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Letter to the Editor – Ambiguity is a fact of life

The following is a letter to the editor and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the VOICE editorial staff. Ambiguity is one of the few certainties in life. Learning to live comfortably with life’s many uncertainties is a sign of maturity and emotional healthiness. Despite that truism, needless and intentional ambiguity corrodes relationships and…

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Obamacare’s extreme length makes it ripe for repeal

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The government trend of drafting several-thousand-page legislation eliminates people from the political process and makes government less transparent. The Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare) was signed on March 23, 2010 and is a 906 page law accompanied by 10,535 pages of regulations. The Federal Tax Code is 73,654 pages according to CCH Standard Federal Tax Reporter.…

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Mercer County Community College baseball earns No. 2 National ranking faces rival Lackawanna Saturday

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Hunting for the first National Championship in school history Mercer baseball (29-4) has jumped up a spot to no. 2 in the national rankings released by the National Junior College Athletic Association today. Mercer did not receive any of the 10 first place votes which were divided by top ranked Jones County Junior College of…

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MCCC faculty contract ratified by Board of Trustees, ends bitter dispute

For the last seven months Mercer’s faculty union and the college’s administrators have been locked in a heated negotiation over the contract. Along the way there have been protests, firings, hirings, bickering and collateral damage. When the Board of Trustees finally voted to approve the new contract on February 27, the faculty seemed to release…

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MCCC fashion program is steadily growing under Allegra Ceci’s guidance

Asia Mack, a second year fashion design student at Mercer, wasn’t sure what to major in when she finally picked fashion. She considered accounting, a choice she says seemed safer and “more practical.” “A lot of people want to go into fashion,” says Mack, “but a lot of people are afraid because their parent might…

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MCCC nursing student Sarah Poinsett beats cancer

Sarah Poinsett was 26 years old, working full time in a daycare, raising her six-year-old, Kayla, on her own, and going to Mercer full time to study nursing when she was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer. Poinsett says she had been sick for years, but hadn’t had a diagnosis that seemed to fit. She…

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