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MARCH 20, 2018
Resident Students Begin Housing Process for Next Year $400 ROOM DEPOSIT DUE MARCH 30 MUST BE PAID IN ORDER TO TAKE PART IN HOUSING SELECTION IN APRIL Jack Melanson & RikkiLynn Shields Editors
As the weekend of Saint Patrick’s Day comes and goes, Manhattan College embraces their Irish heritage at their two big March events: Irish Heritage Night and the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Take a look into both events and the Gaelic Society below and on page 9. LAUREN SCHUSTER / THE QUADRANGLE
Gaelic Society and Multicultural Center Host Annual Irish Night Lauren Schuster Asst. Editor
In celebration of Irish Heritage Month, the Manhattan College Gaelic Society and Multicultural Center came together to host the school’s annual Irish Night in Smith Auditorium. The event consisted of traditional Irish food, music, and performances. Among the performers were singers, musicians, Irish stepdancers and the Manhattan College Pipes and Drums band. Gaelic Society President Jaclyn Marchetta said, “This event is important to me and everyone on campus, because I think we sometimes forget our roots and where we come from, and I think celebrating this Irish history and culture at least once a year, hopefully more than that, is just so special, [...] even if you’re not of Irish descent.” Tara O’Shea, secretary of the Gaelic Society, said, “I think [this event] is a great way for people who are Irish to embrace their culture, and even people who aren’t Irish to learn more about the culture and embrace it just the same way.” The Multicultural Center
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saw this event as an opportunity to bring together people of all different cultures allow them to experience Irish culture for themselves. Hayden Greene, director of the Multicultural Center, said, “As with any multicultural event, I think we want people to come in and experience something that they’re not familiar with, and to do that with people that they are not familiar with. If you are Irish and you’re accustomed to eating shepherd’s pie [...], sitting next to somebody who that’s new for might open up your eyes to something that you hadn’t noticed.” This year was the first time that the two organizations worked together on the event. In years past, the Gaelic Society hosted what was known as Irish Night, and the Multicultural Center hosted a similar event known as the Irish Heritage Month Opening Dinner. After realizing their similarities, they decided to join forces this year. Greene said, “[Combining the events], was a really good way to do it, because it was a really good sharing of the work that needed to be done.” “This event [had] a lot more work [put into it] this year because we were working with
IN FEATURES: Gaelic Society’s busy month on p. 9
the Multicultural Center, which was really great, because Hayden was really nice to combine the events,” O’Shea said. Fiona Delaney, associate director of student life, serves as the faculty advisor for the Gaelic Society. She hopes that events like this will help keep club membership up and will inspire students to plan campus events that they are passionate about. Delaney said, “The Gaelic Society [...] usually has a strong number of students participating in it, so just getting feedback from the students, knowing what they want, and just seeing them actually interested and doing the work behind the scenes to get the event to run is very rewarding.” Marchetta said, “Being a senior, I am really looking forward to the upcoming board to keep this tradition alive, because when I was a sophomore, this club was not as popular as it used to be back in the day, so it was my goal to bring [...] the club back to keep it alive and keep the tradition alive, which I hope to see in the future years.”
Over spring break, Manhattan College resident students were encouraged to pay a $400 room reservation deposit and fill out the annual housing application. This is the beginning of the on-campus housing process for students looking to dorm during the 2018-2019 school year. The $400 room deposit must be paid in order to take part in the housing selection process in April. This process also includes registering for Fall 2018 classes, completing a housing application, securing roommates and reserving a specific location. These locations include Jasper Hall, Lee Hall and Horan Hall for all students, while Overlook Manor is strictly for juniors and seniors, leaving Chrysostom to house freshmen only. According to a mass-email sent to all resident students on March 5 and March 14, this payment and the housing application are both due on March 30. “You must first meet your current term financial obligation and then process your secure, online only Room Reservation Deposit via credit card or eCheck at manhattan.edu/ deposits. Be sure to select the term Fall 2018,” wrote Residence Life in the email. For some students, the $400 deposit may not be an issue. However, for others, this cost may come at a time that makes it almost impossible to shell out money for the necessary fee. Not paying the $400 room deposit on time not only locks students out of the housing lottery in April, but could also lock that student out of course selection and prohibit transcript access. This is all due to
a hold that would temporarily be placed on the individual account. If paid on-time, the process is a smooth one. “The housing selection process will take place in April,” wrote Residence Life in the same mass email. “Make sure you are ready! The first step is to pay your $400 housing reservation deposit. All students must pay this deposit before participating in the upcoming housing selection process.” The deposit is to be paid via myHousing portal. Erin Garcia is a junior at Manhattan College who calls California her permanent home. Garcia has lived on campus since her freshman year, and while she is currently studying abroad in Rome, she plans to return to campus in the fall of 2018. “I’m excited to start my senior year and hopefully do everything that I have been wanting to do since freshman year. I think studying abroad has made me realize that I need to start making time for things other than school [such as] events in [New York City] that I’ve always wanted to attend but was always stuck in the library doing work. Studying abroad has put into perspective how much I miss when I’m not proactive in things I want to do,” Garcia said. Living on campus will help Garcia accomplish these goals. While in Rome, Garcia received the mass-email from Residence Life to pay her $400 room deposit for Fall 2018, a task that was seemingly the last thing on Garcia’s mind. Again,
A look into an alum’s bakery on p. 6-7
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the Quadrangle Volume XCVII, Issue 8 MARCH 20, 2018
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Dear Reader, It’s been a while since we’ve chatted! I hope you’re having an enjoyable semester thus far. I’ve been having a wonderful time heading this newspaper and I am constantly proud of the work being published by our tenacious staff. Our last issue, unfortunately, had a few mistakes in giving credit where credit is due and I’d like to make sure the correct writers get the recognition they deserve on their well-written articles. Our lovely social media editor RikkiLynn Shields was the true author of “Meet Manhattan’s Intramural Sports Program.” A new contributor, Megan Uy, covered an important on-campus event when she wrote “Center for Career Development Hosts Internship and Job Resource Workshop.” Finally, our super-cool news editor Jack Melanson put in a lot of effort for his story titled “Season Highlights and Honors on the Hardcourt.” We’re running a pretty tight ship here at The Quadrangle, but sometimes things can fall through the cracks. But I’m a firm believer in making sure people are recognized for their hardwork and dedication. I work with some really amazing journalists here at MC and I am really grateful for all of them. Have an amazing week!
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To the editor, Imagine our delight in Campus Ministry & Social Action when we read the February 27 story about Jaspers becoming post-grad volunteers! We want Quadrangle readers to know that the CMSA staff is always ready to help our students learn about and decide if postgrad volunteering is right for them. We especially recommend Lasallian Volunteers as a possibility - because we want to keep our students “in the family” so to speak. There are many other opportunities as well. If anyone wants to learn more, check out lasallianvolunteers. org or catholicvolunteernetwork.org. Or better still - stop by Cornerstone, Miguel 209 or Kelly 203, the Social Action Suite for a conversation! Sincerely, Lois Harr
LOIS HARR is the director of Campus Ministry and Social Action at Manhattan College. She is also an assistant vice president for student life.
