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Former Summit Students Make Claims About Abuse In Nyack School

Former Summit Students Make Claims About Abuse In Nyack School

Nicole Alarcon and Renae Morgan October 7, 2021

When Jason Samel attended The Summit School in Upper Nyack in the early 90s, he expected it to be a place of learning that fostered his social, mental, and academic development. At first glance, he was...

Focusing on Plastic

Focusing on Plastic

Gino Alva and Daniela Baptista Haros May 9, 2021

Plastic. It is everywhere. It affects everything in people's daily lives. It is used to store food as children play with it in the shape of dolls and action figures, yet no one is realizing...

The New Hood: A Closer Look Into The World Of Gentrification

The New Hood: A Closer Look Into The World Of Gentrification

Britney Guzman, Impact Staff May 6, 2021

For the last half-century, West 116th Street has been one of New York City’s most dangerous and dirtiest neighborhoods. Back in the early 20th century, there was a steady decline in public safety in...

Inside Taaru Majeures Boutique Store

Inside Taaru Majeure’s Boutique Store

Amy Mbaye, Impact Staff April 30, 2021

Many people have this desire to be a successful entrepreneur and as a result, they quit their retail job just to focus on opening their own business and be their own boss. It’s a huge sacrifice starting...

The Impact of Covid-19 on Hair Salons and Barber Shops

The Impact of Covid-19 on Hair Salons and Barber Shops

Renae Morgan, Impact Writer December 20, 2020

When Rosa Delito started her hair salon, she was quite enthusiastic about pursuing her dream, but with the rapid spread of COVID-19, things have certainly changed for the worst. Delito is the owner...

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Losing Loved Ones From COVID

Daniel Johnston, Impact Staff December 20, 2020

Within less than 48 hours, she had lost them both. Her two grandparents passed away from COVID. The family was devasted. On April 12, Emily Conlan, from Rockland County New York, lost her beloved grandfather,...

Salvation Army Aids All During COVID-19

Salvation Army Aids All During COVID-19

Gino Alva and Daniela Baptista Haros December 20, 2020

While the familiar sound of Salvation Army bells playing outside every store is familiar, there is nothing familiar about 2020. It is a year of worriedness and not knowing what is going to happen tomorrow....

Remote Learning Proves to be Challenging For All

Remote Learning Proves to be Challenging For All

Alex Wendling, Jadeen Mercado, and Nicole Alarcon December 20, 2020

Empty schools and empty chairs. The pandemic has shifted everything in the world, making this year’s learning experience one of the most challenging obstacles in the history of American education.  “Time...

Midnight Run Battles To Help the Needy During Pandemic

Midnight Run Battles To Help the Needy During Pandemic

James Tiedemann, Staff Writer December 17, 2020

When the Executive Director of Midnight Run first encountered the organization, he was in the same position many of the people he now helps find themselves in.  “I ended up homeless in New York City...

PodHeads: Vape Users Not Going Down Without A Fight

PodHeads: Vape Users Not Going Down Without A Fight

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 three-quarter market...

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