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When It Comes To Class Times, The Early Bird Gets The ‘A’

Kristin Summerville, Staff Writer
November 21, 2011
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  “So you’re saying that if I enroll in an evening class, I’m going to get lower grades than someone enrolled in a morning class?” asked Joseph Pope, a student-athlete at Mercy College. Some experts would tell him yes, that taking classes earlier in the morning is a better idea than...

Obama Looks To Curb College Debt

Rebecca Espinosa, Staff Writer
November 21, 2011
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President Barack Obama has a plan to help students pay for their loans in the down economy as the debt has surpassed $1 trillion. The proposed law will lower the maximum amount students have to pay annually by 10 or 15 percent. This could help students save up to $700 a year. Another benefit provided...

Mercy Has Less Campus Crime Than Nearby Colleges

Mercy Has Less Campus Crime Than Nearby Colleges

November 21, 2011
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By Kristen McGovern The dorm is supposed to be a home away from home. But what if more crime is happening each year on campus than back in your hometown? College representatives stress that the statistics show what was initially reported to police. However, arrests were not always made, or violations...

Occupy Wall Street – The Other Guy’s Side

Occupy Wall Street – The Other Guy’s Side

Jessi Rucker, Web Editor
November 21, 2011
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Trent Price packs his lunch every day.He leaves his South Jersey home, waits for the bus, and then waits for his train into the city.  He gets off the path train and walks the three blocks to his office. It’s a good hour and a half commute- sometimes six, even seven days a week.  He’s use...

Overturned Conviction in Son’s Slaying Haunts Mercy Instructor

Katie Ryan, Impact Staff
April 11, 2007
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There isn’t much anyone can do for Dorothy Balancio now. Since 1994, she’s been living in the murky emotional state of raw, continuous pain. Holidays, birthdays—these happy occasions are always tainted for her. “There’s just an empty space,” she said. “We’re all sitting there asking,...

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