Archive | April, 2012

There is no room for community at Mercer

A recent VOICE survey of 30 Mercer students found that only 43 percent felt like they were part of a community at the college. Fifty percent said they felt they had grown as human beings because of the socializing they have done here. By contrast, we conducted the same survey (this time with 35 respondents) […]

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Mercer reference librarian is a Pillsbury Bake Off cooking champ

Mercer’s part-time reference librarian, Donna Wolfe, was the winner of the “Dinner made Easy” category for Pillsbury’s 45th Bake-Off Contest held March 25-27 at the Peabody Orlando Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Wolfe, who is from Hamilton, was one of four over-all finalists. Although she did not take home the million dollar grand prize, she did […]

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A mall proposal: curfews for 16 and under

New Jersey malls should keep the minors out: they are noisy, they are obnoxious, and they are responsible for a lot of thefts.  It is both annoying and distressing to observe a group of rowdy teens pushing and screaming at one another in the middle of a store, forming shady congregations around seating areas, and […]

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PROFILE: Cito Santiago wrestles to win for Rider

Ramon “Cito” Santiago Jr., a twenty- year-old junior at Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ, says he never thought he would become a wrestler, let alone a champion. “I thought I was going to grow up and play Major League baseball,” Cito said in a recent interview with The VOICE. “I didn’t expect for wrestling to […]

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Many college students struggle with depression

In high school Kate Dooney was an honors student, a cheerleader and a passionate photographer. Then she went to William Patterson University and found herself in over her head. Dooney, who was studying early childhood education, began to lose herself a couple months after beginning college. She was no longer in honor level classes, and […]

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REVIEW: Five stars for Dirty Bird in NY’s West Village

When you hear the phrase “dirty bird,” delicious take-out chicken might not come to mind but that’s what you get at Dirty Bird restaurant situated in the heart of New York’s West Village. They are known for using only hormone free, free range chickens from Amish country in Pennsylvania. For less than 7 dollars, you […]

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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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