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Black History Month: A Commemoration

Black History Month: A Commemoration

Rodney Jones, Staff Writer
February 13, 2017
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Black History Month is an important time of reflection that reminds society of the advancements made by those who could have been otherwise forgotten. History, having placed black people in the status of slaves and not much else, left an impression that they could not be examples of valor or intellectual...

Nursing Unveils The New Skills Lab To Students

Nursing Unveils The New Skills Lab To Students

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
February 12, 2017
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When Mercy opened its doors for the Spring 2017 semester, the nursing program opened its brand new $5 million Skills Lab in Main Hall to simulation patients. The Skills Lab is equipped with controls for O2, air, suction plus IVs and IM injections, as well as beds - everything one would see whe...

EY Americas Recruiting Leader Speaks to Business Students

EY Americas Recruiting Leader Speaks to Business Students

Abigail Smith, Staff Writer
February 10, 2017
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About 40 students and Mercy College staff gathered in the Victory Hall trading room to listen to guest lecturer Dan Black on Feb. 2; however, this isn’t just a story about someone who was commissioned to speak to students about a dry, non-exciting career path. Dan Black is someone who is excited about wh...

The Impact Travels To Trump Inauguration and Finds Support And Protest

The Impact Travels To Trump Inauguration and Finds Support And Protest

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor
February 9, 2017
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Donald Trump stood in front of our nation and was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Jan. 20 on the West Front of the United States Capitol building in Washington D.C. The cool, hazy air was filled with cheers and hisses from a divided country. As Trump stepped up...

Great American SmokeOut Urges You To Quit!

Great American SmokeOut Urges You To Quit!

Kimberly Franco, Impact Staff
December 8, 2016
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It is one of those days when everything is stressing you out and everyone is annoying you. Except for that lonely cancer stick. You just need one drag and all the mess floats away, right? That orange red flame dances provocatively and finally kisses the tip of the stick of death. One swift inhalation...

Clinton Wins Mercy Election; Stein Tallies As Many Votes As Trump

Clinton Wins Mercy Election; Stein Tallies As Many Votes As Trump

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor
December 5, 2016
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To vote or not to vote, that was the question. On Monday, Nov. 7, just a day before America would choose their destiny for the next four years, The Impact staff held its own Mock Election in Main Hall. To say it was surprising that The Impact staff had to nearly pull students’ teeth to convi...

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...

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