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MCCC faculty contract ratified by Board of Trustees, ends bitter dispute

For the last seven months Mercer’s faculty union and the college’s administrators have been locked in a heated negotiation over the contract. Along the way there have been protests, firings, hirings, bickering and collateral damage. When the Board of Trustees finally voted to approve the new contract on February 27, the faculty seemed to release […]

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MCCC fashion program is steadily growing under Allegra Ceci’s guidance

Asia Mack, a second year fashion design student at Mercer, wasn’t sure what to major in when she finally picked fashion. She considered accounting, a choice she says seemed safer and “more practical.” “A lot of people want to go into fashion,” says Mack, “but a lot of people are afraid because their parent might […]

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MCCC nursing student Sarah Poinsett beats cancer

Sarah Poinsett was 26 years old, working full time in a daycare, raising her six-year-old, Kayla, on her own, and going to Mercer full time to study nursing when she was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer. Poinsett says she had been sick for years, but hadn’t had a diagnosis that seemed to fit. She […]

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Rock band No Reason records “Every Path Has a Purpose”, goes on tour

Up and coming local rock band No Reason has been playing in the area lately. Founded in January 2011 as just a couple friends getting together to play a couple of covers at a birthday party, they are now played shows with as many as 2000 people in the audience. The band has just finished […]

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C&C Cafe in Trenton features great Caribbean food

A mixture of Caribbean and soul food can be found at C&C Cafe which is located on the bottom level of Carteret Arms on 333 West State Street in Trenton. Delinia Gardner, Charlene Walker, and Chris Matthews, owners of C&C Café, have found an unusual but popular combination of tastes that set their business apart […]

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MCCC baseball team gears up for run at region XIX championship

For three consecutive seasons Mercer has reached the Region XIX Championship tournament, only to be defeated by Lackawanna College, derailing Vikings rosters filled with top-notch talent and long resumes Despite a student body of only 1,500 students, Lackawanna College’s Falcons baseball team has been a perennial region championship contender for the last seven seasons. Mercer […]

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The First Amendment is under attack at Mercer

Mercer’s Human Resources department has emailed all college faculty and staff a link to a mandatory online compliance training and […]

Russian American in the Age of Trump – The Human Cost of Nationalism and Fear – Part II

One night in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, when I was 5, the police came. This wasn’t anything new considering my mom […]

Mexican in the Age of Trump – The Human Cost of Nationalism and Fear – Part I

My home town is Chihuahua, Mexico just four hours away from the border between Juarez and El Paso, Texas. I […]

Asbury Park – A revival of arts and economy at the shore

    This article is part of The VOICE’s DAY OUT series that takes readers on photographic adventures to interesting […]

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

Students have seen signs posted on faculty office doors and in windows saying, “No Contract, but Still Working” but what […]

If the college prioritizes maintenance and cleanliness students will follow suit

Mercer has a beautiful campus that reflects our vibrant community of students and staff, which is why it frustrates me […]

With on-campus daycare unavailable, students must look elsewhere

Every semester it becomes more important for students to complete their degrees and graduate in the time frame they planned. […]

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 […]

Student radio station works to build community

The dominance of of radio, particularly college radio which for decades helped promote obscure bands to stardom, has been steadily […]

Vikings baseball team offers season ending excitement

In a semester that’s been plagued by sex offenders, rising tuition, and questionable awards, Mercer students may find a bit […]

Softball team rides ten game streak into post season

Mercer’s Vikings softball team finished up the regular season with a win against Ocean County on Friday April 21. They […]

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