Tag Archives: LGBTF

Transgender discussion panel succeeds despite vandalism

Including panelists, 20 people attended a transgender issues panel held at Mercer in SC 104 on April 16, 2015 despite the fact that fliers announcing it were torn down and found in trash cans. According to the event’s coordinator Dr. Leonard Winogora, Mercer’s Advisor and On-Site Coordinator for William Paterson University, he received permission from […]

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Survey says Mercer students ignorant about sex

While Mercer students may know something about history and biology, they certainly don’t know much about sexuality, particularly their own. In an effort to find out how local sex education programs had affected the college’s student population, the VOICE conducted a survey of 50 students that showed just how ignorant much of the student body […]

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With gay marriage veto Christie puts equal rights up for vote

On Thursday, February 16, NJ’s Assembly passed a bill with a vote of 24-16, to legalize same sex marriage statewide. Governor Chris Christie, as promised, vetoed the bill shortly after it arrived in his office. Some do not believe that Christie vetoed the bill due to his being anti-gay, but because of his political ambitions […]

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The nurse is in…occasionally: new nurse on campus five days per semester

Seven out of the 19 community colleges in New Jersey offer health centers where students can get first aid treatment for minor injuries and illnesses, STD testing, physicals, flu shots, referrals and health and wellness counselling. Until now, Mercer hasn’t been one of them. This semester a nurse will be on campus for a few […]

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Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal just the beginning

The military policy “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was repealed on Sept 20, 2011. I believe the history and repeal of DADT cuts to the core of what America is and has become; it shows how when one group’s rights are trampled upon, the entire culture is diminished. DADT was made an official policy in 1993 […]

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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 […]

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