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OP/ED: Janet Cooke’s Scandal- 35 Years Later

OP/ED: Janet Cooke’s Scandal- 35 Years Later

Shantal Marshall, Staff Writer
November 12, 2015
Filed under Opinion

This past October marked the 35th anniversary of journalist Janet Cooke's story "Jimmy's World," which won a Pulitzer Prize. Days later, The Washington Post was forced to give back the award because the story was fabricated. The journalism business was never the same since then. The story depicted... Read more »

OP/ED: At Risk – The Uninsured in America

OP/ED: At Risk – The Uninsured in America

Miguel Gonzalez, Staff Writter
November 2, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Everyday more and more Americans become uninsured due to financial problems, holding them to receive the medical attention that can potentially safe their lives. Sounds a bit scary to believe but nonetheless true, however there is a small hope for the thousands of people without a medical plan. Any... Read more »

OP/ED: Sexual Abstinence For A New Generation

OP/ED: Sexual Abstinence For A New Generation

Miguel Gonzalez, Staff Writer
November 1, 2015
Filed under Opinion

The health and well-being of our nation's young people should be the highest priority for society. Sexual abstinence is the act of refraining from all aspects involving sexual activity with another individual.Sexual behaviors are predominant within the human race. Sexuality is a diverse method for reflecting... Read more »

OP/ED: Take Action Against Domestic Violence

OP/ED: Take Action Against Domestic Violence

Kayla Simas, Staff Writer
October 31, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Ever since Johnny Manziel announced he was entering the 2014 NFL draft, he’s made major media headlines. Whether it was for his countless of partying, rehab, or to the way he plays on the field, the publicity flocks.  Earlier this month, Manziel was not in the media for any of those topics. Inst... Read more »

OP/ED: Students Need To Accept Responsibility For Event Cancellation

Tiffany Cordero, Impact Staff
October 11, 2015
Filed under Opinion

It is Hispanic Heritage month and Mercy College is truly celebrating. Now whether students are attending is another story. The college, which has been known through its history for helping provide education to a large hispanic community, had lined up some interesting and fun events to celebrate... Read more »

OP/ED: Cultural Appropriation Anyone?

OP/ED: Cultural Appropriation Anyone?

Brittany Lee, Staff Writer
October 8, 2015
Filed under Opinion

For those of you unfamiliar with the concept of cultural appropriation, here’s a definition I took straight from Google – Cultural appropriation is a sociological concept which views the adoption or use of elements of one culture by members of a different culture as a largely negative phenomenon. In others w... Read more »

OP/ED: Trump The Chump

OP/ED: Trump The Chump

Shalekiah Barton, Staff Writer
October 7, 2015
Filed under Opinion

America, the land of opportunity, is now also for sale. Because apparently the qualifications to run the country are money and status. Privilege and power in the entertainment industry and business realm should never be enough to elect someone and all him to make decisions that affect the livelihood... Read more »

Accepting Your Place In The Friend Zone

Accepting Your Place In The Friend Zone

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

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 »