Archive | March, 2013

Andrew Thompson brews beer in memory of his father

Former Mercer student Andrew Thompson began brewing his own beer in 2007. “I was watching the Food Network, and of all people, Alton Brown did a brewing episode and I thought, ‘I can do that.” Thompson told The VOICE in an interview. His first brew being a “generic pale ale,” Thompson worked his way up […]

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World’s top tattoo artists gathered at the 15th annual Philly Tattoo Arts Convention. Some famous artists from LA Ink, NY Ink and Ink Master were present at the event.

The 15th annual Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention was held this past Feb. 8, 9 and 10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, located on 1101 Arch Street in Philadelphia. Here, some of the world’s best artists gathered to tattoo, pierce and sell art, photography and jewelry. However the main purpose of the event was for artists […]

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Hobby shop survives despite economy

By:  Russ Chizek Rob Placer not only grew up surrounded by toys, games, and models, but he grew up surrounded by collectors, gamers, and modelers alike. “In 1975, my parents opened Hobby Masters in Red Bank, New Jersey.” Placer said, “It’s still open today and is one of the oldest and largest hobby shops in […]

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Stefanie Palmai is the proof racing is not a “men only” sport

  Twenty year-old Stefanie Palmai of Allentown, NJ is not your ordinary girl. After working 6-9 hours at the “Create Yourself” salon, Palmai mixes her passion with hard work and determination as she races karts in the nighttime. Out of cosmetology school and into a job at Allentown’s “Create Yourself” salon, Palmai enjoys working with […]

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Mercer alumnus Leon Rainbow uses grafitti art to bring color to Trenton

Donning a gas mask, Leon Rainbow begins work on his latest “throw up.” His movements are swift but steady, consistent in their pace to prevent dripping or underexposure. There is no wasted movement, each time he finishes a line, the next is already underway. The chatter has almost ceased now, and the smell of aerosol […]

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Tuition is increased by four dollars per credit, effective August 2013

By: Brandon Castro   Effective Aug. 2013, the Mercer County Community College Board of Trustees has approved a $4.00 per credit increase in student tuition ($1 of which is a technology fee), as well as a $5.00 per credit increase for out of county students, in order to offset reduced income due to low enrollment […]

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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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