Hurricanes Irma and Harvey: Manhattan College Responds

The National Hurricane Center warned of Hurricane Irma to be a “life-threatening surge and wind,” according to The New York Times. The storm’s outer bands hit the Florida Keys on Saturday morning and the Caribbean, where more than 20 people were killed. Residents in Barbuda and St. Martin suffered excessive damage from Irma. A storm-surge warning was in effect across much of South Florida, including … Continue reading Hurricanes Irma and Harvey: Manhattan College Responds

The FED Challenge: Economics Brought to Life

According to the Manhattan College website, the College Fed Challenge is a national academic competition for undergraduates hosted annually by the Federal Reserve Bank. The participating teams analyze the current state of the U.S. economy and make a recommendation for future monetary policy actions to a panel of judges who work at the Federal Reserve Bank. A few Manhattan College students, mainly in the Business … Continue reading The FED Challenge: Economics Brought to Life

The Way Students Strike in Puerto Rico

Fellow U.S. citizens are currently protesting for their education rights. Thousands of students at Puerto Rico’s largest public university, the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), have gone on an indefinite strike to protest multimillion-dollar cuts prompted by an economic crisis. A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances is demanding that the university cut $450 million from its budget to help pay the island’s … Continue reading The Way Students Strike in Puerto Rico

Student’s Short Video Focuses on the Beauty in Daily Life

Senior  English major Leah Cordova turns everyday life into video art. Even though her field of study is mainly composed of writing, Cordova is interested in film and has had the opportunity of weaving her writing skills into storytelling techniques for video art. Her short video “Look At Me” presents a simple idea. Inspired by Christian Marclay’s work, Cordova decided to focus on one thing … Continue reading Student’s Short Video Focuses on the Beauty in Daily Life

At Airports, International and Minority Students Feel Targeted

According to a study published in VOA News, fewer international students are now applying for US universities. Nearly four in ten US colleges and universities have reported a decline in international student applications, according to a recent survey by six higher education groups. The highest number of declines comes from the Middle East, especially Iran, which is one of six countries for which US President … Continue reading At Airports, International and Minority Students Feel Targeted

College Reaches Out to Muslims

On Jan. 27. President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order banning travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries in the Middle East and Africa for 90 days. President Trump also banned Syrian refugees indefinitely and has suspended the entire US refugee program for 120 days. Although some saw this as a way of prevention and a proactive way to secure the United States from different … Continue reading College Reaches Out to Muslims

2017 Fall-Winter Week Hits Manhattan Runways

NewYork Fashion Week is a world-renowned event where international fashion collections are shown to buyers, the press and the general public. Hundreds of fashion connoisseurs wait for this week to arrive in order to set trends with their street style outfits. But, admission is only reserved for a few as attendance to the shows is by invitation only. This season, I had the chance to … Continue reading 2017 Fall-Winter Week Hits Manhattan Runways

A Mitchell Scholar Amongst the Manhattan College Family

“[She] never lets fear dictate any of her decisions.” That’s how Kelly Douglas, alumni relations manager at Manhattan College and Kathleen White’s best friend, described her. Kathleen White, a Manhattan College graduate holding a degree in history and peace studies, was one of the 12 scholars selected by the George J. Mitchell Scholarship committee. A member of the class of 2014, White received the Gunn … Continue reading A Mitchell Scholar Amongst the Manhattan College Family