The Freshman Files

The Freshman Files: The Final Straw

December 5, 2014

New York City is decorated like a postcard, Starbucks has introduced their red holiday cups and Christmas music has seeped its way onto every station on the radio. But one obstacle stands between Christmas break and us: finals week. The bliss of [...]

The Freshman Files: Home Sweet Home

November 19, 2014

The moment we have all been waiting for, or counting down to, is just around the corner. After three months of what seemed like never-ending reading, writing and Google-ing, we are finally going home. While an increase in personal space and a [...]

The Freshman Files: Registration

November 10, 2014

Just as the stress of midterms is starting to dwindle down, there is another issue at hand that is causing our blood pressure to spike above and beyond normal levels: registration. In case you didn’t get the memo, registration for the spring 2015 [...]

The Freshman Files: Manhattan What?

November 6, 2014

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 [...]

The Freshman Files: Halloween

October 31, 2014

Right about now we are all experiencing a bit of a mid-semester funk. Maybe it’s the fact that your midterm grades are out and they’re not so good. Maybe your 8 a.m. class is starting to get to you and your beauty sleep. Or maybe your fantasy [...]

The Freshman Files: Common Cold

October 14, 2014

Walking into my doctor’s office in August for my yearly physical I was in perfect health and ready to be shipped off to Manhattan College. So when my physician handed me a pack of Kleenex and warned me about college breeding as many germs as a [...]

The Freshman Files: Midterm Mania

October 10, 2014

October is finally here. While there is nothing like fall in New York, we can’t enjoy the crisp autumn weather just yet. Midterms are just around the corner, as well as the potential loss of our sanity. Midterm week is a bi-annual occurrence where [...]

The Freshman Files: Cutting the Cord

September 8, 2014

What does it really mean to “cut the cord”? My first few days at school I met Zhaku and Kris, two freshmen from Albania who came to Manhattan College for our elite engineering program and the opportunity to go abroad. They explained how they [...]