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Lady Mavs Finish the Season at 6-20, Up Win Total From ‘09-10

May 5, 2012

February 2011 By Steve Thompson The Mercy college women’s basketball teams 10-11 season came to an end on Feb 26 in a 79-69 loss to Dowling College. The team ended the season 4-17 in conference play and tallied a 6-20 overall mark. The six wins is two more than last years entire total. The...

OP/ED: Bieber Takes Over The World

May 5, 2012

February 2011 Spin the arguments of defense, running game and coaching all you like. In the end, it’s usually about quarterbacks. When the Pittsburgh Steelers held off the New York Jets to capture the Lamar Hunt trophy, sending them to their third Super Bowl in the last six years, two...

OP/ED: Super Bowl Proves It’s All About the Quarterbacks

May 5, 2012

February 2011 Spin the arguments of defense, running game and coaching all you like. In the end, it’s usually about quarterbacks. When the Pittsburgh Steelers held off the New York Jets to capture the Lamar Hunt trophy, sending them to their third Super Bowl in the last six years, two...

Professor ‘Disturbed’ By Impact photo

May 5, 2012

February 2011 To the Editor: Call me old-fashioned, but, while interested in the article “Sex on a College Campus,” I found the photo of two young people – presumably Mercy students and presumably unmarried – in bed together in the January issue of The Impact distasteful. What’s...

State of the Union Targets Students

May 5, 2012

February 2011 By Jessi Rucker In President Barrack Obama’s State of the Union Address last month, he challenged Americans to “out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world.” Obama’s budget plan proposed eliminating the $4 billion in federal subsidies granted...

Discovered: Seeking the Next Unsigned Superstar

May 5, 2012

February 2011 By Lauren Parfidi Do you want to be discovered? Mercy College is holding auditions for aspiring performers to compete in a singing competition. Many contestants heard about it through the internet and through other people. “I found out about the contest from one of...

Could You Pass The Citizenship Test?

May 5, 2012

February 2011 By Tom Fehn The U.S. citizenship test is a step immigrants must take when they apply to become a certified U.S. citizen. For years, the test has been compiled from a list of standard questions on topics that most people are expected to learn in elementary school. Whether...

Balancio Family Earns Confession, Lose Justice As Killer Walks Free

Thomas Fehn, Impact Staff

May 5, 2012

February 2011   This year would have been Louis Balancio’s 38th birthday. This year would have been his 17th as an alumnus of Mercy College. Would have. Yet it’s not. Instead, this year the Balancio family is still left pondering why Louis was taken from them, killed outside of...

Mercy Student Witnesses Egyptian Protests Firsthand

May 5, 2012

February 2011 By Delilah Valentin In the midst of Cairo Egypt’s wave of protests, Mercy student Racquel Miller was studying abroad paying witness to it all. As Egyptians planted themselves in Tahrir Square, Miller speaks for herself and other students by saying, “I feel 100 percent...

OLVA To Shut Its Doors

May 5, 2012

February 2011 By Lauren Gualdino When students from Our Lady of Victory Academy received a letter in the mail stating that the school they currently were attending would be closing its doors for good in June, most could only conjure one thought. Disbelief. Neither the students...

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