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‘When Bad News Hits Home’

'When Bad News Hits Home'

September 22, 2016

For many of his teammates and friends, the news was too surreal to believe that he was gone. Matt Nalbone, a senior studying sports management, knew Daley prior to Mercy, as he knew his brother before him. Once they were on the same team, they instantly had a bond that every pitcher and catcher ha...

‘A Swing Through Memory Lane’

'A Swing Through Memory Lane'

September 22, 2016

No matter who you talk to about Daley, those who knew him best say the same thing. He was good-hearted, fun and lived life to the fullest. Reflecting on memories with Daley is often difficult for Cinelli, as the two have shared about a million great memories together. There is one memory in particul...

Kobe’s Farewell Game Perfect way to end Epic Career

Kobe's Farewell Game Perfect way to end Epic Career

Chris Telford, Staff Writer

April 25, 2016

Staples Center was erupting explosively like a Volcano with chants of Kobe, Kobe, Kobe for his final NBA (National basketball Association) game. The purple and gold Lakers jersey never looked more noteworthy. 60 points on 50 field goal attempts was unheard of before Kobe's final game to end his career...

8 Los Angeles Stereotypes


T. Parisha, Staff Writer

April 21, 2016

Ricky does not get shot in Compton everyday During the 90’s LA was one of the most dangerous cities in America. But now things have changed and areas such as Compton, Long Beach and South Central are not as dangerous at they use to be. Earthquakes do not happen as often as people thi...

17th Annual International Film Festival at Mercy College

17th Annual International Film Festival at Mercy College

Chris Telford, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016

The annual International Film festival began on Tuesday April 12th at 6:30 p.m. at Lecture hall in the Dobbs Ferry Campus. This year marks the 17th annual International film festival at Mercy College. The  International film festival first started in 2000 by Dr. Maria Enrico. The purpose of the Mercy ...

2016 Presidential Election: To Vote or Not??

2016 Presidential Election: To Vote or Not??

Chris Telford, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016

The 2016 Presidential election has been chaotic, to say the least. The personas of certain presidential candidates overpower their actual knowledge  of politics. For example, Donald Trump is known for being a wealthy businessman and had a hit show called The Apprentice on NBC, which started in 2004....

The Students Are Her Children Now

The Students Are Her Children Now

April 1, 2016

During her time of grieving, Balancio said that you find people who will not be able to deal with your grief and admits to losing some friends during the process. “They thought grief was contagious; they didn’t want to be around me,” said Balancio. “Some close friends who were in my wedding...

‘Family Cheated Of Its Justice’

'Family Cheated Of Its Justice'

April 1, 2016

Balancio became a member of the Parents of Murdered Children organization. There, she’d hear everyone’s stories, and it would bring her back to the very day when she found out about Louis. She was in Florida at the time; her godmother had just been buried during the day, and that night, she received...

‘I Know What You’re Going Through’

'I Know What You're Going Through'

April 1, 2016

Following Louis’ death, people would tell Balancio "I know what you’re going through" or "the passage of time will make you feel better." Others would explain how she should and would feel, but this would completely shut her down. “I stopped listening to them,” Balancio said, “They knew...

When did “Weed” Become a Curse Word?

When did

Christine Cassolino, Staff Writer

March 10, 2016

On my short drive to school the other day I turned on the radio. It was just like any other day but it quickly changed to something very different. The song “Roses” by The Chainsmokers was playing. It seemed perfectly fine and I even danced around in my seat a little bit while waiting at a red light. While...

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