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Mercer baseball team heads into post season

With two games remaining in the regular season, the 19-14 Mercer Baseball team is preparing to finish the season off strong and create some momentum to take with them into the post season. The Vikings started the first half of their season going 9-7. They opened up at home on March 1, with a win… Keep Reading

Election 2012/LOCAL

President Obama visits Bucks county

President Obama focused on plans for clean, “home-grown” energy when he addressed the media and employees of Gamesa Technology Corporation during his April 6 visit to the company’s Fairless Hills, PA location. Roughly 450 people were in attendance, including Gamesa’s North American CEO, Dirk Matthys. “Hello Fairless Hills…It is good to be here. I was… Keep Reading

CAMPUS

Student taken to court, banned from campus

Theater Arts student and LGBTF participant Michael Stroud was banned from campus for one year by West Windsor Municipal Court Judge Mary S. Brennan, on April 27. The ban is in response to charges filed by Security Officer Joseph Pierleonardi against Stroud for harassment. Although some of the facts remain unclear it is certain that… Keep Reading

LOCAL

Local high school students protest governor Christie’s budget cuts

Lawrence High School students walked out of their classes on Tuesday, April 27 at 8 am as part of a state-wide protest against Governor Chris Christie’s recent budget cuts in education.In order to balance the state budget, Gov. Christie cut the state aid that school districts receive each year. This means that school districts will… Keep Reading

CAMPUS

Gay kiss-in still causing controversy

At noon on February 18 the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Friends (LGBTF) club clashed with security during an SGA approved kiss-in event. The event, which took place in the Student Center, followed a tradition of non-violent awareness-raising actions and was intended to spark discussion of gay issues both on and off campus. During the event,… Keep Reading

CAMPUS/LOCAL

As “Megan’s Law” turns 15, are we any safer?

What happened to megan? It was a warm afternoon in late July, 1994, when a seven-year-old girl named Megan Kanka was beckoned across the street by her neighbor, a 33-year-old man named Jesse Timmendequas. He asked her if she wanted to see his new puppy. Once she was inside his house, he raped her then… Keep Reading

VIEWPOINTS

If you put your opinion in print, make it count

As I gathered and read hundreds of different college newspapers that were on display at the College Media Advisors Convention (CMA)  in New York over spring break, I found an unusually high number of opinion articles on lame topics like over-priced grilled cheese and typical tuition complaints. When did we become so boring, I wondered?… Keep Reading

VIEWPOINTS

Mercer’s only parking problem is laziness

Mercer’s real parking problem is that students refuse to be held accountable and they’re straight lazy (Mmm hmm, I went there). There are always parking spots available, and plenty of them at that. In a survey of 35 Mercer students, only three responded that they had ever not found a single spot. When asked where… Keep Reading

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