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A Funeral and a Birth

A Funeral and a Birth

Steven Keehner, Managing Editor

December 31, 2019

Perhaps this is cliche to say, but with a new year right in front of us, the idea of "restarting" is really exciting.   I’ve said this a few times now, but if 2018 was the best year of my life, 2019 has been, by far, the craziest. Crazy in every sense of the word: if I were to pick a si...

The End of A Decade

The End of A Decade

Amber Perez, Impact Staff

December 29, 2019

A lot can change in 10 years. When the sun rose on January 1st, 2010, Steve Jobs was still CEO of Apple, and the hottest Android phone was the newly minted Motorola Droid.   Facebook was still an upstart and recently clawed its way to profitability.   Uber hadn’t reached an app...

Top 10 Albums of 2019

Top 10 Albums of 2019

Jack Seda-Schreiber, Impact Staff

December 19, 2019

This has been a great year for music. The musical world of 2019 bustled with new sounds, rediscovered gems and artists finding their sound after many years of searching. Here are the top 10 best albums that came out this year, from ten to one.   10. "WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE G...

The Fight For Freedom

The Fight For Freedom

Alexis Lynch, Social Media Editor

December 18, 2019

Hassan Makhmaltchi was one of the one hundred Iranians that were allowed to leave Iran in the 1960s.

When Santa Stopped Being Real

When Santa Stopped Being Real

Amber Perez, Impact Staff

December 18, 2019

Oh how I love the holidays, especially because I get to experience the kids around me writing their letters to Santa Claus telling him what they would like for Christmas. I remember when I used to do that. It all stopped when I was 7. Santa Claus, Old Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, one of the most...

My Crazy Spring Break

My Crazy Spring Break

Alexis Lynch, Social Media Editor

December 16, 2019

There was no way that I came to California to take a picture with his star for him to be in the same restaurant that I walked into.

Army vs. Navy: America’s Game

Army vs. Navy: America’s Game

Dan Rebain, Impact Staff

December 13, 2019

For the 120th time, Army will face off against storied rivals from the Naval Academy at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia in America's Game December 14th. The last game of the college football regular season will pit two of the best running football teams in the country. We're reminded every year...

“What’s The 27 Club?”

“What’s The 27 Club?”

Valerie Lopez, Associate Editor

December 13, 2019

On Sunday, Dec. 8, Juice WRLD, aka Jarad Higgins, died of a seizure from alleged Percocet overdose in an airport in Chicago. Supposedly, he did this to avoid a drug bust from the Feds who were awaiting his arrival. When I woke up on Sunday to hear the news, my heart sank. Juice Wrld was one of my favorite...

The State of American Soccer Heading Into 2020

The State of American Soccer Heading Into 2020

Steven Keehner, Managing Editor

December 13, 2019

I am a believer in American soccer.   I have been for about six-ish years to this point. I follow the USMNT, USWNT, MLS, and the US Open Cup, and everything within that realm. NPSL, USL, whatever, you name, I love it.    Even my journalism career, including my first paid writing opportunity, has come fr...

Yes, Virginia, There is STILL a Santa Claus

Yes, Virginia, There is STILL a Santa Claus

Francesca Simone, Copy Editor

December 13, 2019

You see, Virginia, Mr. Church’s words still stand true.

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