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Online courses at campus based colleges may be failing to educate students

When Mercer’s Professor of Education, Dr. Theresa Capra, was in her 20’s she was living on her own, paying bills, working towards her bachelor’s degree at CUNY’s Hunter College and spending much of her time –even her lunch break– commuting to classes on the New York City subway. It was, in her words, “a nightmare.” […]

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

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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Donated news truck hasn’t been used yet, but has been busy

A truck donated for use by television students has had a busy few years, although no students have ever been in it. In the summer of 2010 Princeton Video Image Inc. (PVI) donated a mobile television production truck to Mercer for use by students learning broadcast and media skills. With some work, the van would […]

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Editorial

About a year ago, Mercer County Community College decided to completely revamp the computer software on which the entire college operates. The switch from the Integrow system to the Colleague system began over the summer of 2013 “when the atmosphere around the college was less chaotic,” according to Jim Gardner, Mercer’s Public Relations Manager. The […]

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LGBT students seek shift in campus climate

Henry Hicks was writing an e-mail blast in the Phi Theta Kappa office, part of his regular duties as vice-president of communications for the honors society, when he heard shouting coming from the Student Activities Hall. Soon, several students from various clubs were outside their offices, and it became clear that a conflict was escalating. […]

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Gun violence in Trenton is cause of death of five Mercer students since last year

Five Mercer students have been murdered since September of 2012. All five lost their lives due to gun violence in Trenton. The dead include: Ruschell Fireall, 42, a former student, who was a Criminal Justice major through 2008, was shot multiple times outside of her car following a high speed chase by her attacker on […]

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CAMPUS CRIME REPORTS: Mercer files annual reports revealing low crime, doesn’t fix years of incorrect filings

By: Kevin Xavier and Carl Fedorko The rape and murder of a Lehigh University sophomore, Jeanne Clery, drew national attention […]

Mental health care difficult for Mercer students to access due to stigma and lack of availability

  In a typical week, Dorothy Gasparro sits down with twelve to fifteen Mercer students to help them work through […]

Judges rule text senders could be liable in civil court

Three New Jersey State Appeals Court judges: Judges Ashrafi, Espinosa and Guadagno, announced on August 27, 2013 that text senders, […]

MCCC faculty contract ratified by Board of Trustees, ends bitter dispute

For the last seven months Mercer’s faculty union and the college’s administrators have been locked in a heated negotiation over […]

MCCC fashion program is steadily growing under Allegra Ceci’s guidance

Asia Mack, a second year fashion design student at Mercer, wasn’t sure what to major in when she finally picked […]

MCCC nursing student Sarah Poinsett beats cancer

Sarah Poinsett was 26 years old, working full time in a daycare, raising her six-year-old, Kayla, on her own, and […]

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 […]

C&C Cafe in Trenton features great Caribbean food

A mixture of Caribbean and soul food can be found at C&C Cafe which is located on the bottom level […]

MCCC baseball team gears up for run at region XIX championship

For three consecutive seasons Mercer has reached the Region XIX Championship tournament, only to be defeated by Lackawanna College, derailing […]

MCCC men’s basketball overcomes eligibility problems to rally for playoffs

In early January the Mercer Men’s Basketball team was floundering. Their roster was down to six players to begin the […]

Chris Christie shifts stance on DREAM act

The DREAM Act, a bill which allows access to in-state tuition benefits at public universities for undocumented college students, was […]

Higher education saddles college students with intolerable student debt

I was arguing with the God of the Mercer Bookstore, who took a female form that day, about why I […]

Caribbean Restaurant Hot on D Spot feels like Trinidad in Trenton

The second you step inside the door of Hot on D Spot Roti Shop you’re transported from Hamilton, New Jersey […]

Mercer County Community College Baseball team has 5 players recognized nationally

After falling short of the region 19 championship last season, the Mercer Baseball team is returning a lot of talent […]

Video game design systematically marginalizing women

The video game industry has a problem with gender representation. But if the media ever hopes to reach its full […]

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