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Friends can be found even on commuter community college campus, if you look

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A common complaint heard on campus is that people come to class and then immediately leave for home or to work. That’s true. This is a commuter school and not everyone has time for socializing after classes. But there is community here if you bother to look for it. “It really has to do with…

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A new addition to the basement music scene where everyone from Bon Jovi to Screaming Females got their start: The Bunker

New Brunswick’s music hot spot, The Bunker, is easy to miss. It looks like your standard off campus college house. Nevertheless, locals know to go around back and down into the basement. It might as well be a portal to another world. On Friday February 3, the room was rocking with a line up of…

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MCCC students can earn a bachelor’s degree at the West Windsor campus

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Emily Magsamen, communications major at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU), finished her associates of arts in general communications at Mercer on Spring 2013. Magsamen knew she wanted to continuing to pursue her bachelor’s degree, she just had to decide where to go. “I thought about transferring to Rutgers and commuting there, but that didn’t work out…

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Mercer records Winter credits as Spring credits on student transcripts despite the duration of the sessions

In December of 2010 Mercer followed the lead of numerous other colleges and began offering winter session courses. At first the plan was to offer non-credit bearing courses in things like photography and cooking, but quickly the college moved to run credit courses that students could take to accelerate their graduation. The choice to offer…

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No, Rutgers does not have its own strain of gonorrhea

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Rumors about sexually transmitted diseases at New Jersey universities, Rutgers in particular, have been circulating for years. Rutgers, considered a party school by some, has been rumored to have its own strain of gonorrhea and to have very high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in general. One anonymous Mercer student, when interviewed about the…

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