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The 18th International Film Festival Begins In April

The 18th International Film Festival Begins In April

Amanda Depew, Social Media Editor
March 9, 2017
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The International Film Festival began in 1999 as a way to promote cultural awareness and foreign language study. Mercy College is hosting its 18th International Film Festival. The festival was chaired by Dr. Elise Arnold-Levene, Assistant Professor of Spanish. The committee also include Dr. Sean...

Therapy Dogs Relieve Stress at Mercy College

Therapy Dogs Relieve Stress at Mercy College

Amanda Depew, Social Media Editor
March 9, 2017
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Stella Bella Mozzarella and Harris Puppy came to visit Mercy College this month as students greeted the therapy dogs with love and affection.  Stella is a six and a half year old poodle who happens to be the number one therapy dog in the nation. Stella also has her own children’s book written...

Vegan Lifestyle Becoming More Common

Vegan Lifestyle Becoming More Common

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writer
March 9, 2017
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A vegan diet used to be a foreign concept for the regular American in a regular household. It was more of the lifestyle someone who decided to move to the woods and be in hiatus  of the world would adapt. However, the picture has changed over the years. And now a change of diet may be absolutely...

Gatumba Massacre Survivor Making Mercy Proud

Gatumba Massacre Survivor Making Mercy Proud

Weronika Raczek, Digital Media Editor
March 7, 2017
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The clock read 2 a.m. as Sandra woke up with the sweats, trembling in her mother and father’s arms. The nightmare she wished would go away was still lingering in her mind. She tried to close her eyes and forget the unexpected massacre that happened to her and her family. She would tremble...

Music Freedom Day Is All About Offering A Voice To Artists

Music Freedom Day Is All About Offering A Voice To Artists

Christine Coleman, Staff Writer
March 6, 2017
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For musicians across the world who have been censored in their artistic views and voices, the right to freedom of musical expression, a right often taken for granted, is a crime. Created in 2007, March 3 has become Music Freedom Day -  a day to bring awareness to the censorship and violations...

Two Mercy Students Lending a Hand Healing the Children in India

Two Mercy Students Lending a Hand Healing the Children in India

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
March 3, 2017
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After Emily Beck and Natalia Kartholl boarded their third plane and traveled 36 hours, they sat in the taxi excited. Their words became fewer as they gazed into the town of Ujjain, India, speechless. The farther the taxi went down the road, the more the two were hit with culture shock. Cows were ev...

Moth Winner Adam Wade Tells Tales About Grandmother Swagger

Moth Winner Adam Wade Tells Tales About Grandmother Swagger

Rodney Jones, Staff Writer
February 20, 2017
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The Moth is a speaking platform where storytellers come to compete against each other to see who is the most skilled. They have five minutes. All stories must be true. All stories must have happened to them. To deliver at this high level of competition would seemingly take a large degree of confidence....

Women’s Empowerment Through Women’s March

Women’s Empowerment Through Women’s March

Britney Hoobraj and Justin de la Garza
February 15, 2017
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The day after Donald Trump was sworn into the White House as the 45th President, The Women's March took place in Washington D.C. along with other cities including New York. Though The Women's March started out as a Facebook post, including posts around the nation, the outcome resulted in million...

New York City Resists Trump Inauguration

New York City Resists Trump Inauguration

Brittany Hoobraj, Impact Staff
February 14, 2017
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It was the day before Donald Trump was to be sworn into the White House when New York City’s Mayor, Bill de Blasio, called for a protest in front of Trump International Hotel, located just a few blocks away from where he lives at Trump Tower. When arriving to the protest, I had no idea what...

Bring on Spring: Events You Can Do

Bring on Spring: Events You Can Do

Amanda Depew, Social Media Editor
February 13, 2017
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We are all counting down the days for the warm weather to come our way. Once the spring semester starts, we think spring. But just because it is the spring semester, it doesn’t mean Mother Nature has caught up with its warm weather. So while we wait for that, here is a list of activities we can do...

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