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Voices podcast: Homelessness, Part 1

Voices podcast: Homelessness, Part 1

Shantal Marshall and Tanasia Patterson

April 6, 2016

Two young reporters learn more than they bargained for while trying to find a story about the homeless. Written and performed by Shantal Marshall and Tanasia Patterson Edited by Jonathan Washington...

Black Lives Matter: What College Students Really Think

Black Lives Matter: What College Students Really Think

Naomi Osuji, News Editor

December 17, 2015

Sandra Bland. Tamir Rice. Freddie Gray. Laquan McDonald. Matthew Ajibade. Natasha McKenna. Tanisha Anderson. Dontre Hamilton. These are some of the names of the African Americans who were killed by police or killed in police custody over the past year. The list of African Americans being killed by police...

Students Share Stories On Why They Tried Pot

Students Share Stories On Why They Tried Pot

Miguel Gonzalez and Jose Serrano

December 16, 2015

College students make up one of the largest groups of drug abusers nationwide. Young people ages eighteen to twenty-four are already at a heightened risk of addiction. Read More »...

Life After Being Wrongfully Convicted

Life After Being Wrongfully Convicted

Marie Roser, Managing Editor

November 2, 2015

A 33 year-old Jeffrey Deskovic had gotten a visit from his lawyer that September day in 2006. But the news he had brought with him was something that seemed too good to be true for Deskovic. His lawyer asked for his clothing and shoe size, and had gone back on his way. Deskovic hadn’t told anyone...

Global Warming Poses Abrupt Impact

Global Warming Poses Abrupt Impact

John Principio, Rodney Jones, and Tiffany Cordero

September 6, 2015

If you are wary of global warming and climate change, then perhaps ignorance is, in fact, bliss.  The horror of what sounds like a familiar movie plot will become a humbling reality.  Though the claims of melting polar caps and heat waves seem like a tedious destiny, consequences are abruptly approaching. Somewhere...

Social Media and Relationships: A Juxtaposition between the Generations.

Social Media and Relationships: A Juxtaposition between the Generations.

Rashaan Pace and Lauren Whyte

May 14, 2015

Since the dawn of civilization, every great advancement known to mankind has helped to shape and mold the way in which citizens interact with each other as well as the world around them. While our ancestors have laid the foundations for society on which we now stand, passing down pivotal elements such...

We Are First, Mercy College First Generation Students

We Are First, Mercy College First Generation Students

Maritza Velasco, Impact Staff

February 9, 2015

There are many notable accomplishments that one experiences throughout his or her life and receiving a college education is prominently one of them. Read More »...

All Lives Matter

Maria Elena Perez, John Principio, and Doris Lavoile

December 14, 2014

“We can’t breathe.” This chant has not only been heard on the streets of every major city in America, but upon the streets of Dobbs Ferry, when a protest took place on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. Around 30 to 40 high school students with their parents marched up and down Main Street, chanting...

Murdered Steps Behind Me

Murdered Steps Behind Me

Krystal Johnson, Impact Staff

December 9, 2014

Be careful out there is the last thing I heard him say before I heard the gunshots. I woke up early June 30, preparing myself for a busy day because I had a date. I had been talking to a longtime friend for a few years, and we had finally decided to take it up a notch and started dating. We scheduled...

Becoming Buddhist

Becoming Buddhist

Taylor Ryan, Features Editor

December 23, 2013

In between First Avenue and Sutton Plaza, looking slightly out of place amongst 57th Streets upscale apartment buildings, sits the Won Buddhist Temple of Manhattan. Read More »...

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