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Strength In Letting Go

Strength In Letting Go

Kayla Simas

December 27, 2017

To my bullies, this is more for me, than it is for you…

OP/ED: Show Some Respect and Stand

OP/ED: Show Some Respect and Stand

Kayla Simas, Impact Staff

September 28, 2017

This past Sunday, players throughout the NFL joined arms and took a knee as the anthem was played, as part of a protest against the remarks President Donald Trump made at an Alabama rally for Luther Strange, an Alabama politician running for re-election. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these...

Starts With Goodbye…

Starts With Goodbye...

Kayla Simas

July 22, 2017

As I stood in line at Dunkin’ Donuts, I heard a familiar voice. I couldn’t help but turn around, curious to know how I knew that voice,  and it caught a glimpse that stopped me in my tracks. It was my ex-boyfriend.  It actually had me thinking that if an encounter like this were to...

8 Misconceptions People Have About Country Music

8 Misconceptions People Have About Country Music

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor

May 8, 2017

If I had a penny for every time someone used one of these lines when talking to me about my love for country music, I'd be a millionaire. "Literally."   1. "Every song is depressing." Not true, but let's face it, every genre of music has both slow and upbeat songs. There's fun songs like Zac...

Men’s Lacrosse Lose 9-8 In Championship Game OT

Men's Lacrosse Lose 9-8 In Championship Game OT

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor

May 1, 2017

 The Mavs made school history as they won their first-ever ECC playoff game in the semifinals at home against Chestnut Hill Griffins on May 3 by a score of 15-3. The Mavericks then lost to NYIT, 9-8, in overtime in a thrilling championship match.  Mercy's men's lacrosse entered the...

Mercy Senior Is All About Putting On A Show

Mercy Senior Is All About Putting On A Show

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor

April 13, 2017

Standing on the tiny stage, Paul Santoli became overwhelmed with nerves as he did his first stand up comedy show. He looked out into the audience as he started sweating bullets. Before he knew it, he blacked out as the sound of laughter and the audience clapping. He knew he did his job. The senior,...

Costa Pitches Motivation to Mavs

Costa Pitches Motivation to Mavs

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor

April 9, 2017

It was the last conference doubleheader of the season for Sussex Community College, a week before playoffs. All Kenny Costa and his team needed were to win these two games and they were soon on their way to a region title. Once Costa’s coach decided to start him on the mound for game one, he knew ...

McNally Providing Senior Leadership For Lacrosse

McNally Providing Senior Leadership For Lacrosse

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor

March 9, 2017

Sitting off to the sidelines, Kevin McNally watched as the game was tied, 16-16. The anxiety was building inside of him as he knew this game would not only send University of Albany further into the American East Finals (AEF), but it would tell the fate of his lacrosse career. With many though...

Fina Helps Lead the Mavs In ECC

Fina Helps Lead the Mavs In ECC

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor

March 6, 2017

Walking out onto the field with their game face on and brand new jerseys, the Mavericks were ready for the season opener against the Stonehill Skyhawks in the Palmetto state. After a scoreless first inning for both teams, senior Charles Fina led off the top of the second for the Mavs with a single ...

Two Mercy Students Lending a Hand Healing the Children in India

Natalia Kartholl, Emily Beck, Dr. Helen Buhler and Dr. Shari Berkowitz with a child of India.

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor

March 3, 2017

After Emily Beck and Natalia Kartholl boarded their third plane and traveled 36 hours, they sat in the taxi excited. Their words became fewer as they gazed into the town of Ujjain, India, speechless. The farther the taxi went down the road, the more the two were hit with culture shock. Cows were ev...

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