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In Remembrance: Dobbs Ferry Commemorates the Armistice that Ended the Great War

In Remembrance: Dobbs Ferry Commemorates the Armistice that Ended the Great War

Michael Dunnings, Associate Editor

December 3, 2018

Eight million civilians, an estimated 11 million military personnel, 23 million wounded, and upwards of 19 million deaths. These staggering statistics measure the almost 40 million casualties from the Great War or has it has since become known World War 1. Now, 100 years later, and an additional 70-85...

World Toilet Day: Changing The Mindset On Our “Fecaphobia”

World Toilet Day: Changing The Mindset On Our

Michael Dunnings, Associate Editor

December 1, 2018

There are many tentpoles of an advanced civilization. Art, education, infrastructure, technology, transparency, and awareness. An advanced civilization should be one that has eliminated certain “quality of life” needs from being a persistent problem. In reality, our civilization can check many of...

Movement Matters: Mercy Professor Raising Awareness For Physical Therapy Month

Movement Matters: Mercy Professor Raising Awareness For Physical Therapy Month

Michael Dunnings, Associate Editor

November 8, 2018

Movement is a vital function for virtually every species on Earth. For some, movement is the difference between life and death. For most people, movement is an action that comes without much difficulty or thought; sitting up in a chair, reaching for a cup of coffee, going for a jog, or lifting weights. Movement...

OP/ED: What Will It Take? Coming to a Consensus on Climate Change

OP/ED: What Will It Take? Coming to a Consensus on Climate Change

Michael Dunnings, Associate Editor

November 5, 2018

What will it take? I have asked that question to myself enough times to make me believe I have lost my grasp on reality and that I have lost my sanity. The definition of insanity is repeating the same process over and over and expecting a different result. In that case, maybe I am. Maybe I have...

The 10 Best Universal Monster Movies

The 10 Best Universal Monster Movies

Michael Dunnings, Associate Editor

October 31, 2018

Marvel is largely credited with developing the cinematic universe concept that dominates modern cinema. Through meticulous planning and creative film making, Marvel has established a titan of the box office that has spanned over a decade, dating all the way back to 2008 with the introduction of "IronMan."...

Growing Up with the Oldies: The Original Cinematic Universe

Growing Up with the Oldies: The Original Cinematic Universe

Michael Dunnings, Associate Editor

October 31, 2018

Chances are that if you have siblings then you have some similar tastes, similar personalities, or passions. For me, that experience was tenfold. Being the oldest of three siblings, my brothers Ryan and the youngest Spencer, we always looked for ways to fit in a little better then we had. Growing...

UFC 229 Post Fight Brawl Shows We Still have Alot To Learn

UFC 229 Post Fight Brawl Shows We Still have Alot To Learn

Michael Dunnings, Associate Editor

October 12, 2018

UFC 229 was supposed to be the culmination of the month's long kerfuffle between the camps of Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. The McGregor and Nurmagomedov fued has been one of the most intensely personal rivalries the UFC has ever seen. Ethnicity, religion, politics, and national history...

Visiting Scholar Lectures Mercy About the Importance of Elie Wiesel’s Work

Visiting Scholar Lectures Mercy About the Importance of Elie Wiesel's Work

Michael Dunnings, Associate Editor

October 11, 2018

For David L. Phillips, "Night", published in English in 1960, was the beginning of Elie Wiesel's journey as an activist. Wiesel wrote the incredibly powerful, internationally acclaimed memoir, “Night” (La Nuit) after experiencing the horrors of the Holocaust. “Night" became Wiesel’s lesson...

Science on the Barge: Increasing Awareness for Sustainability

Science on the Barge: Increasing Awareness for Sustainability

Michael Dunnings, Associate Editor

October 4, 2018

Spiking temperatures, deforestation, extreme weather patterns, drought, and wildfires. These are just a small sampling on the checklist of global warming symptoms. But while global warming may be the eye of the storm so to speak, it is not the only issue at hand. Nature can only sustain a finite number...

Sorrows of a Fight Fan Part 3: The Storm Clouds Dissipate

Sorrows of a Fight Fan Part 3: The Storm Clouds Dissipate

Michael Dunnings, Associate Editor

September 17, 2018

Just this past April, it seemed as if the world of combat sport was collapsing in upon itself. It was as if the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse had ridden out from within the chasm and unleashed every possible blight or pestilence onto the world of mixed martial arts and boxing. Before we analyze...

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