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Soccer star Irene Calabria learned to play with the boys

On a balmy fall day outside of the Mercer County Community College athletics building, Mercer women’s soccer team standout sophomore defender Irene Calabria sits down for an interview. Just having completed one of her rigorous offseason workouts, she is breathing heavily but doesn’t appear sapped of energy. Friendly and quick to laugh, several of her… Keep Reading

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Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal just the beginning

The military policy “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was repealed on Sept 20, 2011. I believe the history and repeal of DADT cuts to the core of what America is and has become; it shows how when one group’s rights are trampled upon, the entire culture is diminished. DADT was made an official policy in 1993… Keep Reading

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Don’t eat organic: it will kill you!

These days, our markets are filled with items labeled as Organic or Pesticide Free, claiming benefits from their natural cultivation methods. “I like buying organic food because…I don’t know…I don’t know why I eat organic foods. I think organic food tastes better,” said Christine Gwin, a hippy and junior at Rutgers. Muhammad Ali and Dick… Keep Reading

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Fewer language levels offered at Mercer

Most majors at Mercer require two consecutive semesters of a second language. Lately, it seems like the variety of languages has become slimmer and going beyond a 100 level classes has become even more rare. Prof. Daniel D’Arpa, the director of the Foreign Language Department, has some theories as to why the foreign language selection… Keep Reading

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Good times at Colonial Quoits Club in Hamilton

“Quit your bitchin’ and start pitchin’.” In May of 2000, this became the slogan for the Colonial Quoit Club, a quoiting league based in Hamilton, New Jersey. The Colonial Quoit Club, now one of the most established quoit leagues in New Jersey, has just wrapped up their 2011 season with Mike Cech taking the championship… Keep Reading

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Locals turn out for second annual First Amendment 5K race

By: Anna Bosted and Laura Pollack The VOICE held its second annual First Amendment 5K Run-Walk on October 1.  Nearly seventy participants arrived to race that supported Mercer’s award-winning paper and the first amendment. For Stephanie Nawracaj, the first place overall woman’s finisher with a time of 22:41, the themes of freedom and charity were… Keep Reading

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Women’s cross country becomes a team

This season, the women’s cross country team became the first scoring team at MCCC in twenty years. Last season the women’s cross country team only consisted of two runners, and in order to officially score in the race a team has to have at least five members. This year the team has expanded to seven… Keep Reading

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CONCUSSION: When should an athlete worry?

After being hit in the head twice while playing soccer this past summer, nineteen year old Mercer student Megan Constance joined a large percentage of athletes who keep playing despite having concussions. According to the article, ‘Concussion Center for Children and Adolescents’ found on the Saint Clare’s Health System website, “41 percent of athletes that… Keep Reading

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MCCC baseball star goes to Chicago Cubs

This past summer, James Pugliese became the first Mercer Viking to get drafted in over a decade when he was picked in the 18 round by the Chicago Cubs. Pugliese, a right handed pitcher, spent June 7 in front of a computer screen watching the draft, not knowing which round his name would appear or… Keep Reading

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