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Women’s Soccer: freshmen shine in wet season opener

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Chilling rain and 13 mph winds weren’t enough to dampen Mercer’s first major home game for the women’s soccer team this past Tuesday night. Second-year head coach Elyse Diamond led the team to their first win of the season against Buck’s County College with a score of 3-1. Coming into her second year Diamond had the task of preparing…

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In faculty contract fight months of negotiations fail to end stalemate over pay and benefits

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Students have seen signs posted on faculty office doors and in windows saying, “No Contract, but Still Working” but what do they mean? The full time faculty members, of which there are approximately 100, work based on a contract that lays out annual wages and salary increases, and clarifies how many classes are to be…

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With on-campus daycare unavailable, students must look elsewhere

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Every semester it becomes more important for students to complete their degrees and graduate in the time frame they planned. The difficulty of being a part time student and working full time in order to pay off school is already stressful, and now add the expense of paying for childcare services for those who are…

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PROFILE: Kento Iwasaki, Mercer grad and professional musician

Musician and Mercer alumni Kento Iwasaki gave a lecture and performed music on the traditional Japanese koto instrument as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series on April 12. Iwasaki was introduced by acting dean of the Honors program, Dr. Bettina Caluori. She told the audience “This is the role reversal teachers love. He was my…

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Student radio station works to build community

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The dominance of of radio, particularly college radio which for decades helped promote obscure bands to stardom, has been steadily declining. This has become a huge problem that impacts community colleges as much as four year schools. While many may know of the popular classical station WWFM that plays on campus, the student station, Viking…

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