Archive | October, 2011

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal just the beginning

The military policy “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was repealed on Sept 20, 2011. I believe the history and repeal of DADT cuts to the core of what America is and has become; it shows how when one group’s rights are trampled upon, the entire culture is diminished. DADT was made an official policy in 1993 […]

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Don’t eat organic: it will kill you!

These days, our markets are filled with items labeled as Organic or Pesticide Free, claiming benefits from their natural cultivation methods. “I like buying organic food because…I don’t know…I don’t know why I eat organic foods. I think organic food tastes better,” said Christine Gwin, a hippy and junior at Rutgers. Muhammad Ali and Dick […]

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Fewer language levels offered at Mercer

Most majors at Mercer require two consecutive semesters of a second language. Lately, it seems like the variety of languages has become slimmer and going beyond a 100 level classes has become even more rare. Prof. Daniel D’Arpa, the director of the Foreign Language Department, has some theories as to why the foreign language selection […]

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Good times at Colonial Quoits Club in Hamilton

“Quit your bitchin’ and start pitchin’.” In May of 2000, this became the slogan for the Colonial Quoit Club, a quoiting league based in Hamilton, New Jersey. The Colonial Quoit Club, now one of the most established quoit leagues in New Jersey, has just wrapped up their 2011 season with Mike Cech taking the championship […]

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Locals turn out for second annual First Amendment 5K race

By: Anna Bosted and Laura Pollack The VOICE held its second annual First Amendment 5K Run-Walk on October 1.  Nearly seventy participants arrived to race that supported Mercer’s award-winning paper and the first amendment. For Stephanie Nawracaj, the first place overall woman’s finisher with a time of 22:41, the themes of freedom and charity were […]

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Women’s cross country becomes a team

This season, the women’s cross country team became the first scoring team at MCCC in twenty years. Last season the women’s cross country team only consisted of two runners, and in order to officially score in the race a team has to have at least five members. This year the team has expanded to seven […]

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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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