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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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“Life is urgent”

A good professor can prepare college students for their future career, but a great professor can make students think about what their future holds. That’s what NCC English professor Dr. Javiar Avila brings to the classroom every time he faces a group of young college students. He talks to his students about the tough subjects…

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The Phi Theta Kappa “Secret” Event

An Honors In Action Event is taking place December 1st and 2nd that will allow some students the opportunity to express themselves in a unique way. “We conducted research on social media’s effects on expression and communication,” Samantha Leiby, a second year, General Studies Major, said. “We chose human expression.” She added, “We all also felt…

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Rocky Horror invades NCC: Notes from inside the Time Warp

Oct. 23rd, 11:35pm When I arrive at Northampton Community College’s 350-seat Lipkin Theatre there’s a line that stretches out of the second floor lobby, down the steps, and into the bright lights of the hallway. I notice Director Bill Mutimer surveying the crowd. He appears pleased. When asked if he is nervous, he replies in…

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Designing ideas to live in

“Trionfo. It means ‘triumphant’ in Italian.” These were the final words of the interview, shouted while walking away down a perpendicular corridor of Founder’s Hall. This was a response after asking, in regretful hindsight, the pronunciation of his name. Doubtless, his surname adequately reflects the success he has found in his field of study. Ken…

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New cars, new tech: Safe, or dangerous?

In today’s cars, new technology exists to make daily living easier. From Ford’s foot activated trunk release to new ways that vehicles shift, technology has changed in drastic ways since the year 2000. This technology isn’t exclusive to cars and minivans, it is also found SUVs and trucks. Some trucks, for instance, do come with…

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Student Senate round-up

Oct. 20th Northampton Community College’s Student Senate held their second meeting of the semester. The meeting began with a Senate budget discussion. Student Senate Treasurer Ryan Armbruster gave the treasury report. For the Student Senate retreat, $600 was allotted, and the Senate went $367 over budget. Armbruster felt more money needed to be allotted for…

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Halloween Festival 2015

Over 400 students attended NCC’s Halloween Festival on Oct 23rd to revel in ghostly activities. Upon nightfall, students began to congregate in the Student Life Zone, the majority in an array of various costumes. Preparations were initiated back in Sept. according to Patrick Grifone, President of Student Senate and one of the organizers of the…

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Printing with a Papercut

Students printing out assignments might have received a scare more than once during the past few semesters. When printing out anything from a computer terminal on NCC’s campus, a box on the right side of the screen counts down a monetary value with each piece of paper printed. Much of the NCC student body remains confused…

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