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Come On Get Happy

Come On Get Happy

Katie O'Connor

May 19, 2014

Well summer is almost here and it’s time to hit that old, dusty trail to the beach folks. No whining either, no matter how hot it gets or how humid it may be. When your armpits are sweating uncontrollably and your hair is frizzed to the max, remind yourself of the winter we just had, then lock it up...

Are the Younger Generations Musically Incompetent?

Are the Younger Generations Musically Incompetent?

Katie O'Connor

May 16, 2014

I find that with all the driving I do, I have listened to my fair share of radio. I have seen stations come and go and then come back again. Truthfully I am bewildered as to what is in demand these days. If I don’t have a personally chosen mix playing in the CD player, I have my iPod plugged into...

Problems of a Tall Girl

Problems of a Tall Girl

Katie O'Connor

May 15, 2014

My height has always been an issue. I hear all the time how lucky I am to be so tall. Oh yes, while barely touching six feet I can reach things that short people cannot and I can see better than others at concerts. There are just as many cons as there are pros and I am here to tell you shorty’s, life...

Respect Your Selfie

Respect Your Selfie

Katie O'Connor

May 4, 2014

The selfie! Starting off as a “come see how good I look” revolution, it is becoming an epidemic. They plague every type of social media. In an effort to appear natural, selfie-takers put more effort into taking their own photo than they do with most things in life. From every kind of angle to different...

In Youth We Learn; In Age We Understand

In Youth We Learn; In Age We Understand

Katie O'Connor, Impact Staff

April 30, 2014

You’re in college, get ready to get old. These are the days where you are semi responsible for yourself but you’re also living a false sense of reality. As a 27 year old college student, I myself am in a weird kind of limbo. I am almost fully independent yet scared to face the work force in fears...

Living the American Dream on No Sleep

Living the American Dream on No Sleep

Katie O'Connor, Impact staff

April 10, 2014

In today’s day and age we are surrounded with the mentality that we can in fact “do it all.” Read More »...

What Would Saint Patrick Do?

What Would Saint Patrick Do?

Katie O'Connor

March 5, 2014

St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2014. The Irish have marched up 5th Avenue in New York City for more than 250 years. To be exact, this year will be the 253rd time. It is a celebration of the Irish coming to and flourishing in America and a point of pride, an invitation for everyone to be Irish on St. Pa...

Winter Makes Me Squirrelly

Winter Makes Me Squirrelly

Katie O'Connor

February 27, 2014

“Summer is coming.” I tell myself this everyday and if it is snowing outside, I repeat it multiple, multiple times. Despite hating the cold and growing depressed over the piles and sheets of ice that take up parking spots and walkways, I’m used to it. I do truly cherish the way we experience all...

Best In Show: A Working Girls Picks

Best In Show: A Working Girls Picks

Katie O'Connor, Impact Staff

February 12, 2014

Working two jobs and going to school full time is a challenge in itself, doesn’t leave me with much down time. The fact that I’m 26 and still live with my parents who continuously refuse to put a cable box in my room doesn’t help either. On average, I’d bet that I have about two to three hours...

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