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Mercy Plunges Right Into Winter

Mercy Plunges Right Into Winter

Alexis Lynch, Social Media Editor

December 11, 2019

Mercy College students attended the 50th annual Polar Plunge event on Glen Island in New Rochelle, New York to help support the New York Special Olympics.

Mercy Hosts Thanksgiving Dinner

Valerie Lopez, Associate Editor

December 5, 2019

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful. A time to share a good meal with dear family and friends. A time to count your blesses over a lovely meal of turkey, mashed potatoes gravy and cranberry sauce. And that meal can occur with "family" members that students have made while attending college.  On...

Mercy College Hosts Events for Hunger and Homeless Week

Mercy College Hosts Events for Hunger and Homeless Week

Amber Perez, Impact Staff

November 25, 2019

Mercy College's Mav Market collaborated with Residential life and hosted a variety of events to spread awareness of hunger and homeless inspired by Hunger and Homeless week from Nov. 16 to Nov. 24. Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual program where people come together across the country...

Mercy Confirms Retroactive Pay Raise for Adjuncts Following Initial Bargaining Sessions

Steven Keehner, Managing Editor

November 25, 2019

After successfully unionizing, bargaining sessions began on Oct. 17 between the adjuncts and Mercy College, which will see a retroactive raise to $3000 for all adjuncts, stated union representative, Katherine Flaherty.

Mercy’s Humanitarian Society Helps Homeless Shelter For Holidays

Mercy’s Humanitarian Society Helps Homeless Shelter For Holidays

Valerie Lopez, Associate Editor

November 21, 2019

This Thanksgiving season, the Humanitarian Society collaborated with resident assistant Briyanna Hutchinson on a project called Hands For Homeless, where they organized an array of sanitary products to be donated to the Open Arms Men's Shelter in White Plains. The club was able to organize 63 bags,...

Living Life After Leukemia

Living Life After Leukemia

Valerie Lopez, Associate Edoitor

November 15, 2019

"When I was 15, It finally hit me I beat cancer. I was so used to going to the hospital every week that I finally realized I was finally living a normal life," said freshman Tiffany Toro, who was diagnosed with leukemia at 10 and became cancer-free by 13. Meeting Toro, one would never know the hardships...

Skaters Gon’ Skate

Skaters Gon’ Skate

Francesca Simone, Copy Editor

November 13, 2019

Roller-skating: the grooviest of pastimes. It all began with a man named John Joseph Merlin in the year 1735. He wore his three-wheeled inline lady killers to a party in London, and boy did he start a trend. James Leonard Plimpton decided to make more practical the concept of wheels on shoes by...

Students Walk In Central Park For Breast Cancer Awareness

Students Walk In Central Park For Breast Cancer Awareness

Adriana Saad-Vinza, Staff Writter

November 7, 2019

According to the National Cancer Institute in 2019, roughly 1.8 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States. An estimated 268,600 women and 2,670 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer, which makes it the most common cancer diagnosis. Lung and bronchus cancer are the second most...

Honors Junior Seminar Class Works with Hearts and Homes for Refugees

Honors Junior Seminar Class Works with Hearts and Homes for Refugees

Jillian Simmons, Impact Staff

November 4, 2019

“Our voices are louder and actions stronger when we work together,” is a slogan written on the website of the Hearts and Homes for Refugees, who are partnered with Prof. Patrick Fazioli’s Honors Junior Seminar class to collect winter clothing and donate it. According to the website for Hearts and Home...

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