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MARCH 20, 2018
My Actual, Unobjective Feelings on the Sexual Assault Article WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH Rose Brennan Editor
Editor’s Note: In collaboration with Lotus Magazine, Manhattan College’s women’s empowerment magazine, The Quadrangle will be featuring three guest writers from its fellow student publication over the month of March in celebration of Women’s History Month. In my time at Manhattan, I have been most fortunate to serve on the editorial boards of both The Quadrangle and Lotus Magazine. Though I have greatly enjoyed my time doing journalism with The Quadrangle, Lotus has provided an outlet for me to write about the experiences of womanhood, a topic which is of particular interest to me. In my time at Lotus, though often positive and inspiring, I have also been discouraged and have seen people roll their eyes when they learn I write for “that feminist thing.” Too often, feminism turns into a joke or a stereotype. I even have professors on this campus who make fun of the “Me Too” movement, and think of it as just another braburning feminist movement, which, of course, it isn’t. There is nothing bra-burning or radical about demanding an end to
systematic sexual assault. The problem here is people only seem to care about sexual assault when it happens to them or someone close to them. But let me tell you something: you definitely know someone who has been through something horrific in terms of sexual assault, though you might not actually be aware of it. Just because one of your friends or family members didn’t make a “me too” post on social media does not erase the fact that it happened, and is still happening. That is why Me Too gained such traction: because the problem is so widespread. And, in spite of the heartbreaking stories from people across the world, society still wants to dismiss Me Too as “just another bra-burning feminist movement.” Little does my professor know what some of the women in my class, including myself, have been through. Just in that tiny classroom, there are likely some terrible stories having to do with the issue. I know there are at least my experiences, and those probably pale in comparison with some of the others. I recently heard a statistic that four percent of sexual assault allegations are later proven to be unfounded or false. I believe that they are
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stating that statistic incorrectly. That number means that ninety-six percent of sexual assault allegations are true. Ninety-six percent. But our society continues to focus on that four percent, and uses it to invalidate the other, vast majority of people who did tell the truth about their experiences. And when sexual assault survivors are shut down, it makes others not want to come forward. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, more than 90 percent of sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault. Earlier this year, I cowrote an article with Lauren Schuster, titled “Manhattan Trails Benchmarks on Sexual Assault.” In the process of writing that article, Lauren and I did lots of reading and research and found severe discrepancies between our school’s sexual assault policies in comparison with other nearby institutions of higher education, discrepancies which absolutely shocked us. Not long after this article was published, a Manhattan College student was sexually assaulted between Tibbett Avenue and W. 236 St. The email from the Office of Public Safety, which informed the students of the incident, showed
absolutely no sympathy for the victim, failing to even mention her when they weren’t talking about what happened to her. Instead, the email immediately distanced the college from the incident by saying, “This incident did not occur on College property and at this time it is believed the [perpetrator] has no affiliation with Manhattan College.” I interpret that sentence as, “It didn’t occur on our campus, and therefore, it’s not our problem, even though the victim is a student here.” The email further infuriated me by then listing some actions students could take to avoid getting sexually assaulted. Nowhere in the email did the Office of Public Safety condemn the actions committed by the perpetrator, and by providing these “tips”, the responsibility is put on us to not get raped, rather than on them to remind people not to rape. Now, one could say that the Office of Public Safety does not need to include a condemnation of sexual assault, because it should be a given. Yes, it should be a given, but is it really? Clearly, people feel some sort of justification in terms of sexual assault, considering how widespread the problem is. By giving these “tips”, sure, an assault or two might be
prevented, but there is always going to be a girl who is less sober, more lost and less prepared than me. And I want her to be just as safe as I am. And in the end, that is what Me Too is really about: bringing the widespread problem to light in hopes of facilitating an environment where women can not only feel safe, but be safe. To read the article referenced in this editorial, visit mcquad.org
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Government and Politics Club Hosts Alumni Panel John Jackson Editor
On Thursday, March 1, five alumni in government, politics and law professions returned to their old stomping grounds to impart wisdom on the current students at Manhattan College. The event, which was a panel hosted by the Government and Politics club in Kelly Commons 5B, was an opportunity for students to ask questions and learn from a group of alumni who have made strides within their individual industries. Junior Jaycie Cooper was impacted by a similar panel during her freshman year at Manhattan. “When I was a freshman they did an alumni panel with the Government and Politics club,” said Cooper. “I’ve been in the Government and Politics club since I was a freshman. I was inspired to actually become a government major because I went to this panel first semester of my freshman year.” The Government and Politics Club member felt it was time to have another panel and took the reins on organizing one. “We’ve been doing a lot of events, but we haven’t done a panel since, and so I was like, ‘Honestly we need to do another panel,’” said Cooper. “I was inspired. If I can just inspire two people by having them come and talk about their careers that would be great.” Cooper was able to get more than just two as Daisy Rodriguez, George Fontas, Melissa Bekisz, Lester Marks and Peter Laserna all agreed to come. All five shared their experiences, stories, advice, etc. during the night. Rodriguez is the Director of Government and Community Affairs at the Wildlife Conservation Society in the Bronx. Looking back at her time at Manhattan, she considers government faculty member Winsome Downie as a major reason why she is where she is today. “For me that was Dr. Downie,” Rodriguez said about a pro-
fessor that was impactful during her time at Manhattan. “I call her ‘Ma’ so that alone tells you. She inspired me to come to this school. She always encouraged me to do great. She always empowered me beyond anything else to continue my studies and not to be afraid, and take those challenges and keep moving forward.” Some of the advice she gave to the students wanting to get into politics was to do internships, get some experience in government, volunteer, participate in community boards and most importantly: become familiar with your locally-elected officials. “Get to know who your elected officials are first of all,” Rodriguez said during the panel. “I think it’s very important. There have been times when I’ve had folks come and interview with me not knowing who their city council person is, who their assembly person is. That tells me you’re not serious. You need to know who your representatives are.” Fontas is the Chief Executive Officer at Fontas Advisors. He reflected on his time at Manhattan as both a great time and one in which he could think about making a change in the world. “It’s a great time for students,” said Fontas. “It’s a place where you can really open yourself up to thinking about what you want to do with your life and what kind of change you want to make in the world or not.” Fontas came into college with dreams of being the mayor of New York City. While that didn’t come to fruition, he still knew he wanted to become involved in politics and Manhattan’s rich history made his decision easy. “One of the reasons why I came to Manhattan College was because it has such a deep history and experience with elected officials and politics and government, etc.,” Fontas said during the panel. Bekisz is the Associate Attorney at David A. Gallo & Associates, LLP. During her time
