The ISIS Crisis: Former State Department Warns Of Its Danger

The ISIS Crisis: Former State Department Warns Of Its Danger

Lauren Whyte, impact staff
November 16, 2014
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It has been a few months since Dr. David L. Phillips attempted to make his journey into an ISIS territory. While on his journey to Iraq in August, he stopped in Mardin, Turkey when The United States began bombing Iraqi Kurdistan, and all flights were cancelled. Phillips was determined to enter the territory... Read more »

‘Getting Waisted’ Is the Newest In Body Transformation Fads

‘Getting Waisted’ Is the Newest In Body Transformation Fads

Maritza Velasco , Impact Staff
November 13, 2014
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Getting waisted seems to have a new meaning these days. There is a new non-surgical trend that seems to be rising quickly, allowing women to reshape their bodies and trim inches off of their waist in a matter of weeks. Sounds a bit hard to believe but nonetheless true, however there is a small pay... Read more »

Forget Hollywood: The Wiccan Religion Is About Karma, Not Chaos

Forget Hollywood: The Wiccan Religion Is About Karma, Not Chaos

Karissa Allen, Associate Editor
November 9, 2014
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Three times three, times three. A rule of karma which states - if you intentionally hurt someone’s feelings, it is going to come back at you twenty-seven times harder. However, it can go both ways - good and bad. This isn’t a rule that everyone follows, but for some Wiccans, it is how they believe... Read more »

Mercy College Introduces AlcoholEdu & Haven

Mercy College Introduces AlcoholEdu & Haven

Doris Lavoile, Impact Staff
November 6, 2014
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Aside from the grueling and constant work, college is place to enjoy and bask in new experiences. During this time, independence is a path that all students are more than willing to take. College wouldn't be this wondrous experience without the infamous social scene that that comes along with it. Although... Read more »

Students Rejected from Attending Colleges Due to Ebola Outbreak

Students Rejected from Attending Colleges Due to Ebola Outbreak

Krystal Johnson, Impact staff
November 6, 2014
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Imagine applying to your dream college, receiving a letter in the mail months later and being told you will not be admitted. Not because of grades, attendance or financial reasons, but because your residence has been confirmed as a country with the Ebola outbreak. Over twenty African students have... Read more »

Student Run Business Seeks To Help End Worldwide Poverty

Student Run Business Seeks To Help End Worldwide Poverty

Maria Elena Perez, Managing Editor
November 6, 2014
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True Heart Trade, a start-up by Mercy College business honors freshmen, is not only helping them get an A, but is also helping end poverty in Ecuador. Their mission statement: A fair trade company looking to better the world one community at a time. Bright eyed freshman and public accounting major... Read more »

The Life Of Riley

The Life Of Riley

Erminia Errante, Senior Editor
November 4, 2014
Filed under News, Top Columns

Many people see her around campus and wonder how she does it all, as almost 21 year-old Amanie Riley is completely blind from retinoblastoma that took away her eyesight as a baby. The Impact interviewed Riley last year around this time because of our fascination with wanting to get to know... Read more »

Getting To Know Mercy’s President Hall

Getting To Know Mercy’s President Hall

Taylor Ryan, Impact Staff
November 2, 2014
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Before now, he had probably already done a few interviews, answered monotonous questions about his visions for Mercy, and spoken into tape recorders while wincing for flashing cameras. As Mercy’s new president, Timothy Hall knew media attention was part of the job. Yet, with a friendly energy one... Read more »

Ebola Startles New York, Mercy Expert Weighs In

Ebola Startles New York, Mercy Expert Weighs In

Tiffany Cordero, Impact Staff
November 2, 2014
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“WTF is Ebola? I thought it was Spanish for grandmother.” Tweets like this have gone viral since the first (U.S. diagnosed) case of the Ebola virus disease was announced by the CDC. The initial patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, died on Oct. 8, 2014. Even after his death, there continues to be controversy... Read more »

Recruit Westchester Deemed A Success By Mercy Students

Recruit Westchester Deemed A Success By Mercy Students

Elizabeth Berlin, Impact Staff
November 1, 2014
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Mercy College invited all students looking for job and internship opportunities to the Recruit Westchester event out of Rye Brook on Oct. 17. The events turnout was considered amazing by Mercy College. Employers from all over Westchester County came to this event seeking young intelligent individuals... Read more »