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Hacking concerns escalate

It has been months since iCloud was hacked and hundreds of celebrity nude photos were released, an event known as the “Fappening”.  More recently, a similar incident has occurred.   This time, the situation has become well known as the “Snappening”. Snapchat is an app that claims to delete photos…

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10 million dollars granted to NCC and other colleges

Northampton Community College, Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) and Luzerne County Community College received a $10 million grant known as the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training Grant, or TAACCCT, this fall. The Department of Labor offers this grant to community colleges across Pennsylvania. Had only one college received…

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Who is the voice behind WNCC?

Meet the man behind the voice of WNCC

Northampton Community College has had a radio club for over 30 years. Currently standing at the helm of the sound of NCC is Demitrius Mullen. “This is my passion project,” said Mullen, a Computer Security major from Allentown. With a 24/7 online steam of random pre-recorded content and two live…

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The meaning behind the masquerade

On Oct. 24 pumpkins dotted the cloth covered runway. Models motioned smoothly behind the scenes to begin their preparations for a night that would hopefully be remembered. The Masquerade Fashion Show certainly looked promising, but Michelle Zattoni, a certified project manager, was frantically working to put the last pieces of…

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Avenue Q a hit at NCC

An audience of over 200 people honored the student cast of “Avenue Q, the Musical” with a standing ovation after their performance in Lipkin theatre on Saturday night. Presented by Northampton Community College as part of the fall theater program, the comedy production was based on the book by Jeff…

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NCC hosting fashion show on campus this fall.

Masquerade fashion show to be held at NCC

Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union, or PESCU, is sponsoring a fashion show on campus on Oct. 23 at 7:30 pm in the student life zone. Fashions by Jackie White, Acta Non Verba Dance and Spoken word will be featured during the show. Free food and fun will be available at this event. Any…

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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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