The Impact

The Mafia and Its History In New York

Jessi Rucker and Tom Fehn

February 23, 2012

(published 2011) The Mafia. It has been a part of New York for nearly 150 years. On the heels of a mammoth arrest, some consider it to be fading away. Others disagree. The Impact spoke to the FBI to get answers. In what is considered the greatest Mafia crackdown in history, the FBI has arrested...

1968: A Glimpse At The Most Influential Year

Sean Faye, Michael Bloom

February 23, 2012

(published 2008) "Tumultuous." That was the word Mercy College History Professor Ted Rosenof used to describe 1968. A 25-year old graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison at the time, Rosenof expressed that he "witnessed the upheaval of the time in the college setting." The year is ...

A Looming Crisis: Where Is America’s Health Care System headed?

Paul Bousche, Sean Faye, Kendra Jackson and Hector Saavdra

February 23, 2012

(published 2008) One of the most talked about issues in American society today is health care coverage, and with the presidential election fast approaching, it has become a hot topic for a lot of Americans. Quality health care that once seemed reliable is quickly being priced out of reach for millions...

The Hudson River: A Local Landmark Or A Toxic Waste Dump?

Erin Burns, Mike Bloom, Dan Murtha

February 23, 2012

Its not called the 'America's Rhine' for nothing. The sheer beauty and presence of the Hudson River personifies the nature of the inhabitants around it. The Hudson River has its storied past and a bountiful future if maintained properly. In recent years, the river has had its low-points after some harsh...

Automotive Industry: As Gasoline Prices Soar, Car Owners Turn To Hydrogen And Electric Vehicles as New Alternatives

Andrea Francese, Dan Bl

February 23, 2012

(published 2008) Auto makers are staring down the barrel of a completely new age of vehicle manufacturing. Environmental concerns, international unrest and consumer needs have changed significantly over the last several years, and automakers have responded. Hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) have made...

Identity Theft Soars As Technology Races Forward

Andrea Francese, Michael Bloom, Stephanie Elio

February 23, 2012

(published 2007) The second a person is born, that individual is tracked and an identification number is registered. That number holds every piece of information about that person from criminal history to education to credit, but each year thousands of people are victimized by criminals who steal...

Meet Your Candidates For The 2008 Election

Sean Faye, Dan Murtha Mike Bloom

February 23, 2012

(published 2008) In 1966, a nationwide survey of college freshman stated that 60 percent felt politics was a vital issue and made a conscious effort to pay attention to it. In 2005, the same poll saw that number slip to a paltry five percent. Why has the interest of college students dropped so...

The War in Iraq: Are You Properly Informed?

Kate Ryan

February 23, 2012

Published 2007 THE WAR IN IRAQ Between balancing classes and homework, a job, and personal events, it's often hard for the average college students to expand their perspective outside of their own jam-packed periphery. We often become so engrossed with the trials and tribulations of our personal ...

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