The Impact

Poetic Justice

Barry Paige, Staff Writer

December 19, 2012

Embarrassing moments can be a life changing experience. A moment where I was highly embarrassed was at the Black Student Union Talent Show my junior year. From that situation, I remember these specific things: what happened at that time, why it embarrassed me so much, and how I prepared not to be embarrassed...

Run, Barry, Run!

Barry Paige, Staff Writer

December 19, 2012

In a society mixed with different generations, parents may not always understand where their children are coming from. At a young age being told what to do can be frustrating and can overpower the mind, leading to challenge parental authority. When reaching a point that results in running away there’...

Social Status

Barry Paige, Staff Writer

December 19, 2012

I am one of the many who believe that our culture is of the middle class and built on the core values of meritocracy. My opinion is that this conflicts with those whom are upper class and believe that they can dominate with their money. Since meritocracy is based on those who display intelligence, wher...

H.E.L.P.

H.E.L.P.

Barry Paige, Staff Writer

December 5, 2012

A religious organization named H.E.L.P., which stands for His Everlasting Love Prevails, has been an outlet for students on campus to enhance their relationship with God. Founded in 2010 by students Freedom Weekes, Jairus McNeil, and Jasmine Lee, the first Bible Study was held in Freedom’s dorm...

Mercy Heals Sandy’s Destruction

Mercy Heals Sandy's Destruction

Barry Paige, Staff Writer

November 29, 2012

News of a heavy incoming storm reaches the ears of many students who evacuate campus to return home to their families or stay to tough it out in the dorms. Many weren't concerned because its predecessor, Irene was a quick come and go. But they were soon to see that one storm can highly differ from another....

“Flight” stays true to its name

Barry Paige, Staff Writer

November 20, 2012

With riveting reviews, the film is just as accelerating as the plane the protagonist flies. Main character "Whip" starring academy award winner Denzel Washington is a pilot who lives in the moment. Due to a heavy drinking problem, he becomes involved with cocaine, alcohol, and a co-worker the night before...

Special Report On Foster Care: The Pursuit For Not Just Education, But A Place To Call Home

Special Report On Foster Care: The Pursuit For Not Just Education, But A Place To Call Home

Barry Paige and Michele DeBella, Michele DeBella, and Barry Paige

November 10, 2012

The foster care system that is currently in place in this country has been in existence since the 1850s. It is a system that is criticized by many to be broken, battered and irreparable. Few understand that the very nature of foster care is short term care, with hopes that preparations can be made...

Campus Conformity

Barry Paige, Staff Writer

October 20, 2012

“It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man (or woman) is that who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.” [Emerson] Conformity has become a social way of normal behavior....

Dorm Norm, Hotel Bells, or Commuter Mover

Barry Paige, Staff Writer

October 2, 2012

When asked of students where they preferred living this semester, in the dorms or hotels many gave similar opinions. "I like living in the dorms because I don't like to travel," says Sophomore Larry Hector. "I'm kind of lazy," he laughs. On the Mercy College Class of 2015 website where students of Mercy...

I Want To Write A Poem

I Want To Write A Poem

September 27, 2012

I Want To Write A Poem   I want to write a poem that will make you smile. Flirt with your mind, twinkle your eyes. Play with your head, make you recline. Now mentally please visualize. My poetry is the bare essence of my soul. Read my pages, listen to my flow. Catch my phrases,...

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