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Sexual Assaults Protested At Take Back The Night Event

Sexual Assaults Protested At Take Back The Night Event

Kayla Simas and Christine Cassolino
April 21
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Shatter the silence, end the violence. On April 6, Mercy College held its first ever Take Back the Night event. The event is an international initiative to protest rape and sexual violence, particularly on college campuses as an effort to mobilize greater dialogue and social action. Starting at...

Coping With Anxiety Through Addiction

Coping With Anxiety Through Addiction

Laine Griffin, Staff Writer
April 18
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Stephanie Marquesano shared her message of tragedy and loss to 20 students in Hudson Hall's conference room on April 14 in an attempt to save those suffering from a disorder which took her son's life. It was that journey that began the only nonprofit co-occurring disorder organization in the country:...

Mercy Alum Loses Life While Saving Friends

Mercy Alum Loses Life While Saving Friends

Michael Perrota, Adviser
April 18
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It's never easy losing someone from the Mercy College community. But losing a former student so young is beyond tragic. Paul Flowers, now residing in Florida, dove into a rough waters to unhook his friend's boat from crashing into rocks and sinking. He saved seven lives yet drowned in the process. When...

SSSP Helps Mercy Students With Low Income Gain Assistance

SSSP Helps Mercy Students With Low Income Gain Assistance

Kimberly Franco, Staff Writer
April 1
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College tuition can be very costly, and some families struggle to keep children in college even with financial aid. Yet Mercy College is doing its best to assist students. Not only is Mercy College ranked as 98th most affordable colleges in the U.S., with in state tuition being as low as $17,000;...

Exercise Science Club Offers Fitness Boot Camp

Exercise Science Club Offers Fitness Boot Camp

Brittany Lee, Staff Writer
March 21
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Every Monday and Thursday at 8 a.m., Mercy College’s Exercise Science Club hosts a fitness boot camp in the Victory hall gymnasium. When I first heard about it, I was eager for a challenge. The best way to learn about something is to jump in and experience it yourself. So I decided to join in...

The Autism Project: Helping Give Back To Those In Need

The Autism Project:  Helping Give Back To Those In Need

Christine Cassolino, Staff Writer
March 19
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When many people hear the word “autism” they often think of a disability. Many of those that have autism are not disabled at all. They have hopes, dreams, goals, and relationships just like everyone else. The stigma of the word often does more damage than the disorder itself. It’s a label for...

Migraines Are More Than Just a Headache

Migraines Are More Than Just a Headache

Christine Cassolino, Staff Writer
March 18
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It all starts with a stabbing pain in a small area behind one eye. Then it grows and grows until the pain is seeping down through the jaw and up through the top of the victim’s head, pulsating with every heartbeat. Hot and sharp, the pain wraps around, squeezing until even breathing no longer feels...

Mercy College Janitors Are Honored With Special Day

Mercy College Janitors Are Honored With Special Day

Shantal Marshall, Associate Managing Editor
March 18
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Around the clock, the janitors at Mercy College work to keep the campus spick and span. Rotaract Manhattan recognized their hard work and decided to honor them by having a Janitor Appreciation Day. For one hour in March, the janitors of Mercy College didn't have to clean because Rotaract Manhattan...

Speakers Offer Advice To Women: ‘Encourage to be Expected’

Speakers Offer Advice To Women: ‘Encourage to be Expected’

Faith Rodriguez, Staff Writer
March 17
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Nearly three quarters of students in Mercy College are women, and according to the Center of American Progress, almost 60 percent of undergrad and graduate degrees are earned by women. Yet, positions of leadership are being given to the men. It was found that only 14.6 percent of women hold executive...

Bet You Can’t Resist Petting Harris And Stella

Bet You Can’t Resist Petting Harris And Stella

Laine Griffin, Staff Writer
March 17
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Students crowded the Main Hall on St. Patrick’s Day to pet and hold the five therapy dogs lingering around outside. Harris and Stella couldn't wait either. Though the animals looked like regular dogs dressed up in green outfits, they had much more significance. They were ready to be spoiled with affection,...

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