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Accepting Your Place In The Friend Zone

Accepting Your Place In The Friend Zone

Jackie Miranda, Opinions Editor
April 23, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Top Columns

The friend zone is, in its simplest form, equivalent to relationship limbo, although to others it’s more like relationship hell. There are a few ways to determine whether or not you’re in the friend zone. For example, are you always referred to as best friend, buddy, sister/brother, or homie?... Read more »

OP/ED: Mind the Gap

OP/ED: Mind the Gap

Erminia Errante, Senior Editor
April 15, 2015
Filed under Opinion

As college students, we all know what equality is and how women fought for equal rights and are still fighting today for the same respect men receive. But how aware are we of the inequality that is still present between genders? Tuesday, April 14, was Equal Pay Day. This is a day selected each year... Read more »

‘Meninist’ Movement Headed in the Wrong Direction

‘Meninist’ Movement Headed in the Wrong Direction

Jackie Miranda, Opinions Editor
March 5, 2015
Filed under Opinion

With feminine power on the rise, men have taken it upon themselves to fight against the spread of feminism by making a mockery of it with their own movement: meninism. Apparently, the point of meninism is to fight for men to have the same rights as women. To us women, that sounds like a great idea.... Read more »

The Ugly Truth About Pain

The Ugly Truth About Pain

Jackie Miranda, Opinions Editor
March 4, 2015
Filed under Opinion

These days it doesn't take much time on the Internet before I find a post that makes me roll my eyes, but I've noticed a pattern lately of certain images and ideas on the blogging website Tumblr that make me sick to my stomach with rage. Every now and then, I’ll come across an image of a person... Read more »

OP/ED: Time To Embrace America’s College Promise Program

OP/ED: Time To Embrace America’s College Promise Program

Maritza Velasco, Impact Staff
February 12, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Last month, President Barack Obama made a proposal that may eliminate a major factor in holding high school graduates back from enrolling into college, community college that is. The President's proposal for The America’s College Promise program offers little to no cost college tuition for two years... Read more »

The Era of the Side Chick

The Era of the Side Chick

Jackie Miranda, Impact Staff
February 5, 2015
Filed under Opinion

WARNING: If your man refuses to be seen with you in public, only texts you to hang out after 3 a.m., and keeps your relationship a secret…. then you may be a side chick. While polygamy, secret affairs, and dirty cheats have been around since the dawn of time, the term side chick has recently exploded... Read more »

OP/ED: Pop Culture Is Sinking Us

OP/ED: Pop Culture Is Sinking Us

Shalekiah Barton, Impact Correspondent
December 14, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Long are the days when popular culture meant positive activities or commercial products reflecting, and aimed at the likes of the American population.   These days, television and radio are allowing people to push false truths, negative ideas and both harmful mental and physical images.   I... Read more »

OP/ED: Library Refuses To Keep The Noise Down

OP/ED: Library Refuses To Keep The Noise Down

John Principio, Impact Staff
December 10, 2014
Filed under Opinion

With a mere glimpse of the Mercy College campus, one would immediately notice the massive cranes. Workers have been working tirelessly to complete the project that will change Mercy’s look forever. The blueprints promise a new living complex, common area and quaint shops for future students. Although... Read more »

OP/ED: Resident Assistants Aren’t The Bad Guys

OP/ED: Resident Assistants Aren’t The Bad Guys

Karissa Allen, Associate Editor
December 7, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Not everyone is cut out for the job. It takes a loud, strong willed (and at times), strong stomached person. They need to have the ability to say no, and put on the “bitch face” and lay down the law, but at the end of the day, they can be your best friend. RAs are not always the bad guys. From... Read more »

OP/ED: Ben Bradlee’s Death and What It Means For Future Journalists

OP/ED: Ben Bradlee’s Death and What It Means For Future Journalists

Maria Elena Perez, Managing Editor
November 16, 2014
Filed under Opinion

On Oct. 21, legendary Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee passed away at the age of 93, after suffering from Alzhemier’s disease and dementia for several years. Bradlee changed the way Americans thought about journalism, leading the Washington Post through the era of the Pentagon Papers... Read more »