How to Stay Fit while at Century

Joseph Kaiser | Staff Writer

Photo by Jesse Lo

Photo by Jesse Lo

Another summer has come and gone leaving in its wake fond memories of beautiful weather, beach days, and schedules that were open. With school upon students once again and the workload of classes bearing down, many things that were once valued this summer, sleeping 12 hours a day,  just don’t get the time of day anymore. While school and homework should be a priority in students’ lives right now, there are other things that time should be made for, namely, working out. Some thoughts that may be occurring now may be, “Exercise? Ain’t nobody got time for that”, or the, “I want to but I hate getting sweaty” crap. Continue reading

A Fight to the Olympics

Julia Sosniecki | Staff Writer

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Image courtesy of inserbia.info

Athens, Beijing, London, and coming in 2016: Rio. The Olympic Games bring our country together in support for our most dedicated and skilled athletes. The process is selective, and while the chance an athlete will get to represent our nation is slim, it is possible. Local boxer Flavio Becerra, a freshman at Century College, has a plan to try and fight his way to the top.

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Men’s Soccer Victory

Julia Sosniecki | Staff Writer

woody_smThe Century College Men’s Soccer team won the NJCAA Region XIII District C Tournament on Saturday, November 2 with a score of 1-0. They beat Joliet Junior College from Illinois for the spot to compete in the NJCAA National Tournament held in Herkimer, NY! They will be facing Montgomery College from Maryland on Thursday, November 14 at 3 pm CST. Congratulations to Coach David Palmer and the team, best of luck to you guys!

Wood Duck’s Baseball Team Is A Home Run

Staff Writer | Julia Sosniecki

wooducks The fourth season of Century College baseball is upon us, and looking at last year’s record of 42-13, the bar has been set high. Finishing second in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) World Series last season to Gloucester County College in New Jersey, the school’s baseball team has proven to be one of the greatest teams in their field. There are about sixteen or seventeen players back from last year with a total of forty on the team right now.

No longer having an ace player like pitcher Jared Dettman may worry some, but the team has great confidence that they will be able to return to the World Series. Over his seventeen years of coaching, Dwight Kotila has had eight different teams make it to the World Series. So far, it’s looking good for the team. While fall games only count as scrimmages, Kotila said, “Let’s just say we’ve won more than we’ve lost this fall.”

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The Wood Ducks are in the Playoffs!

Scot Stene | Staff Writer

wood ducksSpring is finally in the air, and with it comes good times outdoors with friends and family at the cabin, the barbeque, or the ball field. Nothing says spring quite like a game of baseball or softball, but this year for the Wood Duck teams, spring means playoffs.

The Century College baseball and softball teams are playing in region playoff games this week. The softball team travels to St. Cloud for games tomorrow and Friday, May 9-10; while the baseball team hosts the first round of the regions on Friday, May 10, with games at 11:00 am and 2:30 pm.

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Girl fights: The New Era of Females in the UFC

Niki Tombaga | Staff Writer

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Image Courtesy of mmanouvelles.com

The UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) recently made history for the groundbreaking fight between Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey and Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche.  The two headlined over veteran fighters Loyoto Machida and Dan Henderson, and put on an exciting main event.

So what is the big deal about this fight?

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Ross Bernstein: Best Selling Sports Author

Jessica Murphy | Staff Writer

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Image by Teresa Callies

In Minnesota, sports are a big deal to a lot of people. There are people who follow up on many sport teams, and they crave the experience at either a Twins game, Vikings game, or even the Wild game. Some people even try out to play on one of the most well-known teams, but not everyone is cut out for that. Ross Bernstein, a bestselling sports author and inspirational business speaker, visited Century College on Feb. 7th in the Nest to talk about how to be successful and his books he wrote.

Bernstein started out his presentation by talking about quality of relationships within business. Learning about people and how to deal with them was one of the key points he discussed. “Hang out with people who are better than you” said Bernstein. People will gain more knowledge and understanding in the field when they do so. Continue reading

America’s Annual Gathering: The Super Bowl

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Image by NFL.com

Scot Stene | Staff Writer

Once again the NFL season culminated in a uniquely American event: the Super Bowl. Between the commercials, the halftime show, the game, and the stories within the game, so many Americans tune in each year that no matter how you feel about football, you have to admit that somehow the NFL has created an annual cultural touchstone. What that says about the American culture I will leave to the Sociologists on campus. (If you are in a Sociology class, consider asking that question for some easy participation points.)

The fact is, over 108 million people tuned in to watch the game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. That’s more than one third of the country doing pretty much the same thing, at the same time. While that is down from last year, it’s still an astonishing figure. So why do so many Americans tune in each year? Because it’s fun!

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New Team Gets Second Place Again

Eric Wuebben | Staff Writer

After an exciting year, with 90% of the team new to the squad, the Men’s Soccer team ended the season with seven wins, ten loses, and two draws. An interview with team captain Hamid Sbai led to the sense that the year came with an uphill battle. New team members, and the lack of two or three preseason games, led to on field struggles to keep the ball in scoring position. After ten games, the ducks procured only two wins and a tie. With a talent rich roster, success was bound to strike eventually.

The second half of the season included five victories and more on field chemistry. To end the season they traveled to Iowa to earn a back-to-back Division III second place. Lead scorers this season were Long Liu with four goals, Yuel Temesghen with five goals, and Tabor Wolde with a team leading ten goals. The season will restart next fall losing at least lead scorers Temesghen, Wolde, and Sbai. Contact Coach David Palmer if you are interested in joining the Wood Ducks team.

Intramural Sports – Get Involved.

Sarah Pickar | Staff Writer

Are you looking for a fun and free way to get involved at Century? Century Intramural Sports Program is offering three different sports this fall for students with any level of athletic ability. Intramurals gives students the opportunity to start the week off right with floor hockey on Mondays from 3-4pm, keep the fun going on Tuesdays and Thursdays with flag football from 1-3pm and then finish the week strong with open gym basketball on Fridays from 12-2pm. No matter what type of athletic activity a student is looking for, Intramurals has something for everyone. The intramural program strives to provide everything you need to participate from equipment to showers; they also make signing up easy and participation open to anyone at any time. Continue reading