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OP/ED: What's Going on in Texas?

OP/ED: What’s Going on in Texas?

Casey Akers, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

What the hell is wrong with Texas? Now, I know you opened this column and thought, “What does this woman attending college in Dobbs Ferry, New York, know about Texas?” Well, my expertise comes from...

10 Winners and Losers of the NFL Free Agency

10 Winners and Losers of the NFL Free Agency

Casey Akers, Staff Writer April 1, 2021

The first and second waves of free agency have settled down, with some top names still on the market. It wasn’t as near as exciting as last year’s class, but there are some clear-cut winners and losers....

Texas Winter Catastrophe Continues

Texas Winter Catastrophe Continues

Casey Akers, Staff Writer March 7, 2021

Grant Williams called it nothing less than living in hell. Williams, a resident of Spring, Texas, called the winter storm and electric blackout, “a frozen hell that was bound to happen.” Williams...

Athletic Department Undergoing COVID-19 Adjustments

Athletic Department Undergoing COVID-19 Adjustments

Casey Akers, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

The Mercy College athletic department is making adjustments for the winter and spring sports competitions.  Mercy College is following the New York state guidelines, which can be found here....

339 Days Later

339 Days Later

Casey Akers February 15, 2021

I felt the breakup coming. She no longer greeted me with a warm smile or open arms. She didn’t pencil herself into my schedule. She wasn’t where she belonged, and quite frankly, neither was I. Just...

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Did They Have The Power, Or Did I?

Casey Akers, Impact Staff February 8, 2021

It stalked me. It followed my conscience and even slipped into my sleeping state. It was looming over me when I was in a crowd and dripped like rainfall while in my lonesome. I was only 6 when I realized...

Why We Should All Take A Moment To Admire Amanda Gorman

Why We Should All Take A Moment To Admire Amanda Gorman

Casey Akers, Staff Writer February 2, 2021

To be frank - the last year has been utter chaos, and things worth celebrating have been far and few between. However, one thing is sure: Amanda Gorman’s emergence on a national stage was far beyond...

My Depression and I

My Depression and I

Casey Akers, Impact Staff December 2, 2020

Sometimes it nibbles at my conscious - I’m not even always aware of it until I realize how much I’ve lost. Slips in and out, like a fly and an open window. I remain mindless until it is humming by...

Top 10 True Crime Docuseries on Netflix

Top 10 True Crime Docuseries on Netflix

Casey Akers, Impact Staff November 5, 2020

I get it - what kind of freak spends their free time watching shows about cold cases, murder mysteries, or unsolved missing persons in their free time? I can’t stop, I’m obsessed with them. It’s...

The Logistics of Lethal Language with Professor Albrecht

The Logistics of Lethal Language with Professor Albrecht

Casey Akers, Staff Writer October 30, 2020

The power of language is immense. Undeniable. It can not only alter the thinking of citizens, but their safety.    Expert anthropologist, author, and professor at Mercy College, Eduaurdo...

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