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The Decline in Church Attendance is an Overlooked Side Effect of the Pandemic

The Decline in Church Attendance is an Overlooked Side Effect of the Pandemic

Diannah Plaisir, Managing Editor April 20, 2023

It’s been three years since COVID-19 forced society to adapt to a new way of living, but still now many are struggling to coexist with these changes. One area that is constantly facing hardships due...

I Wish I Cried

I Wish I Cried

Diannah Plaisir, Managing Editor March 9, 2023

When I was seven, my mom took me to see a therapist. My school had thought I should be tested for ADHD. I sat on the floor, once every month with some lady in glasses and played with dolls, blocks,...

Taken For Granted: The Education System and The Pandemic

Taken For Granted: The Education System and The Pandemic

Diannah Plaisir, Managing Editor March 9, 2023

No other event has raised awareness about the real importance of the education system more than the COVID 19 pandemic. An institution that was generally taken for granted, the education system now stands...

LIFT: A Ballet Story

LIFT: A Ballet Story

Diannah Plaisir, Manging Editor February 26, 2023

If her eyes are to be believed, Tiffany Cordero was about to see her life’s work shown across the Tribeca Film Festival for thousands of people. This rapid, heart-pumping minute can be traced back...

Impact Polar Recs - Longing for Something Unreachable

Impact Polar Recs – Longing for Something Unreachable

Diannah Plaisir and Maleek Munroe February 22, 2023

In 1993, Aerosmith released Cryin' and completely changed the life our highly opinionated professor, Michael Perrota. So much so that he spent 30-minutes after class talking our ears off about it. I, Diannah,...

OP/ED: 18: Are You Really An Adult?

OP/ED: 18: Are You Really An Adult?

Diannah Plaisir, Managing Editor February 16, 2023

Every day online, there is a new debate with men crying about being perceived as weird for pursuing 18-year-olds. Grown men in their 30s, 40s, 50s, saying they're not abnormal for wanting a teenager. Their...

Being The Only Child

Being The Only Child

Diannah Plaisir, Managing Editor February 1, 2023

Last week I found myself complaining to my friend about not being able to get my hair rebraided. My work hours and school hours didn’t allow for me to set time apart except for weekends, which I stubbornly...

Battling The Creative Crisis

Battling The Creative Crisis

Diannah Plaisir, Managing Editor January 25, 2023

Am I really creative? One of my professors gave multiple prompts to the class and asked us to free write. “To me, creativity means…” “If I were really creative, I could…” “If...

Mercy Students Decline to Vote

Mercy Students Decline to Vote

Diannah Plaisir, Associate Editor December 1, 2022

The Midterms elections for the United States government were held with general access last month on Nov. 8.  Mercy College student Lexi Simmons was one of the many students who decided not to vote...

Thanksgiving At Mercy College A Hit

Diannah Plaisir, Associate Editor December 1, 2022

Mercy returned this holiday season with its annual Thanksgiving feast, this year hosted across all three campuses: Bronx Campus, Nov. 15, Dobbs Ferry Campus, Nov. 16, and the Manhattan Campus, Nov....

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