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There’s Something Out of This World in the Hudson Valley

There's Something Out of This World in the Hudson Valley

Francesca Simone, Copy Editor

May 11, 2020

In a world full of skepticism, there are just some concepts too outlandish to discount — or at least that’s what one believer thinks.  It was a chilly evening sometime in the late '70s or early '80s. Linda Zimmermann received a call from her friend’s mother, whose word she respected greatly, t...

Podheads: Vape Users Not Going Away Without A Fight

Podheads: Vape Users Not Going Away Without A Fight

Valerie Lopez, Alexis Lynch, Amber Perez, and Francesca Simone

February 15, 2020

Once viewed as a healthy alternative to quitting smoking, the electronic e-cigarette Juul is now being viewed as a youth epidemic and health risk. The company holds between a third to a three-quarter market share of the e-cigarette business, but addiction to Juuling has caused young teens to develop...

Alternative Education

Alternative Education

Daniel Johnston, Impact Staff

May 17, 2019

High school can be extremely difficult and overwhelming, especially in a large school district. Students can sometimes be made to feel like they don’t matter at all. Certain students even suffer from learning disabilities that make high school even more difficult than it already is. Not only are...

FTK the Label Take On The Rap Scene

FTK the Label Take On The Rap Scene

Valerie Lopez and Jared Naut, Impact Staff

May 10, 2019

The colorful lights shine throughout the stage and the beat drops, the crowd sings and raps along to lyrics of a piano beat they seem to know like the back of their hand. Kadeem Norville (aka Deemo), Lee Mitchell (aka Kold Ka2e) and Sam Akesson (aka Apebaby Jungle Boy) are singing off their latest EP,...

Make a Difference and Volunteer with Feeding Westchester

Make a Difference and Volunteer with Feeding Westchester

Michael Panteleo and Ellis Joshua

May 9, 2019

The county of Westchester has about 200,000 residents that are food insecure and about 60,000 children who are food insecure Hunger  has an effect on a large amount of people across the United States. Many people don’t have the necessary means to provide food for themselves and their families...

Daycares: Positives and Negatives Clash

Daycares: Positives and Negatives Clash

Adriana Saad-Vinza, Staff Writter

May 7, 2019

Every day, hundreds of parents have the necessity to take their kids to a daycare or in-home cares. Parents are responsible to go every day and work for their kids, for this reason they have the necessity to find a place where their kids can stay “safe.” According to the Census Bureau Data, 6.7...

Pitch Perfect? The State of Soccer in the U.S.A.

Pitch Perfect? The State of Soccer in the U.S.A.

Steven Keehner and Brian Pineiro

May 7, 2019

It was a humid Oct. 10, 2017 night at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad and Tobago. A series of massive rain showers struck the small Carribean island of nearly 1.4 million people in the days leading up to the clash. Showers so heavy that part of the stadium was flooded just the day prior. The United...

Adopting Is The Best Way To Find The Pet You’re Looking For

Adopting Is The Best Way To Find The Pet You're Looking For

Ellis Joshua & Michael Panteleo, Impact Staff

December 13, 2018

Every day, more than 4,000 dogs and cats are killed in America’s shelters simply because they don't have safe places to call home. By adopting a dog or cat, it means that you truly saved a pet's life. Bringing home a pet is a very exciting moment. Although it’s more common to buy a pet from a pet stor...

My Week in the Mental Hospital

My Week in the Mental Hospital

Valerie Lopez, Impact Staff

December 13, 2018

"I want to kill myself." Four words young people use so commonly when they are overwhelmed, followed by a soft chuckle. There was a point in my life where I meant those words, and even attempted to take my own life. I have always struggled with depression, and being in an emotionally and physically...

Immigration Under President Trump

Immigration Under President Trump

Chevaughn Hurst, Impact Staff

December 12, 2018

America is a nation of immigrants. People who immigrate to this country are all coming here for one reason. They are making there way from various countries searching and trying to live the American Dream. People from South American countries are fleeing their country because they are facing oppressi...

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