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Heartwarming commencement speech drives 2014 graduating class

This year’s Winter Commencement speaker was 2012 NCC graduate LaToya Brown. She gave a memorable and inspiring speech to the nearly 1,000 attendees. “I can describe my Northampton experience as a number of things. It was scary coming back to school as a non-traditional student, challenging as I will soon describe and probably one of…

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How to get a date for Valentine’s Day

  Asking someone out shouldn’t involve an increased heart rate, sweating, nervousness or nausea. If you’re the kind of person that freaks out at the thought of asking someone out, relax…it’s not as stressful as you’re making it out to be. Don’t make the date too complicated or serious. Keep it simple. Ask them to…

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NCC man has close encounter with hawk

  The sun was rising and the grass was kissed with dew; much like any other August morning. But on this day, Joe Homay was destined to save a winged-life. Homay, NCC Physical Plant electrician of 23 years, was called to investigate a downed hawk near Hartzell Hall. While this may not seem like an…

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Rent succeeds despite technical flaws

I was surprised when I heard that the NCC theater was performing “Rent”. John Larson’s venerable musical is not easy on actors with difficult songs, tightly choreographed dancing and a run time of nearly three hours. Despite the difficulty, the NCC production of Rent is a solid outing, albeit with some technical flaws. “Rent” which…

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Halloween dance a real scare

Edita Bardhi said she “never wanted it to end.” Robert Farmer said, “I think NCC threw a good party tonight.” Zachary Clift said it was “awesome” and a “nice set-up.” The students were referring to a late-night dance in the Student Life Zone, part of a series of Halloween events Oct. 25 on the Main…

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Coconut water: As healthy as we think?

Coconut water can help you stay awake, is tastier than water and can help your body recover faster from physical pains…or so we think. In the past year, the sale of coconut water has risen drastically. Celebrities can’t be seen without it. Athletes have sworn that it can replace energy drinks and even water to…

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Energy drinks: The good, the bad and the ugly

Energy drinks such as Red Bull, AMP, Monster and 5 hour energy are major trends among young adults lately. One big question arises from these power producing drinks: How healthy are they? “Caffeine is used socially in drinks such as coffee, tea and colas by a majority of the adult population in the United States;…

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Southside’s Best Kept Secrets

When ascending to the top of the Southside Campus which floor are you going to choose? Cooking, woodworking and reading to children are all wonderful possibilities that leave imprints on lives. The Southside campus in Bethlehem has numerous rooms and programs that many people are unfamiliar with. Thousands of people enter the Southside doors every…

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“The future of storytelling”

A New York Times story is making consumers eager to see the next step in news storytelling. The story, “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek,” is a cross between a news story and novel that follows 16 expert skiers and snowboarders caught in an avalanche in the Cascades in Washington State. Three died. “Snow…

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Watching your Glass

The new product Google Glass could be the next way to connect with other people and the technological world. Project Glass, as it is referred to by Google personnel, has gathered lots of buzz on social media, with about 15 million views on the YouTube video released in late February. Another promotional video released in…

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Best of the worst April Fools’ pranks

April Fools’ Day is the stuff of legend as we recall the pranks and their victims. “In high school, my friends and I took a friend’s car and covered it with stick notes,” recalls Chad, an Emergency Services Administration major. “Me and my sister called my mom and told her that my brother had a…

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Surviving hell

If there was any time that was hell on Earth, it was the Holocaust. Today, those who endured the atrocities are telling their stories. Esther Bauer is one of these people. The German native spoke Tuesday at NCC about her experiences during the Holocaust in Germany and Poland in the late 1930s and early 1940s.…

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