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Hello To My Heritage

Hello To My Heritage

Abigail Smith, Staff Writer

May 14, 2017

Blonde hair and blue eyes. Three sets of them. That is all you see if you are looking at a photo of my sisters and I, with three faces that mirror each other almost exactly. Oh, and when we’re sleeping...don’t expect to be able to tell who’s who. However, personalities and styles couldn’t...

Mercy Senior Is All About Putting On A Show

Mercy Senior Is All About Putting On A Show

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor

April 12, 2017

Standing on the tiny stage, Paul Santoli became overwhelmed with nerves as he did his first stand up comedy show. He looked out into the audience as he started sweating bullets. Before he knew it, he blacked out as the sound of laughter and the audience clapping. He knew he did his job. The senior,...

The Tinder Tales

The Tinder Tales

Weronika Raczek and Kayla Simas

April 6, 2017

A young woman sits on her dorm bed with her phone in one hand as the screen light on her phone brightens up the room. She opens Tinder and stares at a profile picture for a good minute before deciding which way to swipe. After careful consideration, she thinks ‘nope,’ as her finger swipes lef...

The Impact Travels To Trump Inauguration and Finds Support And Protest

The Impact Travels To Trump Inauguration and Finds Support And Protest

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor

February 9, 2017

Donald Trump stood in front of our nation and was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Jan. 20 on the West Front of the United States Capitol building in Washington D.C. The cool, hazy air was filled with cheers and hisses from a divided country. As Trump stepped up...

Saying Goodbye To A Parent Too Damn Soon

Saying Goodbye To A Parent Too Damn Soon

Shaunte Young, Impact Staff

December 22, 2016

Staff writer Shaunte Young shares her feelings about losing her father last summer, and that honesty about the situation by others is better than false statements. A must listen. Edited by Alejandra Naranjo. ...

That Not So Clear Path After Graduation

That Not So Clear Path After Graduation

Alejandra Naranjo, Impact Staff

December 21, 2016

Alejandra talks about her life after graduation, the challenges she has already overcome and what may lie ahead. - Edited by Alejandra Naranjo

Clinton Wins Mercy Election; Stein Tallies As Many Votes As Trump

Clinton Wins Mercy Election; Stein Tallies As Many Votes As Trump

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor

December 5, 2016

To vote or not to vote, that was the question. On Monday, Nov. 7, just a day before America would choose their destiny for the next four years, The Impact staff held its own Mock Election in Main Hall. To say it was surprising that The Impact staff had to nearly pull students’ teeth to convi...

The Blackest Friday Of The Year

The Blackest Friday Of The Year

Christian Arriaga-Flores, Impact Staff

November 22, 2016

Christian Arriaga-Flores shares the sorrows of retail around the holidays, and the small victory this year since some stories won't open on Thanksgiving. Edited by Alejandra Naranjo.

The Joys Of A Down Syndrome Sibling

The Joys Of A Down Syndrome Sibling

Brittany Hoobraj, Impact Staff

November 6, 2016

Staff Writer Brittany Hoobraj shares her touching story of her brother, who was born with Down's Syndrome, and how love conquers all. Edited by Alejandra Naranjo.       ...

Nothing Wrong With Being A Mall Rat

Nothing Wrong With Being A Mall Rat

Sarai Acevedo-Charon, Impact Staff

October 6, 2016

Sarai Acevedo-Charon shares her love of the Ridge Hill Mall in Westchester. Edited by Alejandra Naranjo

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