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I Chose Love

I Chose Love

Erykah Beaulieu, Impact Staff

September 20, 2020

When I was 4-years-old, my father left me. His physical presence was still on Earth, but he was no longer in mine. At the age of 11, my father became the first man ever to break my heart, and soon after that life-changing event, anxiety and depression became a constant in my life. My pain was buried...

Jay Electronica’s Long Awaited Debut Album is a Tragic Misstep

Jay Electronica's Long Awaited Debut Album is a Tragic Misstep

Jack Seda-Schreiber, Entertainment Editor

March 15, 2020

Musicians aren't gods. Sometimes even our favorite names can make something subpar.

Finding Courage Through Gender and Personal Goals

Andrea Loaiza and Stephen Lyons

November 19, 2018

Two concepts that go together, but aren’t often seen together, are courage and gender. Anne Nicholas, the Vice President of Affiliate Marketing for NBC, thinks these two go hand in hand. She was invited to Mercy College on in November to encourage students to focus on what strengths one gender h...

What Can Be Done?

Student Alex Wind from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School speaks to the crowd during a protest, following a mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, U.S., February 20, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins - RC16D1A24280

April 24, 2018

In the wake of the school shooting in Parkland that left 17 people dead and another 17 injured, the conversation has since been focused on all that can be done in order to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future. But when will the conversation stop and the action begin? The New Yorkers...

Which Holds More?

Which Holds More?

April 24, 2018

Since 2007, at least 173 people have been killed in mass shootings in the United States involving AR-15s, according to a New York Timesanalysis. No one would have expected that the popular military-style rifle would be involved in some of the bloodiest mass shootings in history including Las Vega...

Run, Hide, Fight

Run, Hide, Fight

April 23, 2018

“I can’t believe we’re doing this,” a staff member mumbled. “Who thought it would get to a point where I would have to learn how to defend my kids from a shooter?” Anxious whispers filled Mercy College’s Rotunda while the students and staff waited for the presentation to begin. Lee Struble,...

Why Cramming Works

Why Cramming Works

Tiffany Wilson, Staff Writer

November 5, 2017

It is almost final exam week, and everyone is trying to get ready. Although different students follow different methods of studying, according to the results of a study published on BBC, 99 percent of students admit to cramming at least once. The results indicate that even “good students” do cram...


December 2, 2016

Podcast   Hello and thank you for tuning in to Voices by The Impact news.   I am Jihyon Cha from South Korea.   As an exchange student studying in the United States’, what really surprised me the most were high tuition fees. Lots of college students in South Korea a...

Protesting Election Outcome

Britney Hoobraj and Justin de la Garza

November 27, 2016

The polls were in. The decision was final. Yet the voices kept chanting Not My President! On Nov. 8, Donald J. Trump was elected President of the United States of America. Voters who voted for Donald Trump were obviously excited for him to transition into the White House. Others that voted for the ...

Flowers’ Former Coach Praises His Leadership; Friends Mourn Loss

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor

November 15, 2016

“It was surreal. You hear about young people leaving us too early, but this was the first time I’ve ever lost a former player like this. I’ve lost friends and family to cancer, but never a player and never like this,” Anthony Staffiere says. Anthony was Paul "P.J." Flowers' basketball coac...

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