The alumni panel held by the Government and Politics Club is an inspirational night, allowing current students to connect with MC alums that were in their position a few years prior. BRENDAN MURPHY / THE QUADRANGLE at Manhattan, she didn’t know the exact direction she wanted to go in career-wise. She ended up switching her major multiple times. It got to the point where she was told she couldn’t change it anymore or else she’d risk not graduating on time. She settled on Communication as her major with the intention of going to law school upon graduation. “I thought Manhattan gave me really good guidance on being like, ‘Okay you can do that, but you then have to really focus when you’re in law school,’” said Bekisz. “I thought that was really important and it put me in the right direction, but still left it open for me to kind of figure out.” While college is a valuable way to set yourself up for your future endeavors, Bekisz also mentioned how valuable it is in making life-long friendships. “I made some of my best friends in the whole world and I feel like it’s a good time to make those connections,” said Bekisz. “Not even just for business, but for friendships. They’re like my family.” Marks is the Director of Government Affairs and Administration at the Lighthouse Guild. While his current profession is in the realm of government, that was not always the case for Marks. During the
earlier part of his college years, the MC alumnus pursued radio. “I interned at one of the alternative rock radio stations here in New York City where Howard Stern was on the radio,” Marks said during the panel. “It was a great summer. It really was a phenomenal summer. I went to so many concerts.” His perspective on what he wanted to do in life and what was important, changed in the blink of an eye one Tuesday morning. “And then 9/11 happened. It really changed obviously a lot of things, but it changed my focus a little bit,” Marks said during the panel. One piece of advice from Marks is to get involved in college. “Obviously get involved in as much as you can,” said Marks. “I don’t think I did that as much as I could have as a commuter.” The final member of the panel, Peter Laserna, is an Assistant United States Attorney at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. After Manhattan he went to law school, but his experience at Manhattan was helpful in his law studies. “My experience generally at Manhattan College was ex-
tremely helpful in law school,” Laserna said during the panel. “It was essential to have those critical-thinking tools that you developed here as government majors.” One of his biggest pieces of advice for students is not related to academics, but rather extracurriculars. He went on a couple of service trips (now referred to as LOVE trips) during his time as a student and he recommends it for current students. “I strongly recommend that people sign up for those trips,” said Laserna about the LOVE trips. “I think it is extremely helpful, extremely important to get a perspective of the world. To see different things. To see how people in other parts of the world are suffering and sort of try and take in their experience if you can. And obviously try and do some good in your time here.” The Government and Politics panel was a way for Manhattan students to learn about the career paths they may be interested in pursuing from the perspectives of five individuals who were in the same classrooms as them not too long ago.
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Spring 2018 Seminar Series Continues with Sustainable Development Goals Daniel Molina Senior Writer
As a part of the Spring 2018 Seminar Series, the School of Business hosted Brendan Pastor, who is responsible for coordinating participants and communication of the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). “Our mission is to advance the Sustainable Development Goals in business and management education,” Pastor said. “Students will eventually become managers, start their own businesses, and they’re going to understand that certain values are going to dominate their future lives.” In 2015 countries adopted these Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years
Recent studies show how young people are more willing to work in a company that has a good corporate social
“I think Manhattan College has a unique position within the New York City market,” said Brendan Pastor, the School of Business guest speaker. __________________________
responsibility plan, and PRME is focused on increasing the amount of companies that engage in the practices that make better companies, communities and environment as a whole.
As of today, there are around 700 schools operating in 86 countries around the world that are part of this program, and the goal is to integrate as many schools as possible out of the estimated 16,000 around the world. Although he started his career as a journalist, Pastor eventually became one of the key parts of this operation. “Our mission is clear; to transform business education. How we do that, is less clear,” Pastor said. “Theoretically, if all the business schools in the world suddenly teach ethics and sustainability then our job is done. But our question now is, how do we accelerate it? What are the ways we get enough movement within academic institutions to create enough change?” This event was put together by Jolie Terrazas, Ph.D., professor of the management & marketing department(s), who
learned about this branch of the United Nations though her research on indigenous groups in the United States. “[The next step is to] continue to dialogue with faculty and see what the reception of this talk is,” Terrazas said. “To become signatory is relatively inexpensive, the reporting requirements are very flexible and they only need to be done every two years… We’ll see if there is continuous interest and eventually become part of this program.” Their sustainable goals do not only impact faculty and administration, but mainly students, who will inherit the planet and society we live in, and the main goal of this program is to help them become the leaders of the future. “I would like to see more different seminars and talks,” Patrick O’Connor, senior of the school of business said. “ I’d also like to see actions in the
school. Meeting with students to get an idea of how we would become more sustainable or actually working with organizations.” In general, Pastor believes that due to the Lasallian values embedded in Manhattan College, this would facilitate an easy application to the program. “I think Manhattan College has a unique position within the New York City market,” Pastor said. “I think that the school has values that are a great foundation for demonstrating that the school is already focused on ethics and responsible leadership. When joining PRME you are directly aligning with the UN organization; you’re saying that these global values are also our values, which would be a strong case for the school, especially when networking and coordinating with the other schools in the region.”
Housing Deposit Deadline Approaching __________________________ CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 this email was sent to all resident students. “I understand why we have to pay the $400, it goes to things that are necessary for students who live on campus. However, not every student has the luxury of being able to come up with $400 to pay that deposit, which keeps students from being able to register for classes and being able to select a room to live in,” said Garcia. This payment can be problematic, according to Garcia. “I understand that as a resident on campus, we need to pay our dues, but as a student who also works full time, it’s important to be happy in a place that you’ll call home for an entire school year, as well as being able to fulfill all the course requirements,” said Garcia. “It definitely adds unnecessary stress.” Sophomore Isabel Qui-
nones has lived on campus since her freshman year as well, and is excited to begin her junior year in the fall.
