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PROFILE: Record breaking power-lifter, Adam Burros

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Twenty year old Adam Burros, a third year Mercer student majoring mechanical engineering, can lift three times his body weight, and does so daily. Burros, who is from Bordentown, is just 5’-7” tall and weighs 132 pounds, but he is one of the top power-lifter competitors in his weight class throughout country. Burros only took…

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Hardcore parkour: students combine agility and fitness as they navigate the campus

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    Miles Applegate caroms over the architectural obstacles surrounding Mercer’s lawn like a kangaroo; one can almost see the springs attached to his black Conversesneakers.  As his lithe body tenses, he prepares to conquer the next barrier; first the paint-chipped handrails, then the cement tiers that tower above. Then he drops casually off the structures,…

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SPORTS: Local athletes

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        By Julie Einstein  The day Lane Jarred, a gynastics star from Lawrenceville, New Jersey  signed the contract that granted her a full athletic scholarship to North Carolina State University in November of 2010 changed her life forever. “It was scary and exciting and wonderful all at the same time” she said…

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PROFILE: Cito Santiago wrestles to win for Rider

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Ramon “Cito” Santiago Jr., a twenty- year-old junior at Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ, says he never thought he would become a wrestler, let alone a champion. “I thought I was going to grow up and play Major League baseball,” Cito said in a recent interview with The VOICE. “I didn’t expect for wrestling to…

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Diehard NJ surfers give summer the cold shoulder

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The winter chill may have forced out the tourists and sunbathers of the Jersey shore, but some surfers remain in the icy Atlantic. Winter surfing is an extreme sport that has become popular in Belmar, Point Pleasant, Monmouth Beach, Manasquan Inlet, Sandy Hook, Mantoloking and Casino Pier. According to thesurfingsite.com, the water temperature ranges from…

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