Archive | October, 2012

EDITORIAL: Mercer County Community College undermines student success

Students at Mercer should not have to worry about their safety, should not have to think twice about providing personal information in order to enroll in classes. They should have confidence in the policies enacted by their institution, should trust their administration to follow the law. But it has become evident that we cannot rely […]

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Students who transfer from four-year to two-year colleges face graduation obstacles

Catherine Wherry of West Windsor Township, remembers anticipating the day that her college acceptance letter would come in the mail. Wherry felt if she got into her first choice school, Moravian College, then all of the hard work and late night study sessions of high school would have been worth it. She says she remembers […]

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Is Mercer building a death star?

Mercer’s plans to build an enormous, giaganto, humungous, whoppin’ ass solar field on the farmland surrounding the college, received blowback from some locals, but ultimately the college got the go ahead. Those opposed to the project, whose objection was printed as an open letter to the community in the May 14, 2012 issue of The […]

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Michelle Obama sold out for Princeton donor dinner

By all accounts, Michelle Obama didn’t like Princeton that much when she came to the college as an undergrad, but that didn’t stop her coming back to Princeton on September 23 to fund-raise at a dinner hosted by the President of Princeton University Investment Company also known as PRINCO. Sure, the president needs wealthy donors […]

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A professor’s sudden absence vexes college but not students

  Mercer professor Dr. Renee Walker appears to have stopped teaching her classes several weeks into the fall semester. Although the online catalog indicates she is teaching a regular course load for Fall 2012, her students say they have not seen her in weeks and that substitutes are now covering her classes. “She didn’t give […]

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Viking men’s soccer team struggles at the start of the season

Mercer’s men’s soccer team lost again on Saturday, September 29 when they played at home against Louisburg College’s Hurricanes from North Carolina. The Hurricanes beat the Vikings 1-0. So far the Vikings have lost seven out of the 11 games they’ve played since the soccer season began in late August. The Viking men’s team has […]

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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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