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Mercy College Community Runs Donation Drive for Afghanistan Refugees

Mercy College Community Runs Donation Drive for Afghanistan Refugees

Noelle Ramirez, Staff Member October 13, 2021

“The Taliban would take men from their homes and shoot them in front of their families.” Zenat Ishaq, a Mercy College student in the Health Service Management Department and Administrative Assistant...

I Learned How to Tame My Mane

I Learned How to Tame My Mane

Noelle Ramirez, Staff Writer October 7, 2021

Having curly hair is a curse and a blessing. It looks beautiful when styled, and the curls are all shiny with a lot of volume. However, maintaining it, that's a whole different story. Growing up, I...

Take a Step Back and Breath

Take a Step Back and Breath

Noelle Ramirez, Staff Writer September 30, 2021

Anxiety is something that I've had to deal with for a long time. It's also something that I didn't even realize I was dealing with. I always confused it with nervousness. It wasn't until I started going...

Mercy Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With Food and Dance

Mercy Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With Food and Dance

Noelle Ramirez, Staff September 30, 2021

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Mercy College held an event on Sept. 29 behind Hudson Hall to celebrate and enjoy the music, food and even a dance lesson. The Office of Student Life put it all...

Being Bilingual Is Best

Being Bilingual Is Best

May 17, 2020

Being raised in a Guatemalan household, Spanish was my first language. My parents came to America in 1995 and didn’t speak a lick of English. So they only spoke to me in Spanish. I learned English through...

As I Write This At 3 A.M.

As I Write This At 3 A.M.

Noelle Ramirez, Impact Staff May 5, 2020

Growing up I never realized how important sleep was until I got older. I think everyone is that way though. I definitely went through a stage of staying up super late in middle school and high school where...

Be Your Own Luck

Be Your Own Luck

Noelle Ramirez, Impact Staff April 28, 2020

I’ve always wondered whether there are  signs or if it’s just a coincidence. Like if opening an umbrella indoors or seeing a black cat is bad luck. Or if seeing a four leaf clover is good luck....

End The Cycle

End The Cycle

Noelle Ramirez, Impact Staff April 24, 2020

Being part of a Hispanic family where both parents are from Guatemala, I’ve noticed a couple of bad patterns within the community. For one, depression is never taken seriously. It’s always seen as...

Its the Little Things

It’s the Little Things

Noelle Ramirez, Impact Staff April 17, 2020

Due to almost everything being closed because of coronavirus (COVID-19), I realize how society takes things for granted. Things like sitting at a restaurant, getting your nails and hair done, seeing friends,...

Just Another Essential Worker

Just Another Essential Worker

Noelle Ramirez, Impact Staff April 10, 2020

Ever since COVID-19 happened, my whole world has turned upside down. Like everyone else, I’ve had to stay home often, but I also work as a grocery store cashier, so it’s not a formal quarantine...

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