By Elizabeth Regan, Staff Reporter

On April 12, 2007, New Jerseys Governor Jon S. Corzine was in a serious traffic accident on the Garden State Parkway just north of Atlantic City on his way to the governor’s mansion for a meeting with Don Imus and the Rutgers University women’s basketball team. The governor suffered severe injuries and will endure months of rehabilitation. “Based on the pictures I’ve seen of the crash, I think he is lucky, said Dr. Steven Ross, head of the Cooper University Hospitals Trauma Unit. Continue Reading »


By: Stephanie Rockliss

Cumberland County College had its 3rd annual Human Rights Awareness Day on Wednesday, April 25th. This day, hosted by the Amnesty Club at CCC, took place from 11:00a.m.-2:00p.m. in the Luciano Center.
The Amnesty Club at CCC is a part of Amnesty International, which is an organization that is dedicated to spreading the awareness of human rights. At the event held on Wednesday afternoon, the Amnesty Club expressed that not everyone is as privileged as we are in the United States. Many people all over the world do not have the rights that we do.
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Ms. Corson’s class from Lakeside Middle School came to CCC on Wed. April 25th for a field trip.
Instead of studying science, math, social studies, and language arts they got to study journalism in Professor House’s Journalism Class.
They found out that college students are older than middle school students and that college students have finished their secondary education and are now attending higher education classes.
They are in college to get good jobs.
Teachers, journalists, meterologists, and movie critics are some of the careers they hope to work in once they get their degrees.

By Nate Jennings

There is a new trend in local towns all across South Jersey. Driving down Landis Avenue in Vineland New Jersey yields some very extraordinary sites. The brand new landscaping and the smell of sweet flowers, and the latest new thing that has ever hit the asphalt, bicycles, not just any bike, but low riders. These sensational bikes are equipped with custom paint, soft seats, spinning wheels, and a ride like never before. These luxury bikes were not only created for the young, but for adults who are young at heart also.
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A few contestants showed off their talents at the Mr. CCC pageant on Friday, March 23rd. John Grant swept the judges off their chairs and took home the top prize.  Nine men competed for the honor in front of 175 people. The pageant was to raise money for graduation events. “It was an amazing night filled with fun and surprises–an event where we had to work so hard to prepare. We want to thank everyone for their involvement,” said Kellie Slade, CCC Director of Student Life.

 Photos by Desiree Lara

Article by Desiree Lara and Jen Resnick

The Voice, the student newspaper for Cumberland County College, took second place for general excellence in the 2006 New Jersey Collegiate Press Better Newspapers Contest.

“This award demonstrates all the hard work of the staff of The Voice. They deserve the award and much more,” said Professor of Journalism at CCC Nate House.

“The hard work of all the reporters that worked on each story really contributed to the paper,” said Voice Staff Reporter Nate Jennings. “It was also challenging.”

CCC student Desiree Lara won second place for Arts and Entertainment writing and Chris De Los Santos won first place for Investigatve/Enterprise writing.

“I’m surprised,” Lara said. “I feel accomplished.”

Students who worked on The Voice will receive the award on March 29th at the Better Newspapers Award Banquet.

