Archive | April, 2009

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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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CAMPUS CRIME REPORTS: Mercer files annual reports revealing low crime, doesn’t fix years of incorrect filings

By: Kevin Xavier and Carl Fedorko The rape and murder of a Lehigh University sophomore, Jeanne Clery, drew national attention […]

Mental health care difficult for Mercer students to access due to stigma and lack of availability

  In a typical week, Dorothy Gasparro sits down with twelve to fifteen Mercer students to help them work through […]

Judges rule text senders could be liable in civil court

Three New Jersey State Appeals Court judges: Judges Ashrafi, Espinosa and Guadagno, announced on August 27, 2013 that text senders, […]

Mercer County Community College Baseball still alive in JUCO World Series, sets new record for wins

After suffering a walk-off loss 3-2 on Sunday Mercer Baseball bounced back yesterday with a 5-2 victory over Vincennes University […]

Mercer County Community College Takes on Cecil College in the NJCAA Super Regional Tournament

Mercer Baseball is now two wins away from the Junior College World Series after winning the Region 19 Championship 17-3 […]

MCCC Vice President Guy Generals Moving on to CCP

Mercer Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Donald “Guy” Generals Jr. will be leaving the college to be the next […]

Junior College World Series in Vikings’ sights after best season on record for Mercer County Community College

After having their final week of games washed away by rain the Vikings finished the 2014 regular season ranked No. […]

Letter to the Editor – Ambiguity is a fact of life

The following is a letter to the editor and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the VOICE editorial staff. […]

Obamacare’s extreme length makes it ripe for repeal

The government trend of drafting several-thousand-page legislation eliminates people from the political process and makes government less transparent. The Affordable […]

Mercer County Community College baseball earns No. 2 National ranking faces rival Lackawanna Saturday

Hunting for the first National Championship in school history Mercer baseball (29-4) has jumped up a spot to no. 2 […]

MCCC faculty contract ratified by Board of Trustees, ends bitter dispute

For the last seven months Mercer’s faculty union and the college’s administrators have been locked in a heated negotiation over […]

MCCC fashion program is steadily growing under Allegra Ceci’s guidance

Asia Mack, a second year fashion design student at Mercer, wasn’t sure what to major in when she finally picked […]

MCCC nursing student Sarah Poinsett beats cancer

Sarah Poinsett was 26 years old, working full time in a daycare, raising her six-year-old, Kayla, on her own, and […]

Rock band No Reason records “Every Path Has a Purpose”, goes on tour

Up and coming local rock band No Reason has been playing in the area lately. Founded in January 2011 as […]

C&C Cafe in Trenton features great Caribbean food

A mixture of Caribbean and soul food can be found at C&C Cafe which is located on the bottom level […]

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