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Third Degree Black Belt Teaches Self Defense Class To Her Peers

Third Degree Black Belt Teaches Self Defense Class To Her Peers

Karissa Allen, Associate Editor

April 27, 2015

At three years old, a curly haired little girl walked into Valentine Karate in Meriden, Connecticut for the first time with the look of astonishment on her face. After trying to go through dance class and realizing she couldn’t do it, karate was the next best thing. Little did she know, karate was...

Leaving Your Comfort Zone Behind Isn’t Easy

Leaving Your Comfort Zone Behind Isn't Easy

Karissa Allen, Associate Editor

April 23, 2015

They say your college years are supposed to be the best years of your life. I’m not going to lie to you, but they were mine. As April comes to an end, and I have a mere four weeks left here at Mercy, I now realize that the last four years have shaped me into someone I am proud to be. Sure, mistakes...

Undrafted: The Fall Of A Star

Undrafted: The Fall Of A Star

Karissa Allen, Associate Editor

April 23, 2015

When horrible things happen, most people don’t think about using their experience to help others. Ethan Fisher, on the other hand, didn’t think twice about helping others and teaching them through his mistakes. Every day, the fact that he committed vehicular homicide remains in the back of his...

Love Comes Like a Dream and Leaves Like a Nightmare

Love Comes Like a Dream and Leaves Like a Nightmare

Karissa Allen, Associate Editor

March 21, 2015

Heart beats fast. Colors and promises. How to be brave? How can I love when I’m afraid to fall? But watching you stand alone. All of my doubts suddenly goes away somehow. All of my life I have sat here and watched people come and go from my life, most of the time not telling anyone how I feel a...

February Heart Month At Mercy

February Heart Month At Mercy

Karissa Allen, Associate Editor

March 17, 2015

February is National Heart Month and even with it being a short month, Mercy College raised awareness for a great cause all month. The Wellness Programs, American Heart Association, Whole Foods Market, and Westchester Medical Center joined together to create an event that took place Feb. 25. Not only...

The Hardest Letter I’ve Ever Had To Write…

The Hardest Letter I've Ever Had To Write...

Karissa Allen, Associate Editor

February 20, 2015

To the kid I thought was my best friend, I know you probably don’t want to talk to me, hence the reason you probably haven’t been answering my texts, Read More »...

Returning Marine Finds His ‘Zen’ To Combat PTSD

Returning Marine Finds His 'Zen' To Combat PTSD

Karissa Allen, Associate Editor

February 12, 2015

At 3 a.m., Joe lies in his bed and seems to be fast asleep, until he begins to get restless. Zen pops his head up from the end of the bed and realizes Joe is uncomfortable. He stands up and walks onto Joe’s body until he finds a pressure point, and lies on it. Joe calms down. Suffering from Post...

Your Lips Are Movin’

Your Lips Are Movin'

Karissa Allen, Associate Editor

February 7, 2015

Known for being the shortest month, and the one where so many celebrate love with Valentine’s Day, February 2015 is a month I considered to be a “perfect month” aesthetically.   Read More »...

Red in the Face, But Not by Choice

Red in the Face, But Not by Choice

Karissa Allen, Associate Editor

January 29, 2015

Looking in the mirror is one of the first things, people do in the morning, and it just so happens to not be one of my favorite things. Read More »...

Chapter 12 of 12

Chapter 12 of 12

Karissa Allen, Associate Editor

December 30, 2014

2014 was a crazy year for sure. Read More »...

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