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Kiki’s Five Steps To Success

Kiki’s Five Steps To Success

Kimberly Franco, Impact Staff

September 30, 2016

Kimberly Franco shares her five secrets of success that can be applied to anything. Edited by Alejandra Naranjo.

Fifteen Years Later, 9/11 Victims Still Surviving

Fifteen Years Later, 9/11 Victims Still Surviving

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor

September 11, 2016

January 2002, he went on his first flight since surviving Sept. 11. Brian and his wife, Cyndi, were scheduled to take a vacation to Puerto Rico. The night before their flight, Brian attempted to back down. “If you don’t get on that plane tomorrow, you’ll never fly again,” Cyndi warned. “Or ...

The Challenges Of Black Hair

The Challenges Of Black Hair

T. Parisha, Staff Writter

May 6, 2016

Black women in America have been brain washed for years into thinking that their natural hair is not beautiful because it is not straight like other race's hair. Feeling that they have bad hair, black women has permed their hair to make it straight. A perm is a hairstyle produced by setting the...

Anxiety and Depression Is a Real Issue

Anxiety and Depression Is a Real Issue

Christine Cassolino and Faith Rodriguez

May 5, 2016

It’s growing deep within the pit of your stomach.  Clawing its way up, constricting around airways, consuming every nerve.  Your chest tightens, leaving no room for your lungs to expand. Your heart slams repeatedly back and forth into the walls of your ribcage.   Your skin is cool one second then uncomforta...

Plus Size Modeling Controversy

Plus Size Modeling Controversy

Brittany Lee, Impact Staff

April 30, 2016

Listen to Britney Lee discuss her take on the plus size modeling controversy, and how body image is changing. Edited by Alejandra Naranjo. ...

It’s OK To Breakup With Your Old Major

It’s OK To Breakup With Your Old Major

Christine Cassolino and Faith Rodriguez

April 29, 2016

Listen to Christine Cassolino and Faith Rodriguez discuss their future after college. Edited by Alejandra Naranjo....

Teen Pregnancy: From Shame to Success

Teen Pregnancy: From Shame to Success

Shantal Marshall and Tanasia Patterson

April 18, 2016

“You will never amount to anything,” her mother yelled. “How could you be so stupid?” her father asked. “You think you are ready to be a parent, Chrissy? You think it is easy caring for another human being?" her mother’s voice boomed. She continued, " You still live in my house with...

Feds Want a Bite Out of Apple

Feds Want a Bite Out of Apple

Ihsani Jackson and Naomi Osuji

April 17, 2016

Apple, known for it’s air-tight encryption and making some of the most secure technical devices on the planet. Apple users have been known to store personal information their phones from everything like daily appointments to reminders. The tech giant and the FBI have been in a turbulent debate after...

Cultural Appropriation

Cultural Appropriation

Naomi Osuji, Impact Staff

April 8, 2016

Listen To Naomi Osuji's ake on cultural appreciation, coming from the perspective of a young, black woman raised in the NYC area. Edited by Alejandra Naranjo....

Homeless Podcast Part 2

Homeless Podcast Part 2

Shantall Marshall and Tanasia Patterson

April 7, 2016

Shantall Marshall and Tanasia Patterson continue their podcast addressing the issues of the homeless, and speak to a Mercy College student who posed as a homeless person during SLEEPOUT for a class project. Edited by Alejandra Naranjo.   ...

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