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
By Zoe DeFazio, Asst. Arts and Entertainment Editor To whom it may concern, With liberty and justice for all. Six words that are familiar to Americans. The Pledge of Allegiance was written in August 1892 by the socialist minister, Francis Bellamy. We say the Pledge of Allegiance because it enstates a sense of patriotism and pride to the United States. We recited these words every … Continue reading To Whom It May Concern, a Discussion about Race: Missing White Woman Syndrome￼
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
by Gabriella DePinho , Editor-in-Chief The summer months saw a number of grassroots activist movements from Black Lives Matter to voter registration movements like no other, even amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, and that activism even touched Manhattan College’s community. That wave of enthusiasm around a number of social justice initiatives was particularly passionate this summer, but that passion has not left the Jasper community. Instead, Jaspers … Continue reading Surge of On-Campus Summer Activism Continues On
In the wake of the ongoing debate about racism in the American justice system, a racial justice teach-in was held in Smith Auditorium last Wednesday featuring panels discussing the many facets of racism. The panels were made up of faculty, students, alumni and local community organizers speaking on topics such as the psychology of racial identification and the experience of race and racism. “Over the … Continue reading Racial Justice Teach-In Held on Campus
Everyone remembers the process of applying to colleges. Mostly basic questions fill up the pages until you get to the one that asks, “Have you ever been arrested or convicted of a felony?” The answer to this could make or break someone’s college future. Three New York colleges have removed it from their application. However, Manhattan College is not one of them. But should it … Continue reading Should Criminal Records Be on College Applications?