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Reclusive student finds his voice

Richard H. (he asked not to have his full name used for this article) doesn’t shake hands nor does he touch Mercer’s computer keyboards. Instead, he has grown accustomed to giving awkward fist bumps for greetings and wearing mechanic’s gloves to face the computers and quiet his fear of germs. Richard struggles with paranoia, the…

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Finally, a musical genre that will make your ears bleed: DUBSTEP


Before pressing play Jessica Hall,  a third year Liberal Arts major at Mercer, full-time employee of Bristol-Meyers Squibb, and mother of two, smiled under her headphones. She was eager to listen to the music her kids liked, a relatively new genre known as dubstep. Then the music began. A small then deep wrinkle started forming…

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Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco sold out The Stress Factory


It took seven years of waiting tables in LA before he’d catch his big break, but Sebastian Maniscalco knew he would be a comedian since day one. He has been featured on Leno, Comedy Central and HBO, and January 26 to 29 he played a local run at The Stress Factory in New Brunswick. “Its…

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Neil Simon’s Laugher on the 23rd Floor has successful run at Kelsey


By Emily Lukasewycz & Miranda Horn Local theater company Maurer Productions staged a revival of Neil Simon’s classic comedy Laughter on the 23rd Floor at Mercer’s Kelsey Theatre from January 27 to February 5. The generational tone of the piece did not seem specifically intended for current college students, but the opening night audience, made…

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