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Nobody Cares, Work Harder

Nobody Cares, Work Harder

Henry Blethen, Staff Writer December 10, 2021

Those four words truly became something to live by. It was my first month out of the Navy, and like many other veterans, the transition from active duty back to civilian life strikes similarities to...

What Henry Ruggs III Reminded Me

What Henry Ruggs III Reminded Me

Henry Blethen, Staff Writer November 4, 2021

If you haven’t seen the news on NFL player Henry Ruggs III this week, I’ll politely tell you that you’re living under a rock. In the wee hours of the morning of Nov. 2, Ruggs, an up-and-coming...

OP/ED: No Bruises, No Case

OP/ED: No Bruises, No Case

Nicole Alarcon, Associate Editor October 18, 2021

Reporting someone for domestic violence and not having marks to prove it. Who will believe it, and why should they? These are dangerous thoughts. Verbal and emotional abuse if not reported could lead to...

OP/ED: Plague of Abuse in Public Schools

OP/ED: Plague of Abuse in Public Schools

James Tiedemann, Managing Editor October 18, 2021

The spotlight of abuse within the public system focused directly on Loudon County School District following an investigative report by the Daily Wire comes after the Virginia school district...

Mercy College Community Runs Donation Drive for Afghanistan Refugees

Mercy College Community Runs Donation Drive for Afghanistan Refugees

Noelle Ramirez, Social Media Editor October 13, 2021

“The Taliban would take men from their homes and shoot them in front of their families.” Zenat Ishaq is still left with a chill after uttering those words. The enormity of the situation still looms...

OP/ED: The COVID-19 Vaccine and Those Who Could Not Wait To Get It

OP/ED: The COVID-19 Vaccine and Those Who Could Not Wait To Get It

Nicole Alarcon, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

The Biden administration vowed to supply Americans with enough vaccine to get at least 70 percent of adults with a dose by July 4. Up until now, at least 45 percent of the total U.S. population received...

OP/ED: Why Are We Always Questioning A Womans Body?

OP/ED: Why Are We Always Questioning A Woman’s Body?

Britney Guzman, Staff Writer April 20, 2021

Every time I talk about my body, people always look at me like I'm bold. Every time I discuss the pleasures of sex, my family and friends always glare at me as if I need to shut up. Being a woman is...

OP/ED: Our Educational Systems Influence On Student Loans

OP/ED: Our Educational System’s Influence On Student Loans

Nicole Alarcon, Impact Staff April 14, 2021

This image was shared on Mercy College’s Instagram account, and it seems like a positive image of the college. Indeed, Mercy is the best financial option for a private school in New York. However, take...

OP/ED: More Gun Control Isnt the Solution

OP/ED: More Gun Control Isn’t the Solution

James Tiedemann, Associate Editor April 5, 2021

In less than one week, America has seen two mass shootings take place in Atlanta, Georgia, and Boulder, Colorado. These shootings have resulted in the death of 18 people and thrust Americans back into...

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...

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