Beneath O’Malley: The Secrets of the Subfloors

CLAIRE LEADEN & SEAN MCINTYRE MANAGING/FEATURES EDITOR & SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR Spanning across 85,000 square feet, it’s unlikely that each Jasper has been in every single nook and cranny of O’Malley Library. Though frequented by students all days of the week (and all hours of the night), most studiers have probably never found their way into the depths of resource space beneath O’Malley: the subfloors. … Continue reading Beneath O’Malley: The Secrets of the Subfloors

The Archivist: Amy Surak and the MC Archives

Amy Surak’s office is a scene of controlled chaos. Documents, books, artifacts cover every space in the room. Yet, it doesn’t seem like anything is really out of place. Surak is the Manhattan College archivist and has held the position for 12 years. Every day, she archives new materials from MC and other Christian Brothers schools to preserve their respective histories. Coming to Manhattan Surak’s … Continue reading The Archivist: Amy Surak and the MC Archives

New Library Policy Catches MC Students by Surprise

Senior David Montiel received an alarming email last Saturday on his morning subway ride, notifying him of a $55 fee for failing to renew his study room reservation. “Originally I went to the library to use a study room on Friday and received an email the next day that I owed $55 for not returning a key,” said Montiel, who—like most Manhattan College students—uses the … Continue reading New Library Policy Catches MC Students by Surprise

As Planned, Printing Limits Take Effect

A newly-developed program intended to raise awareness of the environmental impact of student printing on-campus was implemented earlier this month, say directors of Manhattan College’s Information Technology Services. “In spring of 2013, IT was approached by the Sustainability Committee who asked if there was a technological solution to limit printing,” Director of ITS Jake Holmquist said.  “We tested different technologies and found something that was … Continue reading As Planned, Printing Limits Take Effect

Restricted Reading: Banned Books Yesterday and Today at MC

Imagine an America without “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” “Catcher in the Rye,” “The Scarlett Letter” or “The Great Gatsby.” There would be no Huck, no Holden Caulfield, no Hester Prynne and no Jay Gatsby to enlighten today’s high-schoolers on our nation’s history and culture. That is what the world would be like if history’s banned books remained taboo across the nation. The week of … Continue reading Restricted Reading: Banned Books Yesterday and Today at MC