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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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The hidden costs of employment

What’s the first thing you think of when you get a job? Maybe it’s a landmark on the path to your career goals, maybe it’s the paycheck, or maybe it’s how great it will look on your resume. While all of these thoughts are important, there are some things that many newly employed people tend…

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Alumni Professor visits Arcadia University

As part of the Writers Return to Campus Series, ’05, ’09 alumni Michael Pogach, appeared as a guest to coordinate a fiction writing workshop with ten undergrad and grad students in the afternoon at the Arcadia’s Castle (yes, it’s an actual Grey Towers Castle) in the Rose Room on Feb. 27, 2015 from 7 to…

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First Impressions matter

It’s time to conquer that interview you have coming up. Professional business attire speaks volumes to hiring businesses and shows you are a professional individual. The Career Services team, including coordinator Janice Kenyatta, Nina Rehrig, Francine Maiatico and Terry Brindisi have you covered with First Impressions, a sophisticated boutique for students in need of professional…

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Musical statements

Northampton Community College’s annual Deja Brew event was held at the new Monroe campus in Tannersville, Bringing back the warm coffee house feel people love. Many of last year’s performers returned to regale the students and staff with their talented vocals. Anthony Giedman, criminal justice major, sang a cover of “I Can’t Fight this Feeling”…

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Planting the seed

William Hudders, Art professor and painter will be featuring one of his art pieces in the Spring Group Show at Schmidtberger Fine Art in Frenchtown, New Jersey. The opening of the show will be held on April 11 at four pm and will continue until eight that evening. Titled “Plant with Window”, Hudders art piece…

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Glowing opportunities

The Hospitality Management Club is hosting a glow bowling fundraiser on April 9. From nine pm to 11pm individuals can purchase 12 dollar tickets for two hours of glow bowling. Bowling shoes and door prizes are included in the price. The event is being held at Town and Country Lanes on Stefko Blvd. The club…

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