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OP/ED: Can a cup and straw save a life?

OP/ED: Can a cup and straw save a life?

Maria Elena Perez, Associate Editor

October 30, 2013


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“Would you know if an odorless, colorless and tasteless rape drug were put in your drink? What if your cup, straw or glass could tell you?” This is a pitch that comes from a group of people who’ve put their minds together to develop a cup and straw that will change colors in the presence of...

OP/ED: Soccer Here To Stay? A Brit’s Perspective

OP/ED: Soccer Here To Stay? A Brit’s Perspective

Samuel Neve, Impact Staff

October 3, 2013


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Although soccer may not be the most popular sport in the United States, it is definitely one of the most fastest growing and prospective for the coming years. British imports are usually a giant failure or they take off and spark huge excitement across the county and this is what is currently happening...

OP/ED: Is ‘Teams Helping Teams’ Hurting Players?

OP/ED: Is ‘Teams Helping Teams’ Hurting Players?

Trifton Rose, Impact Staff

October 3, 2013


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“Teams Helping Teams” has been the motto for Mercy College athletics since the beginning of the semester. When an in season teams have a game, an off season team has to volunteer and help work at the game. Either the players have to help work the time and scoreboard, serve as a ball boy, or work...

OP/ED: Higher Education Should Not Be Reserved Only For The Elite

Maria Elena Perez, Associate Editor

September 26, 2013


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Harvard University announced on Sept. 20 that undergraduate students from low-income families will not have to pay tuition. Former Harvard University President Larry Summers stated “When only ten percent of the students in elite higher education come from families in the lower half of the income...

OP/ED Get Active, You Lazy Bums

Sasha Majette, Online Editor

April 15, 2013


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There's one constant complaint heard around campus - “There is nothing to do here!” Students are constantly complaining that our school doesn't have enough activities. The truth of the matter is that Mercy has plenty of weekly activities for students to do, and plenty of clubs to join. So what...

OP/ED: Stress, Study, Sleep

OP/ED: Stress, Study, Sleep

Erminia Errante, Staff Writer

March 11, 2013


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Just like lack of sleep or too much sleep, stress affects the way a student learns and the way they perform in class. Sleep isn’t a word in every college students vocabulary, but stress definitely is. According to wedmd.com “stress is the body's reaction to any change that requires an adjustment...

Safe Sex in Mercy College

Safe Sex in Mercy College

Erminia Errante, Staff Writer

February 8, 2013


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Let’s talk about sex baby! You are in college and whether you are single or taken, there is a high possibility that you are or will be in a position to be having sex. College is one of the few times young adults have to test their sexuality because of his or her independence. Mercy College,...

OP/ED: Love – It’s Just a Click Away

OP/ED: Love – It’s Just a Click Away
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Molly Stazzone, News Editor

February 8, 2013


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Even though online dating is still a new way for people to connect with each other. It is now surpassing relationships that are created at work, at school and through mutual friendships. According to Mashable.com, “The industry has doubled since 2007. In the year 2012 40 million people used a dating...

Nice Try, Sandy…But They Are Jersey Strong

Larry Curtis Jr., Managing Editor

December 6, 2012


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Nice Try Sandy, But We are Jersey Strong Super Storm Sandy inflicted tremendous damage on the eastern region of the country, particularly the Jersey coast. So taking a road trip to the boardwalk in Atlantic City may not the first place that comes to mind for a lot of folks as a destination spot, especially...

OP/ED: Could this be the end?

Erminia Errante, writer

December 2, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Dec. 21, 2012, is the day that the world is supposed to end and the world turns to flames and swallows itself. A year ago, everyone was so anxious about the world ending in 2012. It is less than a month away and I haven’t heard a word about it. Everyone just stopped worrying and decided to ...

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