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Student radio station works to build community

The dominance of of radio, particularly college radio which for decades helped promote obscure bands to stardom, has been steadily declining. This has become a huge problem that impacts community colleges as much as four year schools. While many may know of the popular classical station WWFM that plays on campus, the student station, Viking […]

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Rock band No Reason records “Every Path Has a Purpose”, goes on tour

Up and coming local rock band No Reason has been playing in the area lately. Founded in January 2011 as just a couple friends getting together to play a couple of covers at a birthday party, they are now played shows with as many as 2000 people in the audience. The band has just finished […]

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Texas in July, metalcore band, returns to Trenton after two years

Texas in July, a five piece metalcore band from Lancaster, PA, played an explosive set to a sold out crowd at the Championship Bar and Grill in Trenton on Saturday, April 20, 2013. This marks the long awaited return of the band after they played their last set in Trenton exactly two years prior. The […]

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DaddyGreenJeans: not your typical “local scenester” band

  Classifying themselves as an “improv/jam/rock/funk/blues mixture,” the band DaddyGreenJeans, based out of Trenton, consists of Louie Borcsik (Guitar), Kevin Rovner (Guitar), Tim “Lenny” Rura (Bass) and Adam Gray (Drums). They released their self titled debut in 2008, with the next album having a planned release date for May 2013. Borcsik and Rovner are both […]

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HOT BAND: The Skins have old souls

Russell Chell, second year music major at Mercer, has grown into a killer lead-guitarist in the Brooklyn based rock group, The Skins. Chell and his fellow guitarist, Daisy Spencer, have joined with three siblings, Bayli, Kaya, and Reef Mckeithan to form a band with a refreshing new sound. The Skins create a mixture of the […]

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Reclusive student finds his voice

Richard H. (he asked not to have his full name used for this article) doesn’t shake hands nor does he touch Mercer’s computer keyboards. Instead, he has grown accustomed to giving awkward fist bumps for greetings and wearing mechanic’s gloves to face the computers and quiet his fear of germs. Richard struggles with paranoia, the […]

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The First Amendment is under attack at Mercer

Mercer’s Human Resources department has emailed all college faculty and staff a link to a mandatory online compliance training and […]

Russian American in the Age of Trump – The Human Cost of Nationalism and Fear – Part II

One night in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, when I was 5, the police came. This wasn’t anything new considering my mom […]

Mexican in the Age of Trump – The Human Cost of Nationalism and Fear – Part I

My home town is Chihuahua, Mexico just four hours away from the border between Juarez and El Paso, Texas. I […]

Asbury Park – A revival of arts and economy at the shore

    This article is part of The VOICE’s DAY OUT series that takes readers on photographic adventures to interesting […]

In faculty contract fight months of negotiations fail to end stalemate over pay and benefits

Students have seen signs posted on faculty office doors and in windows saying, “No Contract, but Still Working” but what […]

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 […]

With on-campus daycare unavailable, students must look elsewhere

Every semester it becomes more important for students to complete their degrees and graduate in the time frame they planned. […]

PROFILE: Kento Iwasaki, Mercer grad and professional musician

Musician and Mercer alumni Kento Iwasaki gave a lecture and performed music on the traditional Japanese koto instrument as part […]

Student radio station works to build community

The dominance of of radio, particularly college radio which for decades helped promote obscure bands to stardom, has been steadily […]

Vikings baseball team offers season ending excitement

In a semester that’s been plagued by sex offenders, rising tuition, and questionable awards, Mercer students may find a bit […]

Softball team rides ten game streak into post season

Mercer’s Vikings softball team finished up the regular season with a win against Ocean County on Friday April 21. They […]

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