MARS Welcomes Nonfiction Author Suzanne Cope 

by Maria Thomas & Anna Woods, Managing Editor & Editor-in-Chief Manhattan College students and faculty welcomed author Suzanne Cope, Ph.D. on Wednesday, Nov. 3 as a part of the Major Author Reading Series (MARS). The event was hosted at 8 p.m. in Hayden 100, where Cope read excerpts from her upcoming book, entitled Power Hungry: Women of the Black Panther Party and Freedom Summer and … Continue reading MARS Welcomes Nonfiction Author Suzanne Cope 

MARS Hosts Poet Richard Blanco

by Gabriella DePinho, Senior Writer The special thing about poetry is that no matter who you are, what your life story is, or where you’re going, poems hold a universal truth within them, which allows audiences across identity spectrums to connect with them. So when the English Department’s Major Author Reading Series (MARS) hosted Richard Blanco, a gay, Cuban-American poet, for a virtual reading on March … Continue reading MARS Hosts Poet Richard Blanco

MARS Welcomes Jia Tolentino: Discussions on the Internet and Journalism

by Kyle Guilfoil, Staff Writer Manhattan College’s Major Author Reading Series (MARS) returned last Thursday with guest speaker Jia Tolentino, a staff writer for “The New Yorker.”  MARS is an event held once a semester that hosts an author for a reading and Q&A session. Adam Koehler, a professor of English at MC, has been hosting the MARS program since 2011. Koehler had originally invited Tolentino to … Continue reading MARS Welcomes Jia Tolentino: Discussions on the Internet and Journalism

Manhattan College Gets Spooky with Scary Story Contest

by Nicole Rodriguez & Nicole Fitzsimmons, Asst. Production Editor & Staff Writer Following the success of last year’s contest, a second scary story contest is being held this October. The contest, sponsored by Manhattan Magazine and the English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta, encourages all Manhattan College students to participate and get in the Halloween spirit. The idea of a scary story contest was first proposed last year … Continue reading Manhattan College Gets Spooky with Scary Story Contest

Film Society: “Taxi Driver”

by HALEY BURNSIDE, Staff Writer There is only one club on campus that promises vampires, gangsters, and appearances by Scarlett Johansson. Thanks to the Manhattan College Film Society, a range of characters and scenes are projected in Hayden 100 for the viewing pleasure of any students who wish to join. Already this semester the Film Society has brought two award-winning films to the screen. Both productions … Continue reading Film Society: “Taxi Driver”

“Adjectives are Butter”: Celebrated Poet Kwame Dawes Reads to MC

While introducing speaker Kwame Dawes at the first MARS event of the spring semester, Assistant Professor of English Dr. Adam Koehler ended with his favorite Dawes quote: “Adjectives are butter.” Just before spring break on Wednesday, March 12 Dawes was on campus for a Major Authors Reading Series (MARS) event. MARS events are periodical lectures by well-known authors sponsored by the MC English department. The talk took place in … Continue reading “Adjectives are Butter”: Celebrated Poet Kwame Dawes Reads to MC