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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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Young voices prepare to ring in the holiday season

The group had its first rehearsal in Lipkin Theatre last month in preparation for its inaugural holiday concert this Sunday. “This is a very professional group,” said twelve-year-old Brendan Branosky regarding what surprises first time listeners of the Lehigh Valley Youth Chorus. With eager faces and crystal voices the children are ready to show NCC…

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A student’s guide to relieving stress

  One NCC professor challenged his students to confront and reflect on their daily stress through means of sensory deprivation. “I think stress, which is increasingly becoming recognized even in mainstream medicine, is the source of an untold number of ailments,” Burak said. “Not just things like anxiety and depression or various other psychological forms…

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Student-led opportunity to help clubs serve the community

When it first opened, the Center for Civic and Community Engagement set off on a plan to energize a fledgling spark of community service within the NCC community. “I’d really like to have groups of students participate in sustainable service projects,” Center Director Deb Bohr said in January of 2015. Now, almost two years later,…

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The trouble with his name: A profile

Many know professor Javier Ávila from taking one of his classes, but others know him as the winner of the 2015 Pennsylvania Professor of the Year Award. “I took English II and Creative Writing with him. I saw him every single day during the semester,” said AnNisa Amatul Muqtadir, a second-year Psychology and English major.…

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A bigger picture

One woman’s dream to provide safety for refugees on college campuses spread its way from North Carolina to NCC. “People have said, ‘Do you think we’re going to get some negative feedback?’ We probably will but that’s not a reason to [avoid] doing something,” Biology professor Dr. Charles Rinehimer said. Rinehimer first heard about Every…

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Quadfest shattered records as students stormed the quad

Featuring food, music and events; Quadfest rang in the new school year. On Aug. 25, Northampton Community College welcomed students with their annual Quadfest, which promoted participation in campus life. The festival gave students the opportunity to sign up for clubs on campus. Glenda Lauray, a third-semester Business Administration major chaired the Quadfest committee and…

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Northampton Combating Sexual Assault with Title IX

Amira Shokr and Annisa Amatul Muqtadir Due to incidents in past years, tension has increased as parents and college students worry about the risks of sexual assault happening on their college campus. For NCC, it is important to keep residents in the dorms comfortable and feeling safe, so there are many precautions towards sexual harassment.…

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