President Emeritus Brennan O’Donnell Takes On a New Role

By Mack Olmsted, Asst. Production Editor Manhattan College’s president emeritus, Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D, has recently been selected to join the board of trustees at Misericordia University. O’Donnell was president of Manhattan College from 2009 to 2022.  O’Donnell was one of three new board of trustees members that were appointed by Misericordia University.  Interim President Brother Daniel Gardner, who took on the role of president after … Continue reading President Emeritus Brennan O’Donnell Takes On a New Role

Major Changes in the Athletic Department after Post-Quarantine Turnover

by Jilleen Barrett & Karen Flores, A&E Editor & Staff Writer The Athletic Department at Manhattan has experienced major changes between July and the end of October, with 18 members of its staff leaving for various reasons. Marianne Reilly, the director of intercollegiate athletics at the college, believes COVID and other issues in national athletics pushed people to pursue new opportunities. One of these people was … Continue reading Major Changes in the Athletic Department after Post-Quarantine Turnover

Manhattan College Opens Its Doors To Unvaccinated Coach

by Caroline McCarthy & Maddie Mulkigian, Sports Editor & Contributor Manhattan College volleyball coach Lora Sarich Egbert spends her mornings standing on the outskirts of Draddy Gymnasium, just beyond the entrance. From her perch, she shouts instructions through the doorway while her team practices on the court. Egbert, the team’s only coach, isn’t allowed to step foot inside. She is unvaccinated, four players said, prohibiting … Continue reading Manhattan College Opens Its Doors To Unvaccinated Coach

Women’s History Month: The Women of Manhattan College, Then and Now

by Kyla Guilfoil & Adrianne Hutto, Asst. News Editor & Asst. Production Editor Women first joined the ranks of Manhattan College’s undergraduate student body in the fall of 1973, making this the 47th Women’s History Month spent by female students at MC. In honor of the women who broke the glass ceiling in those first decades, and those who continue that legacy at Manhattan today, … Continue reading Women’s History Month: The Women of Manhattan College, Then and Now

Manhattan College Student Engagement Announces Virtual Spring Fest

by Victor Franco & Nicole Fitzsimmons, Staff Writer & News Editor  Manhattan College’s annual Spring Fest will be held this year after it’s cancellation during the spring of 2020 – the only difference from previous years is that it will be a virtual event. “We are definitely planning to have Spring Fest this year,” John Bennett, executive director of the Office of Student Engagement, said. … Continue reading Manhattan College Student Engagement Announces Virtual Spring Fest

Manhattan College Budget Deficit Decreases to $3.8 Million, Still Higher Than Administrators Anticipated

by Gabriella DePinho & Kyla Guilfoil, Senior Writer & Asst. News Editor  While Manhattan College administrators originally projected a $10 million budget deficit, administrators say that due to measures taken in the fall semester, the college is now only facing a projected $3.8 million budget deficit. This new projection, which is higher than administrators had hoped for, was communicated to community members at a college … Continue reading Manhattan College Budget Deficit Decreases to $3.8 Million, Still Higher Than Administrators Anticipated

The Lady Jaspers Return to the Court Tonight Providing a Dose of Normalcy for Manhattan Basketball

by Pete Janny, Sports Editor & Managing Editor It all started with a false start; and later it became a false positive. That’s the best way to describe the whirlwind day the Manhattan women’s basketball team had on Thanksgiving Eve. The day started out with an abundance of hope and promise but later ended with the Lady Jaspers being sent into quarantine after the discovery … Continue reading The Lady Jaspers Return to the Court Tonight Providing a Dose of Normalcy for Manhattan Basketball

Valentine, Eight Other Past Swimmers Honored for MAAC 40th Anniversary

by Pete Janny & Nicole Fitzsimmons, Sports Editor & Asst. News Editor Manhattan swimmers and divers probably have the busiest schedule of all the student-athletes at the school. Finding the motivation to get up everyday at 5:30 a.m. for 6 a.m. practice is not easy, especially when the rest of your typical day consists of classes, more swimming, and then homework. The cycle repeats itself … Continue reading Valentine, Eight Other Past Swimmers Honored for MAAC 40th Anniversary

Manhattan Caucus: What Issues Will Matter Most in This Election?

by Sophia Sakellariou & Kyla Guilfoil, Senior Writer & Staff Writer Social justice, climate change, and healthcare policy are a few issues that have always been at the forefront of candidates’ agendas. However, this year these issues have taken on greater significance as 2020 has proven to be tumultuous in all three areas. With a global pandemic, raging wildfires on the West Coast, and an economy comparable to … Continue reading Manhattan Caucus: What Issues Will Matter Most in This Election?