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OP/ED: ‘We’ Not ‘Me’

OP/ED: ‘We’ Not ‘Me’

Steven Keehner, Managing Editor

March 17, 2020

In my brief life, I can not recall living through such a surreal time. Within the COVID-19 crisis, it has left humanity vulnerable and bare. Perhaps it is growing up and watching people face the unknown, but that protective layer that lies on top of many of us is gone.   When crises arrive...

OP/ED: Why Are We Still Buying Sports Video Games?

OP/ED: Why Are We Still Buying Sports Video Games?

Steven Keehner, Managing Editor

February 13, 2020

Sports video games were a vital part of my childhood. Emulating my personal heroes, such as Donovan McNabb, Amar’e Stoudemire, or Mariano Rivera, was just as important to my ongoing love of sports to this day. For those who continue to play, it can't be argued that the quality of these games has declin...

OP/ED: Why Doesn’t Anyone Talk About How Depression Causes Memory Loss?

OP/ED: Why Doesn’t Anyone Talk About How Depression Causes Memory Loss?

Valerie Lopez, Associate Editor

December 10, 2019

"Why doesn't anyone talk about how depression causes memory loss?" This tweet has been recycled dozens of times, phrased in different ways and even liked as much as 97.2 thousand times, specifically from @daredeviils. This has been the latest hot topic that has been roaming the Twitter feed. Personally,...

OP/ED: Rock Isn’t Popular Anymore, and That’s a Great Thing

OP/ED: Rock Isn’t Popular Anymore, and That’s a Great Thing

Steven Keehner, Managing Editor

November 6, 2019

Who listens to Imagine Dragons, anyway?

Letter to Editor: Appreciating Adult Learners

October 10, 2019

It’s usually around 8:21 p.m. when my classmates’ head tilts slightly to the left as he struggles to keep his eyes open during the last hour of class. Not that the material isn’t engaging, but he’s been awake since 5 a.m. attending to parenting duties, followed by an exhausting 9-hour work...

OP/ED: They Love Me, They Love Me Not

OP/ED: They Love Me, They Love Me Not

Steven Keehner, Managing Editor

October 5, 2019

It's time to accept the singular they for what it is.

OP/ED: Are Your Eyes Open?

OP/ED: Are Your Eyes Open?

Valerie Lopez, Associate Editor

September 26, 2019

“Submit, Obey and Buy!” These are all subliminal messages embedded in advertisements to get people to buy their products. A subliminal message is a message to the subconscious or the normal limits of perception.  These messages can even make people take actions and decisions in reality that...

The Impact Says Farewell to its 2019 Seniors

The Impact Says Farewell to its 2019 Seniors

Nicole Acosta, Brian Pineiro, Caroline Newman, Michael Dunnings, and Stephen Lyons

May 8, 2019

As the last "Impact Thursday" of the 2018-19 year arrives, our senior staff members reflect on their time with The Impact.  Though our seniors' journeys are coming to a close, a whole new chapter of their lives is just beginning. We look forward to seeing all that they accomplish in their pr...

OP/ED: The Concealed Fear of Riding in Cabs as a Woman

OP/ED: The Concealed Fear of Riding in Cabs as a Woman

Nicole Acosta, Managing Editor

April 26, 2019

New York, the city that should also be known as the one with unreliable public transportation. This leads me, and many other city-goers without a driver's license, to spend mass amounts of money on cabs to get to our destinations safely and on time. Digital ride-sharing corporations like Uber and Lyf...

OP/ED: The Dreadful Disease Of Narcissistic Men

OP/ED: The Dreadful Disease Of Narcissistic Men

Valerie Lopez, Associate Editor

April 25, 2019

We've all may have experience or encountered men that think they are a reincarnation of Jesus Christ himself. Or Don Juan. Maybe Fabio. Perhaps they are impersonating their President. The men that think they are larger than life and right about absolutely everything. The men whom when initiated in...

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