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Unmasking the Lies with Factcheck.org

Eugene Kiely has made a living giving politicians a reality check by revealing how much of what they say is accurate or not. As director of FactCheck.org, he heads a nonprofit organization that “monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players,” a formidable job in a presidential election year. A…

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Northampton Combating Sexual Assault with Title IX

Amira Shokr and Annisa Amatul Muqtadir Due to incidents in past years, tension has increased as parents and college students worry about the risks of sexual assault happening on their college campus. For NCC, it is important to keep residents in the dorms comfortable and feeling safe, so there are many precautions towards sexual harassment.…

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Hartzell Hall is proud to display its upgraded technology labs

Things are heating up over in Hartzell Hall. While most of the campus’s attention was on the Residence Hall expansion, the technology hall was quietly undergoing a massive overhaul of its facilities. From shiny new welding equipment and state-of-the art electrical environment simulators to a new lobby lounge and upgraded classrooms, the center has been…

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Student Senate Wins Marijuana Debate While PTK Goes up in Smoke

With the arrival of spring, the sun is shining, the skies are blue, and everything returns to its natural green state. However, the grass is not the only green thing being discussed throughout the campus this month. Cannabis has been referenced in history dating back to 2727 B.C. Many have heard lectures, stories, songs, and…

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The Philosophical Addiction of Professor Robert H. Thompson

When looking at Robert H. Thompson for the first time you will see a studious individual wearing a mustache that curls upward at both ends and a pair of round spectacles. He resembles something from a seventh grade history textbook. Thompson does not consider himself a philosopher, but many people know him as “Professor Robert…

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Spartan Fest, Spring ’16

Spartan Fest, held in the Student Life Zone, was the biggest indoor student event in 32 years. Frank Pologruto, director of Student Life, estimated that over 1,500 students attended as well having 62 clubs/organizations participating. The students could participate in a rice ball-eating contest, sumo wrestling, and were also provided with free food. There was also a debate…

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Budget Stalemate

Pennsylvania begins its new fiscal every year at the end of June, and with the end of the fiscal year comes the need for a new budget for the Commonwealth. Budget negotiations began in earnest two to three months before this deadline so that the legislature, consisting of the House and Senate, can pass a…

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Student Senate to NCC: We want an armed police force

On Nov. 17th, NCC Student Senate voted unanimously on a resolution favoring a transition from campus security to a uniformed campus police force. The resolution vote happened during a scheduled Student Senate meeting at College Center on NCC’s Main campus. Student Senate will now appeal to a number of student and administrative groups on all…

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International Celebration Week

The International Student Organization (ISO) gathered for a celebration On Nov. 19th at NCC’s Lipkin Theater. The occasion, the featured event of International Celebration Week, had the goal of bringing together all international and American students alike. The event falls on the week before Thanksgiving every year and has become a tradition for about 6…

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