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Our Boys Are Broken, So Now What?

Our Boys Are Broken, So Now What?

Nora-Grayce Orosz, Managing Editor

April 12, 2018


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Males are the predominant perpetrators of the violent acts that are becoming more and more commonplace in American society, but what is causing them to resort to such behavior?

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Understanding Prejudice with the Help of Psychology and Political Art

Understanding Prejudice with the Help of Psychology and Political Art

Andrea Loaiza, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


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Prejudice is all around us whether we like it or not but in order to break its barriers, we must understand how it is formed. That’s when Dr. Mark Sirkin steps in. He teaches students about prejudice in the form of political art and takes us back to how it is started. Mark Sirkin is the Associat...

Mercy College’s Medical Mission Heads To Haina

Mercy College’s Medical Mission Heads To Haina

Danielle Sarasky, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


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In 2007, Haina, Dominican Republic was listed as the third worst polluted place in the world. Every day, the children of Haina are forced to live and play in the toxic lead dust. The harm to the children of this exposure to high levels of lead in their environment is major lifetime learning disabilit...

Without Health Answers, Vaping Trends Up For Youth

Without Health Answers, Vaping Trends Up For Youth

Stephen Lyons, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018


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Vaping has become one of the biggest trends in America over the past few years. Some polls have stated nearly 40 percent of high school students have tried one, which is more than cigarettes. Vape devices are being viewed as a trend, but new studies show that vaping may be a permanent staple of culture,...

The Enchanting History of the Hudson Valley, as told by a Professional Storyteller

The Enchanting History of the Hudson Valley, as told by a Professional Storyteller

Kristin Millard, Impact Staff

March 21, 2018


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Expert Storyteller Jonathan Kruk shares the infamous tale of Washington Irving and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at the School of Liberal Arts’ first event of the semester dealing with the concept of Time.

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Help Wanted: Job Fair Needs More Jobs

Help Wanted: Job Fair Needs More Jobs

Mark McCarthy, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


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The ultimate goal of college, for most people, is to get a job and begin their career. This means applying to multiple positions and hoping for the best. But for some, waiting until one obtains a degree is just too long a period of time to go without a job. That’s were Mercy College’s Career Day...

The Big Bitcoin Short

The Big Bitcoin Short

Mark McCarthy, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


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A single piece of code now has the capacity to tank the entire financial market. Granted, this is not the first time this has happened and it certainly won’t be the last. Financial markets have a tendency to create bubbles, a financial term that involves the value of something increasing dramatically,...

Flu Season Dangerous and Difficult To Predict, Experts Say

Flu Season Dangerous and Difficult To Predict, Experts Say

Tanisha Esprit, Staff Writer

March 15, 2018


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This flu virus is very dangerous this season and is causing many people to be ill or to die. There is not an exact number of people that is has killed, according to the CDC, but concerns this season has been higher than most. “The flu is so bad. The CDC tracks the flu every year. It spreads easily, f...

County Executive Latimer Talks National Issues with a Local Focus

County Executive Latimer Talks National Issues with a Local Focus

Matt Reich, Associate Editor

March 12, 2018


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As Westchester County Executive George Latimer fielded questions from a roundtable of college journalists, the first-year county executive addressed a range of topics in the national conversation that have had an impact on the county. Most notably, the epidemics of school shootings,  opioid abuse...

Empowerment is Personal and Political at Mercy College

Empowerment is Personal and Political at Mercy College

Matt Reich, Associate Editor

March 9, 2018


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Despite over 30 mph winds, rain, and snow from a nor’easter hitting the upper East Coast, Mercy College hosted Pathways to Power: The Journey of Women to Empowerment. The conference  was about how women, especially from non-traditional backgrounds, could raise their voices and be empowered in...

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