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Nice Try, Sandy…But They Are Jersey Strong

Larry Curtis Jr., Managing Editor
December 6
Filed under Opinion

Nice Try Sandy, But We are Jersey Strong Super Storm Sandy inflicted tremendous damage on the eastern region of the country, particularly the Jersey coast. So taking a road trip to the boardwalk in Atlantic City may not the first place that comes to mind for a lot of folks as a destination spot, especially...

OP/ED: Could this be the end?

Erminia Errante, writer
December 2
Filed under Opinion

Dec. 21, 2012, is the day that the world is supposed to end and the world turns to flames and swallows itself. A year ago, everyone was so anxious about the world ending in 2012. It is less than a month away and I haven’t heard a word about it. Everyone just stopped worrying and decided to ...

OP/ED: United We Stand But Divided We Fall

Molly Stazzone, Staff Writer
October 16
Filed under Opinion

“We the people, by the people, for the people.” The opening statement in our Constitution created by our founding fathers. These men made sure the people of the United States of America were the top priority when dealt with passing laws, fighting wars, and the making this nation's independence. Today...

OP/ED: Dormers And The Landing Residents Still Battling Over Noise

Erminia Errante, Contributing Writer
September 27
Filed under Opinion

The Landing, the private housing unit beside Mercy College, has made numerous complaints about the residents being too loud and disruptive during all hours of the night. “As long as I’ve been an R.A there has been a problem, but never a confrontational issue,” said third year residential advisor...

OP/ED: Pick Up A Copy Of The Impact If You Can Find It

Rocco DeRose, Staff Writer
September 27
Filed under Opinion

So last semester, I transferred to Mercy College from WCC.  One of the first items on my list was to find the college newspaper. I wrote for my high school paper, so I wanted to check out The Impact. If I could only find it. Where was it? Is this a joke? At WCC, The Viking was everywhere, a...

OP/ED: I’ll Say What I Want

OP/ED: I’ll Say What I Want

Larry Curtis Jr, Managing Editor
September 27
Filed under Opinion

What is freedom of speech? It is my right to express how much I think you are a total piece of filth. It is my right to express that I believe a person of Christian or Jewish faith has it wrong in their religious following. Even still, it is my right if I am a white man to say that I feel a...

Hunger Tweets

Kristin McGovern, Staff Writer
May 22
Filed under Opinion

Fans waited in line before midnight, hair braided to the side. They gawked over Effie’s costumes and laughed at Peeta’s attempts to spit game. And — spoiler alert! — Everyone cried when Rue died, and no one cried any less because the actress is black and then tweet about it. Is that wrong? But...

OP/ED: Why Students Don’t Read

Ritta Acheampong, Staff Writer
May 22
Filed under Opinion

OP/ED: Why most Students don’t read It is a fundamental part of college education -  the idea that young people don’t just learn from lectures, but on their own, holed up in the library with books and, perhaps, a trusty yellow highlighter. As the semester ends and most face an end with finals, pro...

LETTER TO EDITOR: The Mirror Has Two Faces

April 23
Filed under Opinion

TO THE EDITOR: This letter is in response to the story written in the latest edition, regarding the women's basketball team. After reading the story, which was at the least inflammatory, was the head coach given the chance to respond? The story read like a blog - say whatever you want, and not to...

OP/ED: A Response To An ‘Effort’Less Insult

April 23
Filed under Opinion

When I was first informed of the letter to the editor in regards to the article “A House Divided: Losing Season Causes Frustration Off The Hardwood,” I was initially shocked. There was no doubt in my mind that the article would surprise readers, but I never believed that someone would object to the...

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