Archive | February, 2012

FICTION: Muddy Heart

“Muddy Heart” The paramedics did not know when the artery burst. They did know it was the femoral, and they had less than five minutes to keep the man alive. A crucial minute had already been spent locating the wound. This involved taking off the now worthless attire meant to protect the rider. The helmet […]

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Ellen DeGeneres supported by unusual allies

I must extend a personal –and completely serious– thanks to the conservative anti-gay organization “One Million Moms”. Ellen DeGeneres, in addition to being a highly successful day time talk show host, was recently announced as an official spokesperson for JC Penney. However, “One Million Moms” has demanded that JC Penney drop Ellen as a sponsor, […]

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Mercer students are straight up lazy

Sure, there are campus-wide emails sent out written in Comic Sans font, grammar mistakes on flyers in the hallways, and more bureaucracy than a government office, but those are not the real reasons Mercer students skip classes or don’t turn in assignments. The real reason is laziness and a lack of motivation. Students can only […]

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Washington crosses the Delaware for the 59th time

Every Christmas day since 1953 hundreds of re-enactors and  spectators have made their way to the sides of the Delaware river to watch the annual re-enactment of General George Washington and his army’s crossing on December 25, 1776. Budget cuts at the park have been offset by the efforts of a volunteer group named The […]

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Mercer’s MLK day: Performers celebrate King’s legacy, speakers discuss whether King’s dream has been fully realized

On Monday January 16, at Mercer’s James Kerney campus in Trenton an “I Can Succeed” event was held to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The keynote speaker at the event was Mercer alumnus John H. Harmon, who is president  and founder of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey. […]

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Go see “The Grey” NOW!

The Grey is the only thing that isn’t dreary this winter, as Director Joe Carnahan (The A-Team)kicks the usual January lineup in the teeth with his newest release. Starring Liam Neeson (as John Ottway), five guys who aren’t Liam Neeson, and a pack of pissed off Timber wolves, The Grey scrapes its way through the […]

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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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