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Who Are Your Heroes?

Who Are Your Heroes?

Randi Rooney, Impact Staff December 19, 2019

Since most of us were kids, we were asked who our heroes were. Many still look up to this person and idolize them. A hero is someone special to you or a person who you believe does the impossible and...

6 Underappreciated Alternative Artists

6 Underappreciated Alternative Artists

Randi Rooney, Impact Staff December 16, 2019

Motion City Soundtrack A five member American rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. They formed in 1997 and have been making music since. Their music is relatable because of the lyrics being about...

Anime NYC A Must Attend for Cosplay and Manga Fans

Anime NYC A Must Attend for Cosplay and Manga Fans

Randi Rooney, Impact Staff December 4, 2019

Anime NYC is an annual convention held at the Javits Center in New York City every November and is the pinnacle event for Japanese pop culture art in the U.S.  This year, nearly 50,000 gathered...

Sensory Wise, I'm Gone

Sensory Wise, I’m Gone

Randi Rooney, Impact Staff November 5, 2019

Scrolling...scrolling….scrolling… Deep breath in, deep breath out I look up from my phone to see if it is safe. It seems okay, then the sound comes back. The loudness of the room and the constant...

A Letter to Emily

A Letter to Emily

Randi Rooney, Impact Staff November 4, 2019

Hey Emily!  Well first off, I love you and I miss you. I’m sure you are doing great in college! You are one of the most important people in my life and I would drop anything for you if it came...

Beloved Mercy Founder, Author, Distinguished Professor  d'Heurle Passes at 95

Beloved Mercy Founder, Author, Distinguished Professor d’Heurle Passes at 95

Randi Rooney, Impact Staff October 31, 2019

One of Mercy's founders and long beloved leaders,  Dr. Adma Jeha d’Heurle, passed on Oct. 19. She wore many hats, and was loved by many. Some of her hats were a wife, a mom, a psychologist,...

Critics Attack Trump's Not So Eco-Friendly Choices

Critics Attack Trump’s Not So Eco-Friendly Choices

Randi Rooney, Impact Staff October 31, 2019

According to NASA’s article, Climate Change: How Do We Know?, the current warming trends result from human activity starting in the mid-20th century. Because of the increasing temperatures, Earth...

Last Week was Rough.

Last Week was Rough.

Randi Rooney, Impact Staff October 21, 2019

As humans, we experience life differently and some of us have challenges in life that make it harder and sometimes life just blindsides you with some random thing like illness. From Oct. 11 to Oct....

A Childhood of Bomb Threats

A Childhood of Bomb Threats

Randi Rooney, Impact Staff October 11, 2019

In my school district, we went from elementary schools to middle schools to secondary school to high school. So it was four schools that funneled to three schools to one school and stayed like that...

It's a.....Person?

It’s a…..Person?

Randi Rooney, Impact Staff October 4, 2019

I differed from others, but I never understood why until later. My name is Randi. Yes, I know that’s usually a boy’s name and spelled with a Y. Yes, it is my birth name. No, it is not a nickname...

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