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Addiction Affliction

By Michael Ruano On September 7th, 2018, famous rapper Malcolm McCormick, also known as Mac Miller, was found deceased in his Studio City bedroom in Los Angeles, California. Miller perished from cardiac arrest due to a drug overdose, and as of now the drug has not been identified that caused the end for the twenty-six…

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New Technology in the Classroom

By William Tucker As mass communication professor Mario Acerra prepared to administer one of the first quizzes of the fall semester, all of his students took out their cellphones. The students were not texting, but were in fact taking the quiz using Tophat, a software application that literally puts a student’s coursework and materials in…

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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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NCC ISO Witnesses Hurricane’s Harsh Reality

By JAMIE RATCHFORD It was hard for some to keep a dry eye as students from Inter Americana University of Bayamon, Puerto Rico spoke about the devastating impact Hurricane Maria had on their lives. The students were visiting Northampton Community College for spring break, in connection with NCC’s International Student Organization recently returning from a…

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March for Our Lives Rally Results in Record Breaking Attendance

  March for Our Lives was a student-led demonstration in support of tighter gun control that took place on March 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C., with over 800 sibling events throughout the United States and around the world. Student organizers from Never Again MSD planned the march in collaboration with the nonprofit organization, Every town…

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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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