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Taking Strides Against Breast Cancer

Taking Strides Against Breast Cancer

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor
November 2
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We shuffled around through 19,000 participants, desperately searching for someone special. The color pink was everywhere - pink tutus, sparkly pink bows sitting on top of every little girl’s high ponytail, bright pink wigs, pink breast cancer ribbons painted on people’s faces, shades of pink pompoms,...

The Future of Textbook Renting on Amazon

The Future of Textbook Renting on Amazon

Sarai Acevedo-Charon, Staff Writer
November 1
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Amazon’s future is changing into the past norms of businesses. Businesses have transitioned from physical to online with some businesses maintaining both components together. Unlike these businesses, Amazon is transitioning from online to physical. This largest worldwide online retail has recently...

Mercy Educates About DisAbility Awareness

Mercy Educates About DisAbility Awareness

Britney Hoobraj, Staff Writer
October 29
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October was the month of Breast Cancer, everyone’s favorite holiday, Halloween, the beginning of Fall, and also celebration of Disability Awareness. Mercy College celebrated DisAbility Awareness by allowing the students on campus to be aware of how a disability can affect one. Delayney...

Clown Takeover Blows Over Halloween

Clown Takeover Blows Over Halloween

Amanda Depew, Staff Writer
October 27
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Monkey see, monkey do. Is that what’s going on with clowns?  Clowns have popped up all along the east coast the past month or two following the first sighting back in August from South Carolina. What do these clowns want? Are they copy cats? Child molesters? Robbers? Wanna-be internet famous impostors? No...

Donating Blood Saves Lives

Donating Blood Saves Lives

Amanda Depew, Staff Writer
October 27
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Mercy College’s Student Life Organization and the Student Nursing Association held a blood drive this semester hoping to help save lives of many in need. The blood drive drew over 89 people and collected 71 units. The units collected have the potential of impacting up to 185 lives. The donation...

International Students Share Input on Presidential Election

International Students Share Input on Presidential Election

Christian Arriaga-Flores, Impact Staff
October 27
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This year's Presidential election hasn't failed to make headlines throughout the world. Now that the final debates are over, it’s time for the U.S. citizens to express their opinions one last time before casting their final vote in November. Despite their inability to vote, international students at...

It’s Cuffing Season! Find Someone to Squeeze

It’s Cuffing Season! Find Someone to Squeeze

Shaunte Young, Staff Writer
October 27
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It is officially cuffing season and love is in the air. Well, for some. As the cold and gloomy weather is streaming in, the sunny single days filled with freedom, fun and parties are over. The sadness, loneliness and cold nights are now upon us. With the temperature dropping, it is mandatory...

Mercy Leaves Its Mark At Children’s Village Collaboration

Mercy Leaves Its Mark At Children’s Village Collaboration

Abigail Smith, Staff Writer
October 26
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A collection of muddy sneakers with unraveling shoe laces line the hallway in the foyer that leads to the front door. Posters encouraging a healthy, drug-free life and adolescence cover up the blandness of white, cinderblock walls. A New York Yankees plastic basketball hoop sticks by suction...

Student Opens Up About Borderline Personality Disorder

Student Opens Up About Borderline Personality Disorder

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
October 24
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Sitting frantically on her bed, "Alexis" turns to the next page in her text book. She looks down at the words that seem so unfamiliar and worries what her future will hold. With the sudden mixture of worrying whether she’ll fight through to receive her degree, she battles the sudden switch of ...

Colombia’s Failed Attempt For Peace

Colombia’s Failed Attempt For Peace

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writter
October 22
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Colombia has endured the longest armed conflict on the western hemisphere in modern history. The government has been fighting against the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces Of Colombia) for 52 years now. After years of conflict, around five million people displaced and over 220,00 lives lost, the nation...

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