This Week in Sports

November 19, 2008 Signal Editorial Staff 0

Game of the Week: Women’s Soccer
After two shutout wins in the opening round, the College’s women’s soccer team will face off against Williams College in the sectional round of the NCAA Division III Championship tournament. The stellar play of junior goalkeeper Jessica Clarke, as well as top senior scorers Erin Cunliffe, Jamie Kunkel and Laura Delaney, will be key for the Lions. […]

Lion of the Week: Jessica Clarke

November 19, 2008 Bobby Olivier 0

Junior goalkeeper Jessica Clarke recorded two shutout victories for the College this weekend, as the Lions kept their national championship hopes alive. Clarke had six saves in the College’s 1-0 double-overtime win over Moravian College and added eight more saves in the 3-0 victory over Western Connecticut State University. […]

Lions around the dorm

November 19, 2008 Signal Editorial Staff 0

It’s the second semifinal matchup, where the three Around the Dorm finalists will be decided. Sports Editor James Queally, staff writer Steve Cohen and Sports Assistant Bobby Olivier will duke it out over the BCS title game, C.C. Sabathia and Manny Ramirez’ enormous honky tonk ba-donka-donk-sized price tags and predict who will win Pistons-Celtics Round 87. […]

Lions zap Lightning in Williams’ debut

November 19, 2008 James Queally 0

Despite all the buzz surrounding new head coach Kelly Williams, it was another former Mercer County Community College attendee who propelled the men’s basketball team to victory Saturday.

Falling in line with Kelly’s aggressive new-look offense, speedy junior point guard Eric Blackmon-Hayes took full advantage of his debut as a Lions starter, converting a three-point play with seconds left to lift the Lions over the visiting Lehman College Lightning, 65-59. […]

Lions hit mats with authority

November 19, 2008 Steve Cohen 0

The College’s wrestling team opened their season in impressive fashion this past week, rolling over No. 27-ranked Stevens Institute of Technology on Wednesday, and walking away with five first- place finishes at the Ursinus College Fall Brawl on Sunday.

“Any win is a positive but, it’s always a good feeling to win at a home dual meet,” senior Bill Tenpenny, who won his match by pinfall at 4:21 in the 141-pound weight class, said. […]

Is WWE’s ‘Next Big Thing’ cut out to be UFC’s next big champ?

November 19, 2008 Steve Cohen 0

When Mark Twain wrote, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog,” he probably didn’t have a pitbull the size of Brock Lesnar staring at him from across the way.

But that’s exactly who Randy “the Natural” Couture went up against on Saturday in the biggest challenge of his professional fighting career: a 6-foot-3-inch, 265-pound former national collegiate champion/ex-professional wrestler. […]

Lions net pair of wins

November 19, 2008 copress 0

The women’s basketball team won two consecutive games to win the Stevens Tip-Off Tournament as they rolled past Middlebury College, 65-47, in the first round and the College of Staten Island (CSI), 81-55, in the final.

“It’s a good start to the season,” senior center and tournament MVP Hillary Klimowicz said. […]

Saving grace: Clarke shutouts extend season

November 19, 2008 James Queally 0

The women’s soccer team proved they were worthy of their at-large bid to the NCAA Division III tournament, using excellent defensive play and a series of crucial late scores to down a pair of opponents over the weekend and advance to the round of sixteen.

Junior goalkeeper Jessica Clarke snared 14 saves over the two games, putting her team in position to capitalize on her stellar play. […]


November 19, 2008 Signal Editorial Staff 0


I’d like to take a moment to offer my thoughts and prayers in remembrance of the Republican Party (1980-2008). Of course the party lives on, in name, but the events of Nov. 4 were the final nail in the coffin of the American conservative movement as we knew it. […]

Poverty hits home during time to give thanks

November 19, 2008 Dan Mutter 0

As the weather gets colder and we approach the holiday season, it’s common for students at the College and elsewhere to turn their thoughts to Thanksgiving, football and warm jackets. As a senior who has lived on campus for almost four years, I have recognized the advantages and disadvantages of campus living. […]

America must now focus on future

November 19, 2008 Salam Al-Omaishi 0

Barack Obama has become the first black president in our country’s history. Forgive me for saying this, but it doesn’t impress me. I can honestly tell you that electing a black man president isn’t that big of a deal – it’s way overdue.

To me, the bigger deal is how much our country has changed in the past 55 years. […]

Biochemist introduces technologies for blind students

November 19, 2008 Thomas Briechle 0

Last Wednesday, Cary Supalo, a blind biochemist, introduced a group of students and teachers to the tools he is developing to help visually impaired students succeed in chemistry.

Supalo, who graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1999 and is currently a member of the National Federation of the Blind, said many blind students feel they suffer from a lack of opportunity. […]

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