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November 2017


Students face mental health crisis…mostly alone

Jessica Perez has many responsibilities on her plate in her day to day, not only as a Mercer student, but also as a mother and as a worker. Perez is sophomore studying Digital Film. She says, “I get very stressed out with all my classes and then I need to take care of my kid.… Keep Reading


Death of Mercer student Nick Pratico shakes community

The body of Mercer student Nicholas Pratico was found in the woods across Old Trenton Road, dead of an apparent suicide. Although the suicide seems to have occurred on September 20, the day Pratico went missing, according to Hamilton Police Detective Sergeant Brian Schroeder, the body was not discovered until October 23, 33 days later.… Keep Reading


311 rocks the Wellmont Theater in Montclair

311 (pronounced three eleven), the rock, reggae, rap group from Omaha, Nebraska, packed in the crowd like a rush hour subway at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair on Saturday October 28. Coming off a full summer tour behind their 2017 album “Mosaic,” the band continued right into fall. This is the first time they’ve done… Keep Reading


EDITORIAL: The student email switch was a fiasco

“A significant amount of my day is taken up by students not knowing how to log into their Outlook email,” says Ariel Contreras, current Mercer library employee. On Nov. 1 Mercer disconnected student and faculty Gmail accounts from their myMercer portals in order to convert to the new Microsoft Office Outlook programs. The big switch,… Keep Reading


After DACA, what’s next for Dreamers?

There are more than 800,000 children whose families brought them to the US from other countries when they were little, but then overstayed their visas. The children, commonly known as Dreamers, are undocumented, and while they are allowed to attend public schools through high school, after that things get much harder. Many colleges won’t accept… Keep Reading


For Mercer men’s hoops, things can only get better

The 2016-2017 Mercer Men’s Basketball team struggled to stay on the court due to issues in the classroom, and when they were on the court they weren’t exactly the ‘96 Chicago Bulls. Last season’s team won just two games, and just two of last year’s players are returning to the team this season. Guards Dave… Keep Reading

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