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Consider Wandering Upon A Universal Path

By Cynthia Nawal  For most young people, decision-making can be a teeming and often frustrating demand.  Deciding what to do with your life is the toughest of these choices. We are expected to ponder such a dilemma from an early age and forced to finally make the permanent choice once we exit pubescence. To only…

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Letter from the Editor

Cole Tamarri  Two years ago, when I arrived at Northampton Community College, I wasn’t even sure if I belonged at the college. I had spent two years toiling in minimum wage jobs and wondering if my life was ever going anywhere. My first day on campus, I went to the only place that had ever…

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Pride and Laughter in Hecho En Puelto Rico

By Gadiel Rivera As visitors walked up the stairs leading into the Lipkin Theatre they were met by a peculiar sound — Ko- kee- Ko-kee- Ko-kee. The cacophony is produced by Coquies, a tiny frog native to Puerto Rico, whose ceaseless call for mating partners dominates the night’s soundscape in rural areas of the island.…

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Gifts of Fear

By Hella Niazi Are young women taught to be nice to protect themselves from rape and murder even though they have the right to reject men? Professor Scott M. Landis has been teaching at NCC for 11 years. He first started using the book “The Gift of Fear” by Gavin De Becker in 2008 at…

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Inside the Commuter Staff- a profile by Hella Niazi

“It’s kind of weird to be interviewed because I’m always the one interviewing people,” Journalism major Kristen Cervenak said. Cervenak is from Toronto, Ontario and has been on The Commuter for five semesters, two of which she was editor-in-chief. She is currently still working as a copy editor on the newspaper for her last semester.…

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Birds of Prey Presentation

By Jamie Ratchford Did you know that peregrine falcons are the fastest animal on Earth and can fly over 200 miles per hour? Jennifer Purcell, an Environmental Science major and volunteer at the Carbon County Environmental Education Center shared this and other information to the Lipkin Theater audience on April 17 at the annual “Birds…

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 SENA Exchange Student Program

By Jamie Ratchford Medellin, Colombia is known as the “City of Eternal Spring” yet when students from SENA Centro Tecnologico de Gestion Industrial toured Historic Bethlehem in April, they were amazed by Pennsylvania’s version of spring. As the Northern Hemisphere slowly wakes up from winter, Colombia rests comfortably in the subtropics, rarely dropping below 50…

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ author speaks at NCC

By Myra Saturen Special to the Commuter “How do we know who we are and who other people are in the Internet age?” asked Margaret Atwood, one of the world’s most renowned contemporary writers.    Questions about identity intrigued her audience, which filled the Arthur L. Spartan Center at Northampton Community College (NCC) to capacity…

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The seven elements of Bruce Wall

By Melanie Kelliher The Commuter Retiring after 27 years mentoring students in the six elements of his profession, Bruce Wall, director of NCC’s Fine Art program, leaves a legacy reflected in those six elements. 1. Wall’s color  Hue: As a child, Wall created imaginary worlds while playing in the dirt of his backyard. “I didn’t…

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The Pennsylvania Primaries are today. Here’s why they matter.

  Pennsylvania will be holding its first election since the redistricting of the congressional map. Prior to 2018, the Keystone state was utilizing an odd as well as the controversial congressional map which was the joke of many, as some pointed out that the odd shapes of some districts resembled certain images. While the state…

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A Superficial Society

BY FATIMA SAID      A two-year-old child is fighting stage four cancer and his parents are worried he is not going to make it. Just imagining a child with cancer breaks many hearts, and makes much of the population uncomfortable, because illness and death isn’t something anyone wants to think about. Death is not…

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Not one more: students take stand for Parkland 17

Heartbroken and angry, thousands of students across the nation finally decided to start taking matters into their own hands – pleading to their government – and there looks to be no stopping them. In response to the mass shooting in Florida, students had seen enough violence and were tired of living fear that they would…

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