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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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, […]

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 […]

MCCC baseball team gears up for run at region XIX championship

For three consecutive seasons Mercer has reached the Region XIX Championship tournament, only to be defeated by Lackawanna College, derailing […]

MCCC men’s basketball overcomes eligibility problems to rally for playoffs

In early January the Mercer Men’s Basketball team was floundering. Their roster was down to six players to begin the […]

Chris Christie shifts stance on DREAM act

The DREAM Act, a bill which allows access to in-state tuition benefits at public universities for undocumented college students, was […]

Higher education saddles college students with intolerable student debt

I was arguing with the God of the Mercer Bookstore, who took a female form that day, about why I […]

Caribbean Restaurant Hot on D Spot feels like Trinidad in Trenton

The second you step inside the door of Hot on D Spot Roti Shop you’re transported from Hamilton, New Jersey […]

Mercer County Community College Baseball team has 5 players recognized nationally

After falling short of the region 19 championship last season, the Mercer Baseball team is returning a lot of talent […]

Video game design systematically marginalizing women

The video game industry has a problem with gender representation. But if the media ever hopes to reach its full […]

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