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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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The hidden costs of employment

What’s the first thing you think of when you get a job? Maybe it’s a landmark on the path to your career goals, maybe it’s the paycheck, or maybe it’s how great it will look on your resume. While all of these thoughts are important, there are some things that many newly employed people tend…

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Free food, free money

There is one word that every college student lives by: Free. Pair it with one of the other key college tenants: books, food, or money and you’ve got a powerful combination. PSECU has recently taken hold of two of these ideas and brought them to students at NCC, along with a dash of financial help.…

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Get your wallet ready to live off campus

Whether you have already chosen to live off campus next year, are considering it for another school year in the future, or are about to graduate and move out on your own, there are some things you should do to make sure that you don’t get yourself into financial trouble once you’ve made the move.…

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Remembering Black History

February was the month dedicated to remembering the history of African- Americans. From enslavement to freedom, the struggle of being an African-American has passed. For 28 days out of 365, peers and colleagues alike are reminded to pay respect to the Black lives lost, to the leaders that ushered a better society, and the movements…

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NCC Alumni: On the Road to Northampton

NCC is a college that welcomes all sorts of people from different walks of life. Four different people came together to discuss their experiences and explained how they got from where they started to where they are now as members of the NCC faculty and staff. The On the Road to Northampton event took place on…

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