Quarantine Conditions Dire as Students Go 24+ Hours Without Food

by, Jilleen Barrett & Lauren Raziano, A&E Editor & Social Media Editor As more students on campus are contact-traced and put into quarantine to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a growing number of complaints have arisen about quarantine living conditions on campus. Students feel the biggest issue is that the college seems to look at students as a statistic in their COVID case count, and … Continue reading Quarantine Conditions Dire as Students Go 24+ Hours Without Food

Jaspers Quarantined in Westchester Hotel as Horan Suites Reach Maximum Occupancy

by, Caroline McCarthy, Asst. Features Editor Maximum occupancy in designated quarantine suites has resulted in contact-traced and COVID-19 positive residents being sent to Springhill Suites in Westchester County. The process of notifying, housing, and transporting quarantine residents are creating what students call “unnecessary stress” for affected individuals. In an email addressed to the Manhattan College Community, the Steering Committee co-chairs Steven Schreiner, Richard Satterlee, and … Continue reading Jaspers Quarantined in Westchester Hotel as Horan Suites Reach Maximum Occupancy

Manhattan Sees Steep Increase in Positive Coronavirus Cases

by, Gabriella DePinho, Senior Writer As of Thursday, March 4, Manhattan College has recorded 74 positive cases of coronavirus on-campus in the past 14 days and the campus’ positive test average during that same timeframe is 3.1%, the highest it’s been all semester. This announcement comes just two days after the One Manhattan office made the decision to suspend indoor dining, along with other COVID-19 … Continue reading Manhattan Sees Steep Increase in Positive Coronavirus Cases

Pandemic Forces Changes to Sunday Mass and Beyond

by, Katherine Heneghan & Madalyn Johnson, Web Editors Wednesday, Feb. 17 marked the start of the Lenten season in the Catholic Church and here at Manhattan College. Lent begins with the Ash Wednesday service, where churchgoers are typically marked with ashes in the sign of the cross on their foreheads. However, the pandemic has changed how Campus Ministry and the Archdiocese of New York practice … Continue reading Pandemic Forces Changes to Sunday Mass and Beyond

Jaspers Return Update: New Testing Policy Established

by, Kyla Guilfoil, Asst. News Editor Jaspers Return addressed the Manhattan College community via email on Feb. 18, reporting a total of 1820 completed COVID-19 tests on campus in the last 14 days, with 19 positive tests and 371 pending test results. As for off-campus testing, MC Health Services received 402 tests, with 12 positive test results regarding on-campus personnel. The email reads, “Positive COVID-19 … Continue reading Jaspers Return Update: New Testing Policy Established

“Jaspers Return” to More Rules and Regulations

by, Caroline McCarthy, Assistant Features Editor The Manhattan College community is facing a Spring semester riddled with COVID-19 case spikes in the NYC area, strict social distancing regulations and the continuation of hybrid learning.  According to an interview with The Quadrangle at the end of the Fall semester, director of Resident Life Charles Clency estimated 150 to 200 remote students would return to campus for … Continue reading “Jaspers Return” to More Rules and Regulations

Jaspers Return Announces Spring Semester Update on COVID-19 Procedures

by, Anna Woods & Jilleen Barrett, Editor-in-Chief & A&E Editor While COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the country, Manhattan College’s positivity rate for the first week of school is 0.07%. The positivity rate for New York City was 5.4% as of Jan. 27. The college required all returning students to complete COVID-19 tests seven days before their arrival as well as on their move-in … Continue reading Jaspers Return Announces Spring Semester Update on COVID-19 Procedures

Manhattan College COVID-19 Testing Update

by C. Garrett Keidel & Nicole Rodriguez, Copy Editor & Asst. Production Editor December 3 In an email sent to Manhattan College students, faculty members and parents on Dec. 3, the college announced the results of exit testing taking place between Nov. 14 and Nov. 20.  1132 onsite tests were conducted at the college, with only nine cases of positive results. Additionally, Health Services processed … Continue reading Manhattan College COVID-19 Testing Update

Campus Community Sees Uptick in Cases Ahead of Break

by, Pete Janny & Lauren Raziano, Sports Editor & Staff Writer A resurgence of coronavirus cases is unfolding in New York City and across the country, causing many to believe a “second wave” has arrived eight months after nationwide lockdowns first began. With Thanksgiving Break a matter of days away, the college is hoping to finish the semester off with a limited number of cases. … Continue reading Campus Community Sees Uptick in Cases Ahead of Break