This payment is in-fact a deposit, meaning the payment is not an additional charge, but merely a downpayment to room and board fees for the following year. __________________________
“I’m really excited to be coming back to campus next year,” she said. “I think junior year is going to be a lot of fun and I’ll be able to do new things on campus.” Quinones also stressed an
annoyance with the deposit, but enjoys the comfort that the deposit provides. “I do find the room deposits sometimes annoying to have to pay out such a large amount but knowing it’ll go to my tuition or room/board makes it worth it,” she said. “Having the security of a room is pretty sweet too.” Quinones was referring to the fact that this payment is in-fact a deposit, meaning the payment is not an additional charge, but merely a downpayment to room and board fees for the following year. If the student pays their housing deposit and changes their housing situation, numerous outcomes could occur, according to the Residence Life email. “If you pay the deposit and your plans to live on-campus ultimately change, the $400 payment can be repurposed toward Fall 2018 tuition and fee charges if you let us know in writing by 4pm on Friday, May 4th (last day of classes). After
For some students, this deposit can be overwhelming. For others, it is not a bank-breaking amount. Despite the mixed emotions, the $400 allows students to secure their spot in the housing selection process which will take place with the coming month. STEPHEN ZUBRYCKY / THE QUADRANGLE that date, any change in your plans for any reason will result in the forfeiture of the $400 payment. Please let us know if you have any questions.” Residence Life added that
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Herb Glaser ‘74 Looks Back on College an Joe Liggio Asst. Editor
One would be hard pressed to find a baker as busy as Herb Glaser is these days. Between icing cookies and kneading dough, the Manhattan College alum is now preparing for retirement and the closure of Glaser’s Bake Shop, a family-owned business which has been servicing the Yorkville section of Manhattan and beyond for an astounding 116 years. “It definitely was a tough decision to come to, because everyone comes in telling me how much they’ll miss us,” said Glaser, taking a brief break from his duties in the kitchen. Herb co-owns the store with his brother John, and together they have been running the business, known for its black and white cookies and traditional German pastries, for decades. Classical music fills the air as customers file in and out of the small shop on 1st Avenue, located just off East 87th Street. Many of the patrons waiting in the tiled foyer greet the staff working behind the display cases by name. A crying child is soothed by a black and white cookie handed down by an employee, working diligently to package a dozen more for the child’s parent. Some customers yell, “Good luck!” or, “God bless ya, Herb!” as they turn to leave, cakes and pastries in hand. The official announcement came in the form of a Facebook post on March 2, in which the
Glaser’s Bake Shop has been the family’s business for 116 years. Their location, in the Yorkville section of Manhattan, is a family favorite. The store’s announced its last day of operation on Facebook as July 1, 2018. Business has been booming ever since this news. JOE LIGGIO / THE QUADRANGLE Glaser family named the bake shop’s last day of operation as July 1, 2018. “After many years of daunting hours and hard work, the third generation of bakers have come to the difficult decision to hang up their bakers hat and move towards retirement,” read the post. While a retirement announcement would typically mark the gradual slowing down of work for most establishments, Glaser’s Bake Shop is experiencing quite the opposite, as the end of an era has spurred a wave of new business
and intrigue into the store’s history. For Glaser, it is something he simply grew up a part of. “I’m still living in the same apartment, my family apartment,” said Glaser, referencing the living space located directly above the storefront. “I’ve never moved.” The story begins in Waldsassen, a town in the northeastern region of Bavaria where Glaser’s family originated. Immigrating to America in the 1890s, his grandfather John Herbert Glaser first opened a bakery near the Blooming-
dale’s flagship store on 59th Street, an establishment which did not last long at it’s thenlocation before moving up the East Side. “[My grandparents] used to come up [to the Upper East Side], as this was a heavily German-populated neighborhood, especially German Catholics.” said Glaser. “So they came up to go to church here, saw the building was for sale, they bought it and moved the business here. That was 1902. April 2, 1902 was our opening day.” Owning the entire building, the Glasers lived directly above
While a retirement announcement would typically mark the gradual slowing down of work for most establishments, Glaser’s Bake Shop is experiencing quite the opposite [...] For Glaser, it is something he simply grew up a part of. __________________________
where they worked at 1670 1st Avenue for several generations. When it came time for Herb to decide on a career, he initially chose something decidedly different than what was taking place below him. “I intended on becoming a dentist, actually… Why? I’m re-
______________________ LEFT: Herb Glasser, class of 1974, is hard at work in the kitchen at the bake shop. He is planning to retire, along with his brother, this summer. Customers wish him well as they stop by for their last change to grab Glaser’s baked goods. JOE LIGGIO / THE QUADRANGLE ______________________
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nd his Historic Upper East Side Bake Shop ______________________ LEFT: Herb Glaser, class of 1974, as pictured here from a spotlight in MC’s magazine, holding a tray of the bake shop’s famous black and white cookies. MANHATTAN COLLEGE / COURTESY RIGHT: Despite the outpouring of sadness from the community over the loss of a favorite bake shop, the attention the shop has gotten gave the business a significant increase. Glaser has been interviewed from Channel 11, New York 1 and other stations about the closure of the store and his retirement. JOE LIGGIO / THE QUADRANGLE ______________________
ally not sure! My parents said ‘Well, what do you think you wanna do?’ So I said ‘You know? Dentistry seems good!’” said Glaser, laughing. He continued. “My father encouraged us all to go to college, and it was between Manhattan and Fordham. I think it was my guidance counselor in high school who had gone to Manhattan, so he suggested it to me.” Glaser enrolled at MC in 1970, studying biology. He commuted from his family’s apartment while working at the bake shop part time until he graduated in 1974, at which point he had already began to look into continuing his education.
“My father encouraged us all to go to college, and it was between Manhattan and Fordham,” said Herb Glaser, class of ‘74. __________________________
“I did apply to several dental schools and got on the waiting list for one of them, I didn’t get accepted to the others,” said Glaser. Following these decisions, he spent some time look-
ing for other jobs in biology, hoping to work in a lab. “A year after, in 1975, there was an opportunity to work fulltime here, and my father asked me if I wanted to and I said ‘Yeah, I like this!’ I realized I really did like this work. I like doing things with my hands, definitely, that’s why I thought a lab tech would be something I could really like,” Glaser said. As Glaser described his time at Manhattan, a timer went off on the other side of the kitchen. He excused himself, jogged over to an oven, opened it, rotated some cinnamon rolls and returned to answer more questions. He explained that with the announcement came
Black and white cookies, on the left, are a customer favorite. Glaser’s Bake Shop also offers many different kinds of cakes, pies and other baked treats. JOE LIGGIO / THE QUADRANGLE
a significant increase in business. “It’s been crazy. It’s been the best thing for business, telling them that we’re closing! I mean last weekend we had a line to the door, all day long, out the door at some points.” There has been an outpouring of sadness by those living in the community upon hearing the news, and over 500 comments were left in response to the original announcement on Facebook. Long time patrons lamented the fact that they would no longer be able to enjoy the same treats they have been enjoying for years. “Most of [the customers] also congratulate me and wish me well in retirement. They’ll also say that it’s a sad thing for the neighborhood which, I agree, it is. It was a tough decision to come to, but this kind of work takes a toll on your body, I just can’t do it. it’s long hours, I’m on my feet all day,” he said. In between answering questions, Glaser moved about the kitchen to answer the phone, wave to customers and check his ovens. He turned and pointed out a man from the New York Daily News waiting alongside the line of customers. “He’s doing a kind of longer documentary-type thing. He was in earlier this morning, taking some pictures,” he said. In addition to increased customers, the closure of Glaser’s Bake Shop has caused a minor media frenzy, as numerous news outlets and food blogs alike have been contacting Glaser to cover the story of yet another historic New York City
business closing shop. “We’ve had Channel 11, Channel 5, New York 1, AM New York, 1010 WINS” said Glaser, naming just a few of the news stations running stories about the shop, all of whom he has fielded questions from. “Tired,” he said with a chuckle. Some ask why the bake shop’s legacy cannot continue under new management, or with additional employees. “Could I hire somebody else? Years ago, there were bakers looking for jobs, always, and now anybody that goes into the baking field wants to work in a fancy restaurant or hotel or something and not this type of baking.” said Glaser. “This type of bakery is a dying thing.” Nevertheless, Glaser is happy upon looking back at what he has accomplished in his 43 years of full-time baking. He owns a home in New Paltz, N.Y., and says that he would like to do some more travelling now that he has the time. “I have no regrets. I loved it. I still do. But I realized that it’s time, [...] I want to be able to enjoy retirement a little bit.” For now, he has three and a half months of business to look forward to, and if the way things are going now are any indication, they will be lively, busy months indeed. “It’s good, we’ll go out with a bang and that’s the way I would wanna go out,” Glaser said.
