February Heart Month At Mercy

February Heart Month At Mercy

Karissa Allen, Associate Editor
March 17, 2015
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February is National Heart Month and even with it being a short month, Mercy College raised awareness for a great cause all month. The Wellness Programs, American Heart Association, Whole Foods Market, and Westchester Medical Center joined together to create an event that took place Feb. 25. Not only... Read more »

Wellness Program Offers Healthy Diet Alternatives To College Diet

Wellness Program Offers Healthy Diet Alternatives To College Diet

Elizabeth Berlin, Impact Staff
March 15, 2015
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The Wellness Program at Mercy College hosted an event this month to promote healthy eating and the effects that it can have on a person. The mission of Wellness Programs at Mercy College is to create and sustain a healthy campus culture that supports student learning by educating, motivating, and... Read more »

Hiring Increase For 2015 College Graduates

Lauren Whyte, Staff Writer
March 12, 2015
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Employers in the United States set out to hire more college graduates, according to the 2015 Job Outlook Report. Gone are the days when employment after college graduation was an assured thing. Now what is needed is hands on experience, networking connections, and unique traits that set one apart... Read more »

Veterans Gather To Discuss Sacrifice At ‘Stories We Carry’ Event

Liam Wheeler, Impact Staff
March 12, 2015
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Scott Thompson and 28 other people gathered to discuss what it means to be a veteran and a civilian in Mercy College’s Rotunda on Feb. 20. The projection screen was down. The day’s event flyer was up. A circle of chairs stood in the room and the smell of coffee from a thermos lathered the air.... Read more »

Society Taking Strides Towards Acceptance

Society Taking Strides Towards Acceptance

Maritza Velasco , Feature Editor
March 11, 2015
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As time progresses, so do cultures, lifestyles and traditions. They all seem to evolve, but there are some things that tend to stay the same, such as the need for individuals to seek acceptance. Homosexuality has caused controversy for many people; however, as generations mature, society as a whole... Read more »

Mercy College’s Psychology Club!

Mercy College’s Psychology Club!

Shalekiah Barton, Staff Writer
March 8, 2015
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The Dobbs Ferry campus of Mercy College is known for a lot of positive things, namely its attention to the variety of clubs on campus. Each club gives students knowledge of new concepts and information pertaining to a particular subject or interest and allows students to explore more information... Read more »

Remembering Prof. Ritzcovan

Tiffany Cordero, Impact Staff
March 4, 2015
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It is not without great sadness that the Impact reports the sudden passing of Prof. Robert S. Ritzcovan. Ritzcovan died on Feb. 19, 2015 at St. Anthony's Community Hospital in Warwick, New York. He was 65 years of age. The son of the late Peter Ritzcovan and Rose Ritzcovan, Robert was born in New... Read more »

First Generation Students Defying The Odds To Fulfill Their Dreams

First Generation Students Defying The Odds To Fulfill Their Dreams

Maria Elena Perez, Managing Editor
February 12, 2015
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Nick Terhune envisions his graduation ceremony with his parents and grandparents in the audience, screaming and cheering louder than anyone else. He knows he might not be able to find them in the crowd of other proud parents and family members, but he’ll know all the screaming and cheers as he grabs... Read more »

NAMI Speaker Opens Up To Crowd About Mental Illness

NAMI Speaker Opens Up To Crowd About Mental Illness

Rodney Jones, Impact Staff
February 12, 2015
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On one unplanned weekend, Maria decided to fly herself to Paris, France. Telling no one, Maria departed on her trip and had one of the best experiences of her life on this weekend. She drove fast, maxed out credit cards and got herself into the best kinds of trouble, making it seem as if she didn't... Read more »

Returning Marine Finds His ‘Zen’ To Combat PTSD

Returning Marine Finds His ‘Zen’ To Combat PTSD

Karissa Allen, Associate Editor
February 12, 2015
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At 3 a.m., Joe lies in his bed and seems to be fast asleep, until he begins to get restless. Zen pops his head up from the end of the bed and realizes Joe is uncomfortable. He stands up and walks onto Joe’s body until he finds a pressure point, and lies on it. Joe calms down. Suffering from Post... Read more »