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Impact Wins Four Awards At NYPA; Simas Wins First Place

Impact Wins Four Awards At NYPA; Simas Wins First Place

May 3, 2017

The Impact was awarded four journalism awards by the New York Press Association last week, earning the second most writing awards in the state for the second year in a row. The 2016 awards was also the first time The Impact won an individual first place prize, as Kayla Simas won top honors for co...

How Private Are Your Privacy Settings?

How Private Are Your Privacy Settings?

Kristin McGovern, News Editor

November 22, 2011

What you put on the Internet may come back to haunt you was the warning given to students last month by a panel of cyber experts. October marks the eighth annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month created by the U.S/ Department of Homeland Security. Mercy College celebrated by holding a panel...

BLOG: Suicide Blah Blah

Joe Torres, Staff Writer

November 22, 2011

Suicide, what a joke? If you’re reading this and asking yourself “Is he going to bash people who commit suicide?” then I suggest you click the X in the upper right corner of the screen, because that is exactly what I am going to do. Suicide is out of control! If someone believes that they’re...

BLOG: Get A Life Hackers

Rebecca Espinosa, Staff Writer

November 22, 2011

What’s worse, a child molester or an internet hacker? I would say a child molester. But based on what I’ve seen America considers internet hackers to be more important to keep in jail.   Why do I say this? Well as a reader of CNN.com, I came across an article on the Scarlett Johansson...

The Strange Timeline In The Trial Of The King Of Pop

Anne Rugumba, Staff Writer

November 21, 2011

The date June 25, 2009, is now a day engraved in the minds of so many, a day that will be remembered as a “where where you when” day of this generation.  The King of Pop died mysteriously, and the investigation into his death has continued to be just as puzzling. Michael Jackson defined pop culture...

Award Winning Author Speaks To Mercy College

Joe Torres, Staff Writer

November 21, 2011

The 2007 winner of the Miguel Marmol prize for an outstanding first work of fiction addressed the Mercy College Bronx Campus last month about literature and Latino culture, and how the two blend together beautifully. Dr. Annecy Baez won the award presented by Curbstone Press, a widely recognized independent...

Got Hookah?

Got Hookah?

Ayiesha Perdomo, Staff Writer

November 21, 2011

New York nightclubs are seeing a rise in a Middle Eastern tradition that dates back over 400 years. And while cigarettes can get a patron kicked out of a club, hookah can make smokers hover around a pipe. With its flavored tobacco and its smoking pipes that originated in India/Middle East, this new...

When It Comes To Class Times, The Early Bird Gets The ‘A’

Kristin Summerville, Staff Writer

November 21, 2011

  “So you’re saying that if I enroll in an evening class, I’m going to get lower grades than someone enrolled in a morning class?” asked Joseph Pope, a student-athlete at Mercy College. Some experts would tell him yes, that taking classes earlier in the morning is a better idea than...

Obama Looks To Curb College Debt

Rebecca Espinosa, Staff Writer

November 21, 2011

President Barack Obama has a plan to help students pay for their loans in the down economy as the debt has surpassed $1 trillion. The proposed law will lower the maximum amount students have to pay annually by 10 or 15 percent. This could help students save up to $700 a year. Another benefit provided...

OP/ED: Should HIV Infected Athletes Be Allowed To Play Contact Sports

Jasmine Williams, Managing Editor

November 21, 2011

There are hundreds of thousands of people, children and adults alike, who indulge and admire the world that surrounds sports. Of those who hold sports close to their hearts, several, if not all, spend their free time being involved with their favorite sport, whether on an organized team or with friends. Sports...

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