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New bill would tighten pedestrian responsibilities

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South Jersey assemblyman Chris Brown introduced the Driver and Pedestrian Mutual Responsibility Act on On Feb. 6, 2017. If passed, it would make it illegal for pedestrians to cross the street without being in the crosswalk zone. The act also looks to introduce a yield for pedestrians at the crosswalk, as opposed to a stop,…

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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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Increase in opioid deaths strikes New Jersey

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Matt Carvin describes himself as a carefree, happy go lucky person before addiction entered his life. He became addicted to Percocet at age 18 and everything changed. Carvin’s story is only one of many stories of people from New Jersey who have also had to battle opioid addiction. Carvin, now a 24 year old Hamilton resident…

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Mercer women’s soccer welcomes new coach

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Mercer women’s soccer team began this year’s season with new coach, Elyse Diamond.              Elyse Diamond is a familiar face in Hamilton, as a 1984 alumna of MCCC; she still holds the record for most goals scored (118 in two seasons). She then went on to play for a year…

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Mercer County artists display work in campus gallery

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The Gallery at Mercer County Community College begins the first exhibit of the spring semester. The annual Mercer County Artists Exhibition. This exhibit will be on display from February 22nd through March 24th. Any artist who is 18 or older and lives, works, or attends  school in Mercer County is eligible to submit recent work…

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Congressman Rush Holt talks to the VOICE about the issues that affect students most

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Driving around town you may have seen green and black bumper stickers that read “RUSH HOLT” and in smaller writing “My congressman IS a rocket scientist,” but an unscientific survey suggests Mercer students know little about the man who represents their interests in congress. Holt is a Democratic congressman who has been the representative of…

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