Archive | April, 2015

Community college worked for Tom Hanks and me; it can for you, too

What do James Dean, Eddie Murphy, Tom Hanks, you and I have all have in common? We have all attended community colleges. Community colleges can be more than just a cheap way into a degree. I am originally from Brazil and English is my second language. I already had finished my Bachelor of Arts in […]

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Community college bullshit was perfect prep for Ivy League

Mercer grad and former VOICE Editor-in-Chief Sara Gatling transferred to Columbia University where she graduated cum laude in 2013 with majors in English and Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies. Gat has been working steadily since graduation, and is currently paying her dues as she enters the competitive field of staging and prop design.  It was […]

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Beloved English Professor Fran Davidson retires after 30 years

English Professor Fran Davidson is retiring at the end of this semester after 30 years of service to Mercer. She began as a part-time adjunct instructor back in 1985, and went on to work in Developmental Education. She was then hired as a full-time English professor, and was well known for teaching the poetry seminars. […]

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Coach Kerins helps baseball team continue to thrive

Since moving from assistant to head baseball coach in 2012, Kevin Kerins has had a powerful effect on the team. Over the past four years, Mercer’s season records have steadily increased from 29 wins in 2012, to last season’s record-setting 40 and 8, which included a trip to the Division Two World Series. Currently sitting […]

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Mercer’s student production of Romeo and Juliet was a success

The Mercer County Community College rendition of Romeo and Juliet ran from April 10 to 19 and was fantastic. The way this timeless tale was produced stands out from all the rest. The theater was packed on opening night. People filed into the relatively small theater, murmuring in hushed voices as they waited for the […]

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REVIEW: Big Easy Restaurant provides most mouth-watering soul food in Trenton

The Big Easy Restaurant is located on 120 South Warren Street, just a five minute walk from Mercer’s Trenton campus. This local favorite is specialized in soul food, and during a recent lunch visit, business was busy. The first thing you notice when walking into the restaurant is the mosaic tile floor that gives off […]

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Paul McCartney plays Prudential Center in Newark: An intimate night with 18,000 fans

Paul McCartney, one fourth of the legendary rock band The Beatles, filled the 18,000 seat, Prudential Center in Newark, New […]

Who’s next? Dr. David Edwards leaves, paving the way for 5th Mercer VP in five years

Mercer’s Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. David Edwards, will be leaving his position to assume the same role at […]

Where do we stand on taking a knee?

In the past few weeks the country has been discussing professional athletes kneeling during the National Anthem, an act originally […]

EDITORIAL: Why are we so burnt out? Hint: It’s not because we are lazy, millennial snowflakes

In the last month three of The VOICE’s five editors quit, and it wasn’t because they wanted more time to […]

55 locals shave their locks to support St. Baldricks cancer research

St. Baldrick’s Foundation hosted a their fifth annual head shaving and auction event to support funding for childhood cancer research […]

Donut miss this local artisan doughnut shop just minutes from campus!

Donuts Time Cafe is seven minutes from Mercer’s West Windsor campus–on Rt. 33 in Hamilton–and it is the perfect destination […]

Music professors teach body awareness tools to help prevent injury

Music professors teach body awareness tools to help prevent injury Joshua Wilson, a Piano Instructor at Mercer County Community College […]

Jersey’s Italian American heritage celebrated at annual festival

The annual Mercer County Italian American Festival ran from Sept. 22-24 and featured entertainment, food, games and amusement rides. The […]

DAY OUT: Grounds for Sculpture

Ten minutes down Edinburg Road is a park called Grounds For Sculpture. There are 42 acres filled with sculptures of […]

Where to go for bagels? We have the answer.

Our of all the bagel places in Mercer County there’s one place that stands: Caesars Bagels & Deli on Flock […]

Jammin’ Crêpes: A culinary classic reinvented with farm to table flare

Until recently, if you had asked me what a crêpe was, my honest answer would have been a flat pancake […]

President Trump’s DACA stance leaves Mercer community shaken and students fearful

Bumba Bat is a recent Rutgers graduate who lives in Ewing Township. His family brought him to the United States […]

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