Arts & Entertainment
Top HBO Shows to Watch with Your HBOGo Subscription Victoria Hernandez Senior Writer
Did you know all Manhattan College students have access to HBO Go? Yes, you read that right. By simply picking Manhattan College as the privider on play.hbogo.com., then logging in with your manhattan. edu email, a new set of movies, series and documentaries await for you. I’ve reviewed my personal picks below. Game of Thrones Of course GoT had to be included. Based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series, this series is a drama that brings you back to an earlier era. It’s about politics, family, dragons and war. Promising not to bore you, the series has dozens of characters representing the seven kingdoms of Westeros fighting for the Iron Throne with a supernatural outside force — an army of the dead — threatening to beat them all. Watch Game of Thrones for the romantic nature scenes, the mystic crea-
tures, the complex storyline and the shocking plot twists. It’s more than just a show; it’s provocative, immersive, unpredictable and filled with sex and violence. Every episode feels like a whole different movie. Sex and the City The show is based on Candace Bushnell’s 1997 book of the same name. It follows the lives of four fabulous New York City women, as they talk about fashion, relationship drama and of course, sex. As a woman in New York, this groundbreaking series is essential viewing because of the way it changed the conversation about women and sex, even if the conversations are often times neutralized by materialism, self-absorption and lack of diversity in its narrative. “Sex and the City” is feminine entertainment at its finest, good for comparing the 1990s with the current era we live in, but awful in comparison of the complexity of women’s experiences nowadays. Insecure Derived from Issa Rae’s web series “Awkward Black Girl,” “Insecure” takes us through
The new HBO Go access was announced to students within the past year. HBOGO SCREENSHOT / COURTESY the romantic and career secrets of an insecure twentysomething black woman. It’s a relationship comedy with a unique, bold, honest and witty approach to her own, relatable experiences. The show also incorporates text messages onto the TV screen, resulting in feeling like watching something from the future.
Big Little Lies Come for Laura Dern, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley, stay for the character’s female experiences as wives, mothers and depictions of conflict with the men in their lives. The show builds towards a grand climax. Every detail of the finale was carefully prepared
for in earlier episodes. It is undeniably a show populated by one-percenters who live in mansions by the sea, but is still suspensefully intriguing. You won’t be able to stop watching only to see what happens next. Best of all: Meryl Streep is set to join the cast in the upcoming second season.
“Siddhartha” and “The Alchemist” Provide Relatable Self-Discovery Journeys THE BOOK NOOK Shannon Gleba Editor
The college experience and young adult years are a time for self exploration and finding a path in life. However, sometimes this path is not clear and the journey can be frustrating. Manhattan College requires all students to take a religion course called “The Nature and Experience of Religion,” which allows students to examine their own personal meaning in the lens of religious themes. Some sections of this course have class discussion and learning based on the novels “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho and “Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse. As a student in this class, I can truly say these two books have been able to evoke meaningful discussion among my peers and have allowed me to evaluate my own life based on the presented ideas. “The Alchemist” is a bestselling novel that follows the life of a shepherd boy named Santiago as he follows the omens in his life in search of his personal legend. The shepherd boy’s journey starts after asking a gypsy to evaluate the meaning of his dreams. The old woman tells Santiago that his dreams are predicting his future and that he will find treasure. Next, San-
tiago meets an old king who encourages him to travel to Egypt in order to find said treasure. Along his journey, Santiago is pulled into situations that challenge his faith and trust in the omens placed in his life. Every single roadblock seems like it will lead Santiago to give up, however he is resilient and follows his path to an uncertain success. While this story could have been one that shows immediate satisfaction of Santiago’s goals, the author realistically describes the plights of the human experience, especially during the formative early adult years. I often find myself searching for the answer to questions about the meaning of my life and whether or not the steps I am taking are beneficial to my end goal. Santiago’s story of both hardship and triumph encourages me to overcome the parts of my life that cause uncertainty. Herman Hesse’s “Siddhartha” also explores the idea of entering into unfamiliar situations to truly find peace within ourselves. Just as “The Alchemist” follows the story of a young boy hoping to find his life’s meaning, “Siddhartha” does as well. This novel describes the journey of a man named Siddhartha as he seeks teachers at every stage in his life, in hopes
of finding true happiness. At certain points, Siddhartha seems to reach the goal of his life, however he is fooled and must start over. As a young boy, Siddhartha seems to be living the perfect life as the beloved son of a Brahmin, a Hindu priest. However, he feels as if his life is unfulfilling and leaves home in search of a more satisfying future. Along his journey, Siddhartha struggles to follow the teachings and advice of others, and always seems to not be able to fully believe what others are telling him. He never allows himself to be fully present and open to those helping him along his journey, until he is ultimately placed in their shoes. It seems like many of my peers, in addition to myself, are in a similar state of mind to Siddhartha. We simultaneously feel like we know what to do, but are very lost at the exact same time. However, Hesse’s “Siddhartha” provides reassurance that the answer to life’s most meaningful questions can come at the most unexpected times, and from people we would least expect. The journey of self-realization and the ability to find the true meaning of life will never be an easy task. But, these novels portray this process in a very relatable way that can truly capture the reader’s atten-
These books are required for a religion course, but they are still enjoyable reads on their own. SHANNON GLEBA / THE QUADRANGLE tion. While the main characters are experiencing very specific events in their lives, every person will be able to find a bit of themselves within the storylines. In the end, humans are constantly on the search to find meaning and an explanation for the life they are living. I think every person should
read these novels, especially college students hoping to find guidance through a very uncertain part of their life. The unbelievable detail and underlying tones of “Siddhartha” and “The Alchemist” make reading them feel effortless, however their symbolism and meaning come with great reward.
