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Charity shields homeless during Sandy

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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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Champs in Trenton brings out local talent

Three years ago Scott Lettera had no idea that his passion for video games and Japanese culture would collide and throw him center stage. Now things are different. During the week Lettera (22) is a typical TCNJ student with a Computer Science major, but when he isn’t designing apps for android phones, and playing his…

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NJ’s strongest students invited to Trenton to witness vote to cut their funding

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Written by: Laura Pollack Student ambassadors from the nineteen community colleges in New Jersey gathered at the state house in Trenton on Monday, March 5 to watch legislators vote on bill A1176 which would drastically cut their scholarship funding once they transfer to four year colleges. The students, including three from Mercer, watched as state…

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Moldy walls force Trenton school to close

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The children of Jefferson Elementary in Trenton started their first day of school in a building warranting health risks. Parents walked into a slum, finding the conditions of the building to be dangerous to their children. Rumors of moldy ceilings, unclean water, and unsafe walls were among these dangers. As stated by Cecilla Ramos in…

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Nazi rally in Trenton draws crowds of protestors

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Photos by: Jenny Kerris & Jason Pomerantz: A small number of neo-Nazis held a rally in New Jersey’s capital on April 16, 2011 and met staunch opposition from many locals, including members of the New Black Panther party. The police presence proved successful in preventing violence from erupting.   On Saturday April 16 2011, The National…

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Slam poetry thrives in Trenton: Café International presents Ghandi’s Poetry Spot

Ghandi’s Poetry Spot (GPS) is an open-mic poetry event held at Café International on Friday nights. Café International, with its warm brick façade and floor-to-ceiling windows, is located on 241 East Front Street in the historic Mill Hill section of downtown Trenton. The café is like a combination of grandma’s house and a hip  West…

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