By Jilleen Barrett, Features Editor/Managing Editor With the basketball season rapidly approaching, Jasper Nation gathered in Draddy Gymnasium for Manhattan Madness, a yearly event meant to hype up the men’s and women’s teams before they both have their first games of the season, both of which will be on Nov. 7. Student Engagement begins planning Manhattan Madness several months in advance, according to the office’s … Continue reading Manhattan Madness Kicks Off Another Basketball Season
Perez and Masiello embrace after defeating first-seed Iona in the final seconds last season. Gerald Rodriguez/COURTESY By, Caroline McCarthy, Managing Editor/Sports Editor Head basketball coach Stephen Masiello was fired from the Jaspers just 13 days before the start of their season, as announced on Tuesday, Oct. 25. This would have been Masiello’s 12th season at Manhattan College, but now, days before Manhattan Madness, the school’s … Continue reading Masiello Terminated Days Before Madness, Two Weeks Before Start of Season
by Isaiah Rosario & Victor Franco, Staff Writers Manhattan Madness finally made it’s long-awaited return back to Draddy Gymnasium on Oct. 28. The exciting pep rally included cheering students with school spirit shirts and performances from the cheerleading team, dance team and the Pep Band. The event did not take place last year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Changes in Manhattan College guidelines in … Continue reading Madness Makes Its Return to MC
by C. Garrett Keidel & Emily Hollar, Sports Editor & Staff Writer At 9 pm on Tuesday, October 29, an enthusiastic and supportive crowd drew upon Draddy Gymnasium for the annual event that is Manhattan Madness. Large amounts of Kelly Green apparelled students came upon the entrances of Draddy gymnasium in anticipation for the event of the semester. This annual event is the pep rally of the … Continue reading Manhattan Madness 2019 Lives Up to Hype
by Rikkilynn Shields, Social Media Editor Whether they’ve caught your attention practicing in Draddy, on the sidelines of the basketball games or through their creatively choreographed Instagram videos, the Manhattan College Jasper Dancers are a staple to any event on or off campus involving Manhattan College’s spirit squad. On Thursday, Nov. 1, Manhattan Madness was hosted in Draddy Gymnasium to kick off the basketball season. The crowd … Continue reading The Jasper Dancers Take on Madness
BY SEAN SONNEMANN AND JOSEPH V. CUSMANO WEB EDITOR AND SENIOR WRITER As it got closer and closer to 9 p.m. on Thursday night, streams of students decked out in kelly green headed towards Draddy Gymnasium from every direction of Manhattan College’s campus. It could only mean one thing: Manhattan Madness had returned. An enthusiastic pep rally, Manhattan Madness officially begins the season for both … Continue reading Manhattan Madness Kicks Off Basketball Season
Manhattan Madness is the crown jewel of school spirit events held in our beloved Draddy Gymnasium. The occasion marks the beginning of the men and women’s basketball seasons and is sponsored by Student Activities and Student Government. We all know that it is a night full of spirit, a lot of green and is in honor of a team or two, but what can us … Continue reading The Freshman Files: Manhattan What?
Students were not the only ones who got caught up in Manhattan Madness. Maino did too. The rapper performed onstage at the rally as a surprise courtesy of Student Activities. While his performance was a fun way to end the evening, what Maino tweeted about the event afterwards used inappropriate language. Giving license to different guest performers and lecturers to tweet about Manhattan College after … Continue reading MC Madness Goes Viral: Maino’s Inappropriate Manhattan Madness Tweet Is a Social Media Wake-Up Call