MARCH 20, 2018
The Gaelic Society’s Bustling Month of March John Jackson Editor
The month of March is Irish Heritage Month and for the Manhattan College Gaelic Society, one of the longestrunning clubs on campus, it is a busy time. The Gaelic Society first becomes active during the month of October as they hold their first kick-off meeting of the academic year. In the following months leading up to March, they typically stay active through a variety of fundraisers. The club has a very eventful March each year. Their opening event is Irish Night and their highlighted event is marching in New York City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade which takes place on Fifth Avenue. “Every March we have Irish Night and it’s an opportunity for students to embrace the Irish culture and traditions, and get ready for the month of March and the parade coming up,” said Gaelic Society president Jaclyn Marchetta. This year’s Irish Night was held in Smith Auditorium on March 8 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The event was put on by the Multicultural Center in conjunction with the Society and its members. “The Multicultural Center puts on all the heritage month opening dinners and lunches and so this is one of those heritage [events],” Multicultural Affairs Director Hayden Greene said. “So we do them for Black History Month, Irish Heritage Month, Women’s History Month, Latino Heritage Month, all of them.” The Society is advised by Manhattan alumnus Fiona Delaney (class of ‘11) who is associate director of student life at MC.
Irish Heritage Night welcomes not only students, but also community, to celebrate together during a night of good food and music. KELSEY KOVACS / THE QUADRANGLE Delaney has served as advisor for the club for nearly four years. She inherited the advisor role from Tom McCarthy from the alumni department. In her position she helps with coordinating some aspects of the events hosted by the Society. However, she gives credit to the students for their work on Irish Night among other events and stressed their importance in keeping the club alive. “I think the students are what makes this event work obviously,” said Delaney. “Without them we wouldn’t have the club still running.” For Marchetta, the best part of the club is the main event, which is the parade. “I would say the opportunity to march in the parade [because] not many schools take advantage of that,” Marchetta said on what she feels is the best part of the club. “And I was a freshman when I first marched and I was blown away just by marching.”
The way the parade enfolds is that people first sign up through Google Drives that are sent out by the club. Once signed up, the marchers meet at 9:00 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day at Kelly Commons, take the 1 train together (free of charge), go to the Club Quarters hotel (which is on 45th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenue) where they can network with alumni and meet people from the College, have breakfast and line up at 11:00 a.m. before marching the streets of the city. The Society has seen its ups and downs and perhaps at these parades, past members look back on their time with a once very large club. Though the current group of students is an increase in comparison to a few years ago, the club is still looking to rival the sizes of the past. “I joined because I noticed that it wasn’t as popular as it used to be at Manhattan College and I wanted to start it
up again because I’ve heard so many alumni in the past [mention] how big Gaelic Society was and how much fun they had so it was my job as a sophomore to make the club more well known and really just embrace the culture,” Marchetta said. When Delaney took over as advisor nearly four years ago, there were only about three members who showed up to the first meeting. That is a far cry from a decade ago when the club would boast about 50 members. Under Marchetta, the club has taken some strides to regaining that notoriety as one of the larger clubs at MC. “It’s one of the more active societies on campus,” Greene said about the club now. “They do a lot of work. They’re very very interested in maintaining and keeping the Irish culture on campus.” One of Marchetta’s goals for the club was to embrace the
Irish culture and this embracement is a large reason why junior Tara O’Shea joined the club. “I joined because I wanted to embrace my Irish culture more,” O’Shea said. “I usually would go to Ireland with my family every year, but I wanted to be able to kind of take that with me into college.” The Gaelic Society is not just for Irish-Americans, but is rather opened to all. O’Shea stressed that and encouraged people of all backgrounds to join the club. “We’re very inclusive,” said O’Shea. “It’s not high commitment. It’s not something you have to do every week.”
______________________ LEFT: The Gaelic Society has seen their membership numbers grow and shrink throughout the years, but the Irish spirit is always prominent during their events throughout the year and especially in the month of March. RIGHT: On top of Pipes and Drums Band, Irish dancers and local performers, there is also an influx of corned beef and cabbage at the events. KELSEY KOVACS / THE QUADRANGLE ______________________
QUAD STAFF Q&A Our first-year staff members weigh-in on their experience with the paper as the school year begins to wrap up. Alexa Schmidt Assistant A&E Editor How do you like writing for The Quad so far? I love writing for The Quad. In the beginning, I was more than a little nervous to put myself out there and have everyone read my writing, but now I’m definitely more comfortable and look forward to writing for each week’s issue. What’s been your favorite article you’ve written and why? My favorite article has to be the meaning behind faith tattoos for the special issue last semester. I’ve always been a fan of tattoos to begin with, and learning the stories behind some of the people’s reasons for getting one was really special. Everyone has a different story, and I’m glad I got to share that with the rest of MC’s campus. What is your favorite book and why? My favorite book has to be The Count of Monte Cristo. I’ve read it three times, and each time I get lost in the story of injustice and redemption. I love the author’s writing style, and his books are all intricately woven with dynamic characters and spicy plot lines. Gabriella DePinho Web Editor How do you like writing for The Quad so far? I’ve loved writing for The Quadrangle. It’s been a lot of fun and a great way to meet new people on campus. What’s been your favorite article you’ve written and why? I loved writing the first edition of “Rock the Quad.” It was so much fun because it was a new idea that I came up with so I got to work it from inception to the final product and I am so proud of it. I can’t wait to write another one soon! What is your favorite movie and why? I just saw Love, Simon and i have to say it’s definitely one of my favorite movies. It felt so real and honest. I laughed, I cringed, I cried, I felt the feels. I definitely felt it captured a lot of aspects of being a teenager. Also it had an amazing soundtrack!.
Samantha Walla Assistant Production Editor How do you like writing for The Quad so far? Writing for the Quad has been really fun so far! I’ve met a lot of different people on campus and it’s a good way to always know what’s going on around campus, because I’m usually clueless. My favorite part of the Quad is working on layout, which I hope to do professionally someday. What’s been your favorite article you’ve written and why? My favorite article to write was my interview with Katharine Capshaw, an MC alum who recently received an honorary degree from the college. She’s done a lot of research on race in children’s literature, which is a very interesting topic to me. It was an awesome opportunity to talk to someone who I would otherwise never have met. What is your favorite hobby and why? My favorite thing to do in my free time is roller skate. I used to play roller derby in high school and miss it terribly, but going to Van Cortlandt or a skate park is a pretty good substitute. I also love being outdoors, and skating is the perfect way to get out there.
