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Ribbon cutting ceremony for hospitality program’s new kitchen

To celebrate the opening of Mercer County Community College’s new teaching kitchen, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place on September 14, 2011. The building of the new kitchen was done to help accommodate the growing number of students that are entering into the college’s hospitality and culinary programs. The kitchen, made possible by Federal Perkins… Keep Reading

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Star Wars Blu-Ray…George Lucas changes things again

George Lucas’s six Star Wars films were finally released in the Blue-Ray High Definition disc format on September 16. Though it is probably worth the investment for a real Star Wars fan to get the HD versions of the entire saga, they would be better if they included the original theatrical versions. Unfortunately, this set… Keep Reading

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Alchemist & Barrister holds weekly open mic

Famous Princeton pub, The Alchemist & Barrister, holds an open mic night every Wednesday from 10:00pm to 1:00am,  showcasing local musicians who play everything from folk rock to electro-pop, Spanish music to covers of Tenacious D songs. The three hour event takes place at a makeshift stage in the back corner of the intimately lit… Keep Reading

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Can you graduate MCCC in two years?

By: Kathleen Hirschfeld & Ken Napier While many students transfer before graduating, and lots of people attend for personal enrichment without the intention of completing a degree, the title “two-year college” may be an incorrect way to refer to Mercer. According to the most recent statistics available from the New Jersey Higher Education Commission, 5.2… Keep Reading

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Moldy walls force Trenton school to close

The children of Jefferson Elementary in Trenton started their first day of school in a building warranting health risks. Parents walked into a slum, finding the conditions of the building to be dangerous to their children. Rumors of moldy ceilings, unclean water, and unsafe walls were among these dangers. As stated by Cecilla Ramos in… Keep Reading

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Mercer graffiti a window into the college’s soul?

To view a society’s true feelings, look no further than the graffiti they leave behind. The ancient Romans are well known for what they etched onto their walls. Similarly revealing information can be found on the walls of Mercer’s bathrooms and smoking huts. To start with, it’s worth noting that the spelling, grammar and punctuation… Keep Reading

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SPORTS

Mercer men’s baseball’s season overview

Last seasons record of 21-16 was enough to earn Mercer’s baseball team a number two seeding in their regions post-season tournament, and after beating number one ranked Burlington (9-5) and number four ranked Sussex (6-5), their season was cut short with back to back losses to Lackawanna (3-0, 3-0) in the championship round. During the… Keep Reading

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Men’s basketball: what to watch for

The 2010-2011 Mercer men’s basketball team finished last years season 16-17, after being eliminated from the post season by Del Tech Stanton in their Regional Tournament championship game. Since then, the men’s basketball team has transferred three sophomores onto for year universities. Jon Jernigan is now at D-3 Delaware Valley College, Anthony Obery is with… Keep Reading

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