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OP/ED: Straws Seriously Suck

OP/ED: Straws Seriously Suck

Liv Meier, Associate Editor

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 buses and if you connected them all together, they could wrap around the Earth about two and a half...

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

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

Liv Meier, Associate Editor

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 average woman will spend about $14,000 in her lifetime on these essential products. For some women, this is a...

Biking for a Cure

Biking for a Cure

Liv Meier, Associate Editor

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 she was on the way to the hospital with Ryan, worried about what the mysterious pain might be. "I...

Strength, Kindness, and Frank Sinatra

Strength, Kindness, and Frank Sinatra

Liv Meier, Associate Editor

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 picked out the song “Let Me Try Again” with an additional part written in her lovely script handwrit...

I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar

I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar

Liv Meier, Associate Editor

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 I was automatically speechless. My mind wandered but there wasn’t anything memorable that...

Mercy To Now Host School Specific Graduation Format Every Spring

Mercy To Now Host School Specific Graduation Format Every Spring

Liv Meier, Associate Editor

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 days, compared to prior years when only two ceremonies were held on the same day. The School of...

The Age of Fake News

The Age of Fake News

Liv Meier, Associate Editor

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 outlets, these are the type of responses I get when I mention to people that I'm a journalism student....

OP/ED: It’s Not Only a ‘Girl Thing’

OP/ED: It's Not Only a 'Girl Thing'

Liv Meier, Associate Editor

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 important for everyone to support equal rights for women. She then turned to an older gentleman...

7 Telltale Signs It’s Your Final Semester

Liv Meier, Associate Editor

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 standing in the way of you and your diploma. It's your final semester but life is a bit different...

My Invisible Pain

My Invisible Pain

Liv Meier, Associate Editor

January 30, 2018

College life with fibromyaliga is difficult. Here's my story.

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