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Alchemist & Barrister holds weekly open mic

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Famous Princeton pub, The Alchemist & Barrister, holds an open mic night every Wednesday from 10:00pm to 1:00am,  showcasing local musicians who play everything from folk rock to electro-pop, Spanish music to covers of Tenacious D songs. The three hour event takes place at a makeshift stage in the back corner of the intimately lit…

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Moldy walls force Trenton school to close

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The children of Jefferson Elementary in Trenton started their first day of school in a building warranting health risks. Parents walked into a slum, finding the conditions of the building to be dangerous to their children. Rumors of moldy ceilings, unclean water, and unsafe walls were among these dangers. As stated by Cecilla Ramos in…

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Hurricane Irene flooding complicates first day of classes

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  Following Hurricane Irene West Windsor Township was in a state of emergency Sunday August 28 through Wednesday August 31.  That weekend was also the fist week of classes for Mercer’s Fall 2011 Term.  While classes were cancelled on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday August 28, Mercer reopened Monday. “Every class is important,” said President…

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Twist yogurt in Princeton is a little piece of heaven

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The first time I visited Twist yogurt on Nassau Street in Princeton I went with two little children and the satisfied, yogurt outlined smiles on their faces told it all. They absolutely loved it, which was no surprise since that same smile was plastered on my face the whole way home. Twist typically has only…

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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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