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Obamacare’s extreme length makes it ripe for repeal

The government trend of drafting several-thousand-page legislation eliminates people from the political process and makes government less transparent. The Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare) was signed on March 23, 2010 and is a 906 page law accompanied by 10,535 pages of regulations. The Federal Tax Code is 73,654 pages according to CCH Standard Federal Tax Reporter. […]

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Mercer students work more than peers at four-year colleges

Written by: Zac Santanello and Dan Povio   According to a survey conducted by The VOICE, students at Mercer County Community College are more likely to work longer hours at a job outside of school than students at local 4 year universities such as The College of New Jersey. Jose Rodriguez, a student and Vice […]

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A professor’s sudden absence vexes college but not students

  Mercer professor Dr. Renee Walker appears to have stopped teaching her classes several weeks into the fall semester. Although the online catalog indicates she is teaching a regular course load for Fall 2012, her students say they have not seen her in weeks and that substitutes are now covering her classes. “She didn’t give […]

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New policy a temporary measure to stop deportation of undocumented citizens

Massah Keita, a Criminal Justice major at Mercer, knows she was born in Liberia, but can’t remember how old she was when she moved to the United States. Today, she is a citizen. Keita’s cousins however, who also arrived in the United States as children, are now fighting to stay because they are undocumented. “It’s […]

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Mercer graffiti a window into the college’s soul?

To view a society’s true feelings, look no further than the graffiti they leave behind. The ancient Romans are well known for what they etched onto their walls. Similarly revealing information can be found on the walls of Mercer’s bathrooms and smoking huts. To start with, it’s worth noting that the spelling, grammar and punctuation […]

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President Obama visits Bucks county

President Obama focused on plans for clean, “home-grown” energy when he addressed the media and employees of Gamesa Technology Corporation during his April 6 visit to the company’s Fairless Hills, PA location. Roughly 450 people were in attendance, including Gamesa’s North American CEO, Dirk Matthys. “Hello Fairless Hills…It is good to be here. I was […]

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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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