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We, the people, are being priced out of education

I was arguing with the God of the Mercer Bookstore about why I didn’t need a receipt to exchange the book I had for the book I needed. “They’re identically priced. I just want to use the dollars I already paid you for this book,” I thumped the history text like it was a bible, […]

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Online courses at campus based colleges may be failing to educate students

When Mercer’s Professor of Education, Dr. Theresa Capra, was in her 20’s she was living on her own, paying bills, working towards her bachelor’s degree at CUNY’s Hunter College and spending much of her time –even her lunch break– commuting to classes on the New York City subway. It was, in her words, “a nightmare.” […]

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Don’t hate your job, get a degree and a better job

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If you’ve ever hated your job, this article is for you. Stop sacrificing your dignity in order to meet someone else’s bullshit definition of “work ethic.” Is there a point to working when neither the responsibilities nor salary are motivating? Hell no. Those who dauntlessly show up for their 40 hour per week beating silently […]

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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 […]

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The First Amendment is under attack at Mercer

Mercer’s Human Resources department has emailed all college faculty and staff a link to a mandatory online compliance training and […]

Russian American in the Age of Trump – The Human Cost of Nationalism and Fear – Part II

One night in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, when I was 5, the police came. This wasn’t anything new considering my mom […]

Mexican in the Age of Trump – The Human Cost of Nationalism and Fear – Part I

My home town is Chihuahua, Mexico just four hours away from the border between Juarez and El Paso, Texas. I […]

Asbury Park – A revival of arts and economy at the shore

    This article is part of The VOICE’s DAY OUT series that takes readers on photographic adventures to interesting […]

In faculty contract fight months of negotiations fail to end stalemate over pay and benefits

Students have seen signs posted on faculty office doors and in windows saying, “No Contract, but Still Working” but what […]

If the college prioritizes maintenance and cleanliness students will follow suit

Mercer has a beautiful campus that reflects our vibrant community of students and staff, which is why it frustrates me […]

With on-campus daycare unavailable, students must look elsewhere

Every semester it becomes more important for students to complete their degrees and graduate in the time frame they planned. […]

PROFILE: Kento Iwasaki, Mercer grad and professional musician

Musician and Mercer alumni Kento Iwasaki gave a lecture and performed music on the traditional Japanese koto instrument as part […]

Student radio station works to build community

The dominance of of radio, particularly college radio which for decades helped promote obscure bands to stardom, has been steadily […]

Vikings baseball team offers season ending excitement

In a semester that’s been plagued by sex offenders, rising tuition, and questionable awards, Mercer students may find a bit […]

Softball team rides ten game streak into post season

Mercer’s Vikings softball team finished up the regular season with a win against Ocean County on Friday April 21. They […]

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