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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 makes you think you can do it too.  For most people, they look up to an adult whether it ...

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 alienation, anxiety, substance abuse and relationships. The lead vocalist, Justin Pierre, founder of the ban...

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 together as a celebration for cosplay, animation and manga.  Giancarlo Naranjo is a long running anime fa...

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 moving around and the number of people it’s overwhelming. All systems have shifted into fight, fli...

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 down to it. You might not understand the struggle and worries that come from being the oldest, but...

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, an educator, and a scholar. In 1961, she triumphed with five of her peers to become the founding f...

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 is progressing faster than expected. Such progressions are ice and snow melting causing ocean leve...

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. 19, everything has felt off. On Oct. 11, my brother and sister both came home from college. What fun! We go out ...

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 through high school. 9/11 happened when I was in kindergarten and I watched as technology got better so ...

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 for a different longer name. My parents had their reasons for naming me Randi. They both liked the guitarist Ran...

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