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By: Serena Campanelli and Alexis Cole Auditions for the theatrical productions of the fall season – Merrily We Roll Along and The Pillowman – were held in Kopecek Hall on August 22-23. With original music by Stephen Sondheim, Merrily We Roll Along is a nonlinear musical about a composer and his two close friends; the…

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Language meets art in ‘The Global Classroom

By MELANIE KELLIHER Spanish professor Milagros Morales-Santiago’s “The Global Classroom” project transforms College Center 113 on NCC’s Main campus into a public canvas. Recognizing how murals beautify cities and create community, she wondered whether it was possible to paint the same kind of effect on the walls of the language classroom. “The goal was to…

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Spring Laconic release showcases literary talents

BY KELSEY WALTER Creativity spread throughout the room as contributors of The Laconic shared their work in celebration of the release of NCC’s literary and arts magazine. The 2018 Spring edition of The Laconic is composed of art, photography and creative writing from the hearts of the students featured in it. During this year’s release…

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Ink and art draw tattoos enthusiasts to the Sands

  BY KELSEY WALTER The buzzing hum of a tattoo machine is all that can be heard at the Sands Event Center during the 11th annual Skindustry Tattoo Expo. With over 100 tattoo artists present, people can be tattooed with an appointment that day, and some can also get their tattoos done without an appointment.…

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Pulling Strings to Follow a Passion

By RANDALL BOLLES The ride from Nazareth to Lancaster looks like America’s backyard, with open farm lands, solar panel fields and makeshift religious signs. The trip’s purpose is for Dave Shoudt to get a $25-dollar bass guitar in hopes of reselling it for a hefty profit. “I sold the exact same type three months ago…

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All of the lights

Insta-worthy photos, singing princesses, and more than one million lights can be found at the Winter Lights Spectacular at the Lehigh Valley Zoo. It being their fourth year, the Zoo opened the gates to this special event on Nov. 10 and plans to run all through the season until the Dec. 31 with a ton…

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Allentown Art Fest spreads artistic diversity

The 4th Annual Allentown ArtsFest was held at Cedar Beach Park Sept. 29th to Oct. 1st. An admission free, three-day festival that highlights the diverse art, music, food, and culture to be found in our local area, ArtsFest offers something for everyone to enjoy. There are three stages playing ongoing local music of all genres,…

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NCC Theater celebrates the arts, old and new

With the semester starting up, the NCC theater department prepares to put on two productions for the fall: one musical and one play, as it does annually. The shows this semester are “Hair” directed by Bill Mutimer and “Suburbia” directed by Chris Egging. While they are different in terms of setting and tone, both shows…

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The Hip-Hop Generation

In July 2017 Nielsen Music, a statistics company that studies global trends, put out a mid-year report on the music industry. For the first time since the start of the company in 1992, hip–hop and R&B was ranking as the most popular genre over rock in the United States. Taking in digital and physical albums…

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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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