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Why Does America Have a Grotesque Obsession with True Crime?

Why Does America Have a Grotesque Obsession with True Crime?

Maleek Munroe, Senior Editor January 25, 2023

Since the moment true crime became a marketable genre, thousands of podcasts, documentaries, social media accounts, and biographic and even fictitious films and television shows have been shoved down the...

The Impact Polar Recs - Midnights by Taylor Swift

The Impact Polar Recs – Midnights by Taylor Swift

Diannah Plaisir and Maleek Munroe, Editors November 17, 2022

After countless conversations and semi-heated arguments about music, we, editors of the Impact, Maleek Munroe and Diannah Plaisir, have finally realized one crucial thing: we have polar opposite tastes...

How Films Make Us Better People

How Films Make Us Better People

Maleek Munroe, Managing Editor November 9, 2022

I’ve always believed that empathy is our greatest strength as a society. It is what makes us as a society able to understand the fears and emotions of someone other than ourselves. Having compassion...

Elon Musk is Making a Dangerous Mistake

Elon Musk is Making a Dangerous Mistake

Maleek Munroe, Managing Editor November 3, 2022

Elon Musk is smarter than me. Let’s just get the obvious out of the way.  But his financial and scientific successes do not relieve him of criticism from me and many others who see what he is...

Having Writers Envy...

Having Writer’s Envy…

Maleek Munroe, Managing Editor November 2, 2022

This morning, during my usual ritualistic scroll through Twitter, I came upon a platform user gushing over a segment of one of George R.R. Martin’s books. They praised how deep and personal his writing...

Understanding Garden Song

Understanding Garden Song

Maleek Munroe, Managing Editor October 5, 2022

If there is one thing singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers is for, it is being able to create the most gut-wrenching emotionally scarring music ever seen in the modern music industry. This is the very reason...

The “Unequal” Marriage of Tom and Shiv

The “Unequal” Marriage of Tom and Shiv

Maleek Munroe, Impact Managing Editor September 15, 2022

Ever since that first episode of HBO’s new crown jewel show "Succession," a socio-political satire revolving around the wealthy and miserable Roy family, I've been obsessed with every moment shared between...

Taylor Swift’s Evermore: The True Album of the Year

Taylor Swift’s Evermore: The True Album of the Year

Maleek Munroe, Impact Staff Writer April 6, 2022

As of me writing this column, it is mere hours before the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. I, like many other swifties, are impatiently waiting for the moment Taylor Swift wins her fourth album of the year...

My Review of Ingrid Goes West

My Review of Ingrid Goes West

Maleek Munroe, Impact Staff Writer March 28, 2022

Last week, I got the chance to watch Matt Spicer’s 2017 film Ingrid Goes West. I saw clips from the movie and interview moments between Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen on TikTok every now and again...

Why Do People Hate Meghan Markle?

Why Do People Hate Meghan Markle?

Maleek Munroe, Impact Staff Writer March 23, 2022

Since the start of Meghan Markle’s journey as Duchess of Sussex, she very quickly garnered a lot of criticism from the British public and bad press from the tabloids. This isn’t out of the ordinary...

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