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The Daily College Struggle

By Emily Dziak Roaming the halls of NCC, there was a common topic that seemed to fill everyone’s conversations; working. Many students have to work while in college, meaning they have less time to focus on school work, less time to spend with friends and family and less time for themselves. Students at NCC agree…

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A Brave Space

Sometimes all it takes is a safe space for someone to find their home in, but Rev. Beth Goudy would rather Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley be known as a “brave space”. MCCLV has been holding services in Bethlehem since 1984 and although its exterior seems small in stature, the people inside have…

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Addiction Affliction

On September 7th, 2018, famous rapper Malcolm McCormick, also known as Mac Miller, was found deceased in his Studio City bedroom in Los Angeles, California. Miller perished from cardiac arrest due to a drug overdose, and as of now the drug has not been identified that caused the end for the twenty-six year old. It…

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We Remember 9/11

Northampton Community College assembled a display in Laub Lounge paying tribute remembering those whose lives were taken during the September 11 attack. A replica of the two towers with a vibrant American flag, the words September 11, 2001, stood as the centerpiece monument surrounded by pictures of the event and a list of the names…

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Taking a ‘gap year’ helps students find direction

  Taking a “gap year” before they continue their education has become popular among high school graduates in recent years. After 12 years of school, some believe that they need time to breathe and figure out who they are and what they want to do with their lives.   Aside from exploring their options, students gain time…

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Easter traditions from around the world

  In America, Easter means church services, Easter egg hunts and baskets full of candy. Here’s how other countries celebrate the holiday. In France, children don’t get treats from the Easter bunny. They get them from the Easter Bells. According to Catholic teaching, no church bells can ring between Holy Thursday and the Easter Vigil,…

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It’s All in The Break

          Finals are around the corner. Most of us are overworked, overwhelmed and overstressed. In fact, the American Psychological Association said, “Two new meta-analytic studies, involving thousands of children and college students, show that anxiety has increased substantially since the 1950’s.” Most college students suffer from stress and anxiety, but can you blame them?…

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Ink and art draw tattoos enthusiasts to the Sands

  BY KELSEY WALTER The buzzing hum of a tattoo machine is all that can be heard at the Sands Event Center during the 11th annual Skindustry Tattoo Expo. With over 100 tattoo artists present, people can be tattooed with an appointment that day, and some can also get their tattoos done without an appointment.…

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All of the lights

Insta-worthy photos, singing princesses, and more than one million lights can be found at the Winter Lights Spectacular at the Lehigh Valley Zoo. It being their fourth year, the Zoo opened the gates to this special event on Nov. 10 and plans to run all through the season until the Dec. 31 with a ton…

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The Hip-Hop Generation

In July 2017 Nielsen Music, a statistics company that studies global trends, put out a mid-year report on the music industry. For the first time since the start of the company in 1992, hip–hop and R&B was ranking as the most popular genre over rock in the United States. Taking in digital and physical albums…

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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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