Archive | December, 2013

After Hurricane Sandy SAVE and American Rescue Dog help prevent pet euthanasia

An estimate of six to eight million cats and dogs are rescued by animal shelters in the U.S. each year, according to The Humane Society of the United States. Half of those animals will be adopted and about 2.7 million will end up euthanized. One of the reasons for euthanasia is the over population at […]

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MCCC students can earn a bachelor’s degree at the West Windsor campus

Emily Magsamen, communications major at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU), finished her associates of arts in general communications at Mercer on Spring 2013. Magsamen knew she wanted to continuing to pursue her bachelor’s degree, she just had to decide where to go. “I thought about transferring to Rutgers and commuting there, but that didn’t work out […]

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Mercer County Community College is awarded $9 million by the state to improve STEM education

In May of 2013, Mercer County Community College was awarded $9.7 million dollars by the state to improve science, engineering, and computer programs and facilities. The funds come as part of the Building Our Future Bond Act, a statewide initiative to improve higher education in New Jersey. “This is a move that is long overdue […]

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Howard Levy’s Princeton Offense helps MCCC men’s basketball sophomore captains lead talented freshmen

The Mercer men’s basketball team has begun the season winning five of eight games, and they’ve done so with a roster that is primarily made up of freshman. Last year, the Vikings were led by 2012 NJCAA All-American Mustafa El-Amin, who won’t be playing this season because he failed to meet academic requirements. Also 2012 […]

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Look who’s dancing participant, Henri Velandia got his green card after gay marriage was accepted in New Jersey

Walking through the front doors of the Drum and Dance Learning Center on Quakerbridge Road, with his dancing shoes in one hand and a bottle of water in the other, Henri Velandia is getting ready for what he loves the most: dancing. He makes a few stretches in front of the huge mirror to warm […]

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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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