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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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