Demystifying Adderall, ‘The Study Drug’ Students Take For a Better Grade

Editor’s Note: This article is the first in a collection of articles relating to student life during finals week that appear in the Dec. 2 print issue.  When multiple deadlines are approaching and stress levels are rising, many college students turn to Adderall, the prescription drug that is often referred to as the ‘study drug.’ The common belief is that the drug helps students focus with relatively … Continue reading Demystifying Adderall, ‘The Study Drug’ Students Take For a Better Grade

Carly Heitlinger: Meeting the Girl Behind The College Prepster

Carly Heitlinger created a blog called The College Prepster in 2008 during her rough freshman year at Georgetown University simply because she needed a creative outlet. Heitlinger fell into blogging before it rose to popularity and she has had the privilege of experiencing the blogging industry grow and develop over the years. Now, six years later, she is a famous blogger with many loyal subscribers. … Continue reading Carly Heitlinger: Meeting the Girl Behind The College Prepster

Manhattan College: Beyond ROI

This year, Manhattan College ranked 15th in Payscale’s 2014 College Return on Investment (ROI) Report. Undergraduates graduate knowing that their Manhattan College education has set them up with the tools they need to land a job and make a good living. But, what do you get from a Manhattan College beyond ROI? Beyond ROI, undergraduates should also truly value the intangibles about college. You learn life … Continue reading Manhattan College: Beyond ROI

What Does it Mean to “Never Forget”?

Everywhere you look people are saying and posting the words “Never Forget.” But, what exactly does that mean? It is important to delve deeper into what the process of remembering entails and its significance today. Sept. 11, 2001 is a day that most Americans recall very vividly. Students remember being sent home from school early and watching the television for hours. Many adults remember calling … Continue reading What Does it Mean to “Never Forget”?

ITS Summer Update

While students were away for summer, Information Technology Services has been working to optimize the current systems already in place. The Manhattan College community can look forward to updates for MyMCPortal and DegreeWorks and two new initiatives ITS plans to roll out. The team has done a lot of work to make the MyMCPortal a more convenient resource for mobile devices. “The college website was … Continue reading ITS Summer Update

Professor Chat: Dr. Kern

MAYA ASTABIE ASSISTANT OP/ED EDITOR The Quadrangle sat down with Dr. Rebecca Kern of the Communication Department to discuss her background in the advertising industry, life outside of teaching, her research and more for another “Professor Chat.”   Maya Astabie: I understand that you have worked in the advertising industry for many years? Please describe your transition from working in the industry to teaching advertising. … Continue reading Professor Chat: Dr. Kern

Jasper Days Stirs Response from Students & Administration

This year’s “Jasper Days” was a far calmer than last year’s “Springfest” and that is exactly how administration intended it to be. This year’s festivities included a concert, dorm wars, a comedy show, a special mass, a performing arts concert, and a Yankees game. This year’s “Jasper Days” was a far calmer than last year’s “Springfest” and that is exactly how administration intended it to … Continue reading Jasper Days Stirs Response from Students & Administration