Sharing Stories from the First Hand Perspective of a Syrian Refugee

By Makenzie Swift, Contributor Campus Ministry and Social Action welcomed students to hear the inspiring story of Naouras Mousa Almatar, a former refugee from Syria, during the latest Agape Latte event on Sept. 27.  Agape Latte gives students the opportunity to hear the stories of people in their community and encourage them to listen and learn from the real life experiences of others.  At the … Continue reading Sharing Stories from the First Hand Perspective of a Syrian Refugee

Yelling at God: How Stephanie Powell Became More Faithful Through Lamentation

by Jilleen Barrett, A&E Editor 366 days after Stephanie Powell was originally scheduled to speak at Agape Latte for Women’s Week, she finally got the chance. Although it was different– it was held in the student commons instead of Jasper lounge, most of the audience was online and the free carrot cake from Lloyd’s was individually wrapped– Powell managed to make the event feel as … Continue reading Yelling at God: How Stephanie Powell Became More Faithful Through Lamentation

Agape Latte:“Real Activism”

by August Kissel, Web Editor On Wednesday Nov. 20, the second and Thanksgiving themed Agape Latte of the semester began with a guest pianist, Gavin Reidy, the younger brother to Conor Reidy, playing some soft music while students filed in to Jasper Lounge and enjoyed Lloyd’s Carrot Cake and pie. Students waited for a talk by Carlos Pinto-Corredor titled “Real Activism.” This was Agape Latte’s … Continue reading Agape Latte:“Real Activism”

Lois Harr Takes Center Stage At Agape Latte

by EMILY HOLLAR & PETE JANNY, Contributor & Asst. Sports Editor The first Agape Latte of the semester took place last Tuesday night in Jasper Hall Lounge with a good turnout from the college community. Agape Latte has become a big hit at the college over the years, giving students a chance to take a break from their studies to participate in an event conducive for fellowship … Continue reading Lois Harr Takes Center Stage At Agape Latte

Agape Latte: Natalia Imperatori-Lee Speaks About Uncomfortable Life Fits

by ALEXA SCHMIDT & MARIA THOMAS, Features Editor & Asst. News Editor On Wednesday, Feb. 27, students at Manhattan College learned why professor Imperatori-Lee, Ph.D., has trouble fitting into certain “pairs of pants.” Imperatori-Lee is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at MC, and is a board member of the Catholic Theological Society of America, a member of the American Academy of Religion, and of the Academy … Continue reading Agape Latte: Natalia Imperatori-Lee Speaks About Uncomfortable Life Fits

Agape Latte: “The Best Mistakes I Ever Made”

by ALEXA SCHMIDT, Asst. A&E Editor On Wednesday, Nov. 26, Deirdre O’Leary Cunningham, Ph.D., delivered a lecture at the last Agape Latte of the fall semester. O’Leary is an associate professor of English, with particular interests in Irish literature and theater. Sophomores Meggie Osorio and Jeremy Capuder are part of the Agappe Latte planning committee. They go to a meeting with whoever is doing the talk … Continue reading Agape Latte: “The Best Mistakes I Ever Made”

“When I Thought I Could Fly”: Cristina Pérez Jiménez on the Power of Quiet

On Wednesday, April 18th, Cristina Pérez Jiménez, Ph.D., delivered a lecture at the last Agape Latte of the semester. Jiménez is an assistant professor of English, with a specialty in Hispanic Caribbean and U.S. Latino/a literatures and culture. Students came out to the event for the cupcakes and pizza, but stayed for Jiménez’s eloquent, inspirational, and hilarious speech. Jiménez wanted to share formative experiences with … Continue reading “When I Thought I Could Fly”: Cristina Pérez Jiménez on the Power of Quiet

At Agape Latte, Professor Speaks on Finding One’s Self

The campus ministry conversation series Agape Latte returned for its first event of the spring semester on Feb. 17 in the Jasper first floor lounge. Students came for the coffee and chocolate fountain, but stayed for the talk given by Mark Pottinger, Ph.D., head of the Visual and Performing Arts Department. He spoke about his struggle of feeling left out and different in a diverse … Continue reading At Agape Latte, Professor Speaks on Finding One’s Self