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Losing Loved Ones From COVID

Daniel Johnston, Impact Staff December 20, 2020

Within less than 48 hours, she had lost them both. Her two grandparents passed away from COVID. The family was devasted. On April 12, Emily Conlan, from Rockland County New York, lost her beloved grandfather,...

Overcoming Autism: Temple Grandin Recalls Her Journey

Overcoming Autism: Temple Grandin Recalls Her Journey

Daniel Johnston, Impact Staff December 18, 2020

Until she was in her thirties, she thought that everyone saw things the way she did, in pictures, but that was not the case. “When I was a little kid I had all the symptoms of autism, no speech until...

Top 10 Cold Opens From

Top 10 Cold Opens From “The Office”

Daniel Johnston, Impact Staff December 3, 2020

10. Where is my Desk? Season Two, Episode Six. Throughout the entire nine-season run Jim Halpert constantly pranks fellow co-worker and salesman, Dwight Schrute. Many of these pranks occur during...

My Wild Halloween Weekend

My Wild Halloween Weekend

Daniel Johnston, Impact Staff November 10, 2020

“Absolutely wild,” are the two words I would use, to sum up, my Halloween weekend. For Halloween this year, my friends and I went to the Poconos in Pennsylvania from Thursday the 29th, to Sunday,...

COVID Vaccine Research Looks Promising

COVID Vaccine Research Looks Promising

Daniel Johnston, Impact Staff November 1, 2020
Even once the vaccine is available to the general public, some may decide to wait before getting vaccinated.
Misery and Despair: The Sad Life of a Jets Fan

Misery and Despair: The Sad Life of a Jets Fan

Daniel Johnston, Impact Staff October 26, 2020

Misery and despair every football season. That is the norm for life long fans of the New York Jets, including myself. I have been through many ups and downs watching the Jets, from 4-12 seasons to championship-caliber...

Travel Restrictions During COVID-19

Travel Restrictions During COVID-19

Daniel Johnston, Impact Staff October 20, 2020

Travel restrictions within the United States were unheard of and perhaps even unfathomable before the COVID-19 pandemic. But now they are a norm, especially in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. On...

Summer Playoff Hockey

Summer Playoff Hockey

Daniel Johnston, Impact Staff October 12, 2020

The last time the New York Islanders made the Conference Finals was in 1993, and I was not even remotely close to being born yet. Now it is 2020, and for the first time in 27 years the Islanders made...

Living On Campus Amidst a Pandemic

Living On Campus Amidst a Pandemic

Daniel Johnston, Impact Staff October 3, 2020

Living on campus can be one of the best experiences of going away to college. For many young college students, it’s their first time away from home, it’s their first time living alone, and it’s their...

Working During a Pandemic

Working During a Pandemic

Daniel Johnston, Impact Staff September 27, 2020
At the end of March, I was forced to return home from Mercy College due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When I got back to Long Island, I decided to go back to work at my local hardware store where I usually work during the summertime.
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