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    College Students in The Military

    Since the 2007 recession, military active services and reserves have met or exceeded their Fiscal Year recruitment goals and college students’ interest has also increased, according to Marine Corps Capt. Elan Greenberg. “We have seen an increase in currently enrolled college students inquiring about the benefits service to our nation as a commissioned Marine Corps officer,” Greenberg said.  “Anecdotal evidence suggests that the economy is making people consider us for the tangible benefits, but experience shows us that only someone truly committed to becoming a Marine officer will complete the process.” Military branches vary in the benefits they provide, but some factors like salary while receiving education and military training,…

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    Injury bug hits women’s soccer team early

    For the Lady Knights (4-2-1) to get back to the East Coast Conference playoffs this season, they will have to overcome the adversity created by recent injuries to some key players. Starters Bridget Gleason, Alexandra Troiano and Christina Porco have suffered in-game injuries while Julia Berhart and Elizabeth Eberhart injured themselves during preseason play. Some players may only miss a couple of games but Porco, a junior, may be out for the remainder of the season. “We’ve had to lean on some players a little more than we would have planned or would have liked to because of some injuries and few games in short succession,” head coach Carl Christian…

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    Women’s tennis looks to reclaim conference

    Last season, the Queens College women’s tennis team was recognized as number one in the east, 26th in the country and, for the third consecutive year, made it to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA championship. Head coach Alan Nagel and senior co-captains Erika Goldsmith and Daniela Celi pledged that the 2012 season should be no different — and they could add even another accolade. After having to forfeit three conference wins last year because of the use of an ineligible player, the Lady Knights were unable to reach the East Coast Conference playoffs. The tennis team had made it to the ECC championship the prior 14 consecutive years. Nagel…

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    Women’s soccer tries to bounce back after ‘reality check’

    After a “reality check season,” the Queens College women’s soccer team — with a squad of 21 players — kicked off the 2012 season last week with a win against St. Anslem and a tie against Pace University. Both St. Anslem and Pace belong to the NE-10 Conference, a conference placed higher than the East Coast Conference, which Queens College is a member of. Last season, the team of 18 players won only seven games, which halted their four-year streak of consecutive winning seasons. Head coach Carl Christian said that some of the contributing factors for the poor result were injuries, having no depth and the departure of eight senior…