MC Social Action Suite Generates Community Engagement

By Rebecca Kranich, Contributor The Social Action Suite hosted an event for students to share their experiences volunteering in the local Bronx area and garner more student interest in community engagement.  One of the most popular programs hosted by the Social Action suite is the Lasallian Outreach Collaborative, or LOCo, a weekly volunteer community engagement program. Those involved with LOCo work with local organizations that … Continue reading MC Social Action Suite Generates Community Engagement

Community Engaged Learning Courses Gives Students Exposure to Social Justice

by Kyla Guilfoil, Staff Writer Community-engaged learning courses, or CEL courses, are designed to expose students to experiences outside the classroom to enhance their learning. Connection to unfamiliar environments and social issues encourages students to examine social justice in their neighborhoods.  This practice is not new to Manhattan College, as professors like Andrew Skotnicki, Ph.D, have been teaching CEL courses for years. Skotnicki leads one of … Continue reading Community Engaged Learning Courses Gives Students Exposure to Social Justice

Manhattan Athletics Breeds Service Stalwarts

by Pete Janny, Matthew Sweeney, and Jocelyn Visnov, Sports Editor & Staff Writers  It should come as no surprise that Manhattan College students are active away from campus, given the Lasallian values that are instilled in students from their first day on campus. But what may raise some eyebrows among Jasper Nation is that several of the school’s athletic teams rank in the top 10 nationally … Continue reading Manhattan Athletics Breeds Service Stalwarts

SAAC Drives Manhattan to Second Most Community Service Hours in NCAA Competition

In the 163-year existence of Manhattan College, very few times have the school’s 17 Division 1 athletic programs reached the pinnacle of the NCAA. You’d have to go all the way back to 1973, when the Jaspers won the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, to find the last time a Manhattan team won a national event. Forty-three years later, Manhattan has achieved NCAA success … Continue reading SAAC Drives Manhattan to Second Most Community Service Hours in NCAA Competition

MC Students File Taxes for Free for Greater Bronx Community

With tax filing season in full swing, some Manhattan College students are busier than ever. That’s because these students volunteer with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in conjunction with the Northwest Bronx Resource Center and are helping qualified Bronx residents file their taxes and maximize their returns. The VITA program offers free income tax filing services to individuals who make less than … Continue reading MC Students File Taxes for Free for Greater Bronx Community

Falling in Love with the L.O.V.E. Program

Flyers have been hung in every building, fundraisers have been held every week, and students of all classes and majors are talking about it – the L.O.V.E. Program is one of the most popular clubs at Manhattan College and it’s not hard to see why. Short for the Lasallian Outreach Volunteer Experience, L.O.V.E. offers travel experiences for students who are interested in social justice and … Continue reading Falling in Love with the L.O.V.E. Program

Winter Break at Home (and Away)

Manhattan students are inevitably looking beyond finals week to the elusive winter break. Breaks from school are often times that we spend at home, relaxing and spending time with family, but over winter break and spring break, many Manhattan College students spend their time helping others. The Manhattan College Lasallian Outreach Volunteer Experience (LOVE) offers students “service and social justice travel experiences” according to the … Continue reading Winter Break at Home (and Away)

Building Bridges: Engineers Put Their Studies to Use in Cameroon

Volunteering is a significant part of the much-celebrated “Lasallian mission” at Manhattan College, made clear from the past and present opportunities for students to offer their time through L.O.V.E. trips, Hurricane Sandy relief efforts and the post-grad program Lasallian Volunteers. Though all of these ventures undoubtedly give back, it is rarer to find an opportunity that utilizes the exact skills and talents students explore during … Continue reading Building Bridges: Engineers Put Their Studies to Use in Cameroon

A Week After Jasper Days, Relay for Life Shines

CARA LEDWIDGE STAFF WRITER Exactly one week after Jasper Days, students gathered once again on the Quad at noon on a Saturday, but this time their goal was to save lives. Manhattan College’s Relay For Life with the American Cancer Society group has been working since August to put together its annual event held on May 3 to help end the fight with cancer. Students … Continue reading A Week After Jasper Days, Relay for Life Shines