The Friendly Fridge Is Back With The Help of Riverdale Community Support

The newly renovated Friendly Fridge ready to be stocked with fresh produce andwarm meals. ZOE DEFAZIO/ THE QUADRANGLE By Zoe DeFazio, Web Editor On Jan. 7, the Friendly Fridge located on Broadway, just down the street from Manhattan College, was found vandalized, according to volunteers. The unnamed perpetrator placed a can of toxic oil-based black paint upside down inside the refrigerator, leaving the paint to … Continue reading The Friendly Fridge Is Back With The Help of Riverdale Community Support

Savor Cafe: Savoring the Moment 

By Angelina Perez, Contributor  Jon Beqiraj, one of the co-owners of Riverdale’s up-and-coming bistro, was able to bring his vision of a European-styled café in America to life, opening Savor Cafe only six months ago.  “It’s a family business, most of us have lived in the area for 4 years,” Beqiraj told The Quadrangle.  “I’ve worked in a coffee shop before and one of my … Continue reading Savor Cafe: Savoring the Moment 

Manhattan College Community Unites to Pray for Ukraine

By Megan LaCreta, Arts & Entertainment Editor As the fighting in Ukraine worsens, the Manhattan College community took to the quad on main campus to stand in solidarity with Ukraine. The ceremony took place March 1st, and was organized just days after Russia began its invasion of Ukraine. In attendance was a diverse array of students, faculty and members of the Bronx community, many of … Continue reading Manhattan College Community Unites to Pray for Ukraine

Altercation at Fenwick’s Leads to “Manhattan Students Only” Rule on Weekends

By Jilleen Barrett, Managing Editor/Features Editor After an altercation in Fenwick’s involving a gun, owner Rich Puentes is enforcing a new rule: only Manhattan College students will be admitted to the bar Thursday through Friday from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. The incident, which took place at around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, involved two separate groups of local women. One group had put money … Continue reading Altercation at Fenwick’s Leads to “Manhattan Students Only” Rule on Weekends

Letter from the Editor

By Kyla Guilfoil, Editor-in-Chief Dear Readers,  I write to you this week with a heavy heart. Last Monday, Manhattan College tragically lost a member of its community. As a fellow member of the class of 2024, I am incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Bryan Paredes, a brilliant friend, son and student to so many. While I did not have the honor of … Continue reading Letter from the Editor

Supporting Bronx Fire Victims: MC Embraces LaSallian Values and Gives Back Amid Tragedy

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

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

The Last Stop Welcomes Friendly Fridge to Fight Food Insecurity

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

Between Two Neighborhoods, A Campus at the Crossroads

MICHELLE DEPINHO AND SEAN SONNEMANN EDITOR AND EDITOR-IN-CHIEF During Manhattan College’s underdog NCAA tournament run last year, sports commentators loved to address a geographic fun fact about a school that is not normally featured on the national stage. For those unfamiliar with the college, it is understandably confusing that an institution located in The Bronx actually shares its name with the island to its south. … Continue reading Between Two Neighborhoods, A Campus at the Crossroads