Archive | May, 2011

Chevy Volt vs. The Nissan Leaf: What can we expect?

At the beginning of the twentieth century, legendary inventor Thomas Edison believed he could develop a battery for electric cars that would be more economical and could go longer distances than the short rage electric vehicles that were around at the time. Just over a century later, Edison’s dream of a practical electric car has […]

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Prescription drug abuse: how serious is the problem? Has it come to Mercer?

According to a recent survey of 100 Mercer students conducted by The VOICE, 66 percent said the had abused prescription pills such as Percocet, Vicodin, and OxyContin at some point in their lives. These pills contain Schedule II and Schedule III narcotics such as oxycodone and hydrocodone. While many of the students surveyed do not […]

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Princeton’s House of Cupcakes falls short of the hype

  As recent winner of the Food Network show “Cupcake Wars” one would expect amazing things from Princeton’s own “House of Cupcakes,” but, quite frankly, the offerings are somewhat disappointing. On each episode of Cupcake Wars four specialty bakers face off in three different kinds of challenges to become the winner of cash and exposure […]

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230: NYC Upscale Rooftop Bar & Lounge

On Fifth Ave and West 27 Street in New York City there is a partially heated rooftop bar and a penthouse lounge voted number 1 by NBC in 2009 as Best Rooftop Bar in New York City. The venue known at 230 Firth, is open 365 days a year, 4pm to 4am. Outdoor heaters and […]

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Three B’s Bistro: Do three B’s equal an A?

Three B’s Bar & Bistro is Lakehurst’s newest dining experience at the newly constructed shopping center on Rt. 70. It has opened to much hype and curiosity, but does that hype translate into something worthy of your hard earned cash? When you enter you can either go to the left and have traditional restaurant style […]

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Nino’s Pastry Shoppe: The best sweets you’ll ever eat

The best cake, doughnut and butter cookies I ever ate came from Nino’s Pastry Shoppe, located at 3800 Quakerbridge Rd, in Hamilton, NJ. The cake was a chocolate and vanilla three tier wedding cake that was so moist it just melted in my mouth,. It was covered with a vanilla, whipped cream icing that was […]

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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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