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Mixing School and Social Life: Can You Handle It?

Mixing School and Social Life: Can You Handle It?

Stephanie Gelsey, Impact Staff
March 6, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Is it possible to mix business with pleasure? School life with social life? Is anyone capable of having both, without failing at one or the other? The transition from high school to college is always a nerve-racking experience, no one is entirely prepared for the situations they will be thrown into,...

OP/ED: The Price of Death

OP/ED: The Price of Death

Samuel Neve, Opinions Editor
February 19, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Capital punishment has been a part of human history ever since any form of records began, Read More »

Editorial: Dear Mr. President

Editorial: Dear Mr. President

Erminia Errante, Managing Editor
February 7, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Dear Mr. Timothy Hall, President of this great institution that we call Mercy College, There is so much to praise about Mercy College. I have loved my time here, and have made friends and memories that will last forever. But of course, there is always room for improvement, which is why we need to advertise...

OP/ED: Racism Still Exists, And Our Generation Allows It.

OP/ED: Racism Still Exists, And Our Generation Allows It.

Maria Elena Perez, Associate Editor
February 6, 2014
Filed under Opinion

A generation so open to change  may not be as open-minded as society might believe they are, as racism is still a huge issue in our generations today. It’s really difficult to believe that racism is still around and that it happens so often on our own college campuses. The scariest part about it...

OP/ED: Can a cup and straw save a life?

OP/ED: Can a cup and straw save a life?

Maria Elena Perez, Associate Editor
October 31, 2013
Filed under Opinion

“Would you know if an odorless, colorless and tasteless rape drug were put in your drink? What if your cup, straw or glass could tell you?” This is a pitch that comes from a group of people who’ve put their minds together to develop a cup and straw that will change colors in the presence of...

OP/ED: Soccer Here To Stay? A Brit’s Perspective

OP/ED: Soccer Here To Stay? A Brit’s Perspective

Samuel Neve, Impact Staff
October 3, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Although soccer may not be the most popular sport in the United States, it is definitely one of the most fastest growing and prospective for the coming years. British imports are usually a giant failure or they take off and spark huge excitement across the county and this is what is currently happening...

OP/ED: Is ‘Teams Helping Teams’ Hurting Players?

OP/ED: Is ‘Teams Helping Teams’ Hurting Players?

Trifton Rose, Impact Staff
October 3, 2013
Filed under Opinion

“Teams Helping Teams” has been the motto for Mercy College athletics since the beginning of the semester. When an in season teams have a game, an off season team has to volunteer and help work at the game. Either the players have to help work the time and scoreboard, serve as a ball boy, or work...

OP/ED: Higher Education Should Not Be Reserved Only For The Elite

Maria Elena Perez, Associate Editor
September 26, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Harvard University announced on Sept. 20 that undergraduate students from low-income families will not have to pay tuition. Former Harvard University President Larry Summers stated “When only ten percent of the students in elite higher education come from families in the lower half of the income...

OP/ED Get Active, You Lazy Bums

Sasha Majette, Online Editor
April 16, 2013
Filed under Opinion

There's one constant complaint heard around campus - “There is nothing to do here!” Students are constantly complaining that our school doesn't have enough activities. The truth of the matter is that Mercy has plenty of weekly activities for students to do, and plenty of clubs to join. So what...

OP/ED: Stress, Study, Sleep

OP/ED: Stress, Study, Sleep

Erminia Errante, Staff Writer
March 11, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Just like lack of sleep or too much sleep, stress affects the way a student learns and the way they perform in class. Sleep isn’t a word in every college students vocabulary, but stress definitely is. According to wedmd.com “stress is the body's reaction to any change that requires an adjustment...

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