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American Muslims Discuss the Shooting in New Zealand

American Muslims Discuss the Shooting in New Zealand

Andrea Loaiza, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

A mosque is meant to be a peaceful place in which everyone joins together to worship  and communicate with God. Yet, on March 15, two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand became a horrific crime scene. Hundreds of Muslims attended the Al Noor Mosque when a shooter entered and open fire, killing and i...

Survivor Recounts Terrible Experience her Family Endured During the Holocaust

Survivor Recounts Terrible Experience her Family Endured During the Holocaust

Andrea Loaiza, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019

 Ruth Kissel was only three years old when she and her family were forced out of Germany after the invasion of Nazis in her hometown. She would be the last Jew born in that small town of Niedermendig. A decade after the Holocaust, she went back to Germany to see what was left of her home. It was th...

The Autism Project: FLOS Host Holiday Party for Families with the Autisum Spectrum

The Autism Project: FLOS Host Holiday Party for Families with the Autisum Spectrum

Andrea Loaiza, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018

Santa Claus came to Yonkers town with the help of The Autism Project-FLOS. On December 8th, a holiday party was held in the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema where families of members with special needs were invited to celebrate the Christmas spirit. A full theatre room was rented out for the families to watch the...

The Madresita Project: Knitting for a Cause

Mercy students and volunteers learn how to knit with the help of The Madristia Project founder Susana Luna and her daughter, Christal Luna.

Andrea Loaiza, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018

Yarns are spread out on the table next to a handful of needles and hooks waiting to be used by the students. Christal Luna is taping a sign outside of the classroom that reads This way to the knitting class, while her mother sets up the table for when the students arrive. This is the third week the knitting classes...

Mercy College Students Write Letters to Overseas U.S. Troops

Mercy College Students Write Letters to Overseas U.S. Troops

Andrea Loaiza, Staff writer

October 12, 2018

 Mercy College students write letters to troops every year on Sept. 11 in order to honor them for their time and services. Many students showed up to express their gratitude to the men and women fighting for the country. They were asked not only to write letters, but to also make paracord brace...

Mercy College Joins Feeding Westchester to Help End Hunger in the Westchester County

Runners and walkers starting the Feeding Westchester race.

Andrea Loaiza, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

Many have the blessing to have food on their plates and eat as many times as they like throughout the day but others have to survive with scraps of food they find. That's where Feeding Westchester comes in. They provide meals and food for those who cannot afford it, but they need help from people in t...

10 Types of Professors You’ll Meet on the First Day of School

10 Types of Professors You'll Meet on the First Day of School

Andrea Loaiza, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018

The first day of school is always an enthusiastic yet nerve racking experience. You'll want to know which students are in your class, if any of your friends are going to be there, what assignments you'll have to do in the semester and if you will have to purchase any books. But most importantly, you will ...

Journey to the Top of the Statue of Liberty

Journey to the Top of the Statue of Liberty

Andrea Loaiza, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018

As a little girl, I always dreamed about going to the top of the Statue of Liberty. I curiously wondered how it looked from inside and how it felt being so close to it. I didn’t know what it meant or its history, but all I knew was that it was the single best statue I have ever seen. I’ve never seen...

Being Fat-Shamed By My Family

Being Fat-Shamed By My Family

Andrea Loaiza, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018

Being called fat sucks, but when it comes out of the mouth of the people that you love, it hurts 10 times worse. For me, that happens to be my family. The ones that are supposed to boost you up and help you in times of discomfort and sadness. Yet, they are those who case this miserable build up. It...

Catcalling is Not a Compliment

Catcalling is Not a Compliment

Andrea Loaiza, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018

Many people think that by shouting at someone that they’re beautiful, it should be returned with a thank you. It’s simply not true. Catcalling is a comment about someone that was not needed or wanted. It's sort of like when someone tells you that you’re getting fat and need to lose weight. As if...

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