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Mascot for a Day, Maverick Forever

Mascot for a Day, Maverick Forever

December 17, 2018

As my teammate suited me up in a thick grey suit, oversized plush tennis shoes and the headpiece, I knew I would never feel more like a Mercy Maverick than I did that day at Victory Gym. Being a mascot...

What’s Wrong with the World, Mama?

Mikayla Newham December 13, 2018

I’ve always loved the song Where Is The Love? by the Black Eyed Peas and Justin Timberlake. I would, and still do to this day, rap all of the lyrics by The Black Eyed Peas and sing all of JT’s high...

Are You What You Want to Be?

December 11, 2018

Throughout the course of my life, I’ve always known that I love to perform. But I never really thought of the activities I did as performing. I just wanted to have fun doing whatever I did and I always...

A Moment of Silence for the Flawless Men of The NBHD

A Moment of Silence for the Flawless Men of The NBHD

Mikayla Newham December 10, 2018

As I sat on the plane for six hours, awaiting my return to New York from the summer, I decided to make a bucket list, while listening to The Neighbourhood in my headphones. Some of the goals involved experiencing...

Home on the Road

Home on the Road

Mikayla Newham December 10, 2018

I can't think of anything better than getting in the car and going on joy ride or a spontaneous adventure. For me, I don’t mind doing it alone. As long the music is loud, I’m singing at the top of...

The Blessings of Blood Are For Both The Donor and Recipient

Mikayla Newham November 7, 2018

As I was striding toward the doors of the Rotunda to donate blood for the first time, I was nervous and I didn’t know what to expect. The only reference I had to donating blood was the experiences my...

5 Reasons You Should Be A College Athlete

5 Reasons You Should Be A College Athlete

Mikayla Newham October 25, 2018

Every athlete dreams of playing at the highest level they are capable of. Whether that be college or professional, there are steps necessary to achieve the athletic goals you’ve set for yourself. Being...

Mercy Athletics Joins First CODA Walk in Westchester

Mercy Athletics Joins First CODA Walk in Westchester

Mikayla Newham and Jessica Brandt October 11, 2018

Mercy College Athletics represented the Mavericks at the first ever CODA Walk in the nation on Sept. 30 to raise awareness and bring co-occurring disorders "out of the shadows and into the light." Over...

“Overdose with the Holy Ghost”

Mikayla Newham, Staff Writer September 29, 2018

"I was diggin' me a hole big enough to bury my soul. Weight of the world, I gotta carry my own"- 2009, Swimming. His music wouldn't be the same if the lyrics didn't contain experiences of his mind altering...

You Can't Appreciate the Sun Without the Rain

You Can’t Appreciate the Sun Without the Rain

Mikayla Newham, Impact Staff September 20, 2018

As I lie here awake, pondering whether I should write this or not, the thoughts going through my head make it hard for me to ignore. There have been numerous days and nights where I have done this exact...

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