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10 Costumes You Should NOT Wear On Halloween

10 Costumes You Should NOT Wear On Halloween

Amber Perez, Impact Staff

September 24, 2020

Cultural appropriation is an ongoing issue in today's society, especially on Halloween, and since Halloween is around the corner, here are 10 costumes you should NOT wear on Halloween this year.

Trust Is Hard To Earn, But So Easy To Lose

Trust Is Hard To Earn, But So Easy To Lose

Amber Perez, Impact Staff

September 21, 2020

It becomes very hard to trust people when all your life you’ve watched your father, your step-father, your adopted sister, your aunts, and your cousins give up on you without explanation. 

For The Love Of An Uncle

For The Love Of An Uncle

Amber Perez, Impact Staff

May 9, 2020

In a perfect life, every family would have two parents, usually a mother and father. The backbones of our lives. They teach us right from wrong, we’d be told to learn from their mistakes but it would look hard to find a mistake to learn from. They’d teach us financial stability, help us with...

Sister, Sister – How I Love Three

Sister, Sister - How I Love Three

Amber Perez, Impact Staff

May 2, 2020

My sister is five years older than me and I idolized her growing up. I always thought she was the most beautiful human being on this earth. When I was young, I would always beg our mother to let me hang out with her outside. She hated it, I understand - no teenager wants to drag their little sister...

Former Pakistani Diplomat Speaks On COVID-19 at Mercy Event

Former Pakistani Diplomat Speaks On COVID-19 at Mercy Event

Amber Perez, Impact Staff

April 30, 2020

As part of it’s International Speakers Series, the Center for Global Engagement featured a presentation by ambassador and former Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, Ahmed Kamal. The Center for Global Engagement establishes programs and initiatives designed to encourage the...

My First Time Is My Greatest Regret

My First Time Is My Greatest Regret

Amber Perez, Impact Staff

April 25, 2020

He wanted one thing, I wanted something more. When I used to hear stories about girls losing their virginity, it always sounded like something out of a movie. Something awkward or something romantic. Not my first time. My first time felt wrong and it was way too soon. I wanted him to like me,...

The Dirty Truth Behind Household Cleaning Products

The Dirty Truth Behind Household Cleaning Products

Amber Perez, Impact Staff

April 18, 2020

With everything going on, I thought it’ll be important to inform others on how improper use of cleaning supplies at home can be dangerous to your health and even deadly. Meticulously cleaning our homes has become a national pastime, but it’s important to remember that many of the cleaning agents...

On This Day, A Queen Was Born

On This Day, A Queen Was Born

Amber Perez, Impact Staff

April 15, 2020

On this day 21 years ago, a queen was born. Yes, that queen would be me, and boy, don’t it feel good to finally be 21. Before we speak about who I am now, let’s go back in time to the afternoon of April 15, 1999. It was noon, 12:51 to be exact, on a sunny spring day. My mother was 39 weeks pregnant...

A Mother’s Love

A Mother's Love

Amber Perez, Impact Staff

April 11, 2020

There ain't no woman alive that can take my mama's place. -Tupac Shakur

Gun Sales Rise Due To COVID-19, Business Deemed ‘Non-Essential’

Gun Sales Rise Due To COVID-19, Business Deemed 'Non-Essential'

Amber Perez, Impact Staff

April 10, 2020

Gun stores are stocking up in enormous numbers across America, as concerns about the coronavirus pandemic spread. Businesses say some customers are buying up firearms for protection because they’re afraid others will empty the shelves first. Other customers are looking to protect themselves...

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