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Busy Bee To Buzz Kill

Busy Bee To Buzz Kill

Jadeen Mercado, Staff Writer April 2, 2021

Hanging out, meeting people, and just living life isn’t the same anymore since the pandemic began. I mean, we all know that, but I think it’s something we are all re-remembering now that life has started...

Spanglish to Spanish

Spanglish to Spanish

Jadeen Mercado, Staff writer March 27, 2021

Hola mi gente! Como estas mis amigos? Sorry for the Spanish, but heads up, that's what this column is all about. I want to reflect on my journey to where I am today with the Spanish language as it is an...

10 Police Officer Content Creators on Tik Tok

10 Police Officer Content Creators on Tik Tok

Jadeen Mercado, Staff Writer March 25, 2021

Tik Tok is a platform that has so many sub-genres and different parts of the app for said genre. Cop Tik Tok has become a big hit, especially with officers trying to “humanize the badge”. There are...

From Baby Nerd, to Adult Nerd

From Baby Nerd, to Adult Nerd

Jadeen Mercado, Staff Writer February 6, 2021

Being a nerd, and being in fandom is very cool now. I grew up as the tide was shifting from being a weirdo, if you like nerdy stuff, to it being apart of the biggest fandom ever. My nerd journey was a...

Sadly, I Remember 21

Sadly, I Remember 21

Jadeen Mercado, Staff Writer January 29, 2021

2020 was a shit show. If we’re being honest, 2021 hasn’t been pretty great. Not to make this about me, but I, it was especially rough for people reaching milestones. I turned 21 in 2020, and trust...

A Fan's Mourning

A Fan’s Mourning

Jadeen Mercado, Staff Writer December 22, 2020

When a famous person dies, it doesn't always affect the average person, but this death was hard for me to swallow. I've never experienced such grief and loss for someone whom I've never met, but I always...

The End of Supernatural

The End of Supernatural

Jadeen Mercado, Impact Staff December 7, 2020

"Supernatural" -  a show I’ve loved since I was a little girl. I remember the days when I didn't go to school and would watch reruns on TNT. I grew up on a lot of similar shows — "Angel," "Charmed,"...

The Pandemic Gifted Me Music

The Pandemic Gifted Me Music

Jadeen Mercado, Impact Staff December 7, 2020

When the pandemic first hit, I wasn’t that devastated. I obviously was scared for the world, but I wasn’t too upset about staying home. As it was said to me, the world just kind of got on my level....

TV Show Deaths Cause Real Pain

TV Show Deaths Cause Real Pain

Jadeen Mercado, Impact Staff November 12, 2020

Have you ever gotten so emotionally invested in a television character? I have. I really, really love the show "Supernatural." As the show is coming to an end, people are dying. If you haven’t...

My Friend, My Cop

My Friend, My Cop

Jadeen Mercado, Impact Staff October 29, 2020

I have a friend who is a cop. He has been a cop for a very long time, as long as I’ve been alive actually. I know the police can be a touchy subject, but I wanted to show that there are good cops out...

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