Thursday, October 6, 2016

Fit for Fall

Fit for Fall
By Tyra Cole of the Forum


Staying physically fit is one of the most talked about topics to date. For college students who attend St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley there are many opportunities for students to work on their physical health rather it is walking on campus, using the track or swimming in the pool. Health experts, try to encourage everyone to stay fit because of many health risks, M.L. Rose of Livestrong.com wrote, “Remaining fit reduces your risk of suffering from heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and many types of cancer.”
Flo provides many free options for students to stay fit and healthy. The Physical Education department offers a weight room for recreational use to current students, faculty, staff at no extra cost. However, guests are no longer allowed to use the weight room. Fall semester, recreational hours are as follows for the weight room: 





For who enjoy the water the Flo Valley pool is open for recreational swim at no cost, as well with a valid STLCC ID a swimmer may bring one (1) guest to swim. Recreation swim is available: 




The recreation swim hours are effective until Monday, December 5. Other popular free fitness options on campus include walking and running on the track or the walking path around the beautiful 108-acre campus.  Throughout the week campus and community member put on their tennis shoes, athletic gear and pound the pavement. Another great way to keep physically fit is to utilize the tennis courts on campus. Yes! There are substantially, beautiful courts located less than 500 feet from the Engineering building. And you don’t have to be Serena Williams to use tennis courts located on the south east part of the campus.

 One final, simple way to stay in shape for those who drive to campus: instead of spending minutes waiting for a parking spot to open before that 12:30 class, find the farthest spot from the roundabout and walk the extra mile. Get motivated, to get in shape and stay fit with free support from the Health and Wellness Center located in the Physical Education building. Get weighed, check your height and blood pressure levels for free. 

Contact the Physical Education Department: 314-513-4275 for more information.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Archers Soccer Enjoys British Influence

The Archers recent soccer match against St. Charles Community College ended with an intense and hard fought tie of 2-2. The team’s staple of quick and fiery attacks took them into two overtime periods. Casey Bartlett-Scott, sophomore, left-side defender, leads the men’s team as a co-captain. 

Bartlett-Scott is one of nine players on scholarship from the United Kingdom. Soccer players in the United Kingdom have less opportunity to continue soccer after high school. 
“Yeah, college soccer doesn’t really exist over in the UK,” said Head Coach Tim Mosby. “You either go professional or you just go home.” 

Mosby says the guys are looking to get college educations and continue their soccer careers which is a perfect fit for Mosby’s program. Last year there were six English players and at the end of the year three of them went back to the United Kingdom. More English players came in this year to make it nine total. “This program has really raised all of us English boys, in soccer and in life,” said Bartlett-Scott. “Competition is fierce on this team. We have great African Americans, Hispanic Americans,... it’s not just us English guys.”

 The Archers carry a 24-man roster with a record of 8-0-2. A third of the team came to STLCC from the United Kingdom. The starters are mostly English players including the
goalie, defenders, midfielders and the towering forward/midfielder, Adam Du Toit. The English players talk the talk, but they can walk the walk just as good. It’s a small sample size of how American soccer is gaining more and more awareness and becoming a greater international threat. 

“That’s why we UK boys come over and are intrigued also, we want to see just how good is American soccer,” said Bartlett-Scott. 
Bartlett-Scott plans to transfer to a four-year Division I university after this year and possibly keep playing after finishing a bachelors degree.
 “I want to get signed to a professional team, here, the UK, anywhere,” said Bartlett-Scott. “I just want to play ball all the rest of my life.”  


 The team’s hard work is paying off well with a #16 NJCCA ranking and their recent Midwest Community College Athletic Conference (MCCAC) championship win against East Central College. To see the team’s upcoming schedule go to www.archersathletics.com.


By Rod Wilbon of The Forum

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