Archive | March, 2012

Mercer Money

This infographic originally appeared in print in The VOICE’s September 2009 edition. Some of the fees noted have increased since that time, but otherwise the satirical look at the financial concerns of Mercer County Community College students is just as relevant as ever.

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MCCC spends $160,000 on big new signs

Written by: Laura Pollack The week of February 27, Mercer completed a project to install large digital display signs in front of both entrances to the West Windsor campus and smaller electronic signs in the student center. The project, which cost 160,000 dollars according to Mercer’s President Dr. Patricia Donohue, has faced a mixed response. […]

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NJ’s strongest students invited to Trenton to witness vote to cut their funding

Written by: Laura Pollack Student ambassadors from the nineteen community colleges in New Jersey gathered at the state house in Trenton on Monday, March 5 to watch legislators vote on bill A1176 which would drastically cut their scholarship funding once they transfer to four year colleges. The students, including three from Mercer, watched as state […]

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Limbaugh’s views on contraception are ridiculous

While controversy over one aspect of the Obama administration’s contraception rule – whether and when religiously affiliated employers must comply – has dominated recent headlines, that debate has also recently turned an interesting and somewhat humorous corner. The most recent discussion has also suggested a tenuous grasp of the basics of contraception on the part […]

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J. Cole, David Rush and African rhythms inspire Alpha Diop’s music

Mercer student Alpha Diop, a Communications major from North Brunswick, NJ who goes by the stage name ADH, has been rapping for five years and has created and produced three mix tapes: “Tristate Dilemma,” “Stay in Good Company” and “I Am.” After “I Am,” he says that people became more aware of his work. He […]

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Are Mercer students ready for inhaleable caffeine?

Elissa Atabala, a first year Communications major and recent transfer from Texas, has found it difficult to fit all of her school work into her daily life. Early in her college career, she encountered family issues that affected her ability to study. “My grandmother was hospitalized while I was taking four classes. Everything seemed to […]

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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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