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The VOICE supports Press For Ethics Week

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The student journalists on the staff of The College VOICE, are just that, students learning the craft of journalism, how to conduct effective interviews, find facts and corroborate them, uncover stories that are newsworthy and meaningful to our readership and do so in a way that adheres to the standards of professional journalists. To this…

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LGBT students need to come out and show their pride at MCCC

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My name is Zayvion Thompson and I am proud openly bisexual male.I am currently a second year Communications and New Media major. I also come from a Jamaican Christian family that heavily frowns upon anything that’s not straight or seen as “normal.” My path to self acceptance hasn’t been easy. But I’m writing this to…

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Friends can be found even on commuter community college campus, if you look

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A common complaint heard on campus is that people come to class and then immediately leave for home or to work. That’s true. This is a commuter school and not everyone has time for socializing after classes. But there is community here if you bother to look for it. “It really has to do with…

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Ellucian NO! App falls short of promise

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Last fall, Mercer launched Ellucian Go as their all-purpose college navigation app. According to the Ellucian website, the app is used by “almost 1,400 institutions in 40 countries.” I can only assume those schools have a more streamlined version. The app itself is generic and has everything I don’t want in a college-related app. Not…

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A Subway or Wawa on campus would be a cash cow: we need real food

We’ve had enough. We’re hungry. We can’t eat any more Mercer cheeseburgers that have patties as thin as the Olsen twins. Even the salad bar has lettuce that is stale and old. When Lessings took over the college cafeteria a couple of years ago, the prices went up and food quality–which had never been that…

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We, the people, are being priced out of education

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I was arguing with the God of the Mercer Bookstore about why I didn’t need a receipt to exchange the book I had for the book I needed. “They’re identically priced. I just want to use the dollars I already paid you for this book,” I thumped the history text like it was a bible,…

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