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‘Heartbleed’ Virus Shakes Up Internet

'Heartbleed' Virus Shakes Up Internet

Sasha Majette, Senior Editor

April 27, 2014

Heartbleed is the latest security breach to infect the internet, and nationally breaches have been occurring all over the country. However, the average Mercy College student remains uninformed or unconcerned about the threats lurking in their smart phones and laptops. When a group of students were asked...

Mercy College Launches Supplemental Instruction

Mercy College Launches Supplemental Instruction

Sasha Majette, Senior Editor

March 20, 2014

Mercy College is proving they are committed to providing their students with every opportunity to succeed by piloting a supplemental instruction program that features a peer-led group study. The program focuses on difficult courses that have high failure or withdrawal rates. Currently, the program...

OP/ED: Is that rape?

OP/ED: Is that rape?

Sasha Majette, Senior Editor

March 13, 2014

A young woman recently turned to Reddit to ask for help after the violent way she lost her virginity, and I inadvertently started a firestorm by asking the question "Is that rape?" The woman goes into graphic details explaining her encounter with the man she only names as "M" whom she had been dating...

The Mad Scientist’s Banana

The Mad Scientist's Banana

Sasha Majette, Senior Editor

February 20, 2014

Everyone loves a good banana from rambunctious toddlers to toothless octogenarians.  You pick a big yellow one from the bunch, peel back its thick oily skin to expose the familiar off white flesh, and as you’re enjoying the mushy goodness consider that this banana may have gotten its genes altered...

Exercise Science Lab Unveiled At Victory Hall

Exercise Science Lab Unveiled At Victory Hall

Sasha Majette, Senior Editor

February 6, 2014

Mercy College has begun to provide students a path leading to a career in the growing field of fitness related careers by offering an exercise science program, and has recently completed construction of an exercise science lab - the first in the college’s history.  “I’m so excited for this prog...

5 Ways To Tell If You’re Dating a Mimbo

5 Ways To Tell If You're Dating a Mimbo

Sasha Majette, Senior Editor

January 31, 2014

A mimbo is a term coined by Seinfeld which describes a very handsome man who has no other redeeming qualities valued by the person they are dating. 1.       You don’t listen when he talks The best way to tell if you’re really interested in a man for the right reasons is that you actu...

The Best Electives On Campus

The Best Electives On Campus

Sasha Majette, Senior Editor

January 31, 2014

1. Emergency Care & Personal Safety- HLSC 209 I get it, this class has a scary sounding name but before you get too scared, hear me out. This is probably one of the most useful courses you could ever take. Not only will you learn life saving techniques, but you’ll always have a blast....

Do Dogs Even Have Brains?

Do Dogs Even Have Brains?

Sasha Majette, Senior Editor

January 26, 2014

A popular YouTube performer recently posted a video with the title "Do Dogs Even Have Brains", where Trisha Paytas, an actress and plus size model questions whether or not man's best friend has a brain. The subject of the video is not to quantify the variable intelligence of canines but rather to question...

Bitcoin Continues to Grow, Skeptics Remain Skepical.

Bitcoin Continues to Grow, Skeptics Remain Skepical.

Sasha Majette, Senior Editor

November 24, 2013

No one thought that Bitcoin could ever be a success. How can one company single handedly form a new type of currency? Bitcoin changes the way people use money online. It’s a peer to peer payment networked completely powered by users with no middle men, banks or any other central authority. Essentially...

Don’t be That Guy

Don't be That Guy

Sasha Majette, Senior Editor

November 7, 2013

Everybody knows him, it's "that guy" and his annoying antics. I've compiled a list of things not to do if you want to avoid being "that guy". Every one ends up being that guy one time in their life. That one jerk moment that you wish nobody saw or paid attention to. That guy is not limited to men, there...

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