Archive | May, 2011

Coping with the seven stages of Mercer

1. Shock and Denial: I did a pretty spectacular job of denying Mercer.  I had gotten in to all the other colleges I applied to, and continued pretending I was choosing between schools.  I knew I would have to pay for college myself, and that I couldn’t afford any of my schools, even with scholarships.  […]

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Military recruiters don’t belong in high school cafeterias

With the retirement age rising recently, I think its not only fair but also morally necessary that the minimum age requirement for the U.S military be raised as well. I think 21 is the ideal age, and military recruiters should not be allowed to recruit in high school cafeterias. In this country you have to […]

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EDITORIAL: Phelps didn’t belong at CMA

Over spring break seven VOICE staffers travelled to the 2011 College Media Advisers convention in New York City. The convention was attended by more than a thousand students and advisers from journalism programs across the country. Days were filled with lectures and workshops on new media and journalism from some of the most prominent names […]

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Mercer’s Wi-Fi not always there when you need it

Mercer’s Student Center does boast a strong Wi-Fi signal, but if you want to use Wi-Fi devices anywhere else, you may be out of luck. I had a class in ET building last summer, and I learned to expect the Wi-Fi signal to be unpredictable and sometimes next to impossible to use, but ET looks […]

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Online classes are harmful to students, promote cheating and dishonesty

Students do not benefit from online classes, in fact, such classes are harmful. With too many opportunities to cheat, a significant likelihood of falling behind and an impersonal learning experience, online classes are not good for students. Cheating is made extremely easy with online classes. The instructor has no way of knowing who wrote the […]

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Dinosaurs found in New Jersey!

As part of Mercer’s Distinguish Lecture series, Biology Professor, Laura Blinderman, invited  Dr. William Gallagher to Mercer County College to present a lecture on dinosaur remains found in New Jersey and the Dinosaur Mass Extinction Theory. Before Snooki, the Situation, and the rest of the Jersey Shore cast reigned in New Jersey, dinosaurs of various […]

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