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Spring Release of the Laconic

On April 11, members of NCC’s literary magazine hosted a release party for the newest edition of The Laconic. “There was a lot of enthusiasm for the new issue,” said adviser Michael Pogach. “Everyone seemed to love it. “ Among the entries, the staff chose two entries to be named Student Submission Contest winners, one…

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Judas Iscariot: Review

The weekend after Easter brought a modernized version of the story of Judas Iscariot, the “original traitor,” to Northampton Community College’s campus. “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” written by Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Bill Mutimer, is a three-hour play set in an imaginary courtroom in purgatory. The set was composed of brightly…

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Northampton Theatre Welcomes All

The Theatre Department at Northampton Community College is known for pushing theatrical limits and exploring diverse themes through their various productions. The department just wrapped their Spring 2017 season which focused heavily on socio-political issues such as religion, censorship and guns on campus. Program Coordinator Bill Mutimer said the department strongly benefits from the diverse…

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Spring Sing at NCC

The Lehigh Valley Youth Chorus will end their inaugural season at NCC with their spring concert in Lipkin Theatre on May 7 at 2:00 PM. “We’re looking at this concert as a way to recognize and celebrate all of the special people who have helped us to become a success at NCC,” said the chorus’…

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Collision: Play Review

With possible future armed security guards coming to campus, Northampton Community College’s Theatre Department used its latest production to comment on the topic of gun control. “Collision,” written by Lyle Kessler and directed by Bill Mutimer, is a 90-minute play set on a college campus “somewhere in the heart of America.” The set was comprised…

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A Look at the Laurel and the Long Run

By day, he’s your “Star Wars” loving English professor, but by night, he is “The Spider in the Laurel” author, Michael Pogach. The dystopian thriller follows a bookish, action hero named professor Rafael “Rafe” Ward. In the future, religion has been outlawed and people are required to have military training. Ward gets caught up with…

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Culture shock! NCC’s fine art magazine surges on campus

  The latest issue of NCC’s premier literary magazine, that provides an open platform for the student body to express itself through art and poetry, hit the stands across campus. “The Laconic would not be possible without the support of everyone here, of all the artists here, of all the writers here and of all…

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Partnership aims to bring young talent to the big stage

A new Lehigh Valley organization aims to brighten the holidays with the help of NCC. Since 2014, the Lehigh Valley Youth Chorus has been training children from grades three to nine in the art of ensemble singing. The chorus is designed help start children on the path to developing their talent through serious training by…

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’80s classic comes to NCC

Before “Mean Girls,” there was “Heathers”. On Oct. 20, you can witness a re-imagining of the 1989 cult classic, Heathers, brought to you in musical fashion by the Northampton Community College Theatre Department. “Heathers: The Musical” follows the story of Veronica Sawyer, a beautiful but troubled teenager, who is as intelligent as she is rebellious.…

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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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Turning work into art

Joseph Farnack, communications design, has had his share of life experiences in the past. Currently a resident of Catasauqua, Farnack finds himself working full time and going to school part time like many others. The 32 year old lives with a “permanent female partner” Dori and his six year old daughter Eisley. When asked how…

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Famous music trio member visits NCC

Peter Yarrow is an ordinary man with an extraordinary story to tell. Those who gathered in Northampton’s Lipkin Theater for the fifth annual Peace & Justice Conference Thursday March 26 heard Peter of the Peter, Paul, and Mary music trio of the 1960’s and 70’s promote social and political equality through inspired words and songs.…

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