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A Mother's Loss

A Mother’s Loss

Amber Perez, Impact Staff December 15, 2020

She knew something was wrong when her son was born and all she heard was silence. Missing were cries and screams.  They would come later. She had been preparing for the arrival of her son for nine...

Jupiter Joe and His Journey Through Space

Jupiter Joe and His Journey Through Space

Nicole Alarcon, Impact Staff December 10, 2020
“So when people ask me why I do what I do, I say I do what I do because I hope that one day someone teaches me a lesson that I taught someone else, at least that way I’ll know it came back around.”
Former NYPD Officer Finds His Niche in Yorktown Police Department

Former NYPD Officer Finds His Niche in Yorktown Police Department

Jadeen Mercado, Impact Staff December 10, 2020

Being a police officer comes with many challenges, but being a police officer in a high school is a whole different ball game. School Resource Officer with the Yorktown Heights Police Department, Lawrence...

Dancer Won't Let Cancer Derail Her Dreams

Dancer Won’t Let Cancer Derail Her Dreams

Alexis Lynch, Associate Editor November 21, 2020

She dreamed of dance since for as long as she could remember. And as she thought she was on her way to achieving her goals, she had a sharp pain in her leg. Then she got the cancer prognosis. “It...

Mercy Alumnus Police Chief on Community, COVID-19, 2020 Struggles

Mercy Alumnus Police Chief on Community, COVID-19, 2020 Struggles

Jadeen Mercado, Impact Staff November 16, 2020

Mercy College alumnus, Robert M. Noble, now the new chief of the Yorktown Heights Police Department, has had a lot on his plate in the recent months. Noble is a concise and direct man who many in the community...

Onondaga Man Using Lacrosse As A Tool For Restoring Native American Tradition

Onondaga Man Using Lacrosse As A Tool For Restoring Native American Tradition

Joseph Bonfiglio, Correspondent November 16, 2016

From the time one enters until the time they leave, the aroma of fresh lavender, morning dew, and reminisce of a fire that scorched brilliantly like the sun from the night before fill the air. The trees...

New Country, New Life

New Country, New Life

Kathryn Halecki, Contributing Writer November 28, 2015

Soldiers. Soldiers in olive green uniforms. Soldiers with guns. They are not staring at anyone. They are not yelling, just being relocated. Are they just traveling for pleasure? A six year old boy sits...

Rags on Rags on Rags-a-Go-Go

Rags on Rags on Rags-a-Go-Go

Ihsani Jackson, Staff Writer November 8, 2015

Cowboy boots hang above the awning outside. The psychedelic writing on the storefront sticks out against 14th Street. Clothing lines the wall on double racks attached to the wall. Organized into various...

The Fight To Live

The Fight To Live

Kayla Simas, Staff Writer November 3, 2015

It was the first time since the Memolo family moved to Las Vegas that Nicole and her sisters, Dominique and Denna, went on the swings at a nearby park. As Nicole proceeded to go up the swing, she felt...

A Sister's Love Of Her Brother

A Sister’s Love Of Her Brother

Lauren Whyte, Impact Staff March 16, 2015

He kept saying bye that day. He tells me bye every day, but this time it was different. I think he knew he wasn’t coming back for a while, but had hopes of returning soon because he left the back door...

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