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The recent iCloud leak leaves users worried about their privacy.

No silver lining to iCloud leak

Last August a hacker posted a multitude of private pictures of well known celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande and Kate Upton to the online message board 4Chan. This same hacker boasted that he had around 100 other celebrities’ leaked photos in his possession. The leak has been attributed…

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Registration will take place both online and the day of the run on Nov. 15. Students are able to receive a discount if they register online.

Spartans take part in 5K run

On Nov. 15 Northampton will hold its first ever 5K run at the main campus to raise money for the Northampton Community College Foundation, a group dedicated to helping students afford college expenses. Sanabria-Melendez, counselor for College Success, is in charge of the planning committee for the run and explains…

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Facebook for some is a fun way to pass the time, but is it really safe?

Social media habits putting you at risk

If a stranger approached you on the street, what would you tell them about yourself? Would you rattle off your full name, date of birth, mailing address, phone number, and the names of all your family members and closest friends? Would you pull out your phone and show them pictures…

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NCC parking is not always an easy task...

The parking challenge

Everyone wants a good parking spot on campus; a spot where the walk is not so far, where one can easily avoid the rain or glaring sun, and where leaving campus is quick and easy. Those kinds of spaces fill up quickly by those who have the earliest of classes.…

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Save Green Pond

‘Save Green Pond’ project takes over

Students and Faculty have most likely noticed the red signs alongside Green Pond Road, William Penn Highway and Hecktown Road that have appeared in the last few weeks. Likewise, the hand drawn ducks with the same message have been popping up around campus. But what are these signs for? What…

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Jim McCarthy shows The Commuter inside NCC's new RV.

Education in motion

Most people on campus have taken notice to the 33-foot long and 13.6 feet tall recreational van parked around campus. It all started with an idea the originated in Texas, where approximately twenty-five RVs travel across the state representing several different schools. Courtesy of the Northampton Community College Foundation, funds…

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Randy Parker discusses the future of journalism.

The evolution of journalism taking effect

The news is something we cannot avoid. Everywhere you turn these days, you are surrounded by an endless supply of news. The field of journalism has been trying to keep up with this fact every day for years, and its had to reinvent itself daily. Randy Parker, managing editor of…

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Adam Soltys using his Google Glass software.

An owners opinion of Google Glass

In April of 2012 Google turned the heads of technology lovers with the release of Google Glass, a wearable device that gives users easy access to text messages, videos, news and other various information, all displayed right in front of your eyes.   I purchased my pair of Google Glass…

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Gabe Olah is a passionate math student at NCC with a love for poetry.

Poem: The Dying Valley

In ancient days long passed A valley once stood on the Earth Where the trees sweetly bloomed Before the dreadful dearth…     A titanic pond made its home In this once-vibrant vale No later came the dark famine Leaving all the tree bark pale   Darkness desecrated the pond…

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PSECU Opens at Northampton Community College

  On Aug. 18, Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU) opened a new campus location at Northampton Community College, being PSECU’s 16th campus location at colleges and universities across the state of Pennsylvania. Northampton marks the third community college participating in PSECU’s campus program. PSECU’s campus locations focus on providing…

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