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Mercy Offers HIV Screening on Campus

Mercy Offers HIV Screening on Campus

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writter
December 5, 2016
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Dec. 1 was World AIDS Day, the first ever global health day. According to the World AIDS Day organization, “it is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.” Free HIV testing is...

Resident Assistants are College Students Too

Resident Assistants are College Students Too

Shaunte' Young, Impact Staff
December 1, 2016
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Resident assistants are college students too. Some people seem to forget that. They are here to help guide us through our college experience and to help uphold the college’s standards and rules. At Mercy College, there are about 18 Resident Assistants spread out between Hudson Hall, Founder's Hall...

World Toilet Day Aims To End Worldwide Sanitation Crisis

World Toilet Day Aims To End Worldwide Sanitation Crisis

Christian Arriaga-Flores, Impact Staff
November 29, 2016
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Next time when you’re sitting on the toilet, flushing your waste away and washing your hands with water and soap - just be grateful and thankful that you have easy access to a proper and functioning hygiene facility. Because every 20 seconds a child dies from a lack of access to clean water and...

UN Ambassador Speaks About Mexico’s Role In the Global Landscape

UN Ambassador Speaks About Mexico’s Role In the Global Landscape

Abigail Smith, Staff Writer
November 27, 2016
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“He thinks he is an American from Texas, but what he really doesn’t know is he is a Mexican from Texas.” The permanent representative of Mexico to the UN spoke to a large group of students in the Rotunda about Mexico’s role in the United Nations and the world on Nov. 14. Juan José Gómez...

Striving To Reach The Top

Striving To Reach The Top

Weronika Raczek, Digital News Editor
November 26, 2016
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Magnus Climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro To Inspire Those Coping With Loss

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Mercy College Students Were Freezin’ For A Reason

Mercy College Students Were Freezin’ For A Reason

Christian Arriaga-Flores, Staff Writer
November 23, 2016
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Hundreds of people were screaming and running from the sand into the beach during this late fall. With temperatures in the low 40s, hundreds of participants wore their summer bathing suits to jump into the chilly water for the Polar Plunge of Westchester to support Special Olympics New York. The Speci...

Internship Grant Program Will Allow Students Financial Benefit

Internship Grant Program Will Allow Students Financial Benefit

Weronika Raczek, Digital News Editor
November 16, 2016
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 With today’s job market extremely competitive, internships are an essential part of the student learning process. To help bear the burden of cost for students completing a non-paying internship, Mercy College is announcing the new Internship Grant Program. This is a collaborative process which includ...

Alumni Dies Heroically Rescuing Friends During Boat Accident

Alumni Dies Heroically Rescuing Friends During Boat Accident

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor
November 7, 2016
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Edwin didn’t remember most of what happened because he was passed out on a seat in the boat. When he woke up, he didn't know what day or time it was. All he knew was a feeling of panic and terror.

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Psychology Professor Conditions Students About Cell Phone Use

Psychology Professor Conditions Students About Cell Phone Use

Sarai Acevedo-Charon, Staff Writer
November 4, 2016
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Cellphones, tablets, laptops and other electronic devices are being used everywhere from home to school to work. As more students become dependent on electronic devices each year, there is more to debate in the discipline regarding cellphone use in schools. Some schools have a general cellphone use policy...

Taking Strides Against Breast Cancer

Taking Strides Against Breast Cancer

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor
November 2, 2016
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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,...

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