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Mercy Urges Students To Express Their Voices In Climate Survey

Mercy Urges Students To Express Their Voices In Climate Survey

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor
May 7, 2017
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As Mercy College students pass through the halls, turning each corner and walking through every bathroom, cafeteria and building lobby, their eyes are continually drawn to the hundreds of sexual assault flyers posted on campus. Students were urged to take The Climate Survey, which is a useful tool...

Tapia Has Her Eye On Serving The Greater Good

Tapia Has Her Eye On Serving The Greater Good

Britney Hoobraj, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
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One Mercy student already has eyes at serving the public and making the state a better place to live. Karlin Tapia, a first generation senior studying political science, is currently interning for David Carlucci, a New York State Senate in Albany. She has also made trips to visit other...

Devil’s Grass Or Angel’s Wheat? Country’s Attitude Changes Towards Marijuana

Devil’s Grass Or Angel’s Wheat? Country’s Attitude Changes Towards Marijuana

Abigail Smith, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
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The ganja – always a flaming hot issue which is due to increase as the number of Americans who want legal marijuana continues to increase. Dispensaries have popped up all over the country. In Colorado, recreational dispensaries have become a dime a dozen. However, in states like California, recrea...

Mercy Students Paricipate in Alcohol Awareness Event

Mercy Students Paricipate in Alcohol Awareness Event

Christine Coleman, Impact Staff
April 19, 2017
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April has been designated the month in which attention is placed on alcohol awareness and the steps toward recovery from alcoholism for the past 30 years. In 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) created Alcohol Awareness Month in order to inform Americans...

Take a Summer Hike

Take a Summer Hike

Amanda Depew, Social Media Editor
April 19, 2017
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With summer right around the corner, students are always looking for things to do. Hiking is a well-known activity in the New York Region. Here is a list of trails around the area from Long Island all the way up to Albany. Each hike is within a New York State Park. State parks are the best to hike because...

Mercy Senior Is All About Putting On A Show

Mercy Senior Is All About Putting On A Show

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
April 13, 2017
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Standing on the tiny stage, Paul Santoli became overwhelmed with nerves as he did his first stand up comedy show. He looked out into the audience as he started sweating bullets. Before he knew it, he blacked out as the sound of laughter and the audience clapping. He knew he did his job. The senior,...

Mexican Photographer Karla Guajardo Shares Her Work At Mercy

Mexican Photographer Karla Guajardo Shares Her Work At Mercy

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
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Mexican photographer and photojournalist Karla Guajardo shared her work with Mercy students last April 5 during an intimate talk and exhibit titled, “Another Italy: Other reality”. This eye opening exhibit, shares the story of Mexicans who emigrated and a currently living in Italy, or “Mexican...

Snapchat Cashes In With IPO

Snapchat Cashes In With IPO

Abigail Smith, Staff Writer
March 15, 2017
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Snapchat was off to a fiery start on Mar. 2 during its initial public offering in which it was priced at $17 a share and valued at $24 billion. Demand was high; Snap Inc. started trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at $24 a share, reaching a high of $26.05 during the first day. This even...

Bigs and Littles Bond: Not The Greek Life Type

Bigs and Littles Bond: Not The Greek Life Type

Abigail Smith, Staff Writer
March 15, 2017
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The school day is over, the bus loop is packed as a round of bells ring. But for a few public school students, their after school program is just beginning. Volunteers check in at the front office and make their way to the gym. Students jet into the gym with backpacks double the size of thei...

Mercy Celebrates International Women’s Day

Mercy Celebrates International Women’s Day

Christine Coleman, Staff Writer
March 11, 2017
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In February of 1909, a group of women from the Socialist Party of America gathered in New York City to rally and call attention to the labor and voting rights of women. Less than 10 years later, women textile workers would take to the streets of Petrograd, Russia in demonstration against...

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