John Desmarais ‘85 to receive the 2022 De La Salle Medal

By Karen Flores, Asst. Features Editor Manhattan College alum John Desmarais ‘85 has been selected to receive the 2022 De La Salle Medal at the De La Salle dinner on Wednesday, April 20 at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan due to his exceptional work in patent law and intellectual property litigation. The De La Salle Medal is the college’s highest honor which is awarded to … Continue reading John Desmarais ‘85 to receive the 2022 De La Salle Medal

Embracing Identity Through Fragrance: Bonita Fierce Candles Ignites Latinx Heritage and Culture in the Home

By Christine Nappi, Senior Writer Strike a match, light a candle and immerse yourself in Latinx culture. As the sweet scent of coconut and eggnog flows from the Coquito candle and wafts through the air, you’re instantly reminded of family holiday traditions. You feel nostalgia, comfort and like you can embrace who you are. But most importantly, you feel at home.  This experience is the … Continue reading Embracing Identity Through Fragrance: Bonita Fierce Candles Ignites Latinx Heritage and Culture in the Home

Alum Launches Startup, Current Students Intern

by, Shannon Gleba, Copy Editor  While the landscape of the business world has changed drastically over the past few months due to the threat of COVID-19, Manhattan College alum Justin Logerfo ‘11 used his time in quarantine to make his business plan a reality. During May of 2020, Logerfo founded his data analytics consulting firm, Final Approach Consulting, with the knowledge he gained as a … Continue reading Alum Launches Startup, Current Students Intern

Alum Lands MLB Position

by Christine Nappi, Features Editor  Baseball has always been something that Bailey Shaw holds close to her heart. From discovering a love for it at a young age, to eventually managing the Manhattan College baseball team, the sport has always been a significant part of her life. Now, Shaw is continuing to pursue her passion by working for Major League Baseball. Shaw, a graduate of the … Continue reading Alum Lands MLB Position

Manhattan Alum Finds Spotlight in Stand-up

by C. Garrett Keidel, Sports Editor Jack Melanson is a Manhattan College alum, graduating in the class of 2019 last spring. Post graduation he left the east coast, growing up in Maine and attending college here in New York City, for the west coast and the city of Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, Melanson started performing stand-up comedy while also currently working in advertising. Having an affinity … Continue reading Manhattan Alum Finds Spotlight in Stand-up

Once a Student, Now a Teacher

by Brian Asare, Staff Writer Brandon Thomas graduated from Manhattan College in 2006, and majored in psychology with a minor in religious studies.  Since graduating, he has worked in a number of high schools in New York as a counselor and college advisor. He has helped many students see the benefits of attending college and has helped students choose the college that will best suit them. Thomas … Continue reading Once a Student, Now a Teacher

For River Castelonia ‘18, Failing Was Not an Option

by RikkiLynn Shields, Social Media Editor The only true failure is one from which the individual is unable to recognize a valuable opportunity for growth. For River Castelonia ‘18, the practice of accepting failure and learning from the experience has resulted only in tremendous personal development. Castelonia transferred to Manhattan College in Fall 2014 from Siena College. “[Coming to Manhattan College] was a great way to get … Continue reading For River Castelonia ‘18, Failing Was Not an Option