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The Ugly Truth About Pain

The Ugly Truth About Pain

Jackie Miranda, Opinions Editor

March 4, 2015

These days it doesn't take much time on the Internet before I find a post that makes me roll my eyes, but I've noticed a pattern lately of certain images and ideas on the blogging website Tumblr that make me sick to my stomach with rage. Every now and then, I’ll come across an image of a person...

OP/ED: Time To Embrace America’s College Promise Program

OP/ED: Time To Embrace America’s College Promise Program

Maritza Velasco, Impact Staff

February 12, 2015

Last month, President Barack Obama made a proposal that may eliminate a major factor in holding high school graduates back from enrolling into college, community college that is. The President's proposal for The America’s College Promise program offers little to no cost college tuition for two years...

The Era of the Side Chick

The Era of the Side Chick

Jackie Miranda, Impact Staff

February 5, 2015

WARNING: If your man refuses to be seen with you in public, only texts you to hang out after 3 a.m., and keeps your relationship a secret…. then you may be a side chick. While polygamy, secret affairs, and dirty cheats have been around since the dawn of time, the term side chick has recently exploded...

OP/ED: Pop Culture Is Sinking Us

OP/ED: Pop Culture Is Sinking Us

Shalekiah Barton, Impact Correspondent

December 14, 2014

Long are the days when popular culture meant positive activities or commercial products reflecting, and aimed at the likes of the American population.   These days, television and radio are allowing people to push false truths, negative ideas and both harmful mental and physical images.   I...

OP/ED: Library Refuses To Keep The Noise Down

OP/ED: Library Refuses To Keep The Noise Down

John Principio, Impact Staff

December 10, 2014

With a mere glimpse of the Mercy College campus, one would immediately notice the massive cranes. Workers have been working tirelessly to complete the project that will change Mercy’s look forever. The blueprints promise a new living complex, common area and quaint shops for future students. Although...

OP/ED: Resident Assistants Aren’t The Bad Guys

OP/ED: Resident Assistants Aren’t The Bad Guys

Karissa Allen, Associate Editor

December 7, 2014

Not everyone is cut out for the job. It takes a loud, strong willed (and at times), strong stomached person. They need to have the ability to say no, and put on the “bitch face” and lay down the law, but at the end of the day, they can be your best friend. RAs are not always the bad guys. From...

OP/ED: Ben Bradlee’s Death and What It Means For Future Journalists

OP/ED: Ben Bradlee’s Death and What It Means For Future Journalists

Maria Elena Perez, Managing Editor

November 16, 2014

On Oct. 21, legendary Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee passed away at the age of 93, after suffering from Alzhemier’s disease and dementia for several years. Bradlee changed the way Americans thought about journalism, leading the Washington Post through the era of the Pentagon Papers...

Nobody is safe.

Nobody is safe.

Samuel Neve, Contributing Editor

October 6, 2014

Social media is one of the greatest productions of modern society, it has literally helped billions of people connect all over the world in ways that a generation before could only dream about. One of the key issues with social media is how I believe, it has an effect on the modern relationship. Read More »...

OP/ED: Jennifer Lawrence’s Nudie Pics Aren’t For Your Eyes

OP/ED: Jennifer Lawrence’s Nudie Pics Aren’t For Your Eyes

Erminia Errante, Senior Editor

September 30, 2014

Privacy is a virtue, and seems to even be a privilege nowadays. Internet privacy has always been an issue, but this is getting worse and worse as the days go by. Actually, it is getting ridiculous. Seems to be great that all these celebs got their nudies leaked on the web for all you gawkers out...

OP/ED: Feminism: One Big Fad?

OP/ED: Feminism: One Big Fad?

Maria Elena Perez, Managing Editor

September 29, 2014

The ALS ice bucket challenge and The He for She campaign are two different campaigns, spreading awareness for two different causes. Despite their differences, they have one major thing in common: They’re just one big fad. Over the summer, The ALS ice bucket challenge was a nice way to spread...

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