Fabian Peña: A Journey From Cuba and a Dream of Playing in MLB

by VICTORIA L. HERNANDEZ, Senior Writer Manhattan College junior Fabian Peña started playing baseball when he was seven years old in Cuba. He joined his parents in the USA for better opportunities and a better future. That better future would be achieved by fulfilling his one goal: becoming a professional baseball player in Major League Baseball. Peña, like any other kid, started playing in the streets. “My … Continue reading Fabian Peña: A Journey From Cuba and a Dream of Playing in MLB

Equal Pay Day Brings Gender Awareness

by VICTORIA L. HERNANDEZ, Senior Writer Equal Pay Day is celebrated in April. The symbolic day strives to raise awareness of the gender pay gap that affects women across race and ethnicity. The date for 2018 was April 10 in the United States. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year, the exact day … Continue reading Equal Pay Day Brings Gender Awareness

Top HBO Shows to Watch with Your HBOGo Subscription

Did you know all Manhattan College students have access to HBO Go? Yes, you read that right. By simply picking Manhattan College as the privider on play.hbogo.com., then logging in with your manhattan.edu email, a new set of movies, series and documentaries await for you. I’ve reviewed my personal picks below. Game of Thrones Of course GoT had to be included. Based on George R.R. … Continue reading Top HBO Shows to Watch with Your HBOGo Subscription

Manhattan College Baseball is Underway for 2018

Manhattan College Jaspers started the baseball season this past weekend. For infielder Matt Forlow, it feels like a fresh new start because the team has an entirely new coaching staff. “This year is just different from all the years prior,” Forlow said. “Everything is new for us, the style of coaching, style of play, different philosophies when it comes to hitting and defense. It’s exciting.” … Continue reading Manhattan College Baseball is Underway for 2018

Bronx Meeting in Scala Room Discusses CSOs

On Jan. 31., community leaders and Bronx neighbors met at the Scala Room in Leo Hall to discuss how to better manage the environmental problems that the greater Bronx community struggles with. The main issue was CSOs, a combined sewer overflow. “[A CSO] is the discharge from a combined sewer system that is caused by snowmelt or storm water runoff,” according to the NYS Department … Continue reading Bronx Meeting in Scala Room Discusses CSOs

A New Group on Campus Studies the Bible

A Bible study group recently started meeting on campus. Its purpose is “to look at scripture, to reflect, to talk, to share experiences and learn from one another,” said Tom Franks, F.S.C., the Manhattan College chaplain. Fr. Tom lead the hour-long gathering where this past week, five students attended to read, converse and have some cookies and hot chocolate. For Fr. Tom, looking at the … Continue reading A New Group on Campus Studies the Bible

MC Reflects on Hurricane Maria

Days after Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico, authorities are starting to see the scope of devastation that left the US territory without water service, power or communication. “Looking at how ruined all the places where I grew up and lived all my life are, is just something that can’t stop the tears from falling down my cheeks and is something that I … Continue reading MC Reflects on Hurricane Maria

Best, Gourmet or J-Del? The Deli Showdown

Being away for the school break means being away from some of the best comfort food. Jaspers love a good panini late at night or simply a bagel when it’s bright and early. Best Deli, Gourmet Market & Bagel and Jasper’s Deli are some of the few delis around Manhattan College that students prefer. Even though they might seem like regular delis to the majority … Continue reading Best, Gourmet or J-Del? The Deli Showdown

Sisterhood Stays Strong Despite Loss of Recognition

On the outside looking in, the customs of Greek life seem fun: socials every week, sorority tank tops for days and flashing your sorority’s letter sign whenever possible. But one thing is for sure, sororities unite college women that wouldn’t have necessarily met otherwise. Gillian Fleshman and Rachael Ann Lerner, a big-little relationship in Alpha Upsilon Pi, are just one example at Manhattan College. “We’re … Continue reading Sisterhood Stays Strong Despite Loss of Recognition