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April 2009

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In the spotlight: LGBT issues

                Brandon Teena Brandon Teena, born Teena Brandon, was born female but lived as a man as an adult. Teena grew up in Nebraska. He stated that he planned to save up money for sex reassignment surgery. On Christmas Eve, in 1993,  two males, John Lotter and Tom… Keep Reading

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Results of VOICE hate bias survey

THE SURVEY On April 6, the VOICE surveyed 58 Mercer students to find out whether they had ever seen or been the victim of what they believed was a hate biased verbal or physical assault based on their gender, race or sexual orientation. The survey also sought to determine how such abuse affected them emotionally,… Keep Reading

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Hate crime hits too close to home

Two openly-gay Mercer students were assaulted outside of the Broad Street Diner in Trenton around 2:30AM on Saturday, February 21.  The students, who wish to remain anonymous and will be referred to as student A and student B, are both members of Mercer’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgendered Friends (LGBTF) club. The two students attended the… Keep Reading

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Almost everyone hates us, according to political cartoonist Joe Szabo

On March 10, Joe Szabo, an internationally recognized political cartoonist, gave a Distinguished Lecture at Mercer called “Image of America,” a lecture he has given across many universities in the country. He focused on the political image that people and political cartoonists around the world have about America. Szabo is a former editor, art director,… Keep Reading

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Drinking age change would make use safer

Sloshed, toasted and get crunk! These common terms for drinking excessively have become part of American youth vocabulary and culture.  Every weekend, many underage high school and college students look forward to getting dangerously drunk. Here’s a radical notion: perhaps this would be less likely to occur if the drinking age was lowered to 18.… Keep Reading

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Honors classes give motivated students extra opportunities

The 14 students in Professor Fran Davidson’s Honors Poetry class are sitting around a conference room table discussing the poem “Do not go gentle into that good night,” by Dylan Thomas. The students examine the poem in depth, discussing its structure and organization and what they felt the writer’s thoughts and emotions were while crafting… Keep Reading

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