault Article

CMSA Event Petitions Against Solitary Confinement Practices in New York

There was not a cloud in the sky as the JustPeace and Campus Ministry and Social Action organizations took to the quadrangle on Feb. 21 to shed light on a very serious topic: solitary confinement practices in the United States. In a collaboration with the Urban Justice Center, the hosts of the event were hoping to raise awareness of malpractices within America’s criminal justice system, … Continue reading CMSA Event Petitions Against Solitary Confinement Practices in New York

Aspiring Historian Shows Her Talents at MC

Though she is only a freshman, secondary education major Lexi Salerno of Long Island, N.Y. is already making waves in the Manhattan College performing arts department. Like many musically-inclined people, Salerno’s experience with music began very early on. “My mom is a pianist and a voice teacher, so I grew up in a really musical household, being exposed to various types of music,” she said. … Continue reading Aspiring Historian Shows Her Talents at MC

Muslim Student Association Hosts World Hijab Day Event

Feb. 1 marks a significant day which honors Muslim women who wear the hijab.  This year, the Muslim Student Association brought the celebration of World Hijab Day to Manhattan College. The Muslim Student Association (MSA) took to the campus quadrangle from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday afternoon to raise awareness about the hijab, even offering the opportunity for students to wear one for … Continue reading Muslim Student Association Hosts World Hijab Day Event

Student Government Race To Begin in March

The spring semester is a busy time for Manhattan College.  One event of particular interest is the student government election, which is set to get underway in mid-March. The elections are overseen by the Office of Student Engagement, who believe that the role of the school’s student government is extremely valuable and important in decision-making processes. “[Student government has] so much power and say over … Continue reading Student Government Race To Begin in March

Senior Audrey Corcoran Wraps Up Her Swimming Career

Audrey Corcoran is a senior and four-year member of the Manhattan College women’s swimming and diving team. Originally from West Boylston, Mass., Corcoran is an accounting major and is part of a swimming legacy which includes much of her family.  She brought her passion to the college and, this week, shared it with The Quadrangle. The Quadrangle: How did you first get into swimming and … Continue reading Senior Audrey Corcoran Wraps Up Her Swimming Career

Six Places to Get Your Study On

Student Government has recently facilitated more study spaces for students during the final two weeks of school.  Much of these new areas are located in O’Malley Library, and have greatly expanded to accommodate more students as final exams draw ever closer. But for those of us who have had just about enough of library study sessions, or for those of us who are starting to … Continue reading Six Places to Get Your Study On

A Short Story That Takes on Big Issues: “The Semplica Girls Diaries”

Every society has its symbol of wealth.  But in George Saunders’ short story, “The Semplica Girl Diaries”, this symbolic wealth is far more gruesome than a fancy car. “The Semplica Girl Diaries” takes an epistolary format, as the anonymous narrator chronicles the life of his family in the events leading up to his daughter Lilly’s birthday. The syntax of the narrator’s diary gives the short … Continue reading A Short Story That Takes on Big Issues: “The Semplica Girls Diaries”