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I Open At The Close

I Open At The Close

Jackie Miranda, Opinions Editor

May 5, 2015

I’m writing this at two in the morning as a new day is beginning, but my mind is flooded with things that have, or are coming to an end. Read More »...

A Real Life Story: Surviving Loss and Homophobia

A Real Life Story: Surviving Loss and Homophobia

Jackie Miranda, Opinions Editor

April 23, 2015

Director Speaks To Mercy Students About Life and Loss

Accepting Your Place In The Friend Zone

Accepting Your Place In The Friend Zone

Jackie Miranda, Opinions Editor

April 23, 2015

The friend zone is, in its simplest form, equivalent to relationship limbo, although to others it’s more like relationship hell. There are a few ways to determine whether or not you’re in the friend zone. For example, are you always referred to as best friend, buddy, sister/brother, or homie?...

‘Meninist’ Movement Headed in the Wrong Direction

'Meninist' Movement Headed in the Wrong Direction

Jackie Miranda, Opinions Editor

March 5, 2015

With feminine power on the rise, men have taken it upon themselves to fight against the spread of feminism by making a mockery of it with their own movement: meninism. Apparently, the point of meninism is to fight for men to have the same rights as women. To us women, that sounds like a great idea....

The Ugly Truth About Pain

The Ugly Truth About Pain

Jackie Miranda, Opinions Editor

March 4, 2015

These days it doesn't take much time on the Internet before I find a post that makes me roll my eyes, but I've noticed a pattern lately of certain images and ideas on the blogging website Tumblr that make me sick to my stomach with rage. Every now and then, I’ll come across an image of a person...

9 Steps Of Sending A Risky Text

9 Steps Of Sending A Risky Text

Jackie Miranda, Impact Staff

February 5, 2015

  Typing it all out The first step is the easiest. You spend all day figuring out how you’re going to put your feelings into words, and the second you start typing it all out, your thoughts organize into a single file line from your brain to your fingers to your phone. Your fin...

The Era of the Side Chick

The Era of the Side Chick

Jackie Miranda, Impact Staff

February 5, 2015

WARNING: If your man refuses to be seen with you in public, only texts you to hang out after 3 a.m., and keeps your relationship a secret…. then you may be a side chick. While polygamy, secret affairs, and dirty cheats have been around since the dawn of time, the term side chick has recently exploded...

Ignorance Is A Loaded Gun

Ignorance Is A Loaded Gun

Jackie Miranda, Impact Staff

December 30, 2014

There has been an absurd amount of media coverage over Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s son (originally their daughter) Shiloh asking to be called John and referred to in male pronouns. With everyone feeling the need to put in their two cents, I’ve seen a lot of comments about how the parents should...

The Will To Live

The Will To Live

Jackie Miranda, Impact Staff

November 13, 2014

I'll always remember the day my brother graduated high school. Read More »...

Exploiting Mental Illness In The Media

Exploiting Mental Illness In The Media

Jackie Miranda, Impact Staff

October 13, 2014

There is no doubting the influence the media has on our lives. Read More »...

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