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Soccer star Irene Calabria learned to play with the boys

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On a balmy fall day outside of the Mercer County Community College athletics building, Mercer women’s soccer team standout sophomore defender Irene Calabria sits down for an interview. Just having completed one of her rigorous offseason workouts, she is breathing heavily but doesn’t appear sapped of energy. Friendly and quick to laugh, several of her…

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Good times at Colonial Quoits Club in Hamilton

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“Quit your bitchin’ and start pitchin’.” In May of 2000, this became the slogan for the Colonial Quoit Club, a quoiting league based in Hamilton, New Jersey. The Colonial Quoit Club, now one of the most established quoit leagues in New Jersey, has just wrapped up their 2011 season with Mike Cech taking the championship…

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Locals turn out for second annual First Amendment 5K race

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By: Anna Bosted and Laura Pollack The VOICE held its second annual First Amendment 5K Run-Walk on October 1.  Nearly seventy participants arrived to race that supported Mercer’s award-winning paper and the first amendment. For Stephanie Nawracaj, the first place overall woman’s finisher with a time of 22:41, the themes of freedom and charity were…

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Women’s cross country becomes a team

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This season, the women’s cross country team became the first scoring team at MCCC in twenty years. Last season the women’s cross country team only consisted of two runners, and in order to officially score in the race a team has to have at least five members. This year the team has expanded to seven…

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CONCUSSION: When should an athlete worry?

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After being hit in the head twice while playing soccer this past summer, nineteen year old Mercer student Megan Constance joined a large percentage of athletes who keep playing despite having concussions. According to the article, ‘Concussion Center for Children and Adolescents’ found on the Saint Clare’s Health System website, “41 percent of athletes that…

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MCCC baseball star goes to Chicago Cubs

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This past summer, James Pugliese became the first Mercer Viking to get drafted in over a decade when he was picked in the 18 round by the Chicago Cubs. Pugliese, a right handed pitcher, spent June 7 in front of a computer screen watching the draft, not knowing which round his name would appear or…

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