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The Final Curtain Call

The Final Curtain Call

Jadeen Mercado, Staff Writer May 12, 2021

Graduation is upon us. I might actually be done with college. I say might because there is one class I am having trouble passing, however, provided I pass the class I will graduate from college. When school...

Friend Break-Ups Are The Hardest

Friend Break-Ups Are The Hardest

Jadeen Mercado, Staff Writer May 10, 2021

Friendship breakups are hard. I’d argue they are harder than a romantic breakup. That friend has become a person closest to you, one who truly sees your soul and what lay beneath the surface. The actual...

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....

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