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Death of Mercer student Nick Pratico shakes community

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The body of Mercer student Nicholas Pratico was found in the woods across Old Trenton Road, dead of an apparent suicide. Although the suicide seems to have occurred on September 20, the day Pratico went missing, according to Hamilton Police Detective Sergeant Brian Schroeder, the body was not discovered until October 23, 33 days later.…

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After Home Invasion, West Windsor Man Wants Wife’s Ashes Returned Instead of Legal Recourse

The ashes of Nancy Farrell Robinson, the late wife of Arthur Robinson Jr.(78),were stolen in a burglary February 20 from their home on Hathaway Drive in West Windsor. The incident took place between 6:30 and 9pm according to West Windsor Police. The thieves stole costume jewelry and a green bag containing the rosewood box with…

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Apple store is in, Charlotte Russe is out: as Quakerbridge mall goes upscale, prices benefit Princeton not community college students

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Quakerbridge mall in Lawrenceville recently completed a large scale renovation that began in February 2012. There are now 40 new stores in the mall, and the space has a newer look. Jessica Picard-Cronce, second year Nursing major at Mercer said, “The mall is good, but it’s missing some stores.” The reason why some of the…

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New smoking ban shows Mercer’s penchant for unenforceable policies

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Note: this column is part of a point counterpoint debate regarding the new policy to ban smoking on campus. Click here to read the other half. On March 29, the Student Government Association (SGA) held a meeting to address student concerns about the proposed campus wide smoking ban. Those who attended discovered that  there was…

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A mall proposal: curfews for 16 and under

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New Jersey malls should keep the minors out: they are noisy, they are obnoxious, and they are responsible for a lot of thefts.  It is both annoying and distressing to observe a group of rowdy teens pushing and screaming at one another in the middle of a store, forming shady congregations around seating areas, and…

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How to fix Mercer’s visible ID tag policy

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According to page 44 of the current student handbook (you can find it on the MCCC website if you look hard enough), “Students must visibly display a valid MCCC ID at all times on campus.” Having an school ID card makes sense. Requiring that students display their ID visibly at all times, does not.  According…

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