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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...

Transfer Student Killed West Windsor Remembered as Loving and Fun

Transfer Student Killed West Windsor Remembered as Loving and Fun

Jillian Simmons, Impact Staff

November 4, 2019

 Chelsea Celena Debidin, 21, was killed in her boyfriend’s apartment in New Windsor, New York on Sept. 21.  Chelsea was born on Jan. 16, 1998 and had just recently graduated with an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts at Orange County Community College, where she was on the Dean’s List...

Trump Looming Impeachment Leads To More Political Uncertainty

Trump Looming Impeachment Leads To More Political Uncertainty

Steven Keehner, Managing Editor

November 1, 2019

What's happening with Donald Trump? Will he be impeached? What does that even mean? Find out that and more in this guide to Trump's potential impeachment.

Mercy Founder d’Heule Passes at 95

Mercy Founder d’Heule Passes at 95

Randi Rooney, Impact Staff

October 31, 2019

One of Mercy's founders and long beloved leaders,  Dr. Adma Jeha d’Heurle, passed on Oct. 19. She wore many hats, and was loved by many. Some of her hats were a wife, a mom, a psychologist, an educator, and a scholar. In 1961, she triumphed with five of her peers to become the founding f...

Critics Attack Trump’s Not So Eco-Friendly Choices

Critics Attack Trump’s Not So Eco-Friendly Choices

Randi Rooney, Impact Staff

October 31, 2019

According to NASA’s article, Climate Change: How Do We Know?, the current warming trends result from human activity starting in the mid-20th century. Because of the increasing temperatures, Earth is progressing faster than expected. Such progressions are ice and snow melting causing ocean leve...

Security Advises To Run, Hide, Fight During Active Shooter Workshop

Security Advises To Run, Hide, Fight During Active Shooter Workshop

Steven Keehner, Managing Editor

October 30, 2019

“The thing that will save you is the actions you take,” emphasized Konrad Motkya, during a presentation at Mercy College about active shooting situations. Taking place on Oct. 16 at the Lecture Hall, led by the Department of Campus Safety, Motkya gave vital tools and tips to survive in the event ...

The Trio of the First-Generation

October 27, 2019

First-generation students gathered for some quality bonding time at the Hudson Lounge on Oct.17 at Mercy College. Unlike, other events at Mercy College, the first-generation event is one of the most important and popular events. Faculty advises all first-year students to join them for a comfortable adju...

National Coming Out Day: The Mercy LGBT Community Share Their Stories

National Coming Out Day: The Mercy LGBT Community Share Their Stories

Amber Perez, Impact Staff

October 24, 2019

Over 10 million adults and young adults identify with the LGBTQ community. The number is continually on the rise as more people feel comfortable "coming out" with their identity. Three Mercy College students spoke to The Impact about their challenges and satisfaction of speaking out during National...

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