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Dogs & the Human Saga

BY YVONNE KANYI The Commuter   Hypothesizing that humans are genetically programmed to be attracted to dogs, NCC professor Charles Rinehimer spoke Nov. 27 about the worth of dogs, which goes way beyond companionship.   “We’re not talking about dogs as pets,” the biology professor and veterinarian said. “We’re talking about how dogs evolved and how they…

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A Homay Story

By Zach Sturniolo The Commuter BETHLEHEM TWP. – Rabbits, hawks, snakes, squirrels. All are easily found in Bethlehem Township. Sometimes, that means that one or another creature finds its way onto Northampton Community College’s Main Campus. But if Joe Homay is on duty, their safety on school property is in good hands. Homay, an electrician…

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#MeToo and Society

With movements like Me Too leading the pact against sexual assault/harassment, the phrase “enough is enough” has become a battle cry for the victims and survivors across America. Taking to rise in 2017 as #MeToo, after the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, the Me Too movement has become the force behind supporting victims of…

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Plastic Plague

In the 1950s plastic began to be manufactured on a large-scale basis revolutionizing everything from medical equipment, plumbing, vehicles, appliances, even clothing. It was inexpensive to produce and incredibly convenient, so much so that we began producing disposable products such as diapers, plastic bags, packaging material, and single-use kitchenware.   Fast forward 70 years. We…

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Better Help or Better Harm?

Is it possible to accomplish therapy online? When you think of therapy, you think of laying down on a nice sofa, speaking your mind to a man in glasses with no hair but also having a thick gray beard. Therapy is generally viewed as having a one to one interaction with a man that looks…

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Match made in Heaven?

BY RYAN PFIEFFER Kanye Omari West, more known simply as the rapper and music producer Kanye West, has always been one for the spotlight. Whether it be dropping platinum albums, winning Grammys, or even just being in public with trophy wife Kim Kardashian, he’s a well-known celebrity all around the world. Headlines including his name…

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Voting Information 2018

November 6th is the day of the United States midterm elections. At stake are the seats in the House of Representatives and 33 of the seats in the US Senate. Currently, Republicans hold both the house and the Senate. An additional 6,665 state-level positions are up for grabs as well. These are the candidates up…

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Going beyond politics

Politics has to be one of the most argued topics in society, dividing people between Democrat, Republican, Liberal, Conservative, left wing and right wing. However, how far are we willing to take our political beliefs and to what extremes. Recently in New York City, three protesters were attacked and assaulted by the Proud Boys, a…

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Halloween Dance 2018

BY SHAWNA CAMPANARO Are you ready to have a spooky time? NCC hosted their Halloween celebration on Friday, October 26, from 7-midnight inside college center. Food, dancing, and scares were among the many things you could do while in attendance. This year there were 3 escape rooms. One was ran by the Science club, which…

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Unfractured: One woman’s fight to ban fracking

A hopeful documentary about fighting with your whole heart, Unfractured follows introspective biologist and mother, Sandra Steingraber, as she reinvents herself as an outspoken activist and throws herself into an environmental war that many believe is unwinnable. An intimate viewing of the documentary took place on NCC’s Bethlehem Campus as part of a week-long tour…

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“Give it a shot” Pogach Says

BY EMILY DZIAK Life has a crazy way of taking unexpected turns, as Michael Pogach can attest. “I would’ve never imagined being a professor at a college, he muses. “If you were to ask any of the people from my past, they would’ve thought I would be a mechanic or something.” Pogach, a novelist who…

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Is there justice in America?

Is there any justice for the victims of sexual assault when the person they accuse is in a position of power and back by a political power? Currently, one of the most argued decisions, made by the US Senate, was the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as President Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court, whose allegations…

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