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September 2012 - page 2


Steampunk: not your grandma’s counter-culture

Combining science fiction, Victorian wardrobe, and the attitude of the Wild West, Steampunk is either the most ingenious or least sensible of all subcultural phenomena. The Steampunk following in New Jersey is one of the strongest in the world, with the Steampunk World’s Fair being held in Piscataway, NJ each year in May. The event… Keep Reading


PROFILE: Record breaking power-lifter, Adam Burros

Twenty year old Adam Burros, a third year Mercer student majoring mechanical engineering, can lift three times his body weight, and does so daily. Burros, who is from Bordentown, is just 5’-7” tall and weighs 132 pounds, but he is one of the top power-lifter competitors in his weight class throughout country. Burros only took… Keep Reading


Bobby Flay opens restaurant in Princeton Market Fair

Bobby Flay, an American celebrity chef and host of seven Food Network shows, opened a new location of his restaurant, Bobby’s Burger Palace, in Princeton Market Fair on Tuesday, August 28. . Starting at 10 a.m., people were lined up for the opening at noon. At noon exactly, the line had finally started to move… Keep Reading


Three days enough time to figure out if a class is a bad fit?

What happens to Mercer students who discover in the early weeks of the semester that a class doesn’t suit their needs or a specific professor isn’t a good fit? Anyone who has ever sat in a Mercer classroom for a semester knows that some students simply vanish after a while, they may give up on… Keep Reading

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