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Duty v. Inclination and Fatalism v. Optimism: Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (1954)

Duty v. Inclination and Fatalism v. Optimism: Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (1954)

Rashaan Pace, Impact Staff
July 6, 2015
Filed under True Story

  Akira Kurosawa's 1954 film, Seven Samurai, is a film in which many of the different dichotomies entrenched within Japanese society are critically and effectively addressed. Through intense character analysis and observation of plot,  one can approach  these various dichotomies from many d... Read more »

Spotlight on Emerging Artist’s: May Thurd

Spotlight on Emerging Artist’s: May Thurd

Tiffany Cordero, Impact Staff
June 3, 2015
Filed under The Random Hour

The three years I have been at Mercy College have been interesting in many ways. It has been interesting in the food we eat, the places we sleep, the professors we meet; but none quite as interesting as the music we hear in the halls of Victory. I first met Lawrence Fauntleroy while attending a performance... Read more »

Dear Dad

Dear Dad

Maritza Velasco, Feature Editor
May 27, 2015
Filed under On A Tangent

Many people are unaware of the unique relationship I have with my dad, so when he showed up at my college graduation it surprised a lot of you. Read More »... Read more »

Spotlight on Emerging Artist’s: J-Hot

Spotlight on Emerging Artist’s: J-Hot

Tiffany Cordero , Impact Staff
May 25, 2015
Filed under The Random Hour

More recently I have been trying to show appreciation to emerging artists because they are the ones who are partially responsible for pushing our economy, our boundaries, our culture and our ability to think creatively. My Spotlight on Emerging artist’s is a way to help get these artist’s names out... Read more »

The Struggle With Being Fearless

The Struggle With Being Fearless

Tiffany Cordero , Impact Staff
May 22, 2015
Filed under The Random Hour

Since I first got into college it seems that I have been at a constant tug of war with my identity. My biggest struggle has always been accepting the advice I get from others so that I can grow into a successful adult all while trying to stay true to who I am. It took me up to the beginning of my juni... Read more »

An Open Letter to My Father

An Open Letter to My Father

Tiffany Cordero , Impact Staff
May 22, 2015
Filed under The Random Hour

I, like many people around the world grew up without a father or father figure and I never knew how much it affected me until I got older. As much as I would like to say that not having a dad doesn’t faze me, I would be lying because to the contrary it very much does. It doesn’t bother me in the ... Read more »

Arrow 21-23

Arrow 21-23

Rodney Jones, Impact Staff
May 17, 2015
Filed under The Roddington Hour

This episode of “Arrow” began with Oliver and Felicity planning to infiltrate an accountant’s office that works for the secret organization with intent to destroy the Glades. Before they depart, Felicity said Oliver was wrong for what he did to Diggle. He said that he felt justified in what he... Read more »

Arrow- 18-20

Arrow- 18-20

Rodney Jones , Impact Staff
May 17, 2015
Filed under The Roddington Hour

This episode of “Arrow” opens with Oliver hunting a new target from his list who owned apartment buildings that weren’t up to code. Poor wiring resulted in a fire that killed tenants, and poor heating froze tenants to death prior to the fire. Someone named the Savior abducted the man Oliver was... Read more »

Arrow 16-17

Arrow 16-17

Rodney Jones, Impact Staff
May 16, 2015
Filed under The Roddington Hour

In this episode of “Arrow”, a hired assassin came to Starling City. Oliver killed him quickly on a rooftop. However, the conflict didn’t end there, because he came with a target, and whoever the target was wasn’t dead. This could have resulted in another assassin being hired, so Oliver was wary. There... Read more »

It Only Takes One Decision To Make A Change

It Only Takes One Decision To Make A Change

Elizabeth Berlin, Impact Staff
May 15, 2015
Filed under The Future's Voice

“If you think you are too small to make an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito,” a quote by Anita Reddick, and a statement that has not only changed my life, but my outlook on so many things. One would think it would be hard for just one person to make an impact, but it isn’t. Martin Luther... Read more »