The origin of The Way to Wisdom statue

In the fall of 2015, Dr. Kevin Lerner was invited to a conference where he would be a member of an awards panel along with a number of other professors from across the country. One in particular was a professor from Niagara University. Not knowing a lot about the school, Dr. Lerner decided to do some research on the college, specifically by visiting the university’s Wikipedia Page.

In a photo on the website, Dr. Lerner discovered that Niagara University had the same exact statue that Marist College has in front of its chapel; a statue of a priest talking to a young man and woman. “I was really confused when I saw their campus had the same statue as ours,” said Lerner. “Except, they claimed that it was a different priest and the girl’s sweatshirt said ‘Niagara’ on it instead of ‘Marist.’ That’s what made me very curious about the origin of this statue.’” Continue reading

5 tips to surviving registration week

Second semester of Sophomore Quincy Brown’s first year at Marist College was made especially stressful when he learned that he would not be taking a class that he needed in order to graduate on time. He woke up the morning of class registration day only to find that the course he had been preparing to take the following semester, Intro to Law, had already filled. “I didn’t know what to do. I physically started shaking while searching for another class to take,” said Quincy Brown. “I ended up having to settle for a class I didn’t want to take and it really set me back.”

It’s no secret around Marist College’s campus that class registration is one of the most stressful times in a student’s life, second only to finals week. Students spend much of their time beforehand prepping and coming up with alternate plans for every outcome that they will be faced with when that dreaded day arrives. Students all across Marist have come up with different ways of relieving this immense amount of stress. Here are the top 5 ways in which to prevent yourself from losing your mind and to help you roll with the punches during this next class registration week. Continue reading

MCCTA: A driving force on campus

At Marist College, there are a great many clubs, 95 to be exact, that students participate in on a daily basis. Whether this be to receive those precious Priority Points to get good housing or simply for the love of the ideals presented in the club, it is clear to see that the Marist community feels that student clubs and organizations are an important part of college life. Of all the clubs on campus, however, one organization praises itself as the club with the most active membership of them all.

This club is the Marist College Club of the Theater Arts, or as it is most commonly known, MCCTA. Why is this organization such a force on campus you may ask? Well, a look into the club’s past and how it has evolved is the first step to answering this question. Continue reading

Outside the Bubble: October 10-16

This week, the aftermath of the second 2016 Presidential debate, political civil war sparks in the GOP, and Samsung halts production of their new phone.

Here is what’s new this week:

1) Aftermath of the second 2016 Presidential Debate

On Sunday night, October 9, 2016, the second 2016 Presidential Debate kicked off with a “shaky” start. At the beginning of the debate, the two candidates met in the center of the floor, but both refused to shake the other’s hand. It left a very bad atmosphere surrounding the debate for its one hour and one half duration.

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Hidden Gem: Violet Avenue Cafe and Creamery

The Violet Avenue Cafe and Creamery is a diamond in the rough in the town of Poughkeepsie. Original photo by Dylan Gordon

The Violet Avenue Cafe and Creamery is a diamond in the rough in the town of Poughkeepsie. Original photo by Dylan Gordon

Most Marist students, when they find themselves in need of groceries, attend the Stop and Shop on Route Nine, past the Culinary Institute of America. There is an intersection right before where the mega-mart lies, and most of the time everyone takes the path most trodden. No one ever thinks to go right. For those who are brave enough to stray from the normal path and make a right turn will find themselves headed toward a true diamond in the rough.

Located on Violet Avenue in the middle of Poughkeepsie, New York, is a small café and creamery that serves some of the best food and ice cream that you will have in your entire life. The Violet Avenue Café and Creamery is one of Poughkeepsie’s most hidden gems and is a place that will change your life at Marist College for the years that you attend. Continue reading

Poughkeepsie Galleria a safe haven from intense summer heat

Escaping the Heat; One Purchase at a Time

Poughkeepsie residents escape the intense summer/fall heat at the local Poughkeepsie Galleria. Original Photo by Dylan Gordon

Poughkeepsie residents escape the intense summer/fall heat at the local Poughkeepsie Galleria. Original Photo by Dylan Gordon

On a hot summer day, one of the best places to go and cool off is the beach. For the people of Poughkeepsie and the Hudson Valley area, this luxury is not an option. So where, one might ask, can someone go to cool off and escape the summer heat? Why the mall of course.

The Poughkeepsie Galleria is one of the biggest attractions in the Poughkeepsie area, both for Poughkeepsie residents, as well as Marist students. It is a place regularly visited by hundreds of people per day, but on a day where the heat reaches the upper 90s, more people surge into this tiled oasis.

The summer of 2016 has been one for the books, in terms of the intense heat. The United States perspired its way through the fifth hottest summer on record, Continue reading