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Black Girls Run is a running group of African-American women seeking a healthy lifestyle

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By:  Mariana Braz & Jaqueline Goncalves Black girls don’t run. Or do they? On the one hand, some of the nations most famous runners have been African-American women, from Florence Griffith-Joyner to Marion Jones. But in concrete terms, African-Americans are not well represented among long-term runners who participate in events and train year round. They…

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PROFILE: Kelvin Flores overcomes obstacles playing soccer

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Since leaving his home country of Honduras at fourteen, Mercer student, Kelvin Flores has faced a series of challenges. To overcome them he has relied on three things, as his cousin, Felix Baquedano explains: “work, soccer and school. The kid [does] nothing else.” Flores says the language barrier was his first major test: “People made…

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PROFILE: Michelle Provost, even a stroke can’t get her down

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Nicole Provost, from Hopewell Township, was 16 years old when she witnessed her 18 year old sister Michelle having a stroke.“I will never forget that day, it was one of the scariest things I have ever witnessed and it still continues to haunt my memory.” Nicole and Michelle Provost were on the same cheer squad…

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Men’s basketball makes the playoffs

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At 17 wins and 7 losses, the Mercer County Vikings men’s basketball team is on pace for its best finish since Coach Howard Levy took the job five seasons ago. With four games left to play in the regular season, the Mercer Vikings are in second place trailing only Essex County in Division II of…

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Baseball team looks for redemption

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With the smell of the spring air and the first flowers of the spring almost upon us, the Mercer Baseball team already has the bats cracking and the mitts popping in West Windsor as they prepare for the 2013 campaign. After being defeated in consecutive Region XIX Championship games, the Vikings look to overcome their…

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Mercer men’s soccer team comes from behind to win

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  Written by: Steven Bassin What looked to be a season of dis- appointment and failure turned around for the Mercer men’s Vi- kings soccer team that ended the season with a regional champion- ship. The Vikings soccer team is lead by first year coach Wid- marc Dalce. Dalce comes from Haiti. He was a…

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