Archive | September, 2012

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 […]

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Women’s XC started with just two players two years ago, now there are 11

The 2011 Mercer Women’s Cross Country team finished second in the Region XIX finals. They had fallen just short of their goal of defeating Essex County College, a much larger program. One year earlier, the team was not able to field the minimum five runners required to place in a cross country event. “To come […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Infini-T Cafe and Spice Souk: Princeton tea room offers refuge for students

Below the busy Princeton streets sits Infini-T Café and Spice Souk, a unique establishment which offers more than a delicious menu of teas and eastern cuisine. Although only a year old, it is obvious that from Infini-T’s inception much thought went into every aspect of the business, from the menu, to the staff, to the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Puerto Rican Parade and Immigration thoughts at Trenton

After seven years without any parade, Puerto Ricans celebrated their heritage and culture with their traditional parade and Boricua Festival […]

DACA recipients and their worries for their future

Bumba Bat is a recent Rutgers graduate who lives in Ewing Township. His family brought him to the United States […]

Faculty art exhibition at The Gallery

Students had the opportunity to view their professors artwork at The 2017 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition at The Gallery starting […]

Women’s Soccer: freshmen shine in wet season opener

Chilling rain and 13 mph winds weren’t enough to dampen Mercer’s first major home game for the women’s soccer team this past […]

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. […]

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