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OP/ED: Social Media Ruins Our Body Image

OP/ED: Social Media Ruins Our Body Image

Alexis Lynch, Managing Editor February 17, 2021

The popular dating app, Bumble, has officially banned body-shaming messages from being sent on the app. Bumble announced this change on Feb. 4. Bumble sent out a statement saying, "We’re doing this...

OP/ED TikTok: The Pros and The Cons

OP/ED TikTok: The Pros and The Cons

Amber Perez, Impact Staff February 17, 2021

TikTok is taking over the world, and I’m not talking about Kesha’s 2009 hit song.  We all love a nice social media app that can bring both laughs and entertainment. That’s why TikTok is so popular...

OP/ED: Dating Apps A New Norm

OP/ED: Dating Apps A New Norm

Renae Morgan, Staff Writer February 14, 2021

The advancement of technology has transformed every aspect of society including our social interactions. With the growing popularity of dating apps, traditional forms of meeting people are slowly becoming...

OP/ED: Alcohol Addiction in Teens

OP/ED: Alcohol Addiction in Teens

Renae Morgan, Impact Writer December 19, 2020

You think about it briefly, and then you take one sip and then another, until you find yourself searching for your issues at the bottom of a bottle. The consequence of drinking can be lethal for everyone...

Op/Ed: Christmas in 2020 Is About Working It All Out

Op/Ed: Christmas in 2020 Is About Working It All Out

Andrew Rodriguez, Impact staff December 18, 2020

A lot of Christmas celebrations are going to be different this year. People are not going to celebrate Christmas the way they used to in the previous years. One way that will stay the same is the same...

OP/ED: Bad Choices And Bad Faith: Is America Finally Going To See A Change?

OP/ED: Bad Choices And Bad Faith: Is America Finally Going To See A Change?

Amber Perez, Impact Staff November 9, 2020

In a campaign year marked by a global pandemic, a recession, and a national wave of protests, it’s easy to forget that this whole election season was deranged from the start.  It's no shocker...

Op/Ed: Let's Wake Up In Regard To Racism, Oppression and Discrimination

Op/Ed: Let’s Wake Up In Regard To Racism, Oppression and Discrimination

Julianna Ilise, Impact Staff May 11, 2020

Racism is a prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior.  You can read these definitions and simply...

OP/ED: Screen Time Is What You Make Of It

Julianna Ilise, Impact Staff May 7, 2020

Technology has become an everyday use in almost every household, from televisions, phones, laptops and gaming systems it is sometimes hard to get away from the screen. It is especially hard to get the...

OP/ED: If You Want Change, Don't Vote Biden

OP/ED: If You Want Change, Don’t Vote Biden

Steven Keehner, Managing Editor April 20, 2020

With the recent announcement that will see Bernie Sanders suspend his campaign for the Democratic nomination, it is impossible to ignore the similar narratives that plagued the DNC in 2016, albeit the...

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,...

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