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EDITORIAL: Mercer County Community College undermines student success

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Students at Mercer should not have to worry about their safety, should not have to think twice about providing personal information in order to enroll in classes. They should have confidence in the policies enacted by their institution, should trust their administration to follow the law. But it has become evident that we cannot rely…

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REVIEW: Starland Ballroom: cheap and sketchy, but good

The Starland Ballroom in Sayerville, NJ is a gritty local music venue that makes it possible for community college students to improve their social lives, get shitty and have a good time without completely emptying their wallets. A broad spectrum of musical genres can be heard at Starland and the ticket and booze prices are…

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Survey says Mercer students ignorant about sex

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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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Three days enough time to figure out if a class is a bad fit?

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What happens to Mercer students who discover in the early weeks of the semester that a class doesn’t suit their needs or a specific professor isn’t a good fit? Anyone who has ever sat in a Mercer classroom for a semester knows that some students simply vanish after a while, they may give up on…

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Jamal Eric Watson the hardest working professor at Mercer?

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Written by: Noelle Gilman and Laura Pollack  Prof. Jamal Eric Watson, who teaches full-time in Mercer’s English Department, was also an instructor at five other colleges on campuses located as far as 80 miles apart, in the fall 2011 semester. In all, his course load totaled 17 classes, the equivalent of simultaneously teaching full-time at…

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Mercer students are straight up lazy

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Sure, there are campus-wide emails sent out written in Comic Sans font, grammar mistakes on flyers in the hallways, and more bureaucracy than a government office, but those are not the real reasons Mercer students skip classes or don’t turn in assignments. The real reason is laziness and a lack of motivation. Students can only…

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