A day in the life of an international student

Dealing with American roommates and missing home cooking were among the subjects three international students touched on as they discussed a program new to NCC. Speaking at a press conference Oct. 29 in Communications Hall were Munira Shah of Pakistan, who’s studying Early Childhood Development; Rashid Adam of Ghana, Mechanical Engineering; and Magdalena Marbun of…

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Artwork by Guilford College student Laura Todd for Every Campus a Refuge

A bigger picture

One woman’s dream to provide safety for refugees on college campuses spread its way from North Carolina to NCC. “People have said, ‘Do you think we’re going to get some negative feedback?’ We probably will but that’s not a reason to [avoid] doing something,” Biology professor Dr. Charles Rinehimer said. Rinehimer first heard about Every…

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Student Senate election comes to a close

Students took to the polls to elect their student senators at the Bethlehem and Monroe campuses. 47 candidates ran for 10 seats at the Bethlehem campus, while 11 candidates ran for seven seats at the Monroe campus. This election was the most competitive yet. The 10 students elected at the Bethlehem campus were Natazia Edwards,…

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When computer troubles call, the clinic answers

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. It’s 2 a.m. and you’re working on a paper due next week. You’re six pages in out of the eight minimum, pounding away furiously, and the laptop freezes. Alternatively, your monitor goes on the blink or smoke is coming out of your desktop. Fear not, there is…

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Enrollment decline cause for concern?

What makes a campus thrive? What allows a college to provide a quality education and competitive services? The answer is the student population, and more specifically, the tuition and fees collected from them. According to the NCC Fact Book, 59% of the revenue generated by the college comes from student tuition and fees. Overall, NCC…

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Get in tune with nature

It was anything but rough waters for the NCC Outdoors Club who participated this month in a kayaking trip. “A lot of people [have never been] on a kayak, canoe or anything,” Club President Jarad Beers said. “It was a lot of watching people spin around and once that we got oriented, it was really…

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Partnership aims to bring young talent to the big stage

A new Lehigh Valley organization aims to brighten the holidays with the help of NCC. Since 2014, the Lehigh Valley Youth Chorus has been training children from grades three to nine in the art of ensemble singing. The chorus is designed help start children on the path to developing their talent through serious training by…

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Muslim Student Association sponsors Eid al-Adha dinner

By Christopher Shosted and Kristen Cervenak To share their religion and culture with the student body, the Muslim Student Association sponsored a dinner celebrating the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice. The holiday celebrates the willingness of Ibrahim – known as Abraham in the Old Testament- to sacrifice his…

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Diya Abdo

Every Campus A Refuge

In Arabic, the word “campus” can be translated to “sanctuary.” Established in 2015, Every Campus a Refuge works to provide safety for refugees. On Aug. 25, about 100 students and staff members flocked to College Center 220 to listen to Diya Abdo, an award-winning author, professor and founder of the program. “Students play the biggest…

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photo credit: Devon Walker

Quadfest shattered records as students stormed the quad

Featuring food, music and events; Quadfest rang in the new school year. On Aug. 25, Northampton Community College welcomed students with their annual Quadfest, which promoted participation in campus life. The festival gave students the opportunity to sign up for clubs on campus. Glenda Lauray, a third-semester Business Administration major chaired the Quadfest committee and…

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’80s classic comes to NCC

Before “Mean Girls,” there was “Heathers”. On Oct. 20, you can witness a re-imagining of the 1989 cult classic, Heathers, brought to you in musical fashion by the Northampton Community College Theatre Department. “Heathers: The Musical” follows the story of Veronica Sawyer, a beautiful but troubled teenager, who is as intelligent as she is rebellious.…

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Still trying to catch ‘em all?

This was the summer of Pokémon but dedicated NCC students continue to play in the fall semester. “I consider myself one of the more hardcore Pokémon players. As a kid, I did this in a 2-D world. Now they’re telling me I can do this in a 3-D world,” said fourth-semester Radio/TV major Andrew Trumbore,…

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