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Breast Augmentation Numbers Rising For College Students

April 30, 2012

Lauren Parfidio Impact Staff It is no longer just Hollywood women anymore. Regular, average women are getting their breasts enlarged, and it has become accepted in this generation. There are many reasons why women choose to have this surgery, such as breast change after giving child birth, weight...

Depression a Result of Too Much Social Networking, says Study

April 30, 2012

By Lauren Gualdino Impact Staff You use it to connect with friends from high school, post pictures from last weekend, and update every move you make. It is supposed to be an outlet for expression and fun. But could using Facebook lead to depression? New studies say yes. According to Facebo...

OP/ED: Words Never Easy With Cancer

April 30, 2012

Over a million and a half new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2011, according to the American Cancer Society.   That means there are millions of friends and family members struggling for the “right” thing to say to their loved ones.  Is there such thing? A few weeks ago, a dear...

OP/ED: Youth Violence In School’s a Growing Concern

April 30, 2012

With news pouring in on weather alerts, tsunamis, earthquakes and thousands of lives taken by mother nature, the last thing you would presume the news to report is minors performing violent attacks among one another. This brings up the question, why isn’t the school taking action sooner th...

Model UN Represents Togo

April 30, 2012

By Jessi Rucker Managing Editor Mercy’s own Model United Nations team participated in the weeklong Model UN conference with 5,000 other college students from around the world this April. Mercy’s MUN team is made up of students enrolled in the feeder course, International Organizat...

Mercy Raises Funds on National Autism Day; Parents Still Fear Vaccines To Young Children

April 30, 2012

By Delilah P. Valentin and Lauren Parfidio Impact Staff It starts with a decision. The decision initially seems easy – vaccinations that would keep a child healthy are supposed to be an easy decision – yet the risk and rumors of the complications from the shots are difficult to ignore...

Revisiting Vietnam: The Haunted Paradise

April 30, 2012

After a 20 year battle which ravaged the land and took millions of lives, Vietnam is now a top tourist attraction for nearly a half million American adventure seekers. The Impact’s Managing Editor sought the wondrous sights of Vietnam to the confusion of a close friend, who has tried to forget the...

Kristin McGovern Blog Entry 1

April 30, 2012

Charlie Sheen. Need I say more? Personally, I’m a fan of the man, and the fact that he had the balls to tell his boss to “f*#k off”, made me like him even more. Charlie  does have a…chaotic past, if I’m even using the right word, which  consists of drug use, and domestic abuse, an...

Jasmine Williams Blog #1 :Teen Pregnancies: Has Media Aided or Unassisted?

April 30, 2012

Teen Pregnancies: Has Media Aided or Unassisted With the  influence from pop icons such as The Jonas Brothers and even Lady Gaga,  messages have been sent in favor of taking pride in virginity. The  Jonas Brothers had their devoted fans idolizing the idea of wearing  celibacy rings. La...

Joseph Torres “The Mad Blogger” : “Claims aren’t facts –Transformers 3 “

April 30, 2012

Claims aren’t facts –Transformers 3 “   A  commercial just ran for the blue ray release of Transformers 3. In the  commercial it states Transformers 3, as being the best action movie of  all time. That commercial is brainwashing the children of the 21st  century, and solidifying...

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