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Mercer County Community College files faulty crime data for at least three years

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On April 5, 1986, Lehigh University freshman Jeanne Clery was, according to police reports, beaten, tortured, sodomized, raped and strangled in her own dorm room by another Lehigh student. No one had told Jeanne’s parents or the parents of her many classmates about the 38 violent crimes that had happened on the campus in the…

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Survey says Mercer students ignorant about sex

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While Mercer students may know something about history and biology, they certainly don’t know much about sexuality, particularly their own. In an effort to find out how local sex education programs had affected the college’s student population, the VOICE conducted a survey of 50 students that showed just how ignorant much of the student body…

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MCCC spends $160,000 on big new signs

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Written by: Laura Pollack The week of February 27, Mercer completed a project to install large digital display signs in front of both entrances to the West Windsor campus and smaller electronic signs in the student center. The project, which cost 160,000 dollars according to Mercer’s President Dr. Patricia Donohue, has faced a mixed response.…

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NJ’s strongest students invited to Trenton to witness vote to cut their funding

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Written by: Laura Pollack Student ambassadors from the nineteen community colleges in New Jersey gathered at the state house in Trenton on Monday, March 5 to watch legislators vote on bill A1176 which would drastically cut their scholarship funding once they transfer to four year colleges. The students, including three from Mercer, watched as state…

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Mercer students are straight up lazy

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Sure, there are campus-wide emails sent out written in Comic Sans font, grammar mistakes on flyers in the hallways, and more bureaucracy than a government office, but those are not the real reasons Mercer students skip classes or don’t turn in assignments. The real reason is laziness and a lack of motivation. Students can only…

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Women’s cross country becomes a team

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This season, the women’s cross country team became the first scoring team at MCCC in twenty years. Last season the women’s cross country team only consisted of two runners, and in order to officially score in the race a team has to have at least five members. This year the team has expanded to seven…

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