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Students seek to “Ban the Bottle”

92,690. That is the number of plastic bottles sold at the Northampton Food Court last year alone. One group of students seeks to change this policy and eliminate the use of non-biodegradable food containers and reduce the amount of plastic bottles and their consumption. Known as the “Ban The Bottle” campaign, students Rachel Cimera, Aaron…

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Is Financial Success Really a Non-Credit Course?

“Is this a for-credit course?” “How many credits do I need to graduate?” “Do we get credit for this assignment?” These are all questions that plague college students across the country as they navigate the sometimes confusing world of college academics and policies. While these credits are important, there is another type of credit that…

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Journey through the lens of multicultural students

Editor’s Note: The reporter is a member of the International Student Organization and went to the Washington trip. On a rainy Saturday morning, on Oct. 11, members of the International Student Organization (ISO) club went on an adventurous trip to Washington, D.C. Two white vans left from NCC and traveled to Holiday Inn in Arlington,…

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Why every college student needs to travel the world

Human beings by nature are engineered for movement. From the very beginning of time, our hunter-gatherer ancestors wandered great distances wearing nothing but an elk hide loincloth to find enough resources to survive. Modern-day man is blessed with the invention of airports and airplanes, allowing him to cross countries and continents in mere hours, (hopefully…

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Professor speaks through poetry

  An English professor and acclaimed author read selected poems from his new book “Vapor” to a packed audience on NCC’s Main campus Oct. 28. “Vapor” is a collection of poems from Dr. Javier Avila’s four previously published books, which he translated from Spanish to English. “The challenge was to translate it and to keep…

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Car Tips For The Cold

With winter rapidly approaching, it is wise to make sure your car is ready for the harsh winter weather. The automotive program at NCC has been around for over 35 years, and in the last 19 years 100% of automotive majors are employed after graduation. Working for 25 years as the director of the automotive…

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Meet the man behind the voice of WNCC

Northampton Community College has had a radio club for over 30 years. Currently standing at the helm of the sound of NCC is Demitrius Mullen. “This is my passion project,” said Mullen, a Computer Security major from Allentown. With a 24/7 online steam of random pre-recorded content and two live broadcasts a week, Mullen, President…

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Social media habits putting you at risk

If a stranger approached you on the street, what would you tell them about yourself? Would you rattle off your full name, date of birth, mailing address, phone number, and the names of all your family members and closest friends? Would you pull out your phone and show them pictures of you and your loved…

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Mind over matter: Monroe student achieves the unachievable

Benjamin Jackson was born with Hemiplegic Cerebral palsy, a disorder affecting the motor function in the left side of his body. His physical limitations mean standing, sitting or walking for too long can cause his joints to cramp up. He is also faced with body spasms throughout the day. When he was diagnosed, doctors predicted…

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Social media to the (dog) rescue

With people using sites like Facebook and Twitter now more than ever, dog rescues can share photos and videos of animals in their care, ultimately leading to adoption or to the pet being reunited with its original owner. The ASPCA estimates that around 3 to 5 million dogs are abandoned in the United States annually.…

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