Archive | October, 2013

CAMPUS CRIME REPORTS: Mercer files annual reports revealing low crime, doesn’t fix years of incorrect filings

The rape and murder of a Lehigh University sophomore, Jeanne Clery, drew national attention in 1986. Clery’s parents said that if they had known about the high levels of crime on the campus, they would have been able to make a better decision about whether or not to send their daughter to the school. The […]

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Mental health care difficult for Mercer students to access due to stigma and lack of availability

  In a typical week, Dorothy Gasparro sits down with twelve to fifteen Mercer students to help them work through personal and emotional problems. Gasparro, Ed.S., LPC, NCC, is the Senior Counselor at Mercer County Community College’s Counseling & Wellness Center; her job is to provide therapy, skills instruction, and support to struggling students. But […]

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Switch from Integrow to Colleague computer portal brings glitches and frosty reception on campus

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Mercer’s ancient computer system, known as Integrow has finally gotten a revamp. The new system, known as “Colleague” is still being phased in, but the student and faculty portal, which replaced the old MyMercer access page, went online March, 2013. Reception to the new system has been mixed but much of the response has been […]

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Apple store is in, Charlotte Russe is out: as Quakerbridge mall goes upscale, prices benefit Princeton not community college students

Quakerbridge mall in Lawrenceville recently completed a large scale renovation that began in February 2012. There are now 40 new stores in the mall, and the space has a newer look. Jessica Picard-Cronce, second year Nursing major at Mercer said, “The mall is good, but it’s missing some stores.” The reason why some of the […]

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Metal band This or the Apocalypse roars through Champs in Trenton

This or the Apocalypse, a five man metal band hailing from Lancaster, PA, threw down at the backstage of the Championship Bar and Grill when they played a set on Friday night, October 4, 2013. This or the Apocalypse is the second national metal act from Lancaster to play at Champs year. Currently touring as […]

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Superstorm Sandy leaves Jersey shore residents prepared for the worst one year later, despite quiet forecast

By the time the harsh winds and blistering rains of Superstorm Sandy hit the Jersey shore last year, there had already been several bad storm surges throughout the Mid-Atlantic. As the waters poured inland, the evacuation procedures were well underway. Angelo Koziol, a resident who was evacuated from Normandy Beach, N.J. says he was very […]

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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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