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My Double Life

My Double Life

Erykah Beaulieu, Impact Staff December 7, 2020

As a child growing up in the Bronx, I remember being very outgoing and outspoken. I had many friends and I wasn’t afraid to bust out into song or dance anywhere I went because I liked it. I was interested...

Journalism: My First Love

Journalism: My First Love

Erykah Beaulieu, Impact Staff November 30, 2020

“Sit down and read a book.” Those words fluttered through my childhood home often as I ran about being busy. My tiny hands always seemed to follow my brain, which led to many childhood mistakes...

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A Letter to Me from Me 

Erykah Beaulieu, Impact Staff November 23, 2020

Dear Ery,  Life has never been its kindest, but you've survived it to this point. From an outsider looking in, some might believe your life is easy, and some may even dare utter “privileged.” At...

This is America.

This is America.

Erykah Beaulieu, Impact Staff November 15, 2020

My heart aches. My body is somewhat numb. My brain is conditioned. 155 years ago, my ancestors were “freed.” Screams and cries echoed through the streets as the burden of being a human owned by another...

Young Americans Fear Election Results, Not Pleased With Either Candidate

Young Americans Fear Election Results, Not Pleased With Either Candidate

Erykah Beaulieu, Impact Staff November 4, 2020

If one point is true about what the current Presidential election has done, it's that it has put the United States of America through a period of civil unrest. People have accused the media of pushing...

Ugh, Roommates.

Ugh, Roommates.

Erykah Beaulieu October 5, 2020

As summer comes to an end, college students begin to prepare for those long 15 weeks spent studying, stressing over exams, and 11:59 pm deadlines. Those who dorm and don’t have the opportunity to have...

The Vaccine

Erykah Beaulieu October 1, 2020

When introducing anything new, there will be skepticism, and that is something to be expected. Various people will be the first ones willing to try the new product without hesitation, while others will...

10 ways to stay connected with loved ones during Covid

10 ways to stay connected with loved ones during Covid

September 20, 2020

If we can’t agree on anything else, I am sure that we can agree on how hard adapting to living in a pandemic has been. Friends are no longer as close to us as we would like and our family members seem...

I Chose Love

I Chose Love

Erykah Beaulieu, Impact Staff September 20, 2020

When I was 4-years-old, my father left me. His physical presence was still on Earth, but he was no longer in mine. At the age of 11, my father became the first man ever to break my heart, and soon after...

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