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COVID-19: Transformation of Westchester County Center into Temporary Hospital

COVID-19: Transformation of Westchester County Center into Temporary Hospital

Estefania Salinas, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2020

The Westchester County Center known as the home of the Westchester Knicks, expositions, trade shows, and graduation ceremonies is expected to become a temporary hospital site for COVID-19 patients. The increase of overflowing hospitals have been taken to the next level. There are no more sufficient space...

La Reina de la Hispanidad 2016

La Reina de la Hispanidad 2016

Estefania Salinas, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2020

Reina de la Hispanidad is organized by the Hispanic Heritage Committee in Manhattan. Each year, a queen and her court are crowned. The best part of being crowned is the winners get to be on a float during the Defile de la Hispanidad. It's the biggest Hispanic parade in Manhattan and the queens are the...

Building New Friendships

Building New Friendships

Estefania Salinas, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2020

I was excited to make new friends during my first year residing on campus. The Mercy campus is really small, so I was seeing new faces every day without a doubt. However, knowing that the campus was so small made it easier to know people’s business.  Therefore, I carefully made new friends with pe...

Black Student Union Presents ‘First Choice’ For High School Seniors

Black Student Union Presents ‘First Choice’ For High School Seniors

Estefania Salinas, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2020

High school seniors envision themselves attending the college or university of their dreams. These seniors work hard to succeed academically to apply or receive scholarships from colleges. Many of these students want their first choice dream college, which gives them the opportunity to be a part of a...

COVID-19 Put My Life On Hold

COVID-19 Put My Life On Hold

Estefania Salinas, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2020

I had everything planned out for the next couple of months. My internship was going very well. I was soon to start reporting on events on my own. My senior pictures were available and I was in the process of making the invitations for my graduation party. I made calls to the people I cared the most...

COVID-19 Is No Laughing Matter

COVID-19 Is No Laughing Matter

Estefania Salinas, Staff reporter

April 1, 2020

The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest event that's happened to our world in a long time. The number of positive diagnoses and deaths has been increasing rapidly every day. There are lockdowns occurring in countries all over the world. The U.S. has been advised to practice social distancing....

He Could Be the One

He Could Be the One

Estefania Salinas, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2020

Is this really happening? Is he the one? I can’t even remember the last time I'd asked myself this question. When you think hard about it, sometimes it doesn’t happen. All the good things that enter anyone’s life happen at the moment they least expect it. I have heard it so many times and couldn’...

Resident Assistants Relieved After COVID-19 Scare

Resident Assistants Relieved After COVID-19 Scare

Estefania Salinas, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2020

COVID-19 has been a growing outbreak since early January, sending many to leave their campuses and into their homes. But for the Residential Assistances of Mercy College, the process has been nothing short of complicated. The virus has moved quickly in the past two months by spreading internationally...

He Was Just Not That Into Me

He Was Just Not That Into Me

Estefania Salinas, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

As he walked from a distance, my eyes quickly followed. I felt a genuine connection. An unfamiliar face that I had never seen before, gave me, for the first time, a fluttery feeling in my stomach. From that moment, I was curious to find out more about that unfamiliar face. I was just a freshman getting used to college l...

My Lucky Numbers: 2, 8, and 24

My Lucky Numbers: 2, 8, and 24

Estefania Salinas, Impact Staff

March 13, 2020

I was totally in love with Kobe Bryant. I admire how humble he was, how he treated his girls, and his talent on the basketball court. His smile was contagious and his powerful messages would always make me tear up and think about my life. His relationship with Gianna was heartwarming and reminds me of...

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