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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Transgender discussion panel succeeds despite vandalism

Including panelists, 20 people attended a transgender issues panel held at Mercer in SC 104 on April 16, 2015 despite […]

Philadelphia Flower Show displays feature Dutch designs and student entry takes home gold

This year the Philadelphia Flower Show theme was, “Holland Flowering the World” which inspired entrants to come up with new […]

Snyder puts Avengers on ice in Vikings home opener

Mercer County Community College’s baseball team got to play on home turf for the first time on Thursday, March 23. […]

What the flock? Suburban chickens rule the roost

We are in the middle of a chicken craze. Residents of towns across the state have taken to backyard poultry […]

After Reddit mocks diversity disaster, college uses real student successes for promo models

When entering MCCC, you can’t miss the life-sized images of students hanging from the lamp posts lining the perimeter campus […]

New bill would tighten pedestrian responsibilities

South Jersey assemblyman Chris Brown introduced the Driver and Pedestrian Mutual Responsibility Act on On Feb. 6, 2017. If passed, […]

LGBT students need to come out and show their pride at MCCC

My name is Zayvion Thompson and I am proud openly bisexual male.I am currently a second year Communications and New […]

STUDENT PROFILE: Interview with Colette Leonard James

The VOICE’s ongoing STUDENT PROFILES series explores the lives of individual Mercer students and their unique, surprising, often courageous stories. […]

Friends can be found even on commuter community college campus, if you look

A common complaint heard on campus is that people come to class and then immediately leave for home or to […]

Ellucian NO! App falls short of promise

Last fall, Mercer launched Ellucian Go as their all-purpose college navigation app. According to the Ellucian website, the app is […]

New York’s Times Square really is worth the bucket list

The array of lights, sounds, billboards, smells, the buzzing hive of activity, and all the yellow taxis have made Times […]

NJ Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman addresses student questions

As the 2016 presidential election grew near, The VOICE surveyed Mercer students and found most weren’t very interested in politics, […]

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