Archive | May, 2011

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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Nazi rally in Trenton draws crowds of protestors

Photos by: Jenny Kerris & Jason Pomerantz: A small number of neo-Nazis held a rally in New Jersey’s capital on April 16, 2011 and met staunch opposition from many locals, including members of the New Black Panther party. The police presence proved successful in preventing violence from erupting.   On Saturday April 16 2011, The National […]

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The First Amendment is under attack at Mercer

Mercer’s Human Resources department has emailed all college faculty and staff a link to a mandatory online compliance training and […]

Russian American in the Age of Trump – The Human Cost of Nationalism and Fear – Part II

One night in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, when I was 5, the police came. This wasn’t anything new considering my mom […]

Mexican in the Age of Trump – The Human Cost of Nationalism and Fear – Part I

My home town is Chihuahua, Mexico just four hours away from the border between Juarez and El Paso, Texas. I […]

Asbury Park – A revival of arts and economy at the shore

    This article is part of The VOICE’s DAY OUT series that takes readers on photographic adventures to interesting […]

In faculty contract fight months of negotiations fail to end stalemate over pay and benefits

Students have seen signs posted on faculty office doors and in windows saying, “No Contract, but Still Working” but what […]

If the college prioritizes maintenance and cleanliness students will follow suit

Mercer has a beautiful campus that reflects our vibrant community of students and staff, which is why it frustrates me […]

With on-campus daycare unavailable, students must look elsewhere

Every semester it becomes more important for students to complete their degrees and graduate in the time frame they planned. […]

PROFILE: Kento Iwasaki, Mercer grad and professional musician

Musician and Mercer alumni Kento Iwasaki gave a lecture and performed music on the traditional Japanese koto instrument as part […]

Student radio station works to build community

The dominance of of radio, particularly college radio which for decades helped promote obscure bands to stardom, has been steadily […]

Vikings baseball team offers season ending excitement

In a semester that’s been plagued by sex offenders, rising tuition, and questionable awards, Mercer students may find a bit […]

Softball team rides ten game streak into post season

Mercer’s Vikings softball team finished up the regular season with a win against Ocean County on Friday April 21. They […]

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