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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
Filed under News

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...

When It Comes To Class Times, The Early Bird Gets The ‘A’

Kristin Summerville, Staff Writer
November 21, 2011
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  “So you’re saying that if I enroll in an evening class, I’m going to get lower grades than someone enrolled in a morning class?” asked Joseph Pope, a student-athlete at Mercy College. Some experts would tell him yes, that taking classes earlier in the morning is a better idea than...

Obama Looks To Curb College Debt

Rebecca Espinosa, Staff Writer
November 21, 2011
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President Barack Obama has a plan to help students pay for their loans in the down economy as the debt has surpassed $1 trillion. The proposed law will lower the maximum amount students have to pay annually by 10 or 15 percent. This could help students save up to $700 a year. Another benefit provided...

Mercy Has Less Campus Crime Than Nearby Colleges

Mercy Has Less Campus Crime Than Nearby Colleges

November 21, 2011
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By Kristen McGovern The dorm is supposed to be a home away from home. But what if more crime is happening each year on campus than back in your hometown? College representatives stress that the statistics show what was initially reported to police. However, arrests were not always made, or violations...

Occupy Wall Street – The Other Guy’s Side

Occupy Wall Street – The Other Guy’s Side

Jessi Rucker, Web Editor
November 21, 2011
Filed under News

Trent Price packs his lunch every day.He leaves his South Jersey home, waits for the bus, and then waits for his train into the city.  He gets off the path train and walks the three blocks to his office. It’s a good hour and a half commute- sometimes six, even seven days a week.  He’s use...

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