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La Reina de la Hispanidad 2016

La Reina de la Hispanidad 2016

Estefania Salinas, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2020

Reina de la Hispanidad is organized by the Hispanic Heritage Committee in Manhattan. Each year, a queen and her court are crowned. The best part of being crowned is the winners get to be on a float during the Defile de la Hispanidad. It's the biggest Hispanic parade in Manhattan and the queens are the...

Building New Friendships

Building New Friendships

Estefania Salinas, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2020

I was excited to make new friends during my first year residing on campus. The Mercy campus is really small, so I was seeing new faces every day without a doubt. However, knowing that the campus was so small made it easier to know people’s business.  Therefore, I carefully made new friends with pe...

COVID-19 Put My Life On Hold

COVID-19 Put My Life On Hold

Estefania Salinas, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2020

I had everything planned out for the next couple of months. My internship was going very well. I was soon to start reporting on events on my own. My senior pictures were available and I was in the process of making the invitations for my graduation party. I made calls to the people I cared the most...

COVID-19 Is No Laughing Matter

COVID-19 Is No Laughing Matter

Estefania Salinas, Staff reporter

April 1, 2020

The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest event that's happened to our world in a long time. The number of positive diagnoses and deaths has been increasing rapidly every day. There are lockdowns occurring in countries all over the world. The U.S. has been advised to practice social distancing....

He Could Be the One

He Could Be the One

Estefania Salinas, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2020

Is this really happening? Is he the one? I can’t even remember the last time I'd asked myself this question. When you think hard about it, sometimes it doesn’t happen. All the good things that enter anyone’s life happen at the moment they least expect it. I have heard it so many times and couldn’...

He Was Just Not That Into Me

He Was Just Not That Into Me

Estefania Salinas, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

As he walked from a distance, my eyes quickly followed. I felt a genuine connection. An unfamiliar face that I had never seen before, gave me, for the first time, a fluttery feeling in my stomach. From that moment, I was curious to find out more about that unfamiliar face. I was just a freshman getting used to college l...

My Lucky Numbers: 2, 8, and 24

My Lucky Numbers: 2, 8, and 24

Estefania Salinas, Impact Staff

March 13, 2020

I was totally in love with Kobe Bryant. I admire how humble he was, how he treated his girls, and his talent on the basketball court. His smile was contagious and his powerful messages would always make me tear up and think about my life. His relationship with Gianna was heartwarming and reminds me of...

“We Are the Bad Guys Out to Get You”

“We Are the Bad Guys Out to Get You”

Estefania Salinas, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

This semester, I am going to write more than just sweet nostalgic recipes. It is my final semester here at Mercy College and I am going to be honest about things that I have been through these past few weeks. I had a rough couple of weeks. I commuted the last few years and I wanted to make a change...

Dinner With the Girls!

Dinner With the Girls!

Estefania Salinas, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

My best friend and I have a lot in common. We are very close to our parents; we love to try different things and we love to cook! Our Spanish mothers have taught us small tasteful recipes to make, but sometimes we learned on our own. Cooking with Krystal is always great vibes. I would say she would...

A Little Sazon Brings Us Together!

A Little Sazon Brings Us Together!

Estefania Salinas, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

It’s my first year living on campus as a Resident Assistant and the experience has been great so far. I enjoy my single room and my privacy because I need it. Being an RA is crazy, there are so many responsibilities but I have learned a lot so far. The rules to follow, bonding with students and...

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