The Impact

Maritza Velasco
Maritza is a senior majoring in journalism and is in her first year on the Impact. Although she greatly regrets waiting so long to join such a great paper, she is looking forward to writing some great pieces.

" I have always enjoyed reading and writing as a child and I am grateful to all my English teachers along the way as I feel they have each molded me. Although I was raised in Newburgh, NY, which is a small city, I have a passion for the big city life and bright lights. My number one goal is to become a well-known and respected writer notable for my work. I may not have a lot to say in person, but I let my writing do all the talking for me."

Her favorite words to live by:  “A great reader makes a great writer.”

Her column is titled On a Tangent.

She can be reached at [email protected]

Maritza Velasco, Feature Editor

Jan 07, 2016
Today I Quit My Job… Well One Of Em’ (Story)
May 27, 2015
Dear Dad (Story)
Apr 30, 2015
Everyone Should Experience College, Or Something Like It (Story)
Apr 22, 2015
Dealing With the Identity of More Than One Race (Story)
Apr 09, 2015
Dealing With My Insecurities (Story)
Mar 11, 2015
Society Taking Strides Towards Acceptance (Story)
Mar 05, 2015
A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed (Story)
Feb 19, 2015
#LikeAGirl (Story)
Feb 12, 2015
OP/ED: Time To Embrace America’s College Promise Program (Story)
Feb 09, 2015
We Are First, Mercy College First Generation Students (Story)
Feb 02, 2015
A Letter To My Mother… (Story)
Jan 27, 2015
Four Things College Really Teaches You (Story)
Jan 27, 2015
“No Hab-low Es-pan-yol” My Difficulties With Spanish (Story)
Jan 27, 2015
Learning How to Walk Again (Story)
Dec 18, 2014
What Graduating With Honors Means To Me (Story)
Dec 15, 2014
The Roommate Diaries: My Personal Experiences (Story)
Dec 11, 2014
Friends Seek Lyrical Success In Band ‘ODC’ (Story)
Dec 08, 2014
Mercy Debates Who Picks Up The Check (Story)
Nov 25, 2014
5 Things College Students Look Forward to During Thanksgiving Break (Story)
Nov 13, 2014
‘Getting Waisted’ Is the Newest In Body Transformation Fads (Story)
Nov 06, 2014
Walking Lost In The Darkness (Story)
Oct 30, 2014
The Fear Of Success (Story)
Oct 30, 2014
Growing Pains (Story)
Oct 27, 2014
Halloween Treats I Look Forward To (Story)
Oct 02, 2014
Look up – a Non Social, Social Epidemic (Story)
Sep 25, 2014
Pack Life Hunts For Lyrical Success (Story)
Sep 18, 2014
Working College Students: Are We Missing Out or Are We a Step Ahead? (Story)
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Maritza Velasco