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Mercy Alum Loses Life While Saving Friends

Mercy Alum Loses Life While Saving Friends

Michael Perrota, Adviser
April 18, 2016
Filed under News

It's never easy losing someone from the Mercy College community. But losing a former student so young is beyond tragic. Paul Flowers, now residing in Florida, dove into a rough waters to unhook his friend's boat from crashing into rocks and sinking. He saved seven lives yet drowned in the process. When... Read more »

Exercise Science Club Offers Fitness Boot Camp

Exercise Science Club Offers Fitness Boot Camp

Brittany Lee, Staff Writer
March 21, 2016
Filed under News

Every Monday and Thursday at 8 a.m., Mercy College’s Exercise Science Club hosts a fitness boot camp in the Victory hall gymnasium. When I first heard about it, I was eager for a challenge. The best way to learn about something is to jump in and experience it yourself. So I decided to join in... Read more »

The Autism Project: Helping Give Back To Those In Need

The Autism Project:  Helping Give Back To Those In Need

Christine Cassolino, Staff Writer
March 19, 2016
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When many people hear the word “autism” they often think of a disability. Many of those that have autism are not disabled at all. They have hopes, dreams, goals, and relationships just like everyone else. The stigma of the word often does more damage than the disorder itself. It’s a label for... Read more »

Migraines Are More Than Just a Headache

Migraines Are More Than Just a Headache

Christine Cassolino, Staff Writer
March 18, 2016
Filed under News

It all starts with a stabbing pain in a small area behind one eye. Then it grows and grows until the pain is seeping down through the jaw and up through the top of the victim’s head, pulsating with every heartbeat. Hot and sharp, the pain wraps around, squeezing until even breathing no longer feels... Read more »

Mercy College Janitors Are Honored With Special Day

Mercy College Janitors Are Honored With Special Day

Shantal Marshall, Associate Managing Editor
March 18, 2016
Filed under News

Around the clock, the janitors at Mercy College work to keep the campus spick and span. Rotaract Manhattan recognized their hard work and decided to honor them by having a Janitor Appreciation Day. For one hour in March, the janitors of Mercy College didn't have to clean because Rotaract Manhattan... Read more »

Speakers Offer Advice To Women: ‘Encourage to be Expected’

Speakers Offer Advice To Women: ‘Encourage to be Expected’

Faith Rodriguez, Staff Writer
March 17, 2016
Filed under News

Nearly three quarters of students in Mercy College are women, and according to the Center of American Progress, almost 60 percent of undergrad and graduate degrees are earned by women. Yet, positions of leadership are being given to the men. It was found that only 14.6 percent of women hold executive... Read more »

Bet You Can’t Resist Petting Harris And Stella

Bet You Can’t Resist Petting Harris And Stella

Laine Griffin, Staff Writer
March 17, 2016
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Students crowded the Main Hall on St. Patrick’s Day to pet and hold the five therapy dogs lingering around outside. Harris and Stella couldn't wait either. Though the animals looked like regular dogs dressed up in green outfits, they had much more significance. They were ready to be spoiled with affection,... Read more »

Career Services Urges Students To Use Internship Spotlight

Tanasia Patterson, Staff Writer
March 17, 2016
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When students get to college, they pick their majors, and hope to make a career out of the major out of their passion. Mercy has a section on our school website called “Career Mavericks.” This is where students go to look for jobs (full-time and part-time), as well as internships.  Many of the... Read more »

Business Student A Finalist For Prestigious WalMart Scholarship

Business Student A Finalist For Prestigious WalMart Scholarship

Weronika Raczek, Staff Writer
March 17, 2016
Filed under News

Sitting in entrepreneurship class, on break, Rikki Allard was going through her email. As she scrolled down, she saw a "Congratulatory" email from Mercy College, informing her that she has won the Walmart Women's Empowerment Grant. Allard was filled with excitement as she knew it was a national award,... Read more »

PACT Mentor Gets Education By Coaching Female Inmates

PACT Mentor Gets Education By Coaching Female Inmates

Shantal Marshall, Associate Managing Editor
March 17, 2016
Filed under News

On a warm, summer day in July, Mercy College's Runie Mensche walked on to the field to meet his new softball team. In the distance, he saw his players waiting for him. Standing side by side, they all wore red shirts and gray bottoms. The position was unlike any other for Mensche, because not only... Read more »