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My Last First Day of School

My Last First Day of School

Francesca Simone, Managing Editor

September 16, 2020

It’s been eight years since I graduated from high school and started my college journey, and over 20 years since I started school altogether. School didn’t ever come easy to me as it did to some others, so the idea of continuing on to college after high school overwhelmed me terribly. But I attempted...

Fall 2020: The Most Unusual Semester on Record

Fall 2020: The Most Unusual Semester on Record

Francesca Simone, Managing Editor

September 8, 2020

The fall semester will officially begin on Sept. 9. in what could potentially be the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mercy College is diving faith-first into “the most unusual semester on record.” School will be operating through various hybrid versions of in-person and remote teaching and learning...

Mercy STEM Defies COVID-19 Limitations Through Educational Video Showcase

Mercy STEM Defies COVID-19 Limitations Through Educational Video Showcase

Francesca Simone, Copy Editor

May 27, 2020

Despite the trying times and difficult circumstances that 2020 has presented thus far, a great deal of positivity continues to endure. Associate professor and co-director of the Mercy College Center for STEM Education (CSE), Dr. Amanda M. Gunning continues to highlight the importance of STEM Educatio...

Vacation at the Start of a Pandemic

Vacation at the Start of a Pandemic

Julianna Ilise, Impact Staff

May 15, 2020

Every spring semester college students across the United States buy plane tickets, book hotel rooms and pack their backs in preparation for the best week of the year. Spring break is a time where students get to take off and party. It allows students to release all of the stress they have been deali...

Op/Ed: Let’s Wake Up In Regard To Racism, Oppression and Discrimination

Op/Ed: Let's Wake Up In Regard To Racism, Oppression and Discrimination

Julianna Ilise, Impact Staff

May 11, 2020

Racism is a prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior.  You can read these definitions and simply know how often situations happen where racisim, discrimination and opression occur. It doesn't mat...

There’s Something Out of This World in the Hudson Valley

There's Something Out of This World in the Hudson Valley

Francesca Simone, Copy Editor

May 11, 2020

In a world full of skepticism, there are just some concepts too outlandish to discount — or at least that’s what one believer thinks.  It was a chilly evening sometime in the late '70s or early '80s. Linda Zimmermann received a call from her friend’s mother, whose word she respected greatly, t...

The Life of a Klutz

The Life of a Klutz

Julianna Ilise, Impact Staff

May 11, 2020

It all started when I was three years old and wanted to be Santa Claus. I was in the living room of my old home. I got a Shop-Rite bag and filled it with all of my mother's books, but unfortunately the books were too heavy for me to withhold and I fell over. But it wasn't just any fall. No, I decided to...

OP/ED: Screen Time Is What You Make Of It

Julianna Ilise, Impact Staff

May 7, 2020

Technology has become an everyday use in almost every household, from televisions, phones, laptops and gaming systems it is sometimes hard to get away from the screen. It is especially hard to get the kids away because, well, technology is what we use as play time for kids nowadays.  Studie...

Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life

Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life

Julianna Ilise, Impact Staff

May 5, 2020

“If I could, I would” has been a sentence that everyone has said more than once in their lifetime.  For me.  If I could, I would have my dream job with a big music or television company. My father always told me “If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life.”Aand ...

Walking Into The Nightmare

Walking Into The Nightmare

Julianna Ilise, Impact Staff

April 26, 2020

Every morning, as she walks through the Emergency Room doors, she's fearful of what she is about to walk into. The patients. Herself. Her family. The act of risking it all stays on her mind while walking into the nightmare.  Patricia Schudde has been a nurse for almost 20 years, working in emergency roo...

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