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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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NCC’s Quadfest 2015: A Story in Photos

This year’s iteration of a Northampton Community College tradition, the annual Quadfest, took place August 27th. The event, held on the grounds of the main campus in Bethlehem, PA, welcomed new students and those returning alike. Quadfest featured free food, live entertainment including dancing and singing, food eating contests where students devoured Jello & whipped cream pies without…

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Credit Card Scams Targeting College Students

Fraud isn’t new, but there’s a growing trend in scamming that is specifically targeting college students called “Card Cracking.” This scam plays out in different ways, but the overall goal is the same – get college students to willingly give away their account numbers and PINs. Unfortunately, the fraudsters know the vulnerabilities of college students…

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Thrilling Nascar feel

Drivers, start your engines! Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia, has been the home to NASCAR racing for nearly 70 years. From its legendary on-track battles to the delicious and famous Martinsville hot dog, there was plenty to look forward to during the 7-hour ride from Easton to see the STP 500 on March 29. For…

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Northampton values civility

Editors note: The author of this article was one of the presenters of civility on April 8. On April 8, Katrina Popovice, Jose Galarza, Michelangelo Murina, and Alex Tushinsky-Robie, graduate from the 2015 Leadership Class, gave a presentation on civility. What is civility? It is a very broad idea, but boils down to awareness and…

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Baltimore: The news you won’t hear about

On April 12 of this year Freddie Gray, Baltimore native, was arrested on a weapons charge. Seven days after his arrest, the Baltimore native had his life cut short due to spinal cord injuries supposedly obtained while in police custody. It is still unclear what caused the spinal cord injury that killed Gray. The larger…

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National News: Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act

On March 26 of this year Indiana’s Governor Mike Pence signed a bill into law during a private ceremony in his statehouse office that resulted in an uproar across the nation. Since then Indiana’s Religious Freedom Bill has been greatly misunderstood by politicians and celebrities due to bias reporting and the vast majority of citizens…

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