The Senior Class hosted the second Kan Jam tournament at Molloy College on Sept. 25, 2013. Over 15 teams of two signed up to compete for prizes. Snacks, along with pizza and drinks were supplied at the event for everyone to enjoy.
<i>by Nick Crispino -</i> As students and faculty enjoyed the last days of summer in August, Director of Athletics, Susan Cassidy-Lyke had a problem. The women's tennis team did not have a head coach to call their own. The answer came in the form of a long-time friendship between Senior tennis player Nikki Gloria and Victor Caraballo. "She asked if I wanted to coach and she was really aggressive about," said Caraballo. Within the same day of submitting his application, Caraballo received a phone call to come in for an interview with Cassidy-Lyke. When asked about the meeting, Caraballo said, "we had a conversation and liked where we were going and I said okay." This isn't Caraballo's first go around coaching, he has been involved in teaching the sport for nineteen years.
<i>by Alexa Sussman -</i> On September 15, 2013, Madison Theatre at Molloy College held Poetry Jam, an event featuring Amber Tamblyn, a film/television star and poetry performer, and Derrick C. Brown, poet and president of Write Bloody Publishing. Local poets Peter Dugan, Megan Falley, Vicki Iorio, and Christina Rau were also there to share their poems, both old favorites and new additions.
by Nick Crispino - It was a successful home opener for the Molloy College volleyball team, beating Felician College, 3-1 (23-25, 25-23, 18-25, 21-25) at the Quealy Gymnasium, Rockville Centre, on Wednesday night. The win is their third in a row and puts the Lions over .500 on the season with a record of 3-2. Junior outside hitter, Sam Berna, helped Molloy win with a stellar performance, leading the team in points (19), kills (16) and digs (14). Sophomore outside hitter, Cassie Palmer and Junior right side hitter, Shannon Appeal also contributed immensely, earning double digit points on the night. Palmer produced 13 kills and 10 digs for a total of 17.5 points and Appeal contributed 9 kills and 2 blocks giving her 10 points.
<i>by Marilena Rocco -</i> The Welcome Back Bash marks the beginning of another school year at Molloy College. The Welcome Back Bash, a party on the Campus Green, was a welcome to new and returning students.
<i>by Michael Schultz -</i> The first day of classes ended with a "bang!" as Molloy College kicked off the school year with an evening of Laser Tag.
Choosing to go on one of the Global Learning programs through Molloy was one of the biggest highlights of my college experience so far!
One of the many gifts the twenty-first century has brought to the world is the use of social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter. With the touch of a button, and a few seconds of our time, we can connect instantly with our friends, family, and communities. The use of social media sites has changed the way we communicate with the world as well as how we project our feelings onto others. Information is flowing faster than ever before because of these sites, and if you're not careful, you can unintentionally harm yourself, friends, or loved ones.<br></br>On the surface, social websites are fun, beneficial, and productive. But when you go deep into the pages of tweets, pictures, and comments, social media sites can be a frightening tool used against the user. I can write about the stalkers, pedophiles, bullies, and others who abuse these sites for their own selfish gain, but instead of just stating my opinion on how dangerous these websites can be, I would rather show specific examples of how average social media users can set up their own demise without even knowing it.