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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 System's 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...

Superwoman Is An Immigrant

Superwoman Is An Immigrant

Nicole Alarcon, Staff Writer March 29, 2021

My mother, Chilean born was only 6-years-old when my grandmother and grandfather moved to Brazil. They left her childhood home and the rest of the family in hopes to find a cheaper cost of living; my grandfather...

Running Away From New York

Running Away From New York

Nicole Alarcon, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

I fell out of love with New York, and I think a lot of people did during the pandemic.    Everything has changed drastically, and it seems like the idea of finding the American Dream in New York City...

Governor Cuomo Is In Hot Water Over Nursing-Home Deaths Data

Governor Cuomo Is In Hot Water Over Nursing-Home Deaths Data

Nicole Alarcon March 14, 2021

Governor Andrew Cuomo is undergoing FBI investigations over nursing home deaths caused by COVID-19. New York Attorney General Letitia James released a conclusive report accusing the New York State Health...

Living With Impostor Syndrome

Living With Impostor Syndrome

Nicole Alarcon, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

I am a fraud... That’s what goes through my head every time I accomplish something, or any time I submit an assignment, or even when I speak to someone. That’s what’s in my head 24/7. It is...

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