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What’s Your Number?

What's Your Number?

Stephanie Gelsey, Impact Staff

April 30, 2014

As of recently I came to realize that males and females are always so curious about each other’s sexual partner number. Assuming that this is an important question when it comes to sleeping with one another, but does it really matter? Is it fair to even ask someone if they have had multiple sexual...

Ukrainian Student Troubled By The Violence In His Homeland

Ukrainian Student Troubled By The Violence In His Homeland

Stephanie Gelsey and Samuel Neve

April 28, 2014

And like that, it was chaos. Firebombs flew. Protestors advanced on police lines. Government snipers fired and left dozens sprawling on the pavement. Blood stained the streets. Police were taken hostage. The Ukranian capital was in shambles. Even over 5,000 miles away from New York, Mercy students...

Mixing School and Social Life: Can You Handle It?

Mixing School and Social Life: Can You Handle It?

Stephanie Gelsey, Impact Staff

March 6, 2014

Is it possible to mix business with pleasure? School life with social life? Is anyone capable of having both, without failing at one or the other? The transition from high school to college is always a nerve-racking experience, no one is entirely prepared for the situations they will be thrown into,...

The Mercy College Rotaract Volunteer Club Wins Volunteer Spirit Award

The Mercy College Rotaract Volunteer Club Wins Volunteer Spirit Award

Stephanie Gelsey, Impact Staff

February 20, 2014

The Mercy College-Dobbs Ferry Rotaract Club has gone above and beyond their call of duty to win themselves the Volunteer Spirit Award for The Volunteer Center of United Way. The club won in the category of “N.Y. Life Group in Action Award.” This volunteer recognition is given every April to a...

Valentine’s Day, No Thank You.

Valentine's Day, No Thank You.

Stephanie Gelsey, Impact Staff

February 12, 2014

All things related to Valentine’s Day are annoying to me. I can’t stand pink, or red, or the combination of the two tied in a bow around a giant fluffy teddy bear that no one will be buying me. I hate the hype around it, who cares if you are in love on Valentines? Shouldn’t you be in love all year...

Did Marius Have to Die?

Did Marius Have to Die?

Stephanie Gelsey, Impact Staff

February 10, 2014

“We were open about it because we know the euthanasia was the right thing to do, if we’re serious about science, we can’t be led by emotion,” said by Bengt Holst, Copenhagen zoo’z scientific director. I can’t even pretend I know the scientific reasoning behind capturing and breeding animals...

Why Is America in Love With The Celebrity Trainwreck?

Why Is America in Love With The Celebrity Trainwreck?

Stephanie Gelsey, Impact Staff

January 30, 2014

Can we please stop coddling celebrities when they act up? After this latest Justin Bieber scandal, two times for this brat, I have reached my breaking point with young celebrities acting like they can get away with everything. When Lindsay Lohan was acting out, we placed the blame on her mother. When...

Drinking Is Fun When You Have Games To Play

Drinking Is Fun When You Have Games To Play

Stephanie Gelsey, Impact Staff

November 21, 2013

Everyone is familiar with all the drinking games you are supposed to be playing in college, or out of college depending on how much you enjoy drinking. Beer pong, Flip cup, Kings, Power hour, Up the River Down the River, and Quarters, just to name a few. As of late, there have been a lot of recent...

Questions People Without Smartphones Hate

Questions People Without Smartphones Hate

Stephanie Gelsey, Impact Staff

November 13, 2013

Everywhere you look these days, people have their heads down, and are not paying attention because their entire life is invested in a tiny box called a smartphone. I have never had the privilege of owning one of these little phone miracles, and people do not hesitate to remind me that my phone is not...

Typhoon Haiyan Creates Absolute Devastation

Typhoon Haiyan Creates Absolute Devastation

Stephanie Gelsey, Impact News Staff

November 9, 2013

The Philippines, a country of about 97 million people, are all too familiar with devastating storms. Typhoon Haiyan, a category five, made landfall in the Philippines early Friday morning. With winds reaching 195 mph and gusts as strong as 235 mph, Haiyan was most likely the strongest tropical cyclone...

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