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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 to see some parts of our campus poorly maintained. By contrast, when walking the Princeton campus I immediately think how well maintained it is. When my friends and I spend an afternoon around the campus,…

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Graffiti Jam: Art event brings Trenton community together


As you walk along the left side of Terracycle’s World headquarters you can smell the paint, and hear the aerosol cans clicking as the artists shake them like a baby’s rattle. Loud colors decorate the walls, neon pinks and greens combined with electric blues and burnt orange. On Saturday August 10, the eighth annual “Graffiti…

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Mercer graffiti a window into the college’s soul?


To view a society’s true feelings, look no further than the graffiti they leave behind. The ancient Romans are well known for what they etched onto their walls. Similarly revealing information can be found on the walls of Mercer’s bathrooms and smoking huts. To start with, it’s worth noting that the spelling, grammar and punctuation…

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Graffiti of hate: anti-Semitic symbols and slogans found in Mercer bathrooms


Anti-Semitic graffiti has been found in the men’s bathrooms in three buildings on campus. Someone wrote the phrase “What about the good things Hitler did?” in a stall in the men’s bathroom in the front entrance of the FA building. Other messages found include swastikas, Satanic Pentagrams, and Nazi salutes. The style of handwriting and…

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