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Running Away From New York

Running Away From New York

Nicole Alarcon, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

I fell out of love with New York, and I think a lot of people did during the pandemic.    Everything has changed drastically, and it seems like the idea of finding the American Dream in New York City...

Living With Impostor Syndrome

Living With Impostor Syndrome

Nicole Alarcon, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

I am a fraud... That’s what goes through my head every time I accomplish something, or any time I submit an assignment, or even when I speak to someone. That’s what’s in my head 24/7. It is...

Faith Brought Him Back to Life

Faith Brought Him Back to Life

Nicole Alarcon, Staff Writer February 16, 2021

I came across Daniel Martin after searching hours for this amazing Christian song, that had been playing at K-Love radio station. His story of how God saved his life is incredibly touching. Martin was...

I Stand Up For Student Aid

I Stand Up For Student Aid

Nicole Alarcon, Staff Writer February 10, 2021

The dream that started with financial aid could end because of financial aid. This week is NY Student Aid Advocacy Day, and this year the event will be held virtually. On Aug. 27 of last year, amid...

You Can Call Her Grandma

You Can Call Her Grandma

Nicole Alarcon, Staff Writer January 30, 2021

Her name is Sara, maiden name Riveros, but everyone that meets her gets to call her Grandma. An angel in the shape of my sweet vovó pronounced Voh-voh, or grandma in English. Anyone that ever has the...

Social Media Can Ruin Your Life

Social Media Can Ruin Your Life

Nicole Alarcon, Impact Staff December 7, 2020

What we post on social media matters and can sometimes be used against us, unethically. Before we post something on the internet, we should think about whether it's appropriate or worthy of being posted,...

The First Man to Break My Heart

The First Man to Break My Heart

Nicole Alarcon, Impact Staff December 3, 2020

The first man we learn to love is our father. Fathers are there for us the first time we fall and scrape our knees, they are there for us when our teeth are falling loose and when we get sick, and even...

Motorcycle Diaries

Motorcycle Diaries

Nicole Alarcon, Impact Staff November 18, 2020

I remember wanting to learn how to ride a motorcycle ever since I was a child. I also remember sabotaging my mind into thinking that it was only a “boy’s thing.” I always imagined the thrill and...

I Wish My Parents Taught Me About Money

I Wish My Parents Taught Me About Money

Nicole Alarcon, Impact Staff November 11, 2020

When I was young and still living in Brazil, we lived in a small orange house in a suburban neighborhood in Sao Paulo, called Jardim Helga. The life we ​​lived was simple in a low-class environment...

The Scars I Hide

The Scars I Hide

Nicole Alarcon, Impact Staff 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...

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