Archive | December, 2012

Philly’s POD Restaurant provides pricey pan-asian perfection

Once in a while spending some extra cash on a great meal is worth every penny, especially when the restaurant’s décor is equally as awesome as the food. Pod is one of those restaurants. Pod is among many restaurants in the Starr Restaurant Organization. According to starr-restaurant.com, SRO was founded by Steven Starr in 1995 […]

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The complex world of prostitution in Trenton

 Written by: Jamie Strickland, Stephen Harrison and Laura Pollack                                 In a year when the Violence Against Women Act is once more being discussed in Washington and individuals like Malala Yousafzai are making headlines around the globe, what is the […]

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To cure poverty, empower women

During the most recent presidential election cycle, pundits on both sides of the political aisle insisted that voters paid too much attention to “social issues” and not enough attention to economic issues. The truth is that the “social issues” often are economic issues, a fact made clear in our cover page story on the forces […]

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From from flying commercial airliners for Continental to teaching chemistry at Mercer, a profile of Prof. Oberly Weber

    Adjunct Professor of Physics at Mercer Philip Oberly Weber grew up in Texas and spent 22 years at Continental Airlines where he flew 767’s and 727’s around the world to destinations such as Tokyo, Hawaii, Papua New Guinea and Guam. When asked what the most interesting thing he has seen in his travels […]

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Mercer students work more than peers at four-year colleges

Written by: Zac Santanello and Dan Povio   According to a survey conducted by The VOICE, students at Mercer County Community College are more likely to work longer hours at a job outside of school than students at local 4 year universities such as The College of New Jersey. Jose Rodriguez, a student and Vice […]

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Do students with learning disabilities get the support they need?

Mercer has a total of 650 of students with unique learning needs. These students have various re- sources within the college, from tutoring to special accommodations, to help them succeed in their academics. The only thing missing is well prepared professors to handle these studentsneeds in class. The VOICE conducted a survey of 16 professors […]

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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 […]

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. […]

PROFILE: Kento Iwasaki, Mercer grad and professional musician

Musician and Mercer alumni Kento Iwasaki gave a lecture and performed music on the traditional Japanese koto instrument as part […]

Student radio station works to build community

The dominance of of radio, particularly college radio which for decades helped promote obscure bands to stardom, has been steadily […]

Vikings baseball team offers season ending excitement

In a semester that’s been plagued by sex offenders, rising tuition, and questionable awards, Mercer students may find a bit […]

Softball team rides ten game streak into post season

Mercer’s Vikings softball team finished up the regular season with a win against Ocean County on Friday April 21. They […]

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