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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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Rocky Horror invades NCC: Notes from inside the Time Warp

Oct. 23rd, 11:35pm When I arrive at Northampton Community College’s 350-seat Lipkin Theatre there’s a line that stretches out of the second floor lobby, down the steps, and into the bright lights of the hallway. I notice Director Bill Mutimer surveying the crowd. He appears pleased. When asked if he is nervous, he replies in…

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Designing ideas to live in

“Trionfo. It means ‘triumphant’ in Italian.” These were the final words of the interview, shouted while walking away down a perpendicular corridor of Founder’s Hall. This was a response after asking, in regretful hindsight, the pronunciation of his name. Doubtless, his surname adequately reflects the success he has found in his field of study. Ken…

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New cars, new tech: Safe, or dangerous?

In today’s cars, new technology exists to make daily living easier. From Ford’s foot activated trunk release to new ways that vehicles shift, technology has changed in drastic ways since the year 2000. This technology isn’t exclusive to cars and minivans, it is also found SUVs and trucks. Some trucks, for instance, do come with…

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The reunification of Good

A man ventured into the heart of the rainforest after 20 years of separation and disconnect to be reunited with his mother. On Oct 29th East Stroudsburg University Graduate and Yanomamo-America author, David Good, appeared at NCC to tell the story of his journey back “home.” In 2011, he felt compelled to return to his…

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The stories of desperately finding freedom

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario told an audience at NCC about the issue of perilous refugee migration. This year’s Cohen Lecture speaker is well acquainted with this topic. During her childhood Nazario lived in both Argentina and America. She grew up during Argentina’s so-called “Dirty War,” living in constant fear of being kidnapped, raped, or tortured…

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Allison Grillo: Not “The Transgender Comedian”

Allison Grillo, a comedian, brought her unique hybrid show to Northampton Community College Oct. 20th, performing an act that was part comedy, part talk on gender and sexuality, while sprinkled with a lot of self-reflection. “Great, I got to the podium before the clapping stopped,” Grillo said at the open of her hour-long show, entitled…

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The Pope visits Philadelphia

Pope Francis landed in Philadelphia On Sept. 26 for a two-day stay, in what was seen as a massive cultural event along the east coast for Catholics and onlookers alike. The weekend’s events included mass at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, a visit to Independence Mall, and the Festival of Families event. Thousands…

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Heroin overdoses in the Lehigh Valley

Megan Alisio, born September 8, 1993, was a rising star. She was involved in softball eleven years, playing for Liberty High School and eventually joining a tournament team when she graduated in 2011. She raced cars for seven years, then competitively for the remainder of her life. She was a Criminal Justice major and fellow…

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Newseum field trip inspires

When the video ends, there are sniffles, a few clearings of throats, and a collective pause. The claustrophobic room — as many as 25 people packed into the small space — empties at a crawl. When the audience emerges into the light of the fourth floor, tears are wiped and whispered chatter begins. Many powerful…

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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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