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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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Wedding Etiquette 101

I recently attended my friend’s wedding and stayed with the wedding party at the house where the ceremony took place. It was a lovely time and the following article is dedicated to all of the people I encountered and things I have witnessed when I was there. Thank you for letting me use you as…

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A student’s guide to relieving stress

  One NCC professor challenged his students to confront and reflect on their daily stress through means of sensory deprivation. “I think stress, which is increasingly becoming recognized even in mainstream medicine, is the source of an untold number of ailments,” Burak said. “Not just things like anxiety and depression or various other psychological forms…

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When computer troubles call, the clinic answers

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. It’s 2 a.m. and you’re working on a paper due next week. You’re six pages in out of the eight minimum, pounding away furiously, and the laptop freezes. Alternatively, your monitor goes on the blink or smoke is coming out of your desktop. Fear not, there is…

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Still trying to catch ‘em all?

This was the summer of Pokémon but dedicated NCC students continue to play in the fall semester. “I consider myself one of the more hardcore Pokémon players. As a kid, I did this in a 2-D world. Now they’re telling me I can do this in a 3-D world,” said fourth-semester Radio/TV major Andrew Trumbore,…

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The game behind the Olympics

Every two years, summer and winter, the world marvels at the logistical masterpiece known as the Olympics. NBC shows the festivities and the eyes of the globe are fixated on the host city and country. Before this year’s games, concerns overtook the narrative. The Zika virus and polluted waters were making headlines. Political turmoil and…

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Budget Stalemate

Pennsylvania begins its new fiscal every year at the end of June, and with the end of the fiscal year comes the need for a new budget for the Commonwealth. Budget negotiations began in earnest two to three months before this deadline so that the legislature, consisting of the House and Senate, can pass a…

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The Phi Theta Kappa “Secret” Event

An Honors In Action Event is taking place December 1st and 2nd that will allow some students the opportunity to express themselves in a unique way. “We conducted research on social media’s effects on expression and communication,” Samantha Leiby, a second year, General Studies Major, said. “We chose human expression.” She added, “We all also felt…

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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 cure for the common stressor

Everyone deals with stress. At a college campus stress can become emotionally or mentally dangerous. Especially one like Northampton Community College, where many are “non-traditional students” in the workforce, raising children, or having to split their time in some way while still fulfilling obligations to school. That doesn’t begin to cover the pressures of “traditional…

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The hidden cost of “free”

As a college student, you’re probably bombarded with commercial offers all the time. Companies are eager to get buy-in from college students like you in hopes that if you commit to the company now, you’ll stick with them for the long haul and become a lifelong customer. Some of the offers you receive may seem…

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