Shannon Gleba Copy-Editor How do you like writing for The Quad so far? Writing for The Quad this year has been a great experience! It has really been helpful in letting me get to know the school and a bunch of new people. I can’t wait for the next few years to learn more about journalism and to see the newspaper develop. What’s been your favorite article you’ve written and why? So far, my favorite article I’ve written was about women and girls in athletics. I liked being able to talk to female sports administrators to get their view on the equality of women in sports. It was interesting to get a different side to a very common societal conversation. What is your favorite movie and why? My favorite movie is the film adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. As a fan of the book, I loved being able to see a visual representation of the characters. In addition, I love the music and costumes. I can watch that movie over and over! C. Garrett Keidel Assistant Sports Editor How do you like writing for The Quad so far? I absolutely enjoy writing for the Quad. It has given me an outlet to meet so many new people around campus, exploring the diversity of students we have on campus. What’s been your favorite article you’ve written and why? Easily my favorite article I have written was one where I was able to collaborate with my best friend, Alexa Schmidt, while covering Manhattan College’s FED Cup team last semester. I thought the final product was very well written, informative, and easy for the reader to digest. It was also a wonderful experience to collaborate using each of our strengths in the interviewing, writing, and editing process to have a polished product. What is your favorite book and why? I don’t necessarily have a favorite book per say, but I have a favorite series. It’s one called the Alphabet mysteries, written by Sue Grafton. I enjoy murder mysteries, and hers are the best ones I’ve read.
MARCH 20, 2018
Sophomore Luke Hanson Talks About Balancing Academics and a Divsion 1 Career JASPERS TALK C. Garrett Keidel Asst. Editor
Luke Hanson is an accounting major from Middletown, N.Y. In his sophomore year playing lacrosse, he has continued his success on the team. After a freshman season where he scored eight goals and had nine assists in 14 games, he has taken a step forward by already scoring eight goals and adding eight assists in eight games. The Quadrangle: How did you get into sports and lacrosse in particular? Luke Hanson: I have three older brothers and they all grew up playing sports. My dad actually coached them in football. With lacrosse, my brother closest to me began playing around sixth grade, I really liked watching what he was doing and I grew really fond of the sport just watching him play. I got into it around sixth grade as well and have been playing
ever since. TQ: What has been your experience as a collegiate athlete so far? LH: It has been really good. It’s tough to manage everything, school, sports and all we do. The coaches and your teammates keep you on track, and get you going forward in the right direction. TQ: What was it about Manhattan College that made you decide to come here? LH: The opportunity it presented being at Manhattan College, you’re really close to the city. There are so many connections you can make, and I just loved the school. It felt like I really belonged and I enjoy that. TQ: What did you or do you hope to get out of being a Division 1 athlete? LH: Building relationships and to build great friendships. Just to have fun and enjoy the sport. Keep playing and doing what I love. TQ: Do you have any favor-
ite memories playing lacrosse? LH: Honestly, just coming here everyday and playing with everyone on the team is just a good time to be around as a team. I enjoy getting to practice, and getting to games. Just playing a game in Gaelic park is an experience in itself. It’s fun. TQ: Do you have any goals you’d like to achieve on the field and in the classroom? LH: Just keep up the hard work, keeping my grades high, continuing what I’m doing on the field, and just working as hard as I can. TQ: Are there any major lessons you have learned? LH: Coming into Division 1, the speed of play is totally different from what I was used to in high school. But everyone on the team, especially the older guys, really got me acclimated and ready to play at this level. That was really good. TQ: What is it like for you to balance academics and athletics?
LH: It is a lot of time management. You really need to figure out your time and how to work around it. When you get breaks you use it to the best of your ability with academics. You just work it out as best as you can. TQ: Favorite part about playing lacrosse? LH: Just being around the guys. Being with a group of guys and building great relationships. I got here and it immediately felt like a family. Our team is  guys but one family. Coming in every practice, you just enjoy the friendships, enjoy the time together. I have made some really good friends here already, that has to be my favorite. TQ: Any final comments? LH: Just work as hard as you can. Hard work pays off. Also, just stay positive.
Hanson, a member of the lacrosse team, has been having a great year both on the field and in the classroom. GOJASPERS / COURTESY
Senior Johnny Schob Wraps Up His Time on the Golf Team JASPERS TALK C. Garrett Keidel Asst. Editor
Johnny Schob is a business management major from Long Island, N.Y. In his senior year playing golf, he hopes to finally get that elusive MAAC win that has been so close to achieving in the last few seasons. Schob was one of five Jaspers to place in the top-ten of the Fox Club Shootout as he ended in a tie for tenth as the Jaspers won the tournament. He also had Manhattan’s best individual round as he shot 71 (-1) in the third round. The Quadrangle: How’d you become involved in sports, golf in particular? Johnny Schob: My Dad is a club pro for 40 years and he taught me since I was very young. I’m an only child so I learned from my cousins playing sports, looking up to them and following what they did. I also played football, basketball, lacrosse and some others. TQ: What has been your experience as a college athlete? JS: It’s been up and down. Juggling academics and athletics was tough for the first few years, but now that I kind of
got it under control, I can enjoy it much more. It’s been pretty good since. TQ: What was it about Manhattan College that made you want to come here? JS: It’s close to a lot of my family and a lot of good golf
“We want to win the MAAC and we think we can do that.” __________________________
courses in the area. But, academically it stood out with the possible connections going forward. TQ: What do you/did you hope to get out of being a D1 athlete? JS: Just being able to play as much golf as possible and competing against a lot of good players. In the MAAC in golf, almost anyone could win it any year. So just having that experience going forward. Also being able to get a degree which is something that everyone should have the opportunity to
be able to get. TQ: Do you have a favorite golfer? JS: Yeah definitely. It’s got to be Tiger Woods, and his comeback is something that everyone is excited about. TQ: Do you have a nickname on the team? JS: They just call me by my last name, Schob. TQ: Do you have any goals academically and also with golf? JS: Academically, I’ve steadily improved since freshman and sophomore year, so to continue doing that. But in playing golf, we want to win the MAAC and we think we can do that. We have been close a couple times, the last two years we were second and third. It would be nice in the last year to be in first place. TQ: What have been some of your favorite memories here at Manhattan College? JS: Just meeting new people and having friendships that I think I will have along down the line. Just learning how to deal with different people, and managing my time. TQ: Do you have a favorite course you have ever played? JS: Probably Winged Foot,
but I’m a little biased because I am a member there. I played Oakmont before and that’s a close second. TQ: Do you have any lessons you have learned while playing golf at the college level? JS: Just being patient because you always have to have that optimistic mindset that better days are ahead. So if you’re patient then you won’t get in the way of those things that could be in front of you. If you’re not then they may not come to you. TQ: Do you have any favorite memories playing golf or watching professionals? JS: My personal favorite moment was when I was an alternate for the US Open a couple years ago and my Dad was caddying for me. I was in a playoff actually and it was cool to have him on my bag. I didn’t quite get in but I was close. I beat a lot of good players to almost get there. That was my best personal experience. The course that I belong to, Winged Foot, had the US Open in 2006 and it was cool to play there and see it on TV. That was my favorite memory while watching.
