Cuban Literature Lecture Broadens Horizons

Vanessa Valdés, Ph.D. and associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese at City College-CUNY, visited Manhattan College to deliver a lecture about Cuban women’s writing, titled “El amor, la Revolución, y la sobrevivencia: una conversación sobre las obras de Nancy Morejón y Daína Chaviano.” Translated, her lecture is called “Love, Revolution, and Survival: A Conversation about the Literary Work of Nancy Morejón and Daína Chaviano.” Valdés … Continue reading Cuban Literature Lecture Broadens Horizons

Behind the Upcoming Registration Process

The registration process for spring 2016 semester is just around the corner. Most of the students start looking at the classes they are interested in a week before, others wait until the last minute, but something that not a lot students think about is what happens behind the scenes. How is the registration process planned and who is responsible for it? Lisa Rizopoulus, Ph.D. and … Continue reading Behind the Upcoming Registration Process

Taekwondo, A Hidden Gem

Dedicated, committed and hard-working: those are the characteristics that define the taekwondo attendants perfectly. It was a Monday night when six Manhattan College students gathered at Draddy Gymnasium, eager to start their taekwondo class, led by associate professor and acting chair of mechanical engineering, John C. Leylegian, Ph.D. There are all sorts of benefits that taekwondo can provide, including concentration, balance and strength. Just like any physical … Continue reading Taekwondo, A Hidden Gem

Zumba Madness at Manhattan College

On several nights during the week, students of all majors and genders start gathering in front of the mini gym in Alumni Hall.  While it is still 10 minutes prior to the start of Zumba Maxx,  everyone wants that front spot in the room as attendees start lining up. It’s no wonder why. The instructors, Luke Hartman and Michelle Beltrán, dance their heart off to … Continue reading Zumba Madness at Manhattan College

The Charisma of AJ Calloway: TV Personality Comes to Campus as Part of Student Activities’ Lecture Week

AJ Calloway, an American personality who got his start on BET (Black Entertainment Television) visited Manhattan College as part of the 2015 Lecture Series. Calloway was the first and former host of the popular music video countdown show 106 & Park. The lecture took place at noon and saw a smaller crowd of students. Calloway, who now works for the entertainment television show, “Extra,” is … Continue reading The Charisma of AJ Calloway: TV Personality Comes to Campus as Part of Student Activities’ Lecture Week

MC Takes Back the Night

Manhattan College’s first annual Take Back the Night march and vigil “honoring those who have survived sexual assault and working to combat sexual violence on and off college campuses,” took place April 21 on the steps of the Smith Auditorium. Even though a sober topic, the sun was shining and the Quad was filled with students, RAs and faculty members. In charge of organizing the … Continue reading MC Takes Back the Night

Discovering Diversity in MC’s Backyard

Manhattan College might be a small campus, but the community that surrounds it is enormous. There are stories worth telling amongst us, even around the corner, the people you see in a daily basis are the ones who could be leaving the most important words, unspoken. Local shops and places to eat surround our campus, the food might be tasty but the stories behind their … Continue reading Discovering Diversity in MC’s Backyard

Behind the Spring Career Fair

Students look forward to the spring career fair as a way to meet companies, look for internships and jobs and network with professionals. In the weeks prior, the Center for Career Development works to attract and recruit companies to make the career fair possible. “Our job is to be strategic and look at a variety of different industries and see who are the big players … Continue reading Behind the Spring Career Fair

The Bad Weather Commute: Commuter Students Tackle Icy Conditions Getting to Campus

For students who dorm on campus, it might be a bit difficult to go from class to class during the winter. But for students commuting to campus, the winter weather can wreak havoc on a morning commute. Freshman Carolina Alcaraz commutes to campus and was stuck here last week when afternoon classes were cancelled due to the impending winter storm last Monday. “They waited until … Continue reading The Bad Weather Commute: Commuter Students Tackle Icy Conditions Getting to Campus