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Models like Eliana and Luisel Ramos have died of anorexia: it’s time we regulate advertising that glorifies malnourishment

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Ample research has proven that frequent exposure to media featuring hyper thin models has a negative effect on the mental and physical health of young women. Although it is not reasonable to police this sort of advertising in magazines–which are rightly protected by the First Amendment and which no one is forced to buy–public billboard…

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Editorial

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About a year ago, Mercer County Community College decided to completely revamp the computer software on which the entire college operates. The switch from the Integrow system to the Colleague system began over the summer of 2013 “when the atmosphere around the college was less chaotic,” according to Jim Gardner, Mercer’s Public Relations Manager. The…

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TOP 5: Mercer’s Cafeteria

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I find myself stuck on campus for lengthy periods of time. Either out of laziness or just having too many obligations here on campus I end up eating in the cafeteria more frequently than I would like. The West Windsor campus cafeteria offers a decent variety of food, but not exactly what I would call…

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Train in Vain? NJ is the Caboose of Railway Innovation

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New Jersey desperately needs high speed trains. More efficient passenger rails will result in less cars on the road to cause traffic and pollute, as well as reduce American dependence on fossil fuels. Less stressful, cleaner, and cheaper: this can be a reality if New Jersey (and America) embraces high speed rail. On January 22,…

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Mercer offers enough parking for students

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Mercer’s parking lots are awesome. To think otherwise is ridiculous, illogical, and does nothing more than perpetuate the mindset of instant gratification that plagues our society. On every college campus, there is a list of complaints. Some of these complaints can be easily justified qualitatively (ex. The food in the cafeteria is not good enough),…

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