March 2017

Meet the new President of MWCC

By Courtney Wentz | Mount Observer Staff

Dr. James Vander Hooven, MWCC’s incoming President is officially taking over on March 18th.

Vander Hooven previously worked at Landmark College, a four year school in Vermont, but he has worked at two community colleges in the past. He was President for four years at Tohono O’odham Community College in Arizona and Lakes Region Community College in New Hampshire as Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. He said, “Community colleges is where my passion is.”

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Alpha Beta Gamma

Business Honor Society Looking for Students

By Courtney Wentz

Alpha Beta Gamma, the business honor society, is looking for more students to participate in their activities.

ABG has been on campus since 1970, with accounting Professor Linda Bolduc as their advisor. Their new President is Tammy Goodgion who said, “ABG has a life-long membership that people will recognize on a resume because it’s known internationally.”

Recently, ABG joined the Gardener Chamber of Commerce as a business. This will benefit students a part of ABG by them being able to meet with CPAs, business owners, and helping out at these local businesses.

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Biggest Questions going into the Regular Season for the Red Sox

By: Nick Cherico

Pitchers and catchers reported for their first workouts on February 14th, marking the official beginning of a new baseball season. After their early exit in the 2016 playoffs and David Ortiz going into retirement, this Red Sox team faces plenty of questions heading into the new league year.

Who is going to start at third base?

Last year for the Red Sox third base was a revolving door. They never had a true every day starter. This is mainly due to the injury of Pablo Sandoval early in the year. After the Red Sox traded who many people thought would be their future third baseman in Yoan Moncada and one of their more versatile infielders in Travis Shaw, this spot is going continue to be a question mark for Boston.

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NCAA March Madness 2017: Who to watch for.

By: Nick Cherico

After a crazy tournament in 2016, we head into this year’s March Madness tournament expecting the same level of excitement. There is always that one Cinderella team in the first round or two that completely busts everyone’s bracket and make things crazy. Expect to see the same thing this year along with plenty more upsets, buzzer beaters, blowouts, and early exits for top seeds.

Last year we saw the Villanova Wildcats silence all of their doubters and win the National Title for the first time since 1985. It was truly something special considering they play in one of the weakest conferences in Division I basketball and nobody thought they could do it. The one team that resembles them the most this year would be Gonzaga.

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