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The famous names who have passed through the doors of Ethical Culture Fieldston School are vast with the likes of Stephen Sondheim, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Barbara Walters. But it seems the school was very close to adding one more famous name to that list, if only he passed the test. more
There are fewer times in a teenager’s life more anxiety-inducing than junior year of high school. College planning and preparation is stressful enough, and it’s only made more so by the alphabet soup of standardized testing to get into those colleges: SAT, AP, IB, ACT and everything in between. more
President Donald Trump has taken a lot of flack lately about how he has handled the coronavirus pandemic to this point — and his approval numbers aren’t helping much either. more
First it was resurrected from the dead, and now it’s likely getting a new name. The baseball diamond at Van Cortlandt Park has been getting a lot of attention over the last several months as Manhattan College looked to bring its ball club back to the Bronx — and now a former player who was killed on 9/11, could be getting some renewed attention as well. more
Solidarity has strengthened across the country and the world in response to the police-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month. Protests have hit many of the major cities, including New York, with some signs of impact becoming apparent, not only by the arrest of the officers involved in Floyd’s death, but many municipalities taking a hard look at how the law is enforced in their communities. more
After studying the last four years at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, Riverdale’s David Schwartz will now become Rabbi David Schwartz. more
William Barr might be working to distance himself from an incident in Washington last week where the U.S. Attorney General reportedly ordered the removal of peaceful protesters on what's now become Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House — but he might have a different issue a little closer to where he once attended school in the Bronx. more
One of the first stories I wrote as an intern for The Riverdale Press was about some lingering questions surrounding Manhattan College’s upcoming graduation. My classmates and I had no idea who would speak at our graduation ceremony, nor did we know how many guests we were allowed to have. I never anticipated the answer to these questions would turn out to be “no one” and “zero.” more
Taylor Aloisio’s alarm wakes her up at 6:30 a.m., heralding the beginning of another 16-hour day for the college senior. But instead of learning from a teacher, for the first half of the day, she is the teacher. more
Andrew Sandoval-Strausz, a professor of Latino studies at Pennsylvania State University, has a new book, “Barrio America: How Latino Immigrants Saved the American City.” Sandoval-Strausz brought ideas from that to Manhattan College in February, in a lecture based on his book, returning to the borough he grew up in. more
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