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PodHeads: Vape Users Not Going Down Without A Fight

PodHeads: Vape Users Not Going Down Without A Fight

Once viewed as a healthy alternative to quitting smoking, the electronic e-cigarette Juul is now being viewed as a youth epidemic and health risk. The company holds between a third to three-quarter market...

Dancer Wont Let Cancer Derail Her Dreams

Dancer Won’t Let Cancer Derail Her Dreams

Alexis Lynch, Associate Editor November 21, 2020

She dreamed of dance since for as long as she could remember. And as she thought she was on her way to achieving her goals, she had a sharp pain in her leg. Then she got the cancer prognosis. “It...

A Cut Here, A Cut There

A Cut Here, A Cut There

Amber Perez, Impact Staff November 16, 2020

It all started as just a few thoughts, but over time, I started having extremely bad anxiety and was becoming more depressed. School was using the little effort I had left. I gave up on writing, singing,...

At War With No Ammo

‘At War With No Ammo’

Francesca Simone, Copy Editor April 13, 2020
In no time, masks have become entirely unobtainable, yet they’ve remained crucial for all people to have access to.
Impact Wins 5 NYPA Awards Two Years In A Row

Impact Wins 5 NYPA Awards Two Years In A Row

The Impact April 10, 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...

I Am Not a Victim, I Am a Survivor

I Am Not a Victim, I Am a Survivor

Amber Perez, Impact Staff February 2, 2020

I was sexually assaulted when I was 6 years old, and again at 12.  A normal encounter with my sister’s friend suddenly turned to one of the worst days of my life.  It was abuse and it...

A Letter to My Teenage Self

A Letter to My Teenage Self

Amber Perez, Impact Staff 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

Nicole Acosta, Managing Editor 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”...

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