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The meaning behind the masquerade

On Oct. 24 pumpkins dotted the cloth covered runway. Models motioned smoothly behind the scenes to begin their preparations for a night that would hopefully be remembered. The Masquerade Fashion Show certainly looked promising, but Michelle Zattoni, a certified project manager, was frantically working to put the last pieces of the puzzle together just moments…

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Masquerade fashion show to be held at NCC

Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union, or PESCU, is sponsoring a fashion show on campus on Oct. 23 at 7:30 pm in the student life zone. Fashions by Jackie White, Acta Non Verba Dance and Spoken word will be featured during the show. Free food and fun will be available at this event. Any questions can be directed to Michelle…

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Social media habits putting you at risk

If a stranger approached you on the street, what would you tell them about yourself? Would you rattle off your full name, date of birth, mailing address, phone number, and the names of all your family members and closest friends? Would you pull out your phone and show them pictures of you and your loved…

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Students and faculty saving lives one pint at a time

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs one. Every year, 48 million Americans would die without one. Statistically, 25 percent of us will need one in our lifetime. We are talking about life-saving blood transfusions, a procedure responsible for the use of about 43,000 units of blood each day in the U.S. Miller-Keystone…

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The sorrows of a writer unhinged

Samuel Beckett’s life was one that was filled with turmoil and great distress. Using his writing skills, he combined his own emotions into the creation of his amazing yet bizarre works. His core, however, was that the most entertaining thing possible was unhappiness. Beckett’s work incorporated his own emotional distresses in his life as a…

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NCC student rocks out on tour this summer

While studying for a Liberal Arts degree at NCC, Jordan White balanced his time between studying and working part time for $7.25 an hour at Wegman’s. Today, he is paid to play acoustic sets at the same store. White graduated from Nazareth Area High School with Big Bang Theory actress Kate Micucci in 1998. He…

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Social media, the college trend that is only just beginning

A recent student survey says that YouTube is the most useful social media platform for the NCC student body. Fifty students were asked to rank 10 social media platforms on how useful each platform is to them. The platforms were Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pintrest, LinkedIn, Flickr, Tumblr, BlogSpot, and YouTube. The ranking scale used…

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Workshop helps balance time and stress

Parents Achieve Success Now (PASNOW), a workshop for students with children, hosted The Balancing Act on April 3. The topic of the event,  facilitated by Jeff Armstrong, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division, surrounded advice and suggestions for student parents about time management, schedules and things they can do to…

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Author provides inside look at an unfortunate reality

The author and cofounder of “The Facing Project” gave NCC an inside look at the people and places that provide the world with everyday goods, the unfortunate reality of those people, and the compelling stories of his travels. Kelsey Timmerman spoke Thursday at the fourth annual Peace and Justice Conference in the Lipkin Theatre to…

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New NCC workshop series to benefit student parents

Dalairis Amaro, Deidra Lamont and Taylor Harrigan have been awarded one of 11 nationwide campus action grants from the American Association of University Women to launch the Parents Achieve Success Now, or PASNOW, workshop series at NCC. “The research topic was about college mothers in which Dolly, Taylor and I created a proposal to fulfill…

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