Archive | February, 2017

A new addition to the basement music scene where everyone from Bon Jovi to Screaming Females got their start: The Bunker

New Brunswick’s music hot spot, The Bunker, is easy to miss. It looks like your standard off campus college house. Nevertheless, locals know to go around back and down into the basement. It might as well be a portal to another world. On Friday February 3, the room was rocking with a line up of […]

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Safety concerns resurface after sex offender Mercer student arrested

What happened: The crime, the suspect, the arrest Mercer student and repeated sex offender, Adam L. Woolf, was arrested following an incident at the campus gym on February 7. He has been charged with five counts of second-degree luring, three counts of fourth-degree lewdness, and five counts of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child. A […]

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Handicap access at Mercer sees few changes in five years

The Administrative Assistant for the Dean of Liberal Arts, Debra Stotland, gets to Mercer every morning at 7. She always pushes the handicap buttons for the doors she enters to make sure they work. If a button is broken she calls Security to let them know. She does on behalf of handicap students who might […]

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Women’s Marches inspire locals and some students to activism

Stay-at-home mom Elizabeth Meyer of Somerset County. Formerly a teacher Meyer told The VOICE: “I got married, I had two little girls, life became so busy. I didn’t really have the time to pay attention….I [was] more worried about getting my girls off to school in the morning or how we’re going to pay the […]

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A Subway or Wawa on campus would be a cash cow: we need real food

We’ve had enough. We’re hungry. We can’t eat any more Mercer cheeseburgers that have patties as thin as the Olsen twins. Even the salad bar has lettuce that is stale and old. When Lessings took over the college cafeteria a couple of years ago, the prices went up and food quality–which had never been that […]

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Fake news: for millennials, figuring out what news to believe is getting harder

“I was scrolling down my Facebook news when suddenly I saw that one of my friends shared an article about President Donald J. Drumpf cancelling visas for everyone from  Bolivia to enter the US. I was very excited and shared it in my timeline, I also give a call to my mom.” said Tamara Lobo, […]

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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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