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Tom Shillea: Creating Art with Light and a Camera

The back wall of Professor Shillea’s office is dominated by a student’s painting of dark, encroaching thunderheads. His desk is sleek glass, and cameras of all sizes and shapes dapple his workspace. A guest can immediately tell Shillea is a professional when working with light from the tender, almost dim glow in the office. Unfortunately,…

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St. Patricks Day Celebration

St. Patty’s Day in September landed smack in the middle of Northampton Community College’s Student Life Zone on Main campus Sept. 24th. The event, held to help publicize that weekend’s Celtic Fest in Bethlehem, featured authentic free Irish food for the students and live entertainment. The entire room was decorated in green for the occasion:…

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Student Senate results

On Thursday Sept. 22 twelve new Student Senators were sworn in, joining the four officers elected last spring. According to Director of Student Life and Leadership Development, Frank Pologruto, nearly 700 students voted in this semester’s election. A total of 35 students ran for the 11 open Senate positions. Responsible for distributing 40,000.00 dollars among…

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From Left to Right: Eric Klein, Social Work Graduate Intern and member of AOD, Beatriz Sanabria-Melendez, Instructor/Counselor and Chair of AOD (Alcohol & Other Drugs) Task Force, Dr. Staci B. Mulcahy, Embrace Health LLC, Jasmine Vasquez, Embrace Health LLC, and Stephen Compos, Counselor and member of AOD

Opiate Epidemic

The Opioid epidemic was given a spotlight on Sept 24 at Northampton Community College’s David A. Reed Community room, awareness becoming a necessity due to 300 people losing their lives to either heroin or prescription pain killers locally per year. Founder of Embrace Health, Staci Mulcahy, gave a presentation chockfull of alarming facts on the issue,…

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Thousands of people flocked to “The city of Brotherly Love” for a chance to see the controversial head of the Catholic Church. Photo Courtesy Christina Mirabella.

The Pope visits Philadelphia

Pope Francis landed in Philadelphia On Sept. 26 for a two-day stay, in what was seen as a massive cultural event along the east coast for Catholics and onlookers alike. The weekend’s events included mass at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, a visit to Independence Mall, and the Festival of Families event. Thousands…

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The hidden cost of “free”

As a college student, you’re probably bombarded with commercial offers all the time. Companies are eager to get buy-in from college students like you in hopes that if you commit to the company now, you’ll stick with them for the long haul and become a lifelong customer. Some of the offers you receive may seem…

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NCC in Running for Tech Leader

“NCC is ranked fourth in the nation among large community colleges in the use of technology to serve students.” That is a statement taken from Northampton Community College’s own website, My NCC. While it may sound like creative boasting, public relations, or propaganda, there is merit to it. According to a spring 2014 article that…

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Hartzel technology hall renovations

“This is not your grandfather’s manufacturing” said Christopher Gaylo, Director of Industrial Technologies at Hartzell Technology Hall. Major renovations began on Northampton Community College’s Hartzell Hall a day after the spring semester ended and were completed Aug. 21st, three days before the start of the fall semester. Hartzell Hall, named after its leader Eugene Hartzell,…

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The AAUW reaches out to NCC’s women…and men

The American Association of University Woman visited NCC’s Main Campus on Sept. 22 to encourage students to vote. The group, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, self-reports “more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 branches and 800 college/university institution partners.” Its mission, found on the organization’s website, is “advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education,…

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Heroin overdoses in the Lehigh Valley

Megan Alisio, born September 8, 1993, was a rising star. She was involved in softball eleven years, playing for Liberty High School and eventually joining a tournament team when she graduated in 2011. She raced cars for seven years, then competitively for the remainder of her life. She was a Criminal Justice major and fellow…

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NCC’s Quadfest 2015: A Story in Photos

This year’s iteration of a Northampton Community College tradition, the annual Quadfest, took place August 27th. The event, held on the grounds of the main campus in Bethlehem, PA, welcomed new students and those returning alike. Quadfest featured free food, live entertainment including dancing and singing, food eating contests where students devoured Jello & whipped cream pies without…

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Peter Jennings at the Peabody Awards luncheon in May of 2002. (Photo Credit:  ANDERS KRUSBERG / PEABODY AWARDS)

Incoming Editor on the Inspirations of Journalism

Peter Jennings was the first person to teach me about the concept of death. I never met the man, and yet he taught me that important human lesson we now take for granted as adults, and so much more. Given that we’ve just passed the tenth anniversary of the great broadcast journalist’s death, I thought…

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