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Small Businesses Battle Uncertain Future

Small Businesses Battle Uncertain Future
December 16, 2020

With the looming threat of expiration dates closing in, millions are going to lose their unemployment benefits right after Christmas. The clock is ticking on Congress and the administration to extend...

Jupiter Joe and His Journey Through Space

Jupiter Joe and His Journey Through Space
December 10, 2020
“So when people ask me why I do what I do, I say I do what I do because I hope that one day someone teaches me a lesson that I taught someone else, at least that way I’ll know it came back around.”

Social Media Can Ruin Your Life

Social Media Can Ruin Your Life
December 7, 2020

What we post on social media matters and can sometimes be used against us, unethically. Before we post something on the internet, we should think about whether it's appropriate or worthy of being posted,...

The First Man to Break My Heart

The First Man to Break My Heart
December 3, 2020

The first man we learn to love is our father. Fathers are there for us the first time we fall and scrape our knees, they are there for us when our teeth are falling loose and when we get sick, and even...

10 Thanksgiving Treats You Can Find in A Brazilian American Household

10 Thanksgiving Treats You Can Find in A Brazilian American Household
November 26, 2020

Holidays in a Brazilian household look a little bit different than any of the traditional American holidays, especially because of the food. I would say that, in my house, we have a mix: the best of both...

Thanksgiving To-Go A Success

Thanksgiving To-Go A Success
November 18, 2020

It wasn't the usual Mercy College Thanksgiving celebration but it was almost a reminder of what it's like to be surrounded by family and friends during the holiday.    Mercy College hosted...

Motorcycle Diaries

Motorcycle Diaries
November 18, 2020

I remember wanting to learn how to ride a motorcycle ever since I was a child. I also remember sabotaging my mind into thinking that it was only a “boy’s thing.” I always imagined the thrill and...

I Wish My Parents Taught Me About Money

I Wish My Parents Taught Me About Money
November 11, 2020

When I was young and still living in Brazil, we lived in a small orange house in a suburban neighborhood in Sao Paulo, called Jardim Helga. The life we ​​lived was simple in a low-class environment...

One Man’s Dirt Is Another Man’s Delicacy

One Man's Dirt Is Another Man's Delicacy
November 3, 2020

Normally one would use a canvas to make art, but one artist uses dirty trucks and cars. “It was just an idea; a wish for an experiment. I was looking at dirty trucks on a highway and imagined that...

The Scars I Hide

The Scars I Hide
October 28, 2020

During my early teen years, I was a twig; a 90-pound body with a giant head. I looked a lot like a bobblehead doll, but this is just my body dysmorphia exaggerating the scenario. Nonetheless, I hated my...

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