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REVIEW: Mercer fitness center vs. the competition

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  The Mercer fitness center is free to students and staff, costs $35 per month for locals and includes a multi-purpose workout area for strength training and cardio, a swimming pool, and large basket- ball gymnasium. The VOICE set out to review the school’s fitness center and to see how it stacks up to other…

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PROFILE: Record breaking power-lifter, Adam Burros

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Twenty year old Adam Burros, a third year Mercer student majoring mechanical engineering, can lift three times his body weight, and does so daily. Burros, who is from Bordentown, is just 5’-7” tall and weighs 132 pounds, but he is one of the top power-lifter competitors in his weight class throughout country. Burros only took…

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Hardcore parkour: students combine agility and fitness as they navigate the campus

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    Miles Applegate caroms over the architectural obstacles surrounding Mercer’s lawn like a kangaroo; one can almost see the springs attached to his black Conversesneakers.  As his lithe body tenses, he prepares to conquer the next barrier; first the paint-chipped handrails, then the cement tiers that tower above. Then he drops casually off the structures,…

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