By Desiree Lara

The Dukes Track Club accomplished some of their personal bests at the Frank Holden Invitational at Ursinus College on February 3, 2007, their second indoor track and field meet of the year. Those members returning to participate in running or throwing events included shot putters Clentsall Logan, Todd Birdsall, and Elora Malat, and runners Dan Griner, Jason Valentine, Pierre Chainz-Rico, David Stone, Charles Homeyer, and Desiree Lara. Freshman Elbert Johnson participated in his first running event of the season in the 4 x 800 meter relay. Cross country and track and field coach Jim Marketto lead the Dukes pack to the Pennsylvania invitational that spanned for more than six hours and involved more than twenty four-year college teams, including Rutgers, Rowan, Valley Forge, Temple, Howard, Gettysburg, La Salle, and Dickinson.
No event went unnoticed, as the Dukes were able to break the CCC school record with their 4 x 800 meter relay race with an accomplished 9:32.2, thanks to long distance runners Pierre Chainz-Rico, Charles Homeyer, Elbert Johnson, and David Stone. Other personal bests included Todd Birdsall’s 30-7.5 shot put, Elora Malat’s 17-2.25 shot put, Jason Valentine’s 7.39-second 55-meter dash, and Desiree Lara’s 6:14.07 mile run. Although every member of the Dukes track and field club did not accomplish their personal bests, it was clear that every runner and shot putter was focused and eager at his attempts. Coach Marketto was fairly pleased with everyone’s turnout.
“It went as good as I thought. I wasn’t disappointed in anybody. It was a meet where our unsung heroes came through,” said Marketto.
Marketto continues to acquire faith in the club’s athletes, and is hoping that they will continue to improve as the outdoor session of track quickly approaches. These indoor meets (which also included the Kutztown Invitational in early January) are tools to help better the talents of each athlete and prepare them for what’s to come in spring.
“That’s the reason we go to these meets, to slowly improve our times,” said Marketto. “Runners have their own strategies [and] evaluate themselves. The key is not to be predictable. You learn from it, and that’s very critical.”

By: Lisa Riley
Voice Contributor

One of the top concerns that face many Cumberland County College students, is what the job market will be like for their chosen career when they graduate.
Research shows that if you’ve chosen criminal justice, healthcare, or education, then you’re poised for one of the best growth careers. But if you’ve gone into manufacturing or quality assurance, then your options may be more limited.
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Photo and Text by Chris De Los Santos

At one time in America gangs protected the neighborhood from foolish stunts that rival neighborhoods would try to pull. It slowly would wind up into fist fights as time passed. Then, weapons such as knives, bats, and broken bottles were used. But in the new gangster millennium, confrontations based on drugs, money, sex, and colors are settled with brutal acts of violence. In the end, gang life can leave an individual all alone, heading in no particular direction and even leaving one dead.
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Photo: Sue Lynn Ramos

At approximately 1:00 pm today firefighters were called to CCC’s parking lot G for a car fire, according to CCC security. When Jerry Gonzalez a CCC campus security officer saw smoke rising from the Dodge Shadow’s hood he immediately called the firefighters.
Volunteer fire fighters from Station 2 in Vineland immediately showed up to drown out the flames from the oil-leaking car. Sheilia a CCC freshman gazed with grief as she watched her newly owned vehicle burn.

By Marie Tedesco

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  • One Book One College

    By Jen Resnick Since 2004 there has been a One Book One College program here at CCC. The Students and staff are requested to read a book, which is chosen for that academic year. The book brings students, staff and even community members closer together by discussion. The CCC staff members are responsible for choosing the book. Professor Catherine Kewish chose this year’s one-book one-college novel. She chose Snow Falling On Cedars, by David Guterson. “The number one reason that this book was picked, [was] because it lent itself to so many different classes and different academic areas. It could easily be discussed, paper assignments, research papers and things like that and it also lent itself to multi-culturism diversity, which really are key words in the classes today,” stated professor Kewish. Snow Falling On Cedars had great reviews and is known as a “must read” novel. This gripping and impeccably written masterpiece is based on Japanese tradition. There will be a day of Japanese tradition held here at CCC in the Conference Center Banquet Room on Wednesday, March 21, 2007. Professor Kewish is very excited about this upcoming event. “This book gave us the opportunity to work with Japanese culture and we will have a whole afternoon of Japanese culture, tradition, Japanese dancers, maybe the Japanese drummers if they could get here, [and] things like Japanese calligraphy, origami, flower arranging, a Japanese tea ceremony. It’s going to be gorgeous!” said Kewish. This event is opened to the community. CCC has offered a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the author of this riveting novel. David Guterson, will be here on campus on Wednesday, April 4, 2007. Guterson will be at The Fine and Performing Arts Center in the theatre at 7pm. In the past the other “must read” books included, The Color Of Water and My Sister’s Keeper. You can find any of these books here at CCC’s library, CCC’s bookstore, and online.