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Kids say the Darndest, and most Insightful things

Kids say the Darndest, and most Insightful things

Maria Elena Perez, Associate Editor

November 3, 2013

The world is slowly changing, and so are the next generation about same-sex marriage. A new video on YouTube from The Fine Brothers called “Kids React to Gay Marriage” have children from the ages of 5-13 discuss their beliefs on gay marriage. Their answers were remarkably insightful and inspirational. The...

Tips on Maintaining a Vegan Diet in College

Tips on Maintaining a Vegan Diet in College

Maria Elena Perez, Associate Editor

October 3, 2013

Completely changing something in your life to benefit yourself is a huge and difficult task. So, when my good friend explained to me that she was considering going vegan, I was a little shocked. Why the sudden change? She had valid reasons for wanting to change her diet, but her main reasoning...

Seven helpful tips for Mercy freshmen

Seven helpful tips for Mercy freshmen

Maria Elena Perez, Senior Editor

September 19, 2013

Hey there, freshmen! I hope your first two weeks of school weren’t as confusing as my first two weeks of Mercy College. Three years ago, I was in the exact same place as you: ready to experience college life for the very first time. Although I’m only a couple of years older than you, allow me to...

Stressed Out: Last minute tips dealing with Financial Aid

Stressed Out: Last minute tips dealing with Financial Aid

Maria Elena Perez, Staff Writer

May 3, 2013

It’s the most stressful time of the year: finals week. You’re only two weeks away from summer vacation, and all you need to do is just study for those exams and finish up those final projects. Then, you get an email from a financial aid counselor saying that you have unpaid balance, and you have no idea w...

5 Must See Summer Concerts

5 Must See Summer Concerts

Maria Elena Perez, Impact Staff

April 26, 2013

Before February 16, I have never been to a concert. My parents never liked the idea of my sister and I traveling to the city by ourselves to see a band with a bunch of strange people they didn’t know.  Now that I’m almost 20 years old and my sister Samantha is going off to college, they figured ...

Guns and Glee: ‘Shooting Star’ episode causes Controversy

Guns and Glee: ‘Shooting Star’ episode causes Controversy

Maria Elena Perez, Staff Writer

April 17, 2013

Glee has done it again. The Fox musical drama is known for raising controversy through their episodes, but on Thursday April 11, the episode ‘Shooting Star’ depicted a school shooting. In this powerful episode, two gun shots were heard while the McKinley High School glee club was practicing inside ...

Shuttle Bus Horror

Shuttle Bus Horror

Maria Elena Perez, Staff Writer

February 9, 2013

Mercy College students that get the pleasure of dorming in a hotel love all the perks that come along with it. A private bathroom, maid service every Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and a comfy hotel bed to sleep in every night. And then there are the shuttle buses. While they are very convenient for us to get to ...

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