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Authors among us: Professor Pogach shares advice

Life has a way of humbling you. As Michael Pogach and Abigail Michelini have come to know. Pogach is a current professor, who’s written “The Spider and the Laurel”, a dystopian thriller when Indiana Jones meets the Hunger Games. While Michelini is a former professor from NCC, who writes poems. Through a grueling process and…

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Inside the NCC Farmers Market

by Melissa Kacar and Nicole Schmidt Every Wednesday, the NCC Farm Market offers a variety of different products sold by local businesses. Bahereh Khodadoost has been selling her handmade pottery at NCC’s for almost 4 years and has been working with clay for 34 years. While she took a few classes, most of her skill…

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NCC’s Dental Hygiene program: Student teeth cleaning and more

While walking around Northampton Community College, you may have noticed a flyer for dental cleaning. These flyers piqued curiosity and this curiosity led to inside one of Northampton’s many degree programs-the Dental Hygienist program. The Dental Hygienist program at NCC, according to their program site, is a competency-based program with progression in “All laboratory and…

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Fat Tuesday scholarship fundraiser

A gathering of NCC sponsors, students, faculty, committee and foundation members assembled at NCC’s Southside Center for “Fat Tuesday”. “Fat Tuesday”, otherwise known as Mardi Gras, was hosted at the Family Fowler Center by NCC, alongside the new Zime Cafe, on Tuesday March 5. As the guest walked in they were greeted by the music…

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Behind the myths of St. Patrick’s Day

March 17 was Saint Patrick’s Day, and with that stems celebrations! Drinking Guinness, Harp, or any other beverage that one can get their hands on is usually what the day consists of for a majority of people. Saint Patrick’s Day in America is universally different from how it is celebrated in Ireland, however. Here in…

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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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