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If first you don’t succeed….

If first you don't succeed....

Joseph Cogdell, Impact Staff

May 11, 2014

As this semester comes to an end, like most of my peers, I am getting ready to graduate and hopefully begin a new chapter in my life and put all of the fine schooling that I have received to use. As I reflect on my time here at Mercy, I must say that I have definitely came along way. Im not just talking...

How Cliché!

How Cliché!

Joseph Cogdell, impact staff

April 25, 2014

A cliché is a trite stereotyped expression.  It's a sentence or a phrase usually expressing a common or popular thought or idea that has lost its originality, ingenuity and impact due to long overuse.  Cliché's are used in conversation and literature in almost every country, nearly all the time....

Too Smart for Your Own Good

Too Smart for Your Own Good

Joseph Cogdell, Impact Staff

March 11, 2014

In 2007, a show named "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" aired on fox throughout homes across the nation.  The game show consisted of 2 contestants attempting to answer a slew of questions taken from elementary school textbooks, from grades 1 to 5.  Upon answering the most questions correct you...

What’s your sign?

What's your sign?

Joseph Cogdell, Impact Staff

March 4, 2014

Astrology is the study of movements and relative positions of celestial bodies interpreted as having an influence on human affairs and the natural world.  Astrology is synonymous with the word horoscope, which is a forecast of a person’s future based on the relative position of the stars and planets...

Promise You Won’t Tell

Promise You Won't Tell

Joseph Cogdell, Impact Staff

February 23, 2014

The definition of the word secret is to keep hidden from others: known to only a few people.  If you truly understand this definition then by now you must have realized that everyone has secrets!   Just think about it, some of the best conversations you’ve ever shared with your friends...

Gone, But Who’s To Blame?

Gone, But Who's To Blame?

Joseph Cogdell, Impact Staff

February 6, 2014

Unfortunately this past week, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away from the same disease that killed fellow actors John Belushi, Chris Farley and River Phoenix.  The disease is drug addiction and the drug is heroin. As I read through the different articles about Hoffman’s overdose, I noticed...

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes DIVORCE?

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes DIVORCE?

Joseph Cogdell, Impact Staff

December 9, 2013

You like some body, they like you back, you date for years, you proposes to her, she says yes, you get married, have 3 kids and a house with a white picket fence and a dog.  This is how the story was painted for me growing up.  What seemed so simple to some people,really isn’t simple at all.  In...

The New York Bricks

Joseph Cogdell, Impact Staff

December 3, 2013

I don't usually write about sports in this column, but being that I have been a Knicks fan my entire life I feel like I have to address this situation. Why can't the Knicks win at home? With a 3-13 overall record the Knicks are just a miserable 1-7 at home losing 7 straight! With payroll over 86...

Out of Control Student Athletes Now Becoming the Norm

Out of Control Student Athletes Now Becoming the Norm

Joseph Cogdell, Impact Staff

November 19, 2013

Praising good student athletes isn't out of the norm in today's society.  In fact, with the tremendous amount of media outlets, and the interest in sports on the rise, we are able to follow these athletes from their teenage years all the way until they retire.  Lebron James played several nationally...

Team of I

Team of I

Joseph Cogdell, Impact Staff

October 18, 2013

How much do you do to please other people? If you really think about it most of us are so caught up in what other people think about us, that we forget who we really are. Lately I notice tons of people signing up for year long gym memberships and only going to the gym 3 weeks out of the whole year. What's...

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