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New York Taxes and COVID-19 Inflict Similar Fear

New York Taxes and COVID-19 Inflict Similar Fear

Nicole Alarcon, Impact Staff

October 22, 2020

The pandemic and high taxes in New York are causing residents to seek out homes in different states across the country. It is no secret that New York has been losing its residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. New York has seen a decrease in population since 2016. However, according to residents,...

Opening a Business During the Pandemic

Opening a Business During the Pandemic

James Tiedemann, Impact Staff

October 21, 2020

Just like with the rest of the world, the entire process from the legal work involved to the physical space of the business had to be adapted to accommodate the “new normal” for the time being. 

Travel Restrictions During COVID-19

Travel Restrictions During COVID-19

Daniel Johnston, Impact Staff

October 20, 2020

Travel restrictions within the United States were unheard of and perhaps even unfathomable before the COVID-19 pandemic. But now they are a norm, especially in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. On June 24, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 205, which required travelers coming...

Mercy Continues to Enforce COVID Testing

Mercy Continues to Enforce COVID Testing

Alexis Lynch, Francesca Simone, and James Tiedemann

October 19, 2020

Students who live on campus are contacted by Residential Life to get tested for COVID-19. Recently, students have been asked to take the test more than once, even if they already provided proof to the health office that they had taken one.

New York Comic Con Went Virtual

New York Comic Con Went Virtual

Jadeen Mercado, Impact Staff

October 15, 2020

This year's New York Comic Con was canceled, in a manner of speaking, but revived virtually. Commonly referred to as NYCC, the name of this year's convention was extended to: “New York Comic Con x MCM Comic Con’s Metaverse.” The New York City staple is known for its jam-packed four-day even...

Fall Sports Cancelled, Hopes to Pickup In Spring

Fall Sports Cancelled, Hopes to Pickup In Spring

Alex Wendling, Staff Writer

October 6, 2020

The NCAA announced that Divisions II and III fall sports have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic last month. As Mercy College continues to carry out classes online, the college will not hold any sporting events until further notice. During these unprecedented times, people have looked forward to t...

Mercy College Aids International Students

Mercy College Aids International Students

Renae Morgan, Staff Writer

October 5, 2020

Talk about a Maverick welcome!

Living On Campus Amidst a Pandemic

Living On Campus Amidst a Pandemic

Daniel Johnston, Impact Staff

October 3, 2020

Living on campus can be one of the best experiences of going away to college. For many young college students, it’s their first time away from home, it’s their first time living alone, and it’s their first time to prove that they can be independent adults. Unfortunately, for the people who lived...

My First Year Teaching is Not Even in A Classroom

My First Year Teaching is Not Even in A Classroom

Valerie Lopez, Impact Staff

October 3, 2020

"If I can conquer Zoom teaching, I can probably be prepared to do anything in my teaching career." Samiyyah Willams is a second-year grad student at Mercy College and a first-year second grade teacher at King Elementary Uncommon Charter School in Brooklyn, New York. Due to the school building shutting...

A Professor Perspective on Returning to Campus

A Professor Perspective on Returning to Campus

James Tiedemann, Impact Staff

October 2, 2020

“Once we were home and working from home, there was a lot going on. There was tremendous planning  between the deans, chairs and program directors. We were  asking each other: 'What should we do? What can we do?'” These were the questions that Diana Juettner, Mercy College professor, was a...

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