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2010- Volley Rebuilds Behind Freshman

May 14, 2012

By Kevin Lewis Nicolette Gebhardt never thought she'd pick up a sport, but saw her friends playing volleyball and figured, "Hey, why not give it a try?" It certainly sounds like a wise decision. Now she is a standout freshman volleyball player in her first semester at Mercy College....

Mercy Alumnus Sweeney Back in the Majors

May 14, 2012

By A.J. Martelli Most Mercy College students spent their summers tanning on the beach. Many went on expensive vacations while others spent sunny days relaxing by the sides of their pools. Brian Sweeney, a graduate of the Mercy class of 1996, spent his summer pitching against Derek Jeter and...

Renowned Journalist Speaks To Mercy About Iranian Incarceration

May 14, 2012

By Jessi Rucker Roxana Saberi knew she was being watched in Iran. As an Iranian-American and a well-known journalist, she knew she was a prime target. The book she was working on, focusing on current events and culture in the Middle East, posed no threat to the regime. They arrested her anyway....

Mercy Working To Prepare Students For Career Success

May 14, 2012

By Shelley Broxton Check any college poll. The number one motivation for attending college is to have a fighting chance in a competitive job market. Despite the time, money, and tears put into acquiring a degree, it alone does not guarantee a job. No college can guarantee that, but Mercy is...

Veterans and Lions Club Behind Drive For Soldiers

May 14, 2012

By Tom Fehn Even with a number of troops starting to make their way back home after serving for our country, many of our brave men and women are still overseas fighting for our freedom, and Mercy College’s Lion’s Club wants to help out as many of those brave soldiers as they can. The...

Manhattan Library: New Look, New Attitude

May 14, 2012

By Shelley Broxton The name was a facade. Sure, they carried a small selection of books. They also had current issues of TIME magazine and stacks of The New York Times and Wall Street Journal for the entire month. They were part of the decoy. Sooner or later, students saw the truth. Most of them...

It Ain’t Nun-thing: Life After Service

May 14, 2012

By Brandon Chalkin What is the biggest difference between life in the convent and life outside the convent for a retired servant of God? “Paying taxes,” Dr. Ann Grow jokes. Grow is a professor at Mercy College who used to be one of the Sisters of Mercy, an order of nuns. She joined...

Students Still Fighting For More Campus Cafeterias

May 14, 2012

By Ralfston Meek Five Mercy campuses. Yet only three cafeterias. The White Plains campus is located in the residential retailing district. However, many students have to venture farther outdoors in order to get food due to the functioning cafeteria’s closure. On the other hand the Manhattan campus,...

Obesity Plagues The Country, Experts Say

May 14, 2012

By Jessi Rucker Impact Staff Three out of four Americans will be overweight or obese by 2020, which will subsequently increase diabetes rates and healthcare spending, according to a new study. One out of every three children born in the United States after the year 2000 will develop diabetes...

As Cyber Antics Grow, Bullies May Now Be Facing Consequences

May 14, 2012

By Larryse Brown, Tom Fehn and Brandon Chalkin Rumors. Threats. Harassment. The school yard? No. Online. Where the bullies roam free and the school yard never closes. Acts of the newly coined “cyber bullying” has forced school and college officials, parents and courtrooms to begin determining...

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