The Impact

Op/Ed: Homework Is a Form of Child Slavery

Op/Ed: Homework Is a Form of Child Slavery

Rodney Jones, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017

Homework is arguably the worst punishment inflicted upon the student body. It affects many age groups, and is the number one killer of a good time in America. While it holds some actual value in earlier age groups for fundamentals like reading and math, it becomes a nuisance for those who have already...

The Post-Apocalyptic Masterpiece

The Post-Apocalyptic Masterpiece

Rodney Jones, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017

The Last of Us is a survival game where the player controls protagonists, Joel and Ellie as they navigate to a space safe from the virus outbreak that has corrupted their world. It is regarded as one of the best games in the world, and yet I have never even played it. I just kept hearing the name...

A Video Game Allegedly Taught Me How to Steal

A Video Game Allegedly Taught Me How to Steal

Rodney Jones, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017

Sly Cooper is a game franchise following the narrative of Sly, a raccoon, and his friends Bentley, a turtle, and Murray, a hippopotamus. The first game’s plot revolves around Sly and his friends going to retrieve the stolen pages of his family’s book, archiving all of the thieving skills they had...

OP/ED: Giving Professors A Letter Grade

OP/ED: Giving Professors A Letter Grade

Rodney Jones, Staff writer

March 9, 2017

The stress of midterms and finals are right around the corner and students are officially in their individual panic modes. The weight of these exams are typically the heaviest item on any syllabus, and with that in mind, this means that two tests directly impact all students' lives. This pressure...

Tekken Brings Violence and Stories Together

Tekken Brings Violence and Stories Together

Rodney Jones, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017

Tekken is a fighting game series that has received critical acclaim throughout its long run. The game consists of many characters, each with their own immersive story, setting the series apart from other fighting games that are more basic. In addition to the story, the strategy behind the fighting is compl...

Saints Row Shifts Over Time

Saints Row Shifts Over Time

Rodney Jones, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017

Saints Row is an open world, third person game where the player controls a gang-leading protagonist who tries to take complete control over any city that he is in. The efforts are contested by opposing gangs and the police force in a game with high amounts of violence, but also humor in moments that wou...

Moth Winner Adam Wade Tells Tales About Grandmother Swagger

Moth Winner Adam Wade Tells Tales About Grandmother Swagger

Rodney Jones, Staff Writer

February 20, 2017

The Moth is a speaking platform where storytellers come to compete against each other to see who is the most skilled. They have five minutes. All stories must be true. All stories must have happened to them. To deliver at this high level of competition would seemingly take a large degree of confidence....

7 Stereotypes About Me

7 Stereotypes About Me

Rodney Jones, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017

As all groups have stereotypes, it would not be uncommon to realize you fulfill plenty of them. I find myself, however, not meeting the rude expectations that have been predetermined about me. Here is a great list of things I don’t do.   All Black People Speak Slang   People automatical...

999: Seek A Way Out

999: Seek A Way Out

Rodney Jones, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017

999 Is a game that challenges your intelligence with various puzzles. This, however, is not your average puzzle game. 999 stands for nine hours, nine persons, nine doors, and is revolved around nine people having nine hours to escape a cruise modeled after the Gigantic (a sister ship of the Titanic) that ...

Black History Month: A Commemoration

Black History Month: A Commemoration

Rodney Jones, Staff Writer

February 13, 2017

Black History Month is an important time of reflection that reminds society of the advancements made by those who could have been otherwise forgotten. History, having placed black people in the status of slaves and not much else, left an impression that they could not be examples of valor or intellectual...

The Award Winning News Publication of Mercy College