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NY Abandons Eye Exams For Driver’s License; Money An Issue In Decision

Krista Summerville, Impact Staff
January 31, 2012
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On October 5, 2011, the New York Department of Motor Vehicles enacted a new policy in which drivers do not need to prove that they can see. Instead, State Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner, Barbara Fiala, said that drivers will be allowed to “self-certify” that they have met the driving...

CarFit Helps Mature Drivers Avoid Crashes

CarFit Helps Mature Drivers Avoid Crashes

Krista Summerville, Impact Staff
January 31, 2012
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Research on age-related driving concerns has shown that at around the age of 65, drivers face an increased risk of being involved in a vehicle crash. According to smartmotorist.com, there are three behavioral factors in particular that may contribute to these statistics: poor judgment in making left-hand...

Students Flock to New Mercy Weight Room

Vincent Roszkowski, Impact Staff
January 31, 2012
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Last year, students at Mercy College who decided to commit themselves to the gym had difficulties with its size, lack of equipment, and gym hours. Yet this semester, Mercy College has displayed the new gym for students at Our Lady Of Victory High School. The newly acquired gym has students talking exci...

Mercy Community Weighs In On Death of Dictator Gaddafi

Mercy Community Weighs In On Death of Dictator Gaddafi

Anne Rugumba, Impact Staff
January 31, 2012
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Never before has the world seen a leader so eccentric, so complex, flamboyant, controversial, extravagant as former Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi. He was referred to as “the brother leader” and the “King of Kings of Africa.” Former U.S. president Ronald Reagan called him “the Mad Dog” of...

Cellphone Radiation A Growing Risk

Cellphone Radiation A Growing Risk

Vincent Roszkowski, Impact Staff
January 31, 2012
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Cell phones in today’s society are built to keep up with everyday tasks; however, society does not realize how much these handheld devices are actually damaging  the physical condition. According to a CNET review, the SAR, which is the specific absorption rate, is a measure of the amount of radio...

Porn 101: The Only Class Some Students Study All Night For

Porn 101: The Only Class Some Students Study All Night For

Kristin McGovern, News Editor
January 29, 2012
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His eyes are bloodshot as he sits at his desk, working on his computer in the late hours of the night. Midterms? No. Term paper? Yeah right. It’s 3 a.m., and porn is the only subject that has his focus. Pornography generates $57 billion annual revenue worldwide—$12 to 14 billion in the United S...

Beyond The Mat

Beyond The Mat

Jasmine Williams, Managing Editor
January 29, 2012
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Sweat dripping from her arms, legs and face fall and touch the mat as she stares her opponent in the eyes. With a sense of confidence in the weeks and hours of training behind her, she prepares to make a move. In one swift motion, she grabs her opponent’s arm, and just as quickly, she’s brought down...

How Private Are Your Privacy Settings?

How Private Are Your Privacy Settings?

Kristin McGovern, News Editor
November 22, 2011
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What you put on the Internet may come back to haunt you was the warning given to students last month by a panel of cyber experts. October marks the eighth annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month created by the U.S/ Department of Homeland Security. Mercy College celebrated by holding a panel...

Award Winning Author Speaks To Mercy College

Joe Torres, Staff Writer
November 21, 2011
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The 2007 winner of the Miguel Marmol prize for an outstanding first work of fiction addressed the Mercy College Bronx Campus last month about literature and Latino culture, and how the two blend together beautifully. Dr. Annecy Baez won the award presented by Curbstone Press, a widely recognized independent...

Got Hookah?

Got Hookah?

Ayiesha Perdomo, Staff Writer
November 21, 2011
Filed under News, Plain Old Jane

New York nightclubs are seeing a rise in a Middle Eastern tradition that dates back over 400 years. And while cigarettes can get a patron kicked out of a club, hookah can make smokers hover around a pipe. With its flavored tobacco and its smoking pipes that originated in India/Middle East, this new...

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