Archive | November, 2013

Mercer County Community College faculty picket annual gala to protest contract negotiations stalemate

Each November the college hosts a gala in the Mercer Conference Center to showcase college programs for the community before the board of trustees meets and the president, Dr. Patricia Donohue, presents her annual report. This year the main hall –which usually includes large tables full of edible arrangements, ice sculptures and dozens of faculty […]

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Donated news truck hasn’t been used yet, but has been busy

A truck donated for use by television students has had a busy few years, although no students have ever been in it. In the summer of 2010 Princeton Video Image Inc. (PVI) donated a mobile television production truck to Mercer for use by students learning broadcast and media skills. With some work, the van would […]

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Fifth generation funeral director reflects on the importance of Mortuary Science degree

On Christmas eve E. Ross Peppler was at home relaxing, wrapping gifts, when the sound of the phone cut through the holiday cheer. The Burlington County Medical Examiner Office was calling to tell Peppler that they had a body for him to pick up; a young boy had been involved in a car accident and […]

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Bring back Jose Canseco and Barry Bonds: we need more steroids in major league sports!

Professional athletes who want to use performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) shouldn’t face penalties. The athlete’s body is the source of their income as well as their own property. It is their right to choose how to train and condition themselves for competition. Sporting events, especially those at a professional level, are nothing more than entertainment. […]

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Models like Eliana and Luisel Ramos have died of anorexia: it’s time we regulate advertising that glorifies malnourishment

Ample research has proven that frequent exposure to media featuring hyper thin models has a negative effect on the mental and physical health of young women. Although it is not reasonable to police this sort of advertising in magazines–which are rightly protected by the First Amendment and which no one is forced to buy–public billboard […]

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Piccolo Trattoria in Pennington is provides warm atmosphere and excellent Italian fare

Family owned Piccolo Trattoria features both an affordable pizzeria and upscale Italian Restaurant. Located at 800 A Denow Rd in Pennington, Piccolo Trattoria has 12 years of success. Originating in Newtown, PA the restaurant has now three locations including Langhorne, PA. Along with the great food, the restaurant has different elements of italian culture. When […]

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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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