Palestinian-American Writer, Poet and Psychologist Hala Alyan Presents at MARS Event

by Victor Franco, Staff Writer The Major Author Reading Series (MARS) featured author Hala Alyan, who presented poems and excerpts from her written work to faculty, students and staff of Manhattan College this past week.  Alyan captivated the audience through her passionate read-throughs, allowing insight into all of her characters. Alyan has written about diverse characters battling personal problems in their lives regarding politics, culture, … Continue reading Palestinian-American Writer, Poet and Psychologist Hala Alyan Presents at MARS Event

Catching up with Scatterbomb, Manhattan’s Improv Comedy Group

by Jocelyn Visnov, Asst. Production Editor Manhattan College’s improv comedy group has returned for spring semester to tickle our funny bones. After flying under the radar for quite some time, members of Scatterbomb are ecstatic to be collaborating together once again.  Improv is a style of performance in which actors create an entertaining show for their audience with no plans prior to stepping on stage. … Continue reading Catching up with Scatterbomb, Manhattan’s Improv Comedy Group

Online Streaming Services Devalue Art

Taylor Swift Pulling Music from Spotify is Evidence of a Larger Issue Taylor Swift has made headlines over the past weeks, not only because her new album is selling in record breaking volumes, but because she has also taken her entire music catalog off the popular music streaming website Spotify. Swift’s decision has been widely talked about, and is part of a larger debate happening … Continue reading Online Streaming Services Devalue Art

More Pep in Their Step

DEVIN KEAST STAFF WRITER After a brief meeting, a little warm-up and fifteen pizzas, Manhattan College’s thirty-nine-member pep band hurried out of their Thomas Hall rehearsal space and into the dark and drizzly night in pursuit of an electric Draddy Gymnasium. They were among the first to arrive at the venue, before it would be filled to capacity with citizens of Jasper Nation for this … Continue reading More Pep in Their Step

Luis Ortiz Ends the Lecture Series With a Boom

Boom! Anyone who watches the Bravo television show “Million Dollar Listing New York” knows that this is real estate agent Luis D. Ortiz’s catchphrase. Ortiz uses this catchphrase when completing a deal, convincing a client to do what he wants or even just when he is excited. But on Sept. 12, he could have used it after speaking at Manhattan College as the last speaker … Continue reading Luis Ortiz Ends the Lecture Series With a Boom