By Anna Segota, Staff Writer While several bands and performers call Manhattan College home, this week The Quadrangle caught up with Thrush, who are about to take their show on the road. The band has several upcoming performances in upstate New York, and they sat down with the Quadrangle to chat about performing live, art, new music and more. Thrush is a self described “punk-grunge” … Continue reading What’s Up With Thrush?
By, Grace Cardinal, Asst. News Editor Contraband found their sound on a hot night in Horan Hall in late September 2022. According to sophomore guitar player Matt Regalado, the band would’ve never come together if he hadn’t made the decision to live on campus this year. “It was like two in the morning and I couldn’t sleep, so I went to my common room in … Continue reading Coming Together: The Origin of Contraband!
(Left to right) Michael Kurtis, Peter Johannes and Jack Schiller playing a gig MICHEAL KURTIS/ COURTESY . By Karen Flores, Arts and Entertainment Editor Manhattan College has many rocking bands on campus, including Thrush. Michael Kurtis, a sophomore computer engineering major, is one of the four members of Thrush. Three of them are MC students, while one member is off-campus. Kurtis is a vocalist and … Continue reading Feel The Electric Rush With Thrush
By, Megan LaCreta & Zoe DeFazio, A&E Editor and Asst. A&E Editor Music is calling! Manhattan College has awarded a new class of performing arts scholars. Each year up to twelve incoming students who are interested in the performing arts are awarded a scholarship. This year, nine freshmen were selected, said Andy Bauer, director of performing arts. “We have some really great, talented freshmen coming … Continue reading Performing Arts Scholarship Recipients Are Ready To Make Music
By Megan LaCreta, Arts & Entertainment Editor Sydney Waitt is Scatterbomb’s grandma. At least that’s how Waitt, a senior peace studies and political science double major, would describe the role she’s taken on in Manhattan College’s popular improv comedy group. “I wouldn’t give myself a role other than I’m like the grandma, but that’s self proclaimed. I didn’t have to be voted on or anything,” … Continue reading Meet Sydney Waitt, Scatterbomb Stage Stealer
by Isaiah Rosario & Victor Franco, Staff Writers Sophomore Aidan Mackenzie is just beginning his long career of acting and doing improv on the big stage. Mackenzie joined Scatterbomb, the improv group, last year but due to COVID, he only had one show. Now that restrictions are finally being loosened on campus Aidan has been able to add another performance under his belt. Mackenzie got the … Continue reading Meet Scatterbomb Member Aidan Mackenzie
By, Jocelyn Visnov & Mack Olmsted, Asst. Production Editor & Staff Writer Originally from Lima, Peru, Luis Chavez is a man of many talents. Since coming to the United States in 2007, Luis has struck a chord with faces in every corner of the Bronx, spreading his love for the thinghe loves most: music. Chavez discovered his passion for making music long before finding his … Continue reading Meet Luis Chavez, the Music Man
by Shannon Gleba, Senior Writer Freshman Alexandre Ikama has been playing the clarinet since he was young, and plans to continue pursuing mu- sic here at Manhattan College in the orchestra and jazz band. Ikama began playing the clarinet during the fourth grade when he decided to take after his sister, who had been play- ing the clarinet before. “Well, you know, it was just … Continue reading Performer Profile: Meet Alexandre Ikama
by Madalyn Johnson, Web Editor Sam Szabo is a senior at Manhattan College majoring in kinesiology. Over the years, Szabo has been heavily involved with the school’s jazz band. After joining in hopes of improving his skills with the drums, an instrument he’s played since he was 10 years old, Szabo ended up committing to playing jazz with a group of students who share the … Continue reading Meet Sam Szabo: Whose Passion for Music Perseveres Through All