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Women’s basketball looks to replace three graduates

Last season the Lady Vikings were eliminated in the first round of their regional post-season tournament by Burlington County, resulting in a final record of 18-12. Since then, three of last years girls have moved onto four year schools during the summer. Alexis Sweet, who is the newest member of Mercer’s “Thousand Point Club” and… Keep Reading

SPORTS

Women’s soccer getting ready for big season

Last year the Women’s Soccer team finished with a final record of 7-8 and one draw, after loosing to Burlington in the District XIX post-season tournament’s championship game, 1-2 (OT). During the summer Mercer’s women’s soccer program was able to pick up a couple key recruits including team captain and forward Nicole Tarfow (#20) of… Keep Reading

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A military cover up betrays American trust

With the tenth anniversary of September 11 on everyone’s mind, I’d like to dedicate some time focusing on Pat Tillman. For those not familiar with Pat Tillman’s story, he was an NFL player who left his contract with the Arizona Cardinals in order to serve his country in the military after 9/11. Tillman was killed… Keep Reading

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Hookah fad is worse than cigarette smoking

When you hear students making comments like “That shisha hit hard!” they are not talking about drugs or even alcohol, they are talking about smoking a hookah. Blowing a puff of dense smoke from a hookah is the new craze for students in college. For those who aren’t familiar with hookahs, according to the Britannica… Keep Reading

LOCAL

Hurricane Irene flooding complicates first day of classes

  Following Hurricane Irene West Windsor Township was in a state of emergency Sunday August 28 through Wednesday August 31.  That weekend was also the fist week of classes for Mercer’s Fall 2011 Term.  While classes were cancelled on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday August 28, Mercer reopened Monday. “Every class is important,” said President… Keep Reading

LOCAL

Twist yogurt in Princeton is a little piece of heaven

The first time I visited Twist yogurt on Nassau Street in Princeton I went with two little children and the satisfied, yogurt outlined smiles on their faces told it all. They absolutely loved it, which was no surprise since that same smile was plastered on my face the whole way home. Twist typically has only… Keep Reading

LOCAL

Local clothing designers hit the streets…in a food truck

Two locals are trying to raise funds to buy an food truck from which they plan to sell apparel. Andrew Marshall and Stephen Thompson –also known as the Chef and the Butcher– are co-owners of Pyknic, an apparel company based in Robbinsville. Selling their wares from a food-truck makes sense since their clothing designs incorporate… Keep Reading

CAMPUS

Students and faculty clash over classroom cell phone use

Written by: Laura Pollack In a survey of 50 Mercer students, 90 percent said they regularly use their cell phones during their classes. What are they using them for? Seventy-five percent of the students surveyed said they use their phones in class to send text messages, 17 percent to send text messages and go on… Keep Reading

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