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A Look Back at My Favorite Haim Songs From ‘Days Are Gone’

A Look Back at My Favorite Haim Songs From 'Days Are Gone'

Christine Coleman, Staff Writer

May 6, 2017

The ladies are back.... Something to Tell You, the long awaited follow-up album to Days Are Gone, the 2013 debut from Los Angeles based girl band Haim, will be here this summer. And with the release of the music video for "Right Now," one of the album's new tracks, it's only fitting to revisit t...

Mercy Students Paricipate in Alcohol Awareness Event

Mercy Students Paricipate in Alcohol Awareness Event

Christine Coleman, Impact Staff

April 19, 2017

April has been designated the month in which attention is placed on alcohol awareness and the steps toward recovery from alcoholism for the past 30 years. In 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) created Alcohol Awareness Month in order to inform Americans...

Remote, But Not So Far Away

Remote, But Not So Far Away

Christine Coleman, Staff Writer

April 5, 2017

I’ve always had an interest in remote places. What was it like to live so far away when everyone else in the world appeared to be so connected? Places like Easter Island and the dreamy Tristan da Cuhna, which seems to be the epitome of slow paced easy living, offer plenty of time to actually...

A Violin Story

A Violin Story

Christine Coleman, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017

I remember the night of the first Winter Concert I ever attended at my elementary school. I sat in the audience and marveled at the other kids performing a dance routine to “America” from West Side Story. The whole night had been this vibrant display of talent in music and dance. I left th...

The One Reality Show I Wish Would Come Back

The One Reality Show I Wish Would Come Back

Christine Coleman, Staff Writer

April 2, 2017

Imagine it’s been 10 years since the breakup of your favorite band and one day you are suddenly given the task of searching the globe for each member. Once you find them, you are told your only job is to convince each of them to reunite one last time for an intimate concert before a few of their...

Remembering One of New York’s Lost Treasures of Summer

Remembering One of New York's Lost Treasures of Summer

Christine Coleman, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017

That initial excitement at the thought of the staples of summer is here. The springtime hints of longer days dressed up as warmer than 60° and less than 79°, and a select few carrying that perfect sunshine that seemed to disappear after September, have given rise to those balmy dreams of pools,...

The Scary Films for Kids That Inspired My Love of Horror

The Scary Films for Kids That Inspired My Love of Horror

Christine Coleman, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017

The idea that you could wish an annoying baby brother away and have him instantly taken by goblins intrigued me at a very young age. I had a few questions though, like did these goblins work as fast as they did on TV? Would I have to see them? And if so, exactly how many would be coming? Most importantly,...

Mercy Celebrates International Women’s Day

Christine Coleman, Staff Writer

March 11, 2017

In February of 1909, a group of women from the Socialist Party of America gathered in New York City to rally and call attention to the labor and voting rights of women. Less than 10 years later, women textile workers would take to the streets of Petrograd, Russia in demonstration against...

The Changing Sunday Landscape

The Changing Sunday Landscape

Christine Coleman, Staff Writer

March 8, 2017

Like the theme of a favorite movie, the familiar never looks the same after one starts paying attention. Life's defining moments have reoccurring habits, they always materialize briefly in unexpected places. A reappearing act might happen when one is crossing the street.  A familiar corner will...

Music Freedom Day Is All About Offering A Voice To Artists

Music Freedom Day Is All About Offering A Voice To Artists

Christine Coleman, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017

For musicians across the world who have been censored in their artistic views and voices, the right to freedom of musical expression, a right often taken for granted, is a crime. Created in 2007, March 3 has become Music Freedom Day -  a day to bring awareness to the censorship and violations...

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