Rachel Roca ‘21 Talks Finding, Accepting and Celebrating Identity

By Brianna Coppola, Contributor Manhattan College welcomes back alumni Rachel Roca ‘21, who shares her journey of finding, accepting and celebrating her identity.  Roca is a second year Ph.D student at Michigan State University in the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering. Roca graduated from MC having majored in math and minored in Spanish and computer science. During her time at MC, Roca was … Continue reading Rachel Roca ‘21 Talks Finding, Accepting and Celebrating Identity

Christie González Toro, the Trailblazing Jasper of Alumni Hall

By Jilleen Barrett, Managing Editor/Features Editor Christie González Toro came to the United States with a plan to obtain a Ph.D. in physical education teaching and administration, and then return to her home country of Puerto Rico to be a professor. Luckily for kinesiology majors at Manhattan College, González Toro decided to teach here instead. “To teach in Puerto Rico at a college level, you … Continue reading Christie González Toro, the Trailblazing Jasper of Alumni Hall

Jasper Basketball Alum Offers Unique Perspective on Ukraine-Russia Conflict 

By Jocelyn Visnov, Web Editor/Asst. Production Editor After graduating from Manhattan College in 2014, Jasper basketball alum Rhamel Brown has dribbled his way through Israel, Switzerland, Canada and Ukraine. After playing basketball in Odessa, Ukraine for three years, Brown feels a unique connection to the Russian invasion of Ukraine in the land where he once hit the court. The Quadrangle was able to sit down … Continue reading Jasper Basketball Alum Offers Unique Perspective on Ukraine-Russia Conflict 

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

Jasper Alumni Talk Finding Love at the College

By Jilleen Barrett, Managing Editor/Features Editor Love was in the air on Feb. 14th, when roses were being sold by Delta Kappa Epsilon and friends were gifting each other with little candy hearts. Some Jaspers will meet the love of their life on this campus, like many alumni have. Vincent and Dana Terrone are a perfect example of this. The Terrone’s, who graduated in 2016 … Continue reading Jasper Alumni Talk Finding Love at the College

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

Remote Internships? Now That’s WISE!: WISE Program Adapts

by Christine Nappi, Features Editor Summer 2020 meant canceled internships for many, but not for those in the Women Inspiring Successful Enterprise summer program. Although the current coronavirus pandemic may have put a damper on summer plans for most, this was only a slight bump in the road for WISE. After adjusting to the circumstances and adapting to a solely remote format, the WISE program … Continue reading Remote Internships? Now That’s WISE!: WISE Program Adapts

Tim Leary ’67, a former legendary Coach at Saint Francis Prep, Has Chance at Posthumous Jasper Hall of Fame Bid

by Pete Janny, Sports and Managing Editor Tim Leary was a man of leadership, mentorship, and service to others, most visible during his 43 years as the head basketball coach of his alma mater, Saint Francis Prep. He became the heart and soul of the program, and more importantly an inspiration and hero to so many within the Saint Francis Prep community. He may no … Continue reading Tim Leary ’67, a former legendary Coach at Saint Francis Prep, Has Chance at Posthumous Jasper Hall of Fame Bid