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Come On Get Happy

Come On Get Happy

Katie O'Connor

May 19, 2014

Well summer is almost here and it’s time to hit that old, dusty trail to the beach folks. No whining either, no matter how hot it gets or how humid it may be. When your armpits are sweating uncontrollably and your hair is frizzed to the max, remind yourself of the winter we just had, then lock it up...

Are the Younger Generations Musically Incompetent?

Are the Younger Generations Musically Incompetent?

Katie O'Connor

May 16, 2014

I find that with all the driving I do, I have listened to my fair share of radio. I have seen stations come and go and then come back again. Truthfully I am bewildered as to what is in demand these days. If I don’t have a personally chosen mix playing in the CD player, I have my iPod plugged into...

Problems of a Tall Girl

Problems of a Tall Girl

Katie O'Connor

May 15, 2014

My height has always been an issue. I hear all the time how lucky I am to be so tall. Oh yes, while barely touching six feet I can reach things that short people cannot and I can see better than others at concerts. There are just as many cons as there are pros and I am here to tell you shorty’s, life...

Respect Your Selfie

Respect Your Selfie

Katie O'Connor

May 4, 2014

The selfie! Starting off as a “come see how good I look” revolution, it is becoming an epidemic. They plague every type of social media. In an effort to appear natural, selfie-takers put more effort into taking their own photo than they do with most things in life. From every kind of angle to different...

No. You Sir, Have a Nice Day…

No. You Sir, Have a Nice Day...

Katie O'Connor, Impact Staff

May 4, 2014

Working in the service industry these days takes a special type of person. The qualities needed to survive are a concoction of character traits that if not possessed, could crumble you to the core. As long as you’re a hard worker, the only other ingredients needed are a little bit of sweetness mixed...

In Youth We Learn; In Age We Understand

In Youth We Learn; In Age We Understand

Katie O'Connor, Impact Staff

April 30, 2014

You’re in college, get ready to get old. These are the days where you are semi responsible for yourself but you’re also living a false sense of reality. As a 27 year old college student, I myself am in a weird kind of limbo. I am almost fully independent yet scared to face the work force in fears...

Living the American Dream on No Sleep

Living the American Dream on No Sleep

Katie O'Connor, Impact staff

April 10, 2014

In today’s day and age we are surrounded with the mentality that we can in fact “do it all.” Read More »...

Boston: A Year Later and Stronger Than Ever

Boston: A Year Later and Stronger Than Ever

Katie O'Connor, Impact Staff

April 10, 2014

On April 15, 2013, a double bombing occurred at the Boston marathon with two explosions about 12 seconds apart from each other leaving three dead and 264 injured.  Absolute pandemonium ensued while a massive manhunt unlike any other was underway to find the bombers. After the homemade bombs had gone...

Marijuana, Welcome to New York?

Marijuana, Welcome to New York?

Katie O'Connor, Staff Writer

March 6, 2014

Governor Cuomo announced in early January that the use of medical marijuana will be allowed in about 20 hospitals statewide. Following the path of a few states who have also legalized the use of medicinal marijuana and too soon to make any assumptions as to when it will be available, New York is far...

What Would Saint Patrick Do?

What Would Saint Patrick Do?

Katie O'Connor

March 5, 2014

St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2014. The Irish have marched up 5th Avenue in New York City for more than 250 years. To be exact, this year will be the 253rd time. It is a celebration of the Irish coming to and flourishing in America and a point of pride, an invitation for everyone to be Irish on St. Pa...

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