The Impact

Mercy Urges Students To Express Their Voices In Climate Survey

Mercy Urges Students To Express Their Voices In Climate Survey

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor

May 7, 2017

As Mercy College students pass through the halls, turning each corner and walking through every bathroom, cafeteria and building lobby, their eyes are continually drawn to the hundreds of sexual assault flyers posted on campus. Students were urged to take The Climate Survey, which is a useful tool...

OP/ED: It All Started With The Fearless Girl

OP/ED: It All Started With The Fearless Girl

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor

March 19, 2017

In honor of International Women’s Day this past March 8, State Street’s Global Advisors temporarily exhibited a statue of a young girl, opposite the famously iconic Wall Street bull. According to the firm, the 50- inch bronze figurine was meant to serve as a call to encourage State Street’s clients...

The Impact Travels To Trump Inauguration and Finds Support And Protest

The Impact Travels To Trump Inauguration and Finds Support And Protest

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor

February 9, 2017

Donald Trump stood in front of our nation and was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Jan. 20 on the West Front of the United States Capitol building in Washington D.C. The cool, hazy air was filled with cheers and hisses from a divided country. As Trump stepped up...

OP/ED: It’s Life And Death

OP/ED: It's Life And Death

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor

December 6, 2016

“I looked into the kid’s eyes as he pointed the gun to my dad’s head.” She pauses, taking in a deep breath and releasing a poignant sigh before continuing. “I could see the fear in his eyes.” After saying that to me, nothing but complete silence filled what once used to be the voice...

Clinton Wins Mercy Election; Stein Tallies As Many Votes As Trump

Clinton Wins Mercy Election; Stein Tallies As Many Votes As Trump

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor

December 5, 2016

To vote or not to vote, that was the question. On Monday, Nov. 7, just a day before America would choose their destiny for the next four years, The Impact staff held its own Mock Election in Main Hall. To say it was surprising that The Impact staff had to nearly pull students’ teeth to convi...

Alumni Dies Heroically Rescuing Friends During Boat Accident

Alumni Dies Heroically Rescuing Friends During Boat Accident

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor

November 7, 2016

Edwin didn’t remember most of what happened because he was passed out on a seat in the boat. When he woke up, he didn't know what day or time it was. All he knew was a feeling of panic and terror.

Taking Strides Against Breast Cancer

Taking Strides Against Breast Cancer

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor

November 2, 2016

We shuffled around through 19,000 participants, desperately searching for someone special. The color pink was everywhere - pink tutus, sparkly pink bows sitting on top of every little girl’s high ponytail, bright pink wigs, pink breast cancer ribbons painted on people’s faces, shades of pink pompoms,...

OP/ED: What’s Next After Graduation

OP/ED: What's Next After Graduation

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor

November 1, 2016

You’ve always dreamed of this day. You’re walking down the aisle, staring straight ahead with the biggest grin on your face, trying to keep your cool. Your body is shaking and your knees quiver as you continue to walk forward towards your future. Hoping not to fall, you take it one step at...

8 Reasons Why Fall Is The Best Time Of The Year

8 Reasons Why Fall Is The Best Time Of The Year

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor

October 18, 2016

1. Halloween You can dress up and be whoever you want to be for one night. No judgment. Well, maybe a little.  2. Thanksgiving Food food food food. Rest. Food food food food. Football and rest. Food food food food. Desert. Food food food food. Nap. Repeat. 3. Football Redskins record: 4-2...

OP/ED: Good Things Don’t Come To Those Who Wait

OP/ED: Good Things Don't Come To Those Who Wait

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor

October 6, 2016

When I was little, my mom told me, “Good things come to those who wait.” So I waited, and waited. And waited. *** I watched her come to school; bruises on her legs, fear in her eyes. Abused. I swore each time I looked at her I saw a shadow soon follow behind. It didn’t look like...

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