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So I’ve Graduated… Now What?

So I’ve Graduated… Now What?

Chelsea Renay, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under The Cultural Wildchild

Picture this: You have taken the familiar journey home for the holiday break and although the bright lights are twinkling above and the snow on the ground has a certain sparkle. You are dreading walking through the front door. Family dinners stop being about coming together and enjoying each other’s...

Am I Good Enough?

Am I Good Enough?

Nora-Grayce Orosz, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


Filed under Concerts & Carbs

Two high schools and three colleges later...

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Commuters Don’t Get the “College Experience”

Commuters Don’t Get the “College Experience”

Waheed Burns, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016


Filed under Waheed's Burns

In the movies, college looks like tons of fun with the crazy parties and activities, but this hasn't been the case with my college experience. I commute by train to get to Mercy College from Peekskill, NY. It takes me two trains to get to school and a 2 mile walk to get from my house to the Peekskill...

Growing Up, Sucks!

Growing Up, Sucks!

Shalekiah Barton, Staff writer

March 12, 2015


Filed under Real Talk

My parents warned me, but I didn't want to listen. Growing up, sucks. As a child, born in the 90's, everyday was great. I had not a care in the world. The toughest thing I had to decide, was what cereal I wanted to eat for breakfast. Do I go light with Cheerios or sugary with Cinnamon...

Breaking Up With Your Best Friend

Breaking Up With Your Best Friend

Isaac Rouse, Imapct Staff

February 26, 2015


Filed under Isaac Has Issues...

I’m afraid I have to break up with my best friend. Calling him my best friend at this point lacks the scale of which our relationship has soared in the decade I’ve known him. He is easily the JD to my Turk, the James Franco to my Seth Rogan - but unfortunately I’m beginning to think we’re growing...

#TMI: Social Media Is Not A Social Psychiatrist

#TMI: Social Media Is Not A Social Psychiatrist

Kristin McGovern, Impact staff

November 12, 2014


Filed under Leisure

Social media has become the most in-expensive therapy session, and several are taking advantage of this service. Whether you are going through a turmoil in your life, want to express your voice about politics, or just want to express how you feel about a conflict you’re having with someone, social...

Who’s Your Biggest Critic

Who’s Your Biggest Critic

Krystal Johnson, Impact Staff

March 11, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized, With Morning Coffee

Last night I watched an interview amongst Oprah Winfrey and comedian Kevin Hart. Now normally I am not the biggest for watching someone blah on about their success but within this story I saw something completely different. The way Kevin hart talked about his road to success and the steps he is now taking...

Unknown Future of Athletes & Pressure From the Media

Unknown Future of Athletes & Pressure From the Media

Catherine Mercado, Impact Staff

February 27, 2014


Filed under Cat's Scoreboard

After every football season fans from all over are anticipating what’s next. College football fans are patiently waiting to see who will be chosen in this year’s draft.  The NFL draft is the topic of conversation on ESPN the past two weeks. The main question of who has what it takes to make it to...

Stressed Out: Last minute tips dealing with Financial Aid

Stressed Out: Last minute tips dealing with Financial Aid

Maria Elena Perez, Staff Writer

May 3, 2013


Filed under How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria

It’s the most stressful time of the year: finals week. You’re only two weeks away from summer vacation, and all you need to do is just study for those exams and finish up those final projects. Then, you get an email from a financial aid counselor saying that you have unpaid balance, and you have no idea w...

Shake it up! Are the Harlem Shake viral videos making a comeback?

Shake it up! Are the Harlem Shake viral videos making a comeback?

Molly Stazzone, News Editor

February 24, 2013


Filed under The Reality Check

Before the viral videos of universities, members of the U.S. Army and swim teams I’ve never head of the dance sensation “Harlem Shake.” It seems as if everyone and their mother are performing these ‘earth shaking’ moves (no pun intended.) However, where did it all start? And how did it get...

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