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‘Tis the seasonal depression

​Oh, the weather outside is… eh, who cares? ​After sharing gratitude for loved ones over turkey carcasses and Aunt Carol’s drunken political rants, Americans rejoice over super discounts to combat their economical struggles. As they creep between a sea of squeaky-wheeled shopping carts, they direct their attention away from the elderly lady smacking the bald man with her purse as…

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Honors for the Honors Society president

The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program has awarded NCC’s Phi Theta Kappa President with a scholarship based on her notable academic achievement, leadership and community service work. “My heart stopped,” Social work major Katelyn Schoelles said. “It was this whole experience of, ‘This actually happened… or did it?’” 2017 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars…

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From the grassroots to the East 40

Growing up in a small, farming community in western Pennsylvania left Kelly Allen with two choices – go to college or join the military. “Military didn’t make sense for me, so I went to college,” the East 40 Community Garden Coordinator and professor says. “Turns out, [college] didn’t make sense for me either. It took…

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The Devil Went over to Philly

If the name Dr. Herman Webster Mudgett is not familiar to you, perhaps his pseudonym Dr. H.H. Holmes is. Still not ringing any bells? Then let me tell you a story that will be sure to stick with you. The year is 1893 in Chicago, Illinois and it is the Chicago World’s Fair. Holmes’ hotel…

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It’s like riding a bike

As Freddie Mercury sung, “I want to ride my bicycle,” and Bethlehem’s Coalition for Appropriate Transportation (CAT) encourages people to do that for their upcoming event. During the week of May 13 -21, CAT will be hosting “Lehigh Valley Bike to Work Week”, where people can log their adventures and attend local events. As an…

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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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Super chefs battle at Northampton

piderman checked into the Chef’s Fair at NCC’s Residence Hall a few weeks ago. The “Comic Cuisine” night boasted a turnout about three times larger than the typical Wednesday dinner crowd, and featured food inspired by different Marvel universe characters. “Our barbecue beef sandwiches are so tender and they have a great flavor,” Gene Siegfried,…

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Pitt provides the best of both worlds

A 4-and-a-half-hour car drive across the state of Pennsylvania is how a prospective student gets to the University of Pittsburgh. Sights along interstates 78, 81, and 76 include numerous farms, mountains and plenty of tunnels. Coming out of the Squirrel Hill tunnel, the city of Pittsburgh comes into view. Many people clog the sidewalks of…

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New Beginnings Aren’t Just for Students

Adjunct Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences Christine Lazor’s story is not much different from that of many Northampton Community College students. After divorcing her first husband of almost 20 years, Lazor’s attorney suggested she go back to school for a fresh start. Lazor took divorce on as a new beginning rather than an ending.…

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Cops ‘n’ Kids Christmas Collaboration

Third-grade students from Freemansburg and Marvine elementary schools were treated to lunch, gifts and activities that included a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus at the mayor’s recent Christmas tree decorating party. Cops ‘n’ Kids Children’s Literacy Program joined Santa in this annual celebration, but their purpose was more than providing gifts and treats. Cops…

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Seeing double? No need for glasses!

If you have ever worried about your professor not responding to your passing hello, it could be that you’re speaking to their identical twin who works on campus as well. “We are never offended if somebody mixes us up. Sometimes, people get really apologetic,” Ecology professor Karen Klein said, “I’ve become accustomed to people saying,…

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Professor Haase’s historical hijinks

History has come alive at NCC because of one professor who has taken a unique approach toward the subject. “History has a bad reputation of being the study of dates and rich, white people,” History professor Kristen Haase said. “I like to shake students out of maybe the History class they had in high school…

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