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EDITORIAL

On the pages of this edition of the VOICE, you will find stories of how people in our community dealt with the hardships brought forth by Hurricane Sandy, but for many areas of our state the battle is far from over. As reported in Mariana Braz’s “Is This the New Normal,” Hurricane Sandy caused about […]

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Sandy: the new normal?

    When John and Fwan Deblasi, Milltown residents, heard that Hurricane Sandy was coming towards NJ, they thought they were going to experience Hurricane Irene all over again. “Last year the flooding was the biggest issue. We also lost power for a week,” said Mrs. Deblasi. Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast on Oct. […]

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Disaster survivor springs to action

When Grace Asagra Stanley, a community nursing specialist, heard about a reception center set up at John Witherspoon Middle School in Princeton to help people affected by Hurricane Sandy, she didn’t hesitate to volunteer. Stanley runs a non-profit organization called The Web of Compassion (www.webofcompassion.org) which aims to raise money to help the victims of […]

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School warms hurricane victims

  A reception center was opened in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy at John Witherspoon Middle School in Princeton, New Jersey by the Princeton Recreation Department. The reception center was created in the gymnasium of the school and provided warmth, food and drink, tele­vision, showers, electricity to charge electronics and a place to sleep for […]

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Hurricane forces local business to improvise

Written by: Emily Lukasewycz and James Reslier-Wells Business owners worked around the hardships in order to accommodate the needs of locals during Hurricane Sandy. Some business owners temporarily moved into their workplace, and some saw in this tragedy an opportunity to keep business running while helping the customers without power. Nancy Simmons’ home is in […]

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Charity shields homeless during Sandy

To make food bags in the dark for complete strangers staying in motels is one of the projects that people working at Home Front did during Hurricane Sandy. Many of Mercer County’s homeless and low income families were helped by the organization during the recent storm. According to HomeFront’s website, their mission is “to end […]

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Enrollment decline corresponds to higher tuition

Mercer County Community College’s enrollment has gone down again, according to an Enrollment Trends data chart that was updated January […]

Transgender discussion panel succeeds despite vandalism

Including panelists, 20 people attended a transgender issues panel held at Mercer in SC 104 on April 16, 2015 despite […]

After Reddit mocks diversity disaster, college uses real student successes for promo models

When entering MCCC, you can’t miss the life-sized images of students hanging from the lamp posts lining the perimeter campus […]

STUDENT PROFILE: Interview with Colette Leonard James

The VOICE’s ongoing STUDENT PROFILES series explores the lives of individual Mercer students and their unique, surprising, often courageous stories. […]

Snyder puts Avengers on ice in Vikings home opener

Mercer County Community College’s baseball team got to play on home turf for the first time on Thursday, March 23. […]

New bill would tighten pedestrian responsibilities

South Jersey assemblyman Chris Brown introduced the Driver and Pedestrian Mutual Responsibility Act on On Feb. 6, 2017. If passed, […]

New York’s Times Square really is worth the bucket list

The array of lights, sounds, billboards, smells, the buzzing hive of activity, and all the yellow taxis have made Times […]

Philadelphia Flower Show displays feature Dutch designs and student entry takes home gold

This year the Philadelphia Flower Show theme was, “Holland Flowering the World” which inspired entrants to come up with new […]

NJ Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman addresses student questions

As the 2016 presidential election grew near, The VOICE surveyed Mercer students and found most weren’t very interested in politics, […]

What the flock? Suburban chickens rule the roost

We are in the middle of a chicken craze. Residents of towns across the state have taken to backyard poultry […]

Habit Burger: A habit that may become an addiction

Habit Burger located on Rt 1 in Lawrenceville, has given Central Jersey a touch of sunny Southern California–where the franchise […]

REVIEW: Asbury Biergarten: A taste of the Old World at the Jersey shore

Resembling an old, weathered factory with its red brick walls and charcoal color stairs, the Asbury Biergarten in Asbury Park, […]

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. […]

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