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Experts Split on Whether Diamox Could be Used to Cure COVID-19

Experts Split on Whether Diamox Could be Used to Cure COVID-19

Jillian Simmons, Impact Staff

May 9, 2020

E.R. and Critical Care doctor in New York City, Dr. Cameron Kyle-Sidell, posted a video on March 31 on Vimeo.com titled ‘FROM NYC ICU: IS COVID REALLY ARDS?!!!' Nearly 100,000 views later and the public is unsure whether to support his message.  “Nine days ago, I opened an intensive care unit...

Someone Who’s Inspired Me for Years

Someone Who's Inspired Me for Years

Jillian Simmons, Impact Staff

May 4, 2020

I’m going to talk about someone who helped me get through a really dark time in my life, and that person is a YouTuber. I know that probably sounds silly of me to say, but it’s the absolute truth. My freshman year of college was one of the hardest years of my life to date. I was at a pretty pathetic...

10 Feel Good Things to Watch While You’re Quarantined

10 Feel Good Things to Watch While You're Quarantined

Jillian Simmons, Impact Staff

May 3, 2020

With everything going on right now, it's easy to get caught up in the negative. There are new things posted every single day about the state of the world and people can easily get lost in how scary things are, so it's good to have an escape at times. During this hard time, I've spent a more hours than...

Brush Up On Your Skills With These Free Digital Courses

Brush Up On Your Skills With These Free Digital Courses

Jillian Simmons, Impact Staff

May 2, 2020

While everyone is quarantined in their homes, many people have found themselves being bored with the same routine day in and day out as they wait for the world to open up again. While all this free time can be overwhelming to many, some colleges and companies are offering free courses to learn new skills...

Let’s Cancel ‘Cancel Culture’

Let's Cancel 'Cancel Culture'

Jillian Simmons, Impact Staff

April 21, 2020

Since being quarantined, I’ve spent pretty much all of my time playing Animal Crossing and on social media, which is something that I’m pretty sure a lot of people can relate to right now. When I checked on my phone, I learned that I spent 20 hours and 44 minutes on social media alone, which definitely...

You’ve Got A Friend In Me

You've Got A Friend In Me

Jillian Simmons, Impact Staff

April 7, 2020

This column is going to consist of a whole lot less talking about what’s going wrong right now and how I’m trying to get through it, and instead, I’m going to talk about one of the very best things in my life: my best friend, Darryus. A best friend is a funny concept to me because if you hear...

Virtual Commencement Announced For Seniors

Virtual Commencement Announced For Seniors

Jillian Simmons, Impact Staff

April 7, 2020

 President of Mercy College, Timothy Hall, announced via email on April 1 that while the college has been closely monitoring the current COVID-19 situation, it has been decided to cancel all events and activities for the rest of the academic year, following the guidelines that have been set in place...

Infecting our Minds

Infecting our Minds

Jillian Simmons, Impact Staff

March 25, 2020

Everybody knows about the coronavirus, Miss Rona, COVID-19, or whatever else you want to call this thing that has changed just about everybody’s life. In the span of a few months, this has become a sweeping global pandemic and the only thing that anybody can talk about. Starting on Wednesday, March...

Maybe I Am Stupid

Maybe I Am Stupid

Jillian Simmons, Impact Staff

March 10, 2020

I was one of the smart kids in the class when I was younger. Everything came so naturally to me. I never struggled for anything, and when I did, I’d sit down and then figure it out. I remember being in first grade (I was already deemed one of the smart kids by then), there was one week when during...

The Streaming Wars

The Streaming Wars

Jillian Simmons, Impact Staff

December 24, 2019

It’s a competitive time to be a streaming platform right now, and a great time to be a media consumer as the Streaming Wars heats up.  With new streaming platforms popping up, like Apple TV+ and Disney+, the older streaming platforms like Netflix and Hulu are going to have to step up their gam...

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