A Year After Hurricane Maria

by Nicole Rodriguez Staff Writer Puerto Rico se levanta. Puerto Rico rises. A phrase coined immediately after the devastation of Hurricane Maria to evoke optimism and hope in the midst of adversity soon became an official motto chanted repeatedly by officials on the island and its population. It has been exactly a year since Hurricane Maria made landfall creating havoc in the Caribbean, specifically Puerto Rico. The … Continue reading A Year After Hurricane Maria

How Manhattan College Supported Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria’s Destruction

by Victoria Hernandez Editor Days after Hurricane Maria impacted Puerto Rico on Sept. 16, Manhattan College started uniting forces to provide help to Lasallian communities and the greater Puerto Rico area. Both faculty and students of the Jasper community developed initiatives to relief the aftermath. From fundraisers to a water purification project, the college has expressed their compromise with providing assistance and resources to their extended … Continue reading How Manhattan College Supported Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria’s Destruction

Faculty and Students Affected by Hurricane Maria

by Victoria Hernandez Editor Seven weeks after Hurricane Maria, the Puerto Rican community at Manhattan College feels a mix of emotions after they experienced the disaster from far away. For Dr. Christie González-Toro, assistant professor of the Department of Kinesiology, seeing the destruction that the hurricane caused to the island was a “roller coaster of emotions.” “I felt agony without knowing of my family and friends … Continue reading Faculty and Students Affected by Hurricane Maria

MC Reflects on Hurricane Maria

Days after Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico, authorities are starting to see the scope of devastation that left the US territory without water service, power or communication. “Looking at how ruined all the places where I grew up and lived all my life are, is just something that can’t stop the tears from falling down my cheeks and is something that I … Continue reading MC Reflects on Hurricane Maria