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A celebration for students

With music, food and flag-filled pageantry, the 2015 Sammy Awards show was a celebration of student life. The midday festivities, held April 21 in the Student Life Zone, recognized academic and non-academic student achievements. Flags representing the home countries of NCC’s international students gave a colorful touch to the occasion. The show kicked off with…

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Students making homemade candles in the Laub Lounge in celebration of Earth Day 2015.

“There’s no place like home”

This years earth day event took off without a hitch this year on April 21. Students participated in games, water taste tests, free food, gained insightful information on earth day topics and played with the science departments turtle named Corey. Gabe Olah, Mathematics, hosted a “Taste Test” table. Olah had participants taste two different kinds…

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"With no job, no worries and no responsibilities during my afternoon at the track, there was nothing like it." Photo by Zachary Catanzareli.

Thrilling Nascar feel

Drivers, start your engines! Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia, has been the home to NASCAR racing for nearly 70 years. From its legendary on-track battles to the delicious and famous Martinsville hot dog, there was plenty to look forward to during the 7-hour ride from Easton to see the STP 500 on March 29. For…

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This famous photo of Babe Ruth at Yankee Stadium is among an exhibit of stunning Pulitzer Prize-winning photos. Photo courtesy The Commuter.

Newseum field trip inspires

When the video ends, there are sniffles, a few clearings of throats, and a collective pause. The claustrophobic room — as many as 25 people packed into the small space — empties at a crawl. When the audience emerges into the light of the fourth floor, tears are wiped and whispered chatter begins. Many powerful…

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Will Allen addressing NCC students an faculty. Photo courtesy Tracey Goode.

Crops and the nation

The only thing growing faster than Will Allen’s crops is his dedication to help others. Allen was the keynote speaker April 22 for the college’s year long “Agriculture and the American Identity” initiative, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. During his evening lecture in the Spartan Center, Allen showed photos of his innovative…

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Northampton values civility

Editors note: The author of this article was one of the presenters of civility on April 8. On April 8, Katrina Popovice, Jose Galarza, Michelangelo Murina, and Alex Tushinsky-Robie, graduate from the 2015 Leadership Class, gave a presentation on civility. What is civility? It is a very broad idea, but boils down to awareness and…

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Baltimore: The news you won’t hear about

On April 12 of this year Freddie Gray, Baltimore native, was arrested on a weapons charge. Seven days after his arrest, the Baltimore native had his life cut short due to spinal cord injuries supposedly obtained while in police custody. It is still unclear what caused the spinal cord injury that killed Gray. The larger…

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National News: Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act

On March 26 of this year Indiana’s Governor Mike Pence signed a bill into law during a private ceremony in his statehouse office that resulted in an uproar across the nation. Since then Indiana’s Religious Freedom Bill has been greatly misunderstood by politicians and celebrities due to bias reporting and the vast majority of citizens…

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Designed by Kyle Rowan in 2014, the non-binary flag is a representation of non-binary individuals who do not feel properly represented by the genderqueer flag. Yellow represents those who gender exists outside of and without reference to the binary as yellow is often used to distinguish something as its own. The purple strip represents those who feel their gender is between or a mix of female and male as purple is the mix of traditional boy and girl colors. The black strip represents those who feel they are without gender, as black is the absence of color and/or light. Free stock photo.

He, She or They?

I have recently spoke to a Muhlenberg College student who wishes to remain nameless. She told me that the new trend going around colleges like wild fire is students petitioning to get the male/female part of job and college applications removed due to the fact that they do not want to be classified as male…

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Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony

At the end of the semester, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Psi Beta: The National Honor Society in Psychology, inaugurated several students into their prestigious program at the NCC Monroe campus, further maintaining the five-star rating they’ve kept since 2005. These students represented the best of the PTK, with goals of providing an intellectual…

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This years graduating leadership class.  Photo courtesy Student Life.

Leadership Program graduates

On April 15 the 2015 Leadership Class graduated in an intimate ceremony in the Student Life Zone before friends, family and professors. Below are the names of this years graduates. Congratulations to all. Jose Galarza Michelangelo Murina Stephanie Perez Mallory Lundquist Aaron Rosengarten Nicole Rodriguez Lauren Strong Katrina Robie Rachel Reahl Ann Gaydos Manny Maxwell…

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"Medusa" by Joseph Farnack

Turning work into art

Joseph Farnack, communications design, has had his share of life experiences in the past. Currently a resident of Catasauqua, Farnack finds himself working full time and going to school part time like many others. The 32 year old lives with a “permanent female partner” Dori and his six year old daughter Eisley. When asked how…

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