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OP/ED: Regaining Your Game: Videogame Club Looking For Some Respect

Mark McCarthy, Staff Writer

April 28, 2018

With the end of one semester and the start of the next, there are casualties during the turnover period. The changing of faculty, students changing colleges or graduating, the televisions in Vic Café that were working at the before winter break but now no longer turn on for some reason. But the true...

Students Travel to U.N.; Discuss Student Relationships

Mark McCarthy, Staff Writer

April 28, 2018

The United Nations Building, located in New York City, was built in order to prevent World War III. It is a towering skyscraper filled with gifts from other nations, diplomats, dozens of meeting halls, security officers and a gift shop. However, on April 13 the historic building housed a different...

I REGRET NOTHING

I REGRET NOTHING

Mark McCarthy, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018

Words of wisdom to anyone in the world who wants to make a point but doesn’t want to single someone out, don’t make eye contact with me. You might have not meant to do it, hell I might not apply to whatever subject you’re talking about, but the fact still remains unchanged. If you make eye...

Whoever Said Resurrection Was Easy?

The skull of a cave bear, which went extinct 25,000 years ago. The discovery is the first time species of mammals so far apart have been shown to carry each other’s DNA.CreditCreditAndrei Posmoanu

Mark McCarthy, Staff Writer

March 30, 2018

Extinction. The termination of a species in its entirety. Once a species is declared extinct, it is gone forever. Some species have been declassified as extinct in the past, but that’s only due to either the efforts of captive breeding programs or a lost herd being discovered somewhere else. Regardless,...

10 Games That Shouldn’t Be On Any Positive Lists

10 Games That Shouldn't Be On Any Positive Lists

Mark McCarthy, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

Game Informer recently released a "readers choice" top 300 list on video games. Now taste is subjective, so everyones top 10, or 300 if you insist on obsessing on this fact. However, some of the games on this list should not be on this list, like at all. So I thought, what are the 10 games that should...

Help Wanted: Job Fair Needs More Jobs

Help Wanted: Job Fair Needs More Jobs

Mark McCarthy, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018

The ultimate goal of college, for most people, is to get a job and begin their career. This means applying to multiple positions and hoping for the best. But for some, waiting until one obtains a degree is just too long a period of time to go without a job. That’s when Mercy College’s Career Day...

The Big Bitcoin Short

The Big Bitcoin Short

Mark McCarthy, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018

A single piece of code now has the capacity to tank the entire financial market. Granted, this is not the first time this has happened and it certainly won’t be the last. Financial markets have a tendency to create bubbles, a financial term that involves the value of something increasing dramatically...

Gourmet Popcorn: A Large Bag Of Bad Ideas

Gourmet Popcorn: A Large Bag Of Bad Ideas

Mark McCarthy, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018

Just because you slap the word “gourmet” onto something doesn’t mean that it becomes a good idea. Yes, I am aware that the definition of gourmet means “good food”, I’m an English major people, I know how to Google definitions. But to hell with that definition, it was created by snobby...

Vote Dulce De Leche (Creamy Caramel) For Dum Dums Flavor 2018

Vote Dulce De Leche (Creamy Caramel) For Dum Dums Flavor 2018

Mark McCarthy, Staff Writer

February 19, 2018

I, Mark Andrew McCarthy, Staff Writer for the Impact News and only person on earth with a brain, hereby cast my endorsement for dulce de leche (creamy caramel) as a returning flavor to the Dum Dum lollipop brand. I also condemn pink lemonade, the flavor currently winning the voting gauntlet, on the...

Reginald F. Lewis Discussion Highlights Black History Month

Reginald F. Lewis Discussion Highlights Black History Month

Mark McCarthy, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

The first billion dollar merger ever facilitated across international borders was facilitated by an African American. February is Black History Month, a time for reflecting on the successes and advancements African-Americans have made on society. It is a month that sees people looking back on legends...

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