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The Impact Says Farewell to its 2019 Seniors

The Impact Says Farewell to its 2019 Seniors

Nicole Acosta, Brian Pineiro, Caroline Newman, Michael Dunnings, and Stephen Lyons

May 8, 2019

As the last "Impact Thursday" of the 2018-19 year arrives, our senior staff members reflect on their time with The Impact.  Though our seniors' journeys are coming to a close, a whole new chapter of their lives is just beginning. We look forward to seeing all that they accomplish in their pr...

OP/ED: The Concealed Fear of Riding in Cabs as a Woman

OP/ED: The Concealed Fear of Riding in Cabs as a Woman

Nicole Acosta, Managing Editor

April 26, 2019

New York, the city that should also be known as the one with unreliable public transportation. This leads me, and many other city-goers without a driver's license, to spend mass amounts of money on cabs to get to our destinations safely and on time. Digital ride-sharing corporations like Uber and Lyf...

Her Agenda Attempts To Demystify the Home-Buying Process for Millennial Women

(L-R) AJ Barkley, Emma Gray, Carolyn Githieya and Nikki R. Thomas

Nicole Acosta, Managing Editor

April 25, 2019

Loan repayment, minimal job benefits, and food insecurity are some of the unwanted life factors that this generation's millennials have to endure. Commonly, these ceasing qualities can contribute to many feeling apprehensive towards home-ownership and equity. On April 4, the digital media platform, Her Age...

Netflix’s “The OA” Transcends Typical Sci-Fi Storytelling

Britt Marling in Netflix's

Nicole Acosta, Managing Editor

April 18, 2019

WARNING: SLIGHT SPOILERS AHEAD Classified angels, everchanging dimensions, near-death experiences, and age-defying relationships. These are definitely mind-bending experiences we don't usually have the authority to witness on a daily basis. However, if you are lucky enough to have access to a Netf...

OP/ED: School Admission Privilege is a Legitimate Concern

OP/ED: School Admission Privilege is a Legitimate Concern

Nicole Acosta, Managing Editor

April 3, 2019

We've only reached the third month of 2019, and yet scandal has found a way to make itself exceedingly known. On what was a highly trafficked day on social media, March 12 was one where a topic that has been swept under the rug was exposed to the public eye. Apparently, you can now bribe your way...

OP/ED: The MTA Fare Hike Will Not Disentangle a Broken Transit System

Photo/Craig Ruttle

Nicole Acosta, Managing Editor

February 28, 2019

The MTA wants to raise our fare prices to cover their impending debt. I'm pretty sure I still won't get to work on time.

Staff Picks: Our Most Admired Black Icons

Staff Picks: Our Most Admired Black Icons

Nicole Acosta, Steven Keehner, Valerie Lopez, and Jared Naut

February 27, 2019

Members of the Impact Staff break down their favorite Black icons in honor of Black History Month.

Mercy College Still Fighting Lawsuit Against Former Dean and LIU; Outcome Slated for Early Summer

Mercy College Still Fighting Lawsuit Against Former Dean and LIU; Outcome Slated for Early Summer

Nicole Acosta, Managing Editor

February 26, 2019

An update on Mercy College's lawsuit against former dean of the School of Business, Edward Weis, and Long Island University.

Mercy College Adjuncts Announce Intention to Unionize

Mercy College Adjuncts Announce Intention to Unionize

Nicole Acosta and Steven Keehner

February 12, 2019

The adjunct professors of Mercy College have formally announced their decision to unionize following a gathering on Jan. 31 in front of Verrazano Hall in hope to receive what they consider "better working conditions." Over 20 faculty members came to show solidarity toward this movement in the brutal and...

A Misplaced Attachment

A Misplaced Attachment

Nicole Acosta, Managing Editor

December 28, 2018

“I love you.” It wasn’t the kind of “I love you” that girls yelp in gratuity when their best friend convinces their secret crush to go on a date with them. Or the kind of “I love you” that one uses when their best friend gives them all the answers to the final exam. It was a romantic...

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