Although reaching the end of college is a daunting event, the end of the year also means the golf season starts up again. Schob is confident in his team’s odds at the MAAC tournament. GOJASPERS / COURTESY
Humble 100: Parker Giarratana Scores 100th Career Point Michevi Dufflart Editor
Nearly a decade has passed since the Manhattan College men’s lacrosse team has seen another 100-point scorer. However, less than a month ago Parker Giarratana put an end to that streak. A junior attacker and native Floridian, Giarratana scored his 100th point on the road against the Bellarmine University Knights in Chester, Pa. on Feb. 24. The unassisted goal was scored in the second quarter, leading Giarratana to become the ninth member of the 100-point club. A longtime sport for Giarratana, the junior has been playing lacrosse since the fourth grade. At the time, Giarratana’s older cousins moved in with his family and introduced him and his older brother to the sport. Ever since then, Giarratana hasn’t been able to put down the lacrosse stick. When thinking back to his first ever lacrosse game he said, “I remember running around not really not knowing what to do, not really knowing the sport that well, but just going out there running around trying to have some fun. That’s why I picked up the stick, just to have fun and it’s been positive ever since.” As a freshman, Giarratana earned several MAAC honors as he was named to the MAAC
All-Rookie Team, named to the All-MAAC Second Team, won MAAC Rookie of the Week five times and won the MAAC Rookie of the Year award. In 2017, Giarratana also ranked fourth in the MAAC in goals per game (2.07). This leads up to Giarratana’s latest achievement this year: scoring 100 points. “I’m pretty proud of it... I didn’t really think I was going to get here, but I’m still very proud of it,” said Giarratana. While some may see Giarratana’s 100th point as a single player’s achievement, Giarratana and head coach Drew Kelleher both disagree. In a preseason interview with The Quadrangle which appeared in the second issue of 2018, Giarratana mentioned he is there for his team and their goals. “There’s really no expectations for me personally,” Giarratana told The Quad in January. “I’m here for my team. Whatever I have to do to help my team win and accomplish our goals, that’s what I’m really gonna do.” He confirms that he still feels the same now. He also hopes for some good weeks moving forward, noting that he and his teammates are excited for conference play. “Parker’s accomplishment, while certainly a tremendous tribute to his hard work and what he’s been working on and what he’s invested a lot of time
into, it’s not possible without the help of a lot of guys,” said Kelleher. “Whether it’s guys who are now alumni, to guys on the current roster, it’s a new tribute to our program going in the right direction and obviously Parker certainly deserves a ton of credit, but I think he’d be the first to tell you that his teammates were really important.” Giarratana, nodding his head in agreement with Kelleher simply added, “I can’t complain with that.” Beginning in 2002, three lacrosse players, Nick Silva ‘03, Eugene Tanner ‘05, and Justin Otto ‘05 each joined the 100-point club respectively in 2002, 2003 and 2004. Now, 14 years later with Giarratana earning a spot in the club, one must wonder if there will be a similar hat trick. “We have a lot of really talented offensive guys on this team that are giving us valuable minutes right now and certainly hope we can get some guys [joining the 100 point club,]” said Kelleher. Regardless, the focus for this lacrosse team is rarely placed on the achievements of one player, but mostly on what the team can accomplish as a whole. While Giarratana hopes to be MAAC Offensive Player of the Year, he stresses that his main objective is helping the team win as many games as they can, qualifying for the
Giarratana is the ninth member of the lacrosse team’s 100-point club. the most recent addition after nearly a decade. GOJASPERS / COURTESY MAAC Tournament and possibly playing in the MAAC Championship as a team. In fact, one of Giarratana’s favorite lacrosse memories at Manhattan includes the team’s reaction after an overtime goal scored against Marist during his freshman year. “The memory was just the whole team celebrating, it was our first MAAC win … overall as a team we played very well and that’s why it’s probably one of my favorites,” said Giarratana. With the Jaspers beginning conference play, they are only hopeful for the rest of the sea-
son and what they can all accomplish. “If fans come to the games, they’ll see a group of guys that play really hard...I think we’re only getting better and obviously guys like Parker, and guys in our senior class and our older guys have done a really good job at changing the identity of our program,” said Kelleher. “I think the Manhattan community should be really proud of what they’ve been able to accomplish.”
Women’s Rowing Starts Back Up For 2018 John Jackson Editor
After over four months, the Manhattan College women’s rowing team has took to the waters for the spring portion of their 2017-2018 campaign. The team’s last regatta of the winter was the Frostbite Regatta held on Nov. 11 in West Windsor, N.J. During the regatta, Manhattan had one team of rowers, their Lightweight 4+, take home gold. While that was a nice moment for five of the student-athletes, seniors Amy Sniffen and Maggie Tebbetts have their own favorite moment from the winter. That memorable highlight for them was at the Head of the Fish on Oct. 28 when the Varsity 4+ of Sniffen, Tebbetts, junior Rebecca Acromano, sophomore Elizabeth McCabe and sophomore Shannon Colford finished 8th out of 32 boats. “That race, it was really intense because it was a head
race so you don’t all start at the same time,” said Sniffen. “It starts increments apart and we just kept catching up to boats and getting past them and it was just exhilarating.” Since the last regatta in the winter, the team has put in their fair share of work during the offseason. The student-athletes would practice Monday to Saturday from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. in the offseason. They would also have lifting sessions on Monday and Wednesday for an hour. In addition they would put in four extra hours of more rowing or their own cardio workout. After all the months of workouts, the team was eager to start things up again. “Everyone is excited to get back on the water and get back into racing lineups,” head coach Alex Canale said before the spring season. “We’ve worked really hard over the winter and tried some new things, got better at some old things. Everybody’s just really itching to be
back outside.” The team’s first regatta of the spring took place on Mar. 15 in Leonia, N.J. as the Jaspers participated in the Iona Dual Race. “Certainly excited to see Iona first; a local rival,” Canale said before the spring season. “It’s a great way to get started.” Canale is in his first season and second semester with the team. While the team has only been a Division I team since the 2015-2016 season and thus has yet to establish itself in the MAAC, his brief time with the team has been positive. “It’s been really positive,” Canale said about his time coaching the team. “The school is very supportive of the team. The girls work really hard. They’re really receptive to new practice plans and to being more competitive. I felt at home here very quickly.” Tebbetts has likewise viewed his time with the team in a positive manner. “I think he’s really brought
The team, pictured above, will head back out to the water for their upcoming season. They last competed in November. GOJASPERS / COURTESY our team together,” Tebbetts ple have gotten so much more said. dedicated and so much better For Sniffen, the progress and stronger that you wouldn’t the women have made since even recognize the team if you her freshman year when the looked at it freshman year to team was a club team rather now.” than a Division 1 team is some To start off the spring, the thing to be proud about. 1 Varsity 4+ and 1 Varsity 8+ “Personally I’m really both won their races at the Iona proud of how far the team has Dual Race. come,” said Sniffen. “Because The women will be back at when we joined there were it next week as they travel to about five girls on the team Philadelphia to participate in which was enough for one boat. the Murphy Cup Regatta on Now we have like 27 and peo- Mar. 31.
Spring 2018, Issue 8 Editor-in-Chief Taylor Brethauer