A Hero for Leeds United: David Somma

By: Fernando Acevedo Davide Somma, a former professional soccer player who was forced into an early retirement, now finds himself in Stony Brook, New York working towards a career in professional coaching.  Somma never became a global superstar, but certainly became a hero for Leeds United, one of the biggest clubs in England, but now […]

A Tribute to Walter Mercado

By: Victor Piccini-Ventura Walter Mercado was a household staple through his astrology readings, which touched the hearts of Latinos in a segment in Primer Impacto. His flashy attire had people inspired to be a star burning bright, he will be missed. The Puerto Rican native passed away at 87 due to kidney failure on Nov. […]

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From Mérida, Mexico to Stony Brook University: Yamil Montenegro’s Journey

By Fernando Acevedo In Mérida, Mexico during recess, Yamil Sinuhé Montenegro Hernández followed his routine of playing soccer on a fenced court with boys older than him. “We were third graders and we played against the fifth grade or sixth grade and we would never beat them,” Montenegro said. On this particular day, the third […]