BY JOSEPH TROCHEZ
PHOTO BY JOSEPH TROCHEZ
Drew University students Samara Grossman, Elizabeth Myers, Passi Rosen-Bayewitz, Cordelza Haynes and Harry Baugartner.
Drew University’s Two-Year College Teaching Certificate program has returned to County College of Morris this semester for its third run.
Six Drew students and six CCM professors are enrolled in the mentorship program that CCM Professor Bill Day founded three years ago. He laid down the groundwork and established how the program would run. This year, CCM English Professor Dr. Phillip Chase, has taken over the role of coordinator.
BY STEVEN DAVIES
More than 160 games are in the books, as the regular season in the Major Leagues comes to a close. Now, the MLB’s best battle it out for the World Series crown. With post-season baseball starting Tuesday, Sept. 30, the slate is wiped clean for all remaining teams that will participate for a chance to play in this years Fall Classic. The autumn air sweeping through the stadium means that you have reached the playoffs. The first step, of many, to winning it all. But what happens in the next month is unpredictable. Favorites and underdogs take center stage, and as the weather cools down, baseball heats up.
“The Royals have a chance to go far this post-season. Their pitching rotation can do some real damage,” said Akash Agnihotri, a CCM nursing major. “I think the Royals could go deep into the postseason.”
The game might still be too slow for many, but the competitiveness is unquestionable. Players, and even careers can be made or broken in the month of October. The New York Yankees’ own Reggie Jackson is a prime example of just that. Being nicknamed Mr. October for his incredible postseason play, having a career batting average of .357 in five World Series appearances. It takes a different type of player to show up when the game counts.
BY BRYAN COLLINS
As another season winds down in Major League Baseball and post-season hopefuls make their push into the playoffs, there is one person who continues to transcend the sport, once again stealing the spotlight.
Derek Jeter is wrapping up one of the most successful careers the sports industry has ever seen, both on and off the field. He will finish with a .310 career batting average, over 3,400 hits (6th all-time), over 350 stolen bases, 14 All-Star Selections, five Gold Glove Awards, five Silver Slugger Awards, 1996 Rookie of the Year, 2000 World Series Most Valuable Player, and of course, as Captain of the New York Yankees. Based on these stats alone, what we are looking at is a first-ballot Hall of Famer, a living legend if you will.
BY CARISSA JONES
The first few weeks of fall have seen big hits as far as music goes. iTunes has released over 30 chart-topping albums that range from Indie/Folk debuts to brand new Country singles that have come out just in time to get you grooving to the back-to-school blues. Here are the top five albums you should definitely be listening to: