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Lost and Found

Lost and Found
October 16, 2020

I was raised in a Christian church. I absolutely loved worshipping God and feeling the Holy Spirit. Since I was a trained dancer, I would choreograph dances for Sunday's service. It was a break from...

My First Year Teaching is Not Even in A Classroom

My First Year Teaching is Not Even in A Classroom
October 3, 2020

"If I can conquer Zoom teaching, I can probably be prepared to do anything in my teaching career." Samiyyah Willams is a second-year grad student at Mercy College and a first-year second grade teacher...

10 Socially Distanced Fall Activities

10 Socially Distanced Fall Activities
October 1, 2020

Fall is, without a doubt, my favorite time of the year. I am completely infatuated with everything that has to do with this season. The beautiful fall foliage, the pumpkin spice lattes, the cider, scary...

In Sickness and in Health

In Sickness and in Health
September 14, 2020

My palms were sweaty and my stomach tightened as the nurse revealed my positive test results over the phone. What would this mean for me; for my family? On March 16, during our wonderful return home...

The Ongoing Unemployment Crisis During COVID-19

The Ongoing Unemployment Crisis During COVID-19
April 30, 2020

Within the past six weeks, a staggering 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment as of April 27, 2020 according to the U.S. Department of Labor since COVID-19. This has been the highest rate...

Losing Innocence

Losing Innocence
April 20, 2020

 The eager bee never misses his date with a perky flower.  He buzzes around the yard searching for one for the afternoon. It was not the red beauty queen rose or the proud white calla lily he longed...

If I Die Before I Wake

If I Die Before I Wake
April 6, 2020

COVID-19 has really done a number on all of us, with the confirmed deaths in the United States alone being 10,377 and counting. Every day, Governor Andrew Cuomo gives us a new briefing on the news in New...

Strength of a Lion on Land and at Sea

Strength of a Lion on Land and at Sea
March 9, 2020

"Being underwater in a submarine for that long could really drive you crazy, but I just thought about my mother; how strong-minded she is, and it gave me the motivation to keep going."   My cousin...

Top Ten Breakup Songs

Top Ten Breakup Songs
March 5, 2020

Let's admit it, breakups suck. The heartbreak, the tears, and the sadness is something nobody wants to go through. The painful process of decluttering yourself of old memories, the anger and resentment...

‘Divas Have Mercy’ Take On Lincoln Center

'Divas Have Mercy' Take On Lincoln Center
March 2, 2020

"Hello? Your boyfriend hit you again. That's never okay. Hang on, I'm on my way!" The Mercy College co-ed step team, Divas Have Mercy, stomp, clap, and step in perfect unison during their social issues...

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