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My Friend, My Cop

My Friend, My Cop
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...

The Scars I Hide

The Scars I Hide
October 28, 2020

During my early teen years, I was a twig; a 90-pound body with a giant head. I looked a lot like a bobblehead doll, but this is just my body dysmorphia exaggerating the scenario. Nonetheless, I hated my...

Misery and Despair: The Sad Life of a Jets Fan

Misery and Despair: The Sad Life of a Jets Fan
October 26, 2020

Misery and despair every football season. That is the norm for life long fans of the New York Jets, including myself. I have been through many ups and downs watching the Jets, from 4-12 seasons to championship-caliber...

Champions League Is Back!

Champions League Is Back!
October 26, 2020

Champions League football is back, and every soccer fan will be happy to see that the world-famous competition has returned two months after the final that was won by Bayern Munich. The season will be...

Her Body, Her Decision

Her Body, Her Decision
October 25, 2020

"Abstinence makes sense" was the mantra of my entire high school career. Teachers, counselors, and parents made it clear that teenagers, especially girls, should not be indulging in sexual activity of...

I Lost My First Love

I Lost My First Love
October 24, 2020
He deserved a lot better than what he got and it's something I'll always believe.

Overthinking Out Loud

Overthinking Out Loud
October 23, 2020

As Jay-Z says in the song "Public Service Announcement" - "Allow me to reintroduce myself." But seriously, I don't know who reads The Impact, so if you don't know who I am, my name is Alex Wendling...

Road To The Ring – LA Lakers Win NBA Title

Road To The Ring - LA Lakers Win NBA Title
The Lakers capture their 17th title in honor of the great Kobe Bryant.
October 23, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers were crowned the 2019-20 NBA Champions on Oct. 11. This was 355 days after the first game was played; the longest season in NBA history. Here is the road to the LA Lakers's win. For...

Legendary Broadcaster, Doc Emrick, Retires

Legendary Broadcaster, Doc Emrick, Retires
October 23, 2020

Playoff Hockey just won’t sound the same.  Legendary sports announcer Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick announced his retirement on Monday following 47 years of calling hockey games around the world.  Emrick’s...

Unfiltered

Unfiltered
Spoiler Alert... it's not fun
October 22, 2020

Today, I realized that I am truly sad and depressed. I understand that the common word for 2020 is "depression" since most of the human population has experienced at least some form of this. But these...

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