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Tuition is increased by four dollars per credit, effective August 2013

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By: Brandon Castro   Effective Aug. 2013, the Mercer County Community College Board of Trustees has approved a $4.00 per credit increase in student tuition ($1 of which is a technology fee), as well as a $5.00 per credit increase for out of county students, in order to offset reduced income due to low enrollment…

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President Obama supports renewable energy. Mercer’s solar farm is one of the 17 Solar Energy Zones.

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By: John Liccardo     On July 24, 2012, in conjunction with the U. S. Department of Energy, the U. S. Department of the Interior released a report on the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Study. This established a preliminary set of 17 Solar Energy Zones and outlined the process for industry, the public and other…

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52 percent of Mercer Students are depressed according to survey

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By: Mariana Braz & Emily Lukasewycz Maybe you’ve walked the halls of Mercer and seen a student crying or staring off into space with a painful look on her face. Maybe you’ve noticed the kid at the back of the class with the dark circles under his eyes who does nothing but stare the floor. Maybe you’ve worried about a comment a…

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Black Girls Run is a running group of African-American women seeking a healthy lifestyle

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By:  Mariana Braz & Jaqueline Goncalves Black girls don’t run. Or do they? On the one hand, some of the nations most famous runners have been African-American women, from Florence Griffith-Joyner to Marion Jones. But in concrete terms, African-Americans are not well represented among long-term runners who participate in events and train year round. They…

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Trenton has what it takes to reduce gun violence, they just aren’t using it

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Written by: James Reslier-Wells & Mariana Braz Less than six weeks into 2013, Trenton saw its fourth homicide. On February 11, 16-year-old Marcus Hunter was shot and killed in midday as he ran down Beakes Street near the Donnelly Homes housing complex. The motive and culprit are still unknown. The first Trenton homicide victim of 2013…

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The complex world of prostitution in Trenton

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 Written by: Jamie Strickland, Stephen Harrison and Laura Pollack                                 In a year when the Violence Against Women Act is once more being discussed in Washington and individuals like Malala Yousafzai are making headlines around the globe, what is the…

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