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MCCC nursing student Sarah Poinsett beats cancer

Sarah Poinsett was 26 years old, working full time in a daycare, raising her six-year-old, Kayla, on her own, and going to Mercer full time to study nursing when she was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer. Poinsett says she had been sick for years, but hadn’t had a diagnosis that seemed to fit. She…

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MCCC baseball team gears up for run at region XIX championship

For three consecutive seasons Mercer has reached the Region XIX Championship tournament, only to be defeated by Lackawanna College, derailing Vikings rosters filled with top-notch talent and long resumes Despite a student body of only 1,500 students, Lackawanna College’s Falcons baseball team has been a perennial region championship contender for the last seven seasons. Mercer…

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MCCC men’s basketball overcomes eligibility problems to rally for playoffs

In early January the Mercer Men’s Basketball team was floundering. Their roster was down to six players to begin the month due to academic eligibility issues which forced Howard Levy’s squad to play five games with no more than two players on the bench. Instead of packing it for the year, the Vikings rallied to…

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Higher education saddles college students with intolerable student debt

I was arguing with the God of the Mercer Bookstore, who took a female form that day, 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 thump the…

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Mercer County Community College Baseball team has 5 players recognized nationally

After falling short of the region 19 championship last season, the Mercer Baseball team is returning a lot of talent to and make another run this season. Kevin Kerins’s Vikings had five players listed in Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s Top 100 Junior College Players in the nation. The list includes Captain Heath Fillmyer. A sophomore and…

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West Windsor, NJ Police seek burglars who stole human remains and prescription drugs

UPDATED AT 7:14 PM MONDAY Human remains were among the items stolen from two West Windsor homes that were forcibly entered sometime late afternoon or early evening on Thursday. The victim whose wife’s cremains were stolen was identified by West Windsor Police as 78 year old Arthur Robinson Jr. of Hathaway Drive. The other burglary…

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