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The perfect Princeton pub crawl

Out of the many bars in downtown Princeton, a few stand out because of their great selection of beer on tap, happy hour specials, live music, youthful crowds and great prices. With the economy not getting any better, any way to save is a good way, especially where entertainment is concerned. Bars such as the… Keep Reading

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Law and disorder: Sheriff interrupts class

Mercer County Sheriff Kevin C. Larkin and what appeared to be a female aide interrupted a State and Local Politics Class (POL 102) held in MS 205, at Mercer’s West Windsor Campus on February 1. Associate Professor Michael Glass was conducting a discussion of what changes students would propose to the state budget to avoid… Keep Reading

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No zombies allowed at Mercer

The threat of zombies has come to Mercer.  You can load your colorful plastic Nerf guns but do not shoot your rubber-tipped foam darts just yet, as something is standing in the way of this zombie invasion. A group of more than 50 students is attempting to bring the growing college campus game, Humans vs.… Keep Reading

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In the spotlight: LGBT issues

                Brandon Teena Brandon Teena, born Teena Brandon, was born female but lived as a man as an adult. Teena grew up in Nebraska. He stated that he planned to save up money for sex reassignment surgery. On Christmas Eve, in 1993,  two males, John Lotter and Tom… Keep Reading

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Results of VOICE hate bias survey

THE SURVEY On April 6, the VOICE surveyed 58 Mercer students to find out whether they had ever seen or been the victim of what they believed was a hate biased verbal or physical assault based on their gender, race or sexual orientation. The survey also sought to determine how such abuse affected them emotionally,… Keep Reading

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Hate crime hits too close to home

Two openly-gay Mercer students were assaulted outside of the Broad Street Diner in Trenton around 2:30AM on Saturday, February 21.  The students, who wish to remain anonymous and will be referred to as student A and student B, are both members of Mercer’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgendered Friends (LGBTF) club. The two students attended the… Keep Reading

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Almost everyone hates us, according to political cartoonist Joe Szabo

On March 10, Joe Szabo, an internationally recognized political cartoonist, gave a Distinguished Lecture at Mercer called “Image of America,” a lecture he has given across many universities in the country. He focused on the political image that people and political cartoonists around the world have about America. Szabo is a former editor, art director,… Keep Reading

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Honors classes give motivated students extra opportunities

The 14 students in Professor Fran Davidson’s Honors Poetry class are sitting around a conference room table discussing the poem “Do not go gentle into that good night,” by Dylan Thomas. The students examine the poem in depth, discussing its structure and organization and what they felt the writer’s thoughts and emotions were while crafting… Keep Reading

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Kelsey’s Godspell resonates more with younger crowd

The lights fade, the stage is dark. Through the shadows a voice booms “Ye snakes and vipers brew!” The lights begin to rise revealing and urban landscape. Blacktop masks the stage floor, construction equipment, trashcans and no trespassing signs complete the atmosphere. Then through the darkness comes Jesus Christ wearing a pair of American flag… Keep Reading

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