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OP/ED: Mercy Universitys Recycling System

OP/ED: Mercy University’s Recycling System

Carla Gradiz, Impact Staff December 14, 2023

Every time I step into the cafeteria, I observe more than one student discarding half of their food on their plate. I often wonder why they took so much food if they weren't going to eat it. Perhaps...

OP/ED: To Post or Not to Post: The Question of Gen Z Politics

OP/ED: To Post or Not to Post: The Question of Gen Z Politics

Maleek Munroe, Senior Editor December 12, 2023

In late October, I was having a somber conversation with a classmate about the genocide in Palestine unfolding on our social media feeds.  Before Israel’s brutal and indiscriminative bombing of the...

OP/ED: The Lazy an Selfish America of AI

OP/ED: The Lazy an Selfish America of AI

Alyssa Politi, Managing Editor November 29, 2023

With the rise of chatGPT and artificial intelligence (AI) in general, I feel as though I keep hearing peers mention it at least once a day. “Jobs are going to be destroyed.” “The world is going...

OP/ED: The True Architects of America

OP/ED: The True Architects of America

Maleek Munroe, Senior Editor October 23, 2023

Amid hearing of the ongoing migrant crisis debate that seems to be defining New York City as of now, I am reminded of a childhood story my mother would tell me now and again.  She always told it...

OP/ED: Photoshop or Ozempic?

OP/ED: Photoshop or Ozempic?

Alyssa Politi, Managing Editor October 20, 2023

When you scroll through internet comments or chats, most of the time you can find a debate about anything. It’s hard to tell whether internet users are just bored or passionate.  However, in recent...

OP/ED: Mayor Adams Vs. NYC Rats

OP/ED: Mayor Adams Vs. NYC Rats

Laura Medina, Impact Staff May 7, 2023

Is it true - that there is one rat per person in NYC? Or is that a myth? The current estimate of the rat population in New York City is around 2 million rats and there are about 8 million New Yorkers....

OP/ED: Cleopatra - We Know Her Name, But Do We Know Her Race?

OP/ED: Cleopatra – We Know Her Name, But Do We Know Her Race?

Maleek Munroe, Senior Editor April 12, 2023

In the annals of history, her name has become synonymous with true and unrivaled power.  When one hears her name, a fierce sharp image materializes in their mind. A cunning and clever woman who...

OP/ED: The Riddle of Modern Masculinity

OP/ED: The Riddle of Modern Masculinity

Maleek Munroe, Senior Editor March 8, 2023

“I can't become clinically depressed because I don't believe in it. I can't be haunted by ghosts if I don't believe in ghosts.” Comparing ghosts to serious mental health issues isn’t the...

OP/ED: The Rightful Fall of Camelot

OP/ED: The Rightful Fall of Camelot

Maleek Munroe, Senior Editor March 7, 2023

The steady decline of independent thought in this country and the rise of a groupthink mentality is the frightening result of Americans idolizing the ones in power.  The act of worshiping politicians...

OP/ED: 18: Are You Really An Adult?

OP/ED: 18: Are You Really An Adult?

Diannah Plaisir, Managing Editor February 16, 2023

Every day online, there is a new debate with men crying about being perceived as weird for pursuing 18-year-olds. Grown men in their 30s, 40s, 50s, saying they're not abnormal for wanting a teenager. Their...

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