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When Life Gives You… A Torn Ligament

When Life Gives You… A Torn Ligament

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor
September 18, 2016
Filed under The Hood, The Sad, and The Ugly

It was an indescribable feeling. To say I was in agony was a complete understatement. My leg was throbbing so hard I swore I could feel my heart beating inside it, and there was a sheer striking pain shooting up and down my leg, like I was being stabbed, electrocuted and beaten all at the same time. Unbearable. It...

I Found Who I Am

I Found Who I Am

Laine Griffin, Staff Writer
April 25, 2016
Filed under The Hood, The Sad, and The Ugly

I was always known as the athlete. That’s the one label in my life I was undoubtedly sure of. Growing up, just like everyone else, I was constantly changing and maturing. I never fully knew who I was or what I liked, but I never questioned my athleticism, and neither did anyone else. As a little...

I don’t need easy, and I don’t need you

I don’t need easy, and I don’t need you

Laine Griffin, Staff Writer
April 25, 2016
Filed under The Hood, The Sad, and The Ugly

There are many things in life that I am not particularly fond of. I hate when people chew with their mouth open, I loathe feet, I dislike my roommate’s loud bird, and I hate when people call me Elaine. But the thing that I hate more than anything else is when someone undermines me. I’ve always...

Back to the 2-wheeler

Back to the 2-wheeler

Laine Griffin, Staff Writer
April 7, 2016
Filed under The Hood, The Sad, and The Ugly

Five years old was the year. It was the year I became a “big girl.” I was now starting school as a big bad kindergartener. This was the year I would learn my telephone number by heart, and even my address! (Though…I’m not going to lie, my best friend learned it before me and had to teach me). But...

Somewhere Up There

Somewhere Up There

Laine Griffin, Staff Writer
March 20, 2016
Filed under The Hood, The Sad, and The Ugly

Cancer. That six-letter word is more deathly to me than a loaded gun pointed at my face. To this day, I still don’t understand why cancer exists, why God allowed this disease to come into play, and why He didn’t let someone find a cure by now. There are many things I don’t understand in life,...

She’s my Mini-Me: Chinese Edition

She’s my Mini-Me: Chinese Edition

Laine Griffin, Staff Writer
February 23, 2016
Filed under The Hood, The Sad, and The Ugly

I always wanted a sister, heck even a female cousin would do. Something to balance out the amount of testosterone in my family. I grew up with an older brother, Teddy, and two younger first cousins, Brady and Ryan. I was maybe seven when my dream came true. My aunt and uncle traveled to China and...

I Don’t Love Like You Do

I Don’t Love Like You Do

Laine Griffin, Staff Writer
February 15, 2016
Filed under The Hood, The Sad, and The Ugly

The night before Valentine's Day, this guy that likes me texted me and asked me to be his Valentine. My immediate response was, “What does that even entail?” (Yea, I was saying it with a bit of a snarky attitude.) He proceeded to tell me it involves “lots of love.” But shouldn’t every day...

Boys in Blue: Take 7

Boys in Blue: Take 7

Laine Griffin, Staff Writer
February 8, 2016
Filed under The Hood, The Sad, and The Ugly

Last week, I was closing down this quaint Tarrytown bar I work at. It was about 12:30 in the morning and for a bartender, that’s actually a pretty early time to be locking up. I was turned away from the door counting the money drawer when I heard the door open. I spoke up in my naturally thunderous...

A Dude Can Be My Best Friend

A Dude Can Be My Best Friend

Laine Griffin, Staff Writer
February 1, 2016
Filed under The Hood, The Sad, and The Ugly

I was a tomboy. I was the girl who didn’t feel girly. The girl who didn’t look girly. The girl who didn’t act girly. I wore jeans and raggedy t-shirts I had acquired over the years. Basketball tournament and camp shirts, class shirts, and mission trip shirts. I only had my hair cut once...

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