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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 how the rest of my day was going to go began to circulate through my mind. Once the steam from the...

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. Read More »...

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. Read More »...

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 and began relaxing her hair, which is the process of adding harsh chemicals to coiled hair in order...

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? Read More »...

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 has caused controversy for many people; however, as generations mature, society as a whole...

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. Read More »...

#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. Read More »...

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 for The America’s College Promise program offers little to no cost college tuition for two years...

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. Read More »...

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