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A Letter to My Grandfather

A Letter to My Grandfather

Tanasia Patterson, Staff Writer

April 28, 2016

Dear Grandpa, From the time I was young up until now you have always been there for me. Whether it was to walk me to school or get me out of trouble you was still there. Everyone says a girl’s first love is supposed to be her dad but you changed the game when you filled the void that he couldn’t....

Cries In The Dark

Cries In The Dark

Tanasia Patterson, Staff Writer

April 28, 2016

Lifetime has some good movies especially if you’re home on a Saturday night. One night I was home and I stumbled upon a lifetime movie. “Cries in the Dark” is a suspense movie about a woman who has to choose between being a cop and being a sister. The main character Carrie has been a cop for...

Raising Awareness on Gun Violence

Tanasia Patterson, Staff Writer

April 25, 2016

The children of SEBNC have a very great message to share with the community about anti-gun violence. The very talented Josh Xantas came to the Bronx to see the kids and give them his take on what they are doing. Xantas was pleased to hear about the kids stepping up, literally, to make a difference in...

The Man In 3B

The Man In 3B

Tanasia Patterson, Staff Writer

April 24, 2016

Friday I got home pretty early around about 5 o’clock. My mom was home too. We decided to watch a little television. We turned to Bet and there was a movie on. The movie was “The Man in 3B”. At first I was going to change the channel until my mom was like “OMG I read this book, lets watch this”....

My Netflix Faves

My Netflix Faves

Tanasia Patterson, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016

A few weeks ago, I was home on a Saturday night with nothing to do. I turned on Netflix so that I could find something to watch. I kept strolling and I finally landed on “Fuller House".  It’s the kids from “Full House” all grown up. The entire cast was on there, except for the Olsen twins. ...

Dope: The Movie

Dope: The Movie

Tanasia Patterson, Staff Writer

April 6, 2016

For the past few weeks I kept hearing nothing but good things about the movie dope. I had no idea what it was until I looked on Netflix and there it was. I put off watching it for a long time being that my boyfriend told me it was a good movie. Movies that are good to him I personally don’t like and...

Career Services Urges Students To Use Internship Spotlight

Tanasia Patterson, Staff Writer

March 17, 2016

When students get to college, they pick their majors, and hope to make a career out of the major out of their passion. Mercy has a section on our school website called “Career Mavericks.” This is where students go to look for jobs (full-time and part-time), as well as internships.  Many of the...

Gone But Not Forgotten

Gone But Not Forgotten

Tanasia Patterson, Staff Writer

March 13, 2016

On Thursday I had to say goodbye to one of my childhood friends. It’s was hard for me but I got through it.  Over the weekend I lost someone I’ve known since I’ve known myself. Last Saturday my childhood friend died in a car crash… Let me start from the beginning. From first through eighth...

Why Do You Deserve to Be There.

Why Do You Deserve to Be There.

Tanasia Patterson, Staff Writer

March 1, 2016

As you guys know, last semester I wrote a column of my relationship with my dad. When he reached out to me recently I thought things were going to get better for us. This wasn't the case though. Although he reaches out to me it isn't what one would think. When I was younger I was so in love with my...

Learning to Be Me

Learning to Be Me

Tanasia Patterson, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

Everyone who meets me tends to tell me they love the fact that I am so confident in myself. They also tend to tell me the love the fact that I love the skin that I’m in. If only they knew this wasn’t always the case. It took a while for me to accept myself. I wasn’t what you called an ugly duckling...

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