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OP/ED: Safe Sex Happens, And Now You Can Know Where!

Kristin McGovern, News Editor
March 29
Filed under Opinion

Just when you thought social media sites couldn’t get any less private…you can now ‘check in’ when you’re ‘getting it in’. Because everyone is dying to know when and where you’re doing it. Right? Seriously, what would your grandmother say? More than half of sexually active Americans...

OP/ED: I Might Have Tacos Tonight

Jasmine Williams, Managing Editor
March 29
Filed under Opinion

“It one of the most inconsiderate and offensive things I have heard someone say and quite frankly, it makes me question both the respect and intelligence of those in our government.” Alexis Monserrate, a sophomore of Puerto Rican descent majoring in sports management, was enraged and spoke the...

Library Planning to Address Noise and Computer Concerns

March 29
Filed under Opinion

  TO THE EDITOR: In response to the editorial that appeared in the January issue of The Impact, Lack of Computers and Noise Are Irritating Me!, I would like to inform Impact readers about some of the solutions we’ve come up with in the library to help mitigate the noise and comput...

KONY

KONY

Anne Rugumba, Staff Writer
March 8
Filed under My African Eye, Opinion

A new video has gone viral and is bringing attention to Uganda’s Rebel leader Joseph Kony. The video made by a US based group,  Invisible Children is called KONY 2012 and hopes to raise awareness and support to capture Kony and bring him to justice. Messages tagged #sop kony 2012,#make kony famous,#Uganda,were...

Restaurant Bans Crying Kids

Restaurant Bans Crying Kids

Anne Rugumba, staff writer
March 8
Filed under My African Eye, Opinion

Kids cry.  And kids do cry in restaurants. Irritating? Annoying? Very! But, does it warrant a total ban? A restaurant in Atlanta definitely agrees because they have put out a notice at the bottom of their menus banning crying kids from their restaurant and it reads: “Dear all present...

Spread The Word To End The Word

Anne Rugumba, Staff Writer
March 8
Filed under My African Eye, Opinion

So many times we use words without thinking how they can affect someone because we say them without the intention to hurt or humiliate and that makes it okay to us to say them. One of these words so commonly used is retard. So many times we will say “I left my phone home today, I am such a retard......

Apple Has Done It Again

Apple Has Done It Again

Rita Acheampong, Staff Writer
March 7
Filed under Opinion, Success Has Its Own Rewards, Uncategorized

Apple has done it again with a new gadget that is supposed to be the iPad 3 or the iPad HD releasing in stores all around between the months of March and April.  We'll probably also see the release of iOS 5.1 at the same time. This constant push of new products is not something foreign to Apple u...

Tax Season

Tax Season

Rita Acheampong, Staff Writer
March 7
Filed under Opinion, Success Has Its Own Rewards, Uncategorized

Hey, it's tax season!  People have money in their pockets and they are ready to buy and shop for things they want more than things they need. The looming price rise, that has been forecasted by retailers, even includes discount fashion chains.  This steep cost  effects shoppers at the same time...

Corporate Gadgets Need To Help Us Not Break The Law

Jesse Brody, Staff Writer
February 23
Filed under Opinion

As many people know, the use of text messaging has exploded in popularity in the past years. Many accidents have been caused by distracted drivers and New York was forced to take action, passing a law that texting and driving could result in a fine of $150 and three points on a license. At first glance,...

Social Networking Fueled The Theme Of Democracy In 2011

Rebecca Espinosa, Staff Writer
February 23
Filed under Opinion

  The year 2011 will go down in history as the year social media and democracy joined forces. Not in those words exactly, but along those lines. The internet has been a major player in the changes that are happening all over the world this past year. It began on Jan. 25, 2011. This is the...

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