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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 previous record of four awards, which it won each year for the past three years. Managing E...

NYPA Award Winners List

April 30, 2019

Congratulations. You have made the Wall of Power! Liv Meier (3) Kayla Simas (3) Nicole Acosta (3) Karissa Allen (2) Jackie Miranda (2) Erminia Errante (2) Katie Ryan Faith Rodriguez Christine Cassolino Laine Griffin Britney Lee Tiffany Cordero Insani Jackson Samuel...

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” that one uses when their best friend gives them all the answers to the final exam. It was a romantic...

An Open Letter To Victims Of Abusive Relationships

An Open Letter To Victims Of Abusive Relationships

Valerie Lopez, Impact Staff

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 the sweet taste of irony hits hard. That's when you are coving up the bruises, afraid of...

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

Michael Dunnings, Associate Editor

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 same process over and over and expecting a different result. In that case, maybe I am. Maybe I have...

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

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

Steven Keehner, Impact Staff

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

Valerie Lopez, Impact Staff

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 the most important moral position in the country be accused of sexual harassment? A lot of people...

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

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

Nicole Acosta, Managing Editor

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.

OP/ED: Straws Seriously Suck

OP/ED: Straws Seriously Suck

Liv Meier, Associate Editor

April 29, 2018

Plastic straw usage has become an epidemic in the United States with Americans using roughly 500 million straws per day. Just to put it into perspective, 500 million straws could fill over 125 school buses and if you connected them all together, they could wrap around the Earth about two and a half...

Opioids: An Epidemic Plaguing Westchester County

Opioids: An Epidemic Plaguing Westchester County

Matt Reich and Nicole Acosta

April 9, 2018

"There’s no discrimination on age, race, religion, anything. Some people become addicted by getting prescribed regular medication, like pain killers. It goes into heroin," said Sean Hagan, a sergeant in the Greenburgh Drug and Alcohol Task Force, of the far reaches of addiction to opioids that...

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