The Impact

Impact Wins 5 NYPA Awards Two Years In A Row

Impact Wins 5 NYPA Awards Two Years In A Row
April 9, 2020

The Impact won five New York Press Association awards for the second consecutive year, and earned the second most writing award in the state for the fifth year in a row. Associate Editor Valerie Lopez...

A Letter to My Teenage Self

A Letter to My Teenage Self
October 19, 2019

Dear Teenage Self,   Oh, how I wish you could see what I see now. When I look back, I see you as one person but I know there were two of you. There was the girl that the world saw and...

Impact Breaks Own Record With Five NYPA Awards; Acosta wins three awards

Impact Breaks Own Record With Five NYPA Awards; Acosta wins three awards
May 16, 2019

The Impact was awarded five journalism awards by the New York Press Association last week, earning the second most writing awards in the state for the fourth year in a row. This broke The Impact’s...

NYPA Award Winners List

April 30, 2019

Congratulations. You have made the Wall of Power! Nicole Acosta (4) Liv Meier (3) Kayla Simas (3) Valerie Lopez (3) Karissa Allen (2) Jackie Miranda (2) Erminia Errante (2) Katie...

A Misplaced Attachment

A Misplaced Attachment
December 28, 2018

“I love you.” It wasn’t the kind of “I love you” that girls yelp in gratuity when their best friend convinces their secret crush to go on a date with them. Or the kind of “I love you”...

An Open Letter To Victims Of Abusive Relationships

An Open Letter To Victims Of Abusive Relationships
December 15, 2018

It's easy to make excuses for the people you love. You can be easily blinded when you so deeply invested in the relationship. We often think, "That could never be me" or "if he ever hits me. I'm leaving." Then...

OP/ED: What Will It Take? Coming to a Consensus on Climate Change

OP/ED: What Will It Take? Coming to a Consensus on Climate Change
November 5, 2018

What will it take? I have asked that question to myself enough times to make me believe I have lost my grasp on reality and that I have lost my sanity. The definition of insanity is repeating the...

OP/ED: We Can’t Keep Ignoring The Transgender Community

OP/ED: We Can't Keep Ignoring The Transgender Community
Before our very eyes, a community is dying, and it's about time we acknowledge and fix it.
November 4, 2018
Before our very eyes, a community is dying, and it's about time we acknowledge and fix it.

Why I Didn’t Speak Up Sooner

Why I Didn't Speak Up Sooner
October 12, 2018

In the recent events of Brett Kavanaugh being accused of sexually harassment, only to be confirmed as the Supreme Court Judge, I am not only frustrated, but enraged. How can someone that is holding...

OP/ED: I Believe You, and I Am With You

OP/ED: I Believe You, and I Am With You
October 8, 2018
It has been nearly a year in a post-Weinstein world, and despite movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, women are still seen as nothing more than compelling liars.
Load more stories
The Award Winning News Publication of Mercy College
NYPA Award Winner