I Open At The Close

I Open At The Close

Jackie Miranda, Opinions Editor
May 5, 2015
Filed under And Then There Was Jackie...

I’m writing this at two in the morning as a new day is beginning, but my mind is flooded with things that have, or are coming to an end. Read... Read more »

Pet PEEVES!

Pet PEEVES!

Shalekiah Barton, Staff Writer
May 2, 2015
Filed under Real Talk

I am generally a very happy and positive person. However, there are certain things in life that makes me very uneasy. As human beings, we all have Pet Peeves. To me, my pet peeves are simple things that people don't understand. I get upset when common sense courtesies aren't done. I truly feel my... Read more »

Mildred Pierce, She Done Him Wrong, and their Representations of Women in Film

Mildred Pierce, She Done Him Wrong, and their Representations of Women in Film

Rashaan Pace, Impact Staff
May 2, 2015
Filed under True Story

Throughout this history of mankind, our oral, written, and more recently, visual stories, have assisted with the identifying of oneself in correlation with personal development as well as understanding one's place in society. 1933's She Done Him Wrong and 1945's Mildred Pierce, offer very... Read more »

Everyone Should Experience College, Or Something Like It

Everyone Should Experience College, Or Something Like It

Maritza Velasco, Features Editor
April 30, 2015
Filed under On A Tangent

Lately, my friends and I have found ourselves sitting around and reminiscing about the past four years of our lives. Read... Read more »

Sports Taught Me More About Life Than Any Classroom Ever Could

Sports Taught Me More About Life Than Any Classroom Ever Could

Marie Roser, Impact Staff
April 29, 2015
Filed under Probably Maybe

When you were younger, you played sports for fun. Most of the time, it was your parents who signed you up for activities such as sports to get you out of the house and out of their hair. But it's not your parents who got excited to step on the field every chance they got. Yes they were there to support... Read more »

Leaving Your Comfort Zone Behind Isn’t Easy

Leaving Your Comfort Zone Behind Isn’t Easy

Karissa Allen, Associate Editor
April 23, 2015
Filed under Strike Of Enlightening, Top Columns

They say your college years are supposed to be the best years of your life. I’m not going to lie to you, but they were mine. As April comes to an end, and I have a mere four weeks left here at Mercy, I now realize that the last four years have shaped me into someone I am proud to be. Sure, mistakes... Read more »

A Glimpse Into My Life

A Glimpse Into My Life

Krystal Johnson , Impact Staff
April 20, 2015
Filed under With Morning Coffee

Living with depression and anxiety. For the past few months I've felt so caged in and oblivious to what was going on inside of me. It started back last year when I would experience sudden highs but awful troubling lows. I thought my emotions would "fix themselves" or fall... Read more »

Food Is Essential For That Concert Experience

Food Is Essential For That Concert Experience

William Wheeler, Impact Staff
April 16, 2015
Filed under Food For Thought

Standing up for a whole concert is considered exercise. The drummer hits the bass drum and jumping and throwing hands up is necessary. Just like every exercise burns calories, there must be some good food to follow. To give you some perspective I’ll tell you about the concert I went to at the Best... Read more »

F*** Your Breath

F*** Your Breath

Lauren Whyte, Staff Writer
April 16, 2015
Filed under In Plain Sight-With Lauren Whyte

It was just a few months ago that we were chanting  that “we can't breathe” in response to Eric Garner’s fight for his life while being tackled by police officers of the NYPD in Staten Island. Before that we were raising our hands up saying “Hands Up, Don't Shoot” in response to Mike Brown... Read more »

Cultural Fears, Unruly Children, and the Recurring Themes in Horror Films: A Comparison of Child’s Play (1988) and Orphan (2009)

Cultural Fears, Unruly Children, and the Recurring Themes in Horror Films: A Comparison of Child’s Play (1988) and Orphan (2009)

Rashaan Pace, Impact Staff
April 16, 2015
Filed under Movies and Television, True Story

  According to the Holy Bible’s story in Genesis, Chapter 4, which depicts the brutal slaying of Abel by his brother Cain, the concept of violence, in particular, murder is as old as creation. The story suggests that because of sin, the inability to control one’s emotions can... Read more »