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Underappreciated Historic Sites in Westchester

May 14, 2012

By Jennifer LaGrippo Westchester has a somewhat bad reputation. The suburban county is too often associated with snobs and materialistic morals; a shallow misinterpretation. What many fail to realize is that Westchester is filled with fascinating history and natural beauty. ...

Mercy Students and The Pursuit of Happiness

May 14, 2012

By Jennifer LaGrippo The Declaration of Independence declares that we are all entitled to "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Well, according to the Center for Disease Control, New Yorkers have been given the title of the unhappiest people in the country. Can New...

Prone to Bad Luck: A Consumer Affair

May 14, 2012

By Carlene Richards It's three a.m. but a video game player is still up sitting in front of the television playing his video games. He reaches his desired level, but before he can save his progress, his entire system cuts off on him. When he goes to exam his Xbox there are three flashing...

A Story of Triumph

May 14, 2012

By Larryse Brown Martin Jack, a likable far-rockaway Queens native and junior at Mercy College is friendly and pleasant, even in his quietness. There's something genuinely positive in Jack. To the audience, his selfless demeanor and good-humor serve to conceal a past full of turmoil. The...

Transitions for Veterans: Return to Home and Community

May 14, 2012

By John Ceravino Veterans return from wars with wounds: physical and emotion. And some feel they are not getting the assistance and aid they were promised. The government and Veterans Affairs are aiming to change that. The Mercy College Bronx Campus held a conference to shed light...

Artist Shares His Hudson Sketches With Mercy College

May 14, 2012

Ed Oberhaus had been driving his wife Dorothy to work at Mercy College for the past 35 years. He always enjoyed the view of the Hudson River from the Dobbs Ferry campus, and one day it occurred to him what he needed to do. He needed to draw it. He captured the views in sketches from Mercy College...

DiCarlo Leads Mavericks in Lacrosse, Ranked Among Nation’s Best

May 14, 2012

By A.J. Martelli Some think it's an easy job. Yet those are the ones that don't have balls zooming at them at over 100 mph. "Being a goalie may look easy from the sideline, but it is one of the most difficult positions on the field to play," says T.J. DiCarlo, the Mavericks lacrosse...

Breaking the Ice: Coming Out of My Shell

May 14, 2012

By A.J. Martelli Friday. 10:35 a.m. I sat in the barber chair watching the stylist clip my hair. I looked on as my long, golden locks of hair fell to the floor. I had already bought some new shirts, new jeans, and new shoes. It was about 11 in the morning when she was finished and...

Ripple Effects of Arizona’s Immigration Law

May 14, 2012

By Larryse Brown In the state of Arizona police now have the right to search "suspected immigrants" questioning them about the legitimacy of their citizenship. There is nothing else that sets "illegal" immigrants apart from the rest of the population of Arizona. In fact, they look just like...

Former Gang Member hopes to be an Aspiring Psychologist Shedeiky Hamilton

May 14, 2012

By Shedeiky Hamilton Spending five years in high school, missing prison life because of luck, Mercy College student Nathaniel Hawthorne decided to turn his life around when gang members almost killed his mother right in front of him. "That was the worst experience ever, it was a reality...

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