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Remembering Black History Month Through A Professor Who’s Lived It

Remembering Black History Month Through A Professor Who’s Lived It

Valerie Lopez, Associate Editor

February 28, 2019


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"I have a dream that one day my four little children will live in nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but on the context of their character," echoed Martin Luther King, Jr. These were the peaceful words Mercy College professor Daria La'Shannon heard Aug. 28, 1963 , live...

Mercy College Working on Landmark Deal With College of New Rochelle

Mercy College Working on Landmark Deal With College of New Rochelle

Steven Keehner, Associate Editor

February 28, 2019


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In what can become a massive moment for both schools, a potential deal may see both colleges work together.

Black NY Knicks Legends, Staff Come Together to Share Business Wisdom

Black NY Knicks Legends, Staff Come Together to Share Business Wisdom

Steven Keehner and Mike Panteleo

February 28, 2019


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As Black History Month reached a conclusion, the New York Knicks celebrated with panels of important personnel to discuss the role of the black businessman off the court.

Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion “FreeQuency” Takes On Mercy College

Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion “FreeQuency” Takes On Mercy College

Valerie Lopez, Associate Editor

February 28, 2019


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Fingers snap in admiration for Women the World Poetry Slam Champion, "FreeQuency," aka Mewende Katwiwa, uttered her first poem at the Slam Poetry evening in Lecture Hall. "A poem is a protest," she said as she paused, explaining her next piece after the audience suggested the theme of "Justice." February...

Mercy College Still Fighting Lawsuit Against Former Dean and LIU; Outcome Slated for Early Summer

Mercy College Still Fighting Lawsuit Against Former Dean and LIU; Outcome Slated for Early Summer

Nicole Acosta, Managing Editor

February 26, 2019


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An update on Mercy College's lawsuit against former dean of the School of Business, Edward Weis, and Long Island University.

Furry Therapy Is Good For The Heart and Soul

Furry Therapy Is Good For The Heart and Soul

Adriana Saad-Vinza, Staff Writter

February 25, 2019


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We live in a world where we are surrounded by animals. Every morning we can see birds flying around us, squirrels climbing up trees and most of the time, we see people walking with their pets, which they chose to integrate as part of their family. However, not all families or individuals are lucky...

Planned Parenthood Educates on Reproductive Health, Tests for HIV

Planned Parenthood Educates on Reproductive Health, Tests for HIV

Daniel Johnston, Impact Staff

February 23, 2019


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 Mercy College Residential Life, along with the Department of Health and Wellness, collaborated with Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic to help educate students and staff about preventive measures for HIV and reproductive health on Valentine's Day.  Planned Parenthood sent over their...

Basketball and Volleyball Leagues Expands Intramural At Mercy

Basketball and Volleyball Leagues Expands Intramural At Mercy

Daniel Johnston, Impact Staff

February 23, 2019


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Thanks to the success of the flag football intramural league here at Mercy College, the college has decided to invest more in the intramural sports program. This will give both commuter and residential students more fun activities to participate in on campus. In order to make the intramurals a success,...

‘Food For Thought’ Poster Controversy Creates Confusion In Hudson Hall

‘Food For Thought’ Poster Controversy Creates Confusion In Hudson Hall

Valerie Lopez and Jared Naut

February 21, 2019


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If you live in Hudson or happen to have walked in the residents building to visit a friend, one might get greeted with a big orange sign saying "Thoughts? Speak English! We're in America!" in big bold blue letters. On the second floor, there are similar signs before walking into the lounge and elev...

New “Animal-Free” Additions Leave Students With Mixed Opinions

Steven Keehner, Associate Editor

February 21, 2019


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Despite the benefits of appealing to vegans and vegetarians, some students are upset with the changes.

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