No priest on campus, blessing in disguise?

Last Sunday, Ryan Spaulding, Marist junior, went to the Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel for noon mass, but was confused when not a single person was inside the chapel. Spaulding usually attends mass at 7 p.m. on Sundays, but went earlier since he had group meetings later in the day.

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Inside Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel

Since Father LaMorte’s retirement last spring, the Marist brothers have struggled to find priests to say mass at Marist, forcing the brothers to have only one mass each week. Continue reading

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Are Marist Student-Athletes Trying to Go Pro?

Have you ever seen a Marist student in athletic gear on campus and sworn that they graduated? That may very well be the case as many Marist student-athletes stick around for five years. But don’t athletes only take a fifth year if they want to play professionally? Not the case for Marist students.

College athletes worldwide take redshirting as an opportunity to play a fifth year in hopes of getting professional careers. Although Marist is a Division I school, most Marist student-athletes redshirt due to injury or lack of maturity. Continue reading

Athletic Teams, Little Equipment, Large Crowds Send Students to Mike Arteaga’s

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Mike Arteaga’s Health & Fitness Center located on North Road directly across from the McCann gym.

Included in the Marist tuition is free access to the McCann gym on campus; however, many Marist students choose to pay to use Mike Arteaga’s Health and Fitness Center across the street to avoid the inconveniences of the McCann gym.

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Marist Black Student Union follows Kaepernick anthem protest

If you watch the news, you are aware of the national anthem protests being discussed across the country; however, you may not have felt that a small school like Marist would participate in such protests. The Marist College Black Student Union (BSU) proved differently.

The BSU with approval from faculty and administrations, silently protested during the playing of the national anthem at the Marist football game against Campbell at Tenney Stadium. The BSU is following the protest started by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and continued by athletes and people throughout the country. Continue reading

Record High Temps Send Fans Away, Constricts Players

With a kickoff temperature of 85 degrees, the Marist College football team battled the heat at the hottest recorded game time temperature in the 10-year history of Tenney Stadium at Leindoff Field.

The Red Foxes faced Georgetown on Saturday, September 10, 2016. The original start time of 6 p.m. for the game was delayed 42 minutes due to heat lightning within 10 miles of Tenney Stadium.

The average humidity in Poughkeepsie on Saturday was 78 percent, but reached up to 97 percent throughout the day.

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