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OP/ED: Straws Seriously Suck

OP/ED: Straws Seriously Suck
April 29, 2018

Plastic straw usage has become an epidemic in the United States with Americans using roughly 500 million straws per day. Just to put it into perspective, 500 million straws could fill over 125 school...

Periods Are Expensive. Here’s What NY Is Doing About It

Periods Are Expensive. Here's What NY Is Doing About It
April 19, 2018

On average, a woman has her period for three to seven days, and menstruates from age 13 to age 51. The average cost for a month's supply of feminine hygiene products is between $7 and $10 which means the...

Biking for a Cure

Biking for a Cure
Mercy student's biking after her son's death has renewed her confidence, and desire for a degree
April 12, 2018

It was Dec. 8, 2010 when Regina Brewton-Smith’s 12-year-old son started complaining about the shooting pain in his left leg. She remembers this day so well since it was her husband’s birthday, and...

Strength, Kindness, and Frank Sinatra

Strength, Kindness, and Frank Sinatra
On International Women's Day, I'm Missing My Favorite Woman
March 8, 2018

The other day, my father found one of my grandma’s favorite CDs with a little note attached to it listing her favorite song. It was Frank Sinatra’s album from 1973, Ol’ Blue Eyes is Back, and she...

I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar

I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar
February 27, 2018

In an attempt to get to know me better during (what I thought was) a casual conversation, one of the editors at my internship asked me, “Liv, what has been your biggest accomplishment in life so far?” And...

Mercy To Now Host School Specific Graduation Format Every Spring

Mercy To Now Host School Specific Graduation Format Every Spring
February 13, 2018

Along with resolutions and a new gym regimen, 2018 brings a new commencement schedule to Mercy College for this coming May. Commencement will now be split up into four ceremonies held on two separate...

The Age of Fake News

The Age of Fake News
Yes, I am going to be a journalist. No, I will not report fake news...
February 13, 2018

"So you're a crook then, right?" "Do you even need a degree for that anymore?" "Isn't it all just fake news?" With a president who has started the fake news epidemic and is keen on bashing news...

OP/ED: It’s Not Only a ‘Girl Thing’

OP/ED: It's Not Only a 'Girl Thing'
February 2, 2018

As I was waiting on a checkout line at my local grocery store, a young girl–about six or seven–turned to me and asked if I was a feminist. I replied that of course I am, and explained to her that it’s...

7 Telltale Signs It’s Your Final Semester

February 1, 2018

Congratulations, you've finally made it. Thanks to a countless number of late night study sessions, coffee and support from your fellow struggling students, the end is near. There's only a short four months...

My Invisible Pain

My Invisible Pain
I'm not weird - It's just my fibromyalgia
January 30, 2018
College life with fibromyaliga is difficult. Here's my story.
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