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Today I Quit My Job... Well One Of Em'

Today I Quit My Job… Well One Of Em’

Maritza Velasco, Staff Writer January 7, 2016

I woke up this morning, hit the snooze button twice and rolled over three or four times before dragging myself out of bed. As I walked barefoot into the cold bathroom to turn on the shower, thoughts of...

Dear Dad

Dear Dad

Maritza Velasco, Feature Editor May 27, 2015

Many people are unaware of the unique relationship I have with my dad, so when he showed up at my college graduation it surprised a lot of you. My dad has always been a part of my life; except for the...

Everyone Should Experience College, Or Something Like It

Everyone Should Experience College, Or Something Like It

Maritza Velasco, Features Editor April 30, 2015

Lately, my friends and I have found ourselves sitting around and reminiscing about the past four years of our lives. We’ll be graduating college in less than a month, yet it feels like just yesterday...

Dealing With the Identity of More Than One Race

Dealing With the Identity of More Than One Race

Maritza Velasco, Feature Editor April 22, 2015

In the second grade, a young and self-conscious Sabrina Burton begged her mother to assist her in straightening her naturally curly hair in hopes of fitting in with her peers. Burton’s mother gave in...

Dealing With My Insecurities

Dealing With My Insecurities

Maritza Velasco , Feature Editor April 9, 2015

You ever just stand in the mirror, staring at your reflection wishing you could see yourself through the eyes of others? Well I have, in fact I find myself doing it more than usual. Why? Because I’m...

Society Taking Strides Towards Acceptance

Society Taking Strides Towards Acceptance

Maritza Velasco , Feature Editor March 11, 2015

As time progresses, so do cultures, lifestyles and traditions. They all seem to evolve, but there are some things that tend to stay the same, such as the need for individuals to seek acceptance. Homosexuality...

A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed

A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed

Maritza Velasco, Impact Staff March 5, 2015

I have a friend named Maegan that I’ve only known for about two and a half years, yet I feel like I’ve known her for so much longer and I consider her to be my best friend. We met through the job I...

#LikeAGirl

#LikeAGirl

Maritza Velasco, Impact Staff February 19, 2015

The Super Bowl brings in millions of viewers each year to watch something other than the actual football game – the commercials. This year I was unable to watch either because I had to work, but my creative...

OP/ED: Time To Embrace America's College Promise Program

OP/ED: Time To Embrace America’s College Promise Program

Maritza Velasco, Impact Staff February 12, 2015

Last month, President Barack Obama made a proposal that may eliminate a major factor in holding high school graduates back from enrolling into college, community college that is. The President's proposal...

We Are First, Mercy College First Generation Students

We Are First, Mercy College First Generation Students

Maritza Velasco, Impact Staff February 9, 2015

There are many notable accomplishments that one experiences throughout his or her life and receiving a college education is prominently one of them. While attending college may seem more common today...

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