By Jocelyn Visnov, Production Editor/Web Editor The beginning of the fall 2022 academic year marks the centennial of Manhattan College’s residency in the Bronx. Having been originally established on the island of Manhattan, Jaspers first began taking classes at the “New Manhattan” campus in fall of 1922. The college was originally founded in West Harlem, Manhattan, nestled between 131st to 132nd. According to manhattan.edu, the … Continue reading Manhattan College Celebrates 100 years in the Bronx
By Christine Nappi, Senior Writer The fire that erupted in a Bronx apartment building on Jan. 9 in the Fordham Heights injured and took the lives of many — leaving those who survived with no belongings or place to call home. This tragedy, while spurring feelings of heartbreak, loss and grief, also enacted feelings of empathy amongst others, including those in the Manhattan College and … Continue reading Supporting Bronx Fire Victims: MC Embraces LaSallian Values and Gives Back Amid Tragedy
by Caroline McCarthy & Anna Woods, Staff Writer & Asst. News Editor Through participation with a nationwide mutual aid project, a community fridge has been established by two women from the Bronx community to help battle food insecurity. This fridge —with brightly colored promises of “Free Food” or “Comida Gratis” painted on its side— is located outside of The Last Stop at 242nd Street and … Continue reading The Last Stop Welcomes Friendly Fridge to Fight Food Insecurity
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by SOPHIA SAKELLARIOU, Contributor As students at Manhattan College, many are asked at least once where in Manhattan our school is. Answering this question, students must explain that although our school is called Manhattan College, us Jaspers actually reside in the Bronx— but why? Manhattan College was founded by five French De La Salle Christian Brothers in 1853. Originally the Academy of the Holy Infancy, Manhattan College … Continue reading Manhattan College— in the Bronx?
In the late 1970s the Bronx was burning as seven different census tracts lost more than 97 percent of their buildings to fire and abandonment. The New York Times reported that 1980 was the “worst year of crime” in the city’s history with just under 2,000 homicides – an average of 34 murders per week. But crime in New York City has fallen to record … Continue reading “The Bronx is Safer” as Borough Crime Rates Hit All-Time Low
The Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark attended the 50th Precinct Community Council meeting on Mar. 10, as part of an effort by her office to increase community involvement with the district attorney’s office. Clark said she has spent the last two months since her inauguration on Jan. 20 visiting various community meetings in order to make her presence known to constituents. “I’ve been going to … Continue reading Bronx District Attorney Visits Riverdale, Discusses Plans to Revitalize Position
Manhattan College might be a small campus, but the community that surrounds it is enormous. There are stories worth telling amongst us, even around the corner, the people you see in a daily basis are the ones who could be leaving the most important words, unspoken. Local shops and places to eat surround our campus, the food might be tasty but the stories behind their … Continue reading Discovering Diversity in MC’s Backyard