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#MeToo movement finds its voice on campuses

  A Mercer student, who wished only to be called L, told The VOICE, “I had psychology class last spring and there was a guy in my class that never spoke to me or in the class, but he was always staring at me, and sometimes I would see him in the hall and he…

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Women’s cross country team goes to Nationals


After claiming their second straight Region 19 title on Saturday, Oct. 28,  Mercer’s women’s cross country team made a ‘cross country’ journey of their own, all the way to the Midwest for the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) meet in Fort Dodge Iowa on Saturday, Nov. 11. Their performance this year marked a substantial…

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For Mercer men’s hoops, things can only get better


The 2016-2017 Mercer Men’s Basketball team struggled to stay on the court due to issues in the classroom, and when they were on the court they weren’t exactly the ‘96 Chicago Bulls. Last season’s team won just two games, and just two of last year’s players are returning to the team this season. Guards Dave…

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As Mercer prepares to add a men’s lacrosse team, questions arise about possible Title IX problem


Fall 2017 marks the first official phase in the development of Mercer County Community College’s men’s lacrosse program. Head Coach Robert Siris, formerly boys lacrosse head coach at Hopewell Valley High School, is tasked with building the program as he makes the transition from high school to collegiate level head coach. Siris told The VOICE:…

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Where do we stand on taking a knee?

In the past few weeks the country has been discussing professional athletes kneeling during the National Anthem, an act originally initiated in 2016 by Colin Kaepernick, the NFL quarterback played with the San Francisco 49ers starting in 2011 when the team had a 13-3 season but lost to the New York Giants who went on to win…

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52 percent of Mercer Students are depressed according to survey


By: Mariana Braz & Emily Lukasewycz Maybe you’ve walked the halls of Mercer and seen a student crying or staring off into space with a painful look on her face. Maybe you’ve noticed the kid at the back of the class with the dark circles under his eyes who does nothing but stare the floor. Maybe you’ve worried about a comment a…

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