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Mercer graffiti a window into the college’s soul?

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To view a society’s true feelings, look no further than the graffiti they leave behind. The ancient Romans are well known for what they etched onto their walls. Similarly revealing information can be found on the walls of Mercer’s bathrooms and smoking huts. To start with, it’s worth noting that the spelling, grammar and punctuation…

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Vincenzo Campo says his swastika is a symbol of peace; his peers don’t see it that way

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According to police reports, an altercation between two students, one with a swastika insignia on his arm, the other an African American, broke out near the cafeteria of Mercer’s West Windsor campus at 3:08pm on August 30, 2011.  The student wearing the swastika has been identified as Vincenzo Campo.  The African American student, Adrian Edwards,…

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Students and faculty clash over classroom cell phone use

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Written by: Laura Pollack In a survey of 50 Mercer students, 90 percent said they regularly use their cell phones during their classes. What are they using them for? Seventy-five percent of the students surveyed said they use their phones in class to send text messages, 17 percent to send text messages and go on…

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Military recruiters don’t belong in high school cafeterias

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With the retirement age rising recently, I think its not only fair but also morally necessary that the minimum age requirement for the U.S military be raised as well. I think 21 is the ideal age, and military recruiters should not be allowed to recruit in high school cafeterias. In this country you have to…

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Mercer’s Wi-Fi not always there when you need it

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Mercer’s Student Center does boast a strong Wi-Fi signal, but if you want to use Wi-Fi devices anywhere else, you may be out of luck. I had a class in ET building last summer, and I learned to expect the Wi-Fi signal to be unpredictable and sometimes next to impossible to use, but ET looks…

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Online classes are harmful to students, promote cheating and dishonesty

Students do not benefit from online classes, in fact, such classes are harmful. With too many opportunities to cheat, a significant likelihood of falling behind and an impersonal learning experience, online classes are not good for students. Cheating is made extremely easy with online classes. The instructor has no way of knowing who wrote the…

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