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OP/ED: No Bruises, No Case

OP/ED: No Bruises, No Case

Nicole Alarcon, Associate Editor October 18, 2021

Reporting someone for domestic violence and not having marks to prove it. Who will believe it, and why should they? These are dangerous thoughts. Verbal and emotional abuse if not reported could lead to...

Do Not Try This on Your Own – Part 2

Do Not Try This on Your Own – Part 2

Nicole Alarcon, Associate Editor October 14, 2021

“This sounds like a sex trafficking scheme.” My friend Katy texted me after I told her about the craigslist job. We had read scary stories about craigslist meetings gone terribly wrong, I was still...

Former Summit Students Make Claims About Abuse In Nyack School

Former Summit Students Make Claims About Abuse In Nyack School

Nicole Alarcon and Renae Morgan October 7, 2021

When Jason Samel attended The Summit School in Upper Nyack in the early 90s, he expected it to be a place of learning that fostered his social, mental, and academic development. At first glance, he was...

Do Not Try This on Your Own - Part 1

Do Not Try This on Your Own – Part 1

Nicole Alarcon, Associate Editor September 30, 2021

Over the summer, I spend hours scrolling through craigslist looking for gigs that would supplement my income. I was always wary of possible craigslist dangers, speaking notably from a female point of view. After...

Mercy Launches Rocket League Club

Mercy Launches Rocket League Club

Nicole Alarcon, Impact Staff May 10, 2021

Mercy is calling all Esports enthusiasts to join their new Rocket League club. Over the years, Rocket League has seen increased popularity among players on Twitch and other live streaming platforms: a...

OP/ED: The COVID-19 Vaccine and Those Who Could Not Wait To Get It

OP/ED: The COVID-19 Vaccine and Those Who Could Not Wait To Get It

Nicole Alarcon, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

The Biden administration vowed to supply Americans with enough vaccine to get at least 70% of adults with a dose by July 4th. Up until now, at least 45% of the total U.S population received the vaccine,...

Netflix’s “The Present” shows realistic perspective on Palestinian Struggles

Netflix’s “The Present” shows realistic perspective on Palestinian Struggles

Nicole Alarcon, Staff Writer April 26, 2021

The short film depicts a day in the life of a Palestinian family living in the “Palestinian Enclaves,” the rather small designated areas for Palestinians in the West Bank. The 2020 short film directed...

OP/ED: Our Educational Systems Influence On Student Loans

OP/ED: Our Educational System’s Influence On Student Loans

Nicole Alarcon, Impact Staff April 14, 2021

This image was shared on Mercy College’s Instagram account, and it seems like a positive image of the college. Indeed, Mercy is the best financial option for a private school. However, take a look at...

Top 10 Easiest Houseplants To Own

Top 10 Easiest Houseplants To Own

Nicole Alarcon, Staff Writer April 8, 2021

For anyone who ever wanted to be a plant owner but doubted their skills, this is your sign to take the first step and become a plant parent. It can be intimidating to start as different plants require...

The Attack On Hedge Funds And How Robinhood Took The Fall For It

The Attack On Hedge Funds And How Robinhood Took The Fall For It

Nicole Alarcon, Impact Staff April 4, 2021

Robinhood ticked off a series of controversial debates in January when the CEO, Vlad Tenev, announced in a press release that the platform would restrict all trading on GameStop(GME) and other stocks known...

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