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Seeds of Wellness

“We were homeless, hitchhiking, hippyish travelers. We met at a music festival,” said Nathan Smith, Philosophy major, about his first encounter with Cheyenne Noel. Together, they founded Sprout Initiative, a nonprofit which creates opportunities for college students and homeless youth to cultivate purpose and build community. “During our travels, we went to a lot of…

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NCC combats hate with love

The Wednesday of Hell Week, Finals, May 3, a small group appeared on campus holding signs with threats of Hellfire. Their leader was quickly identified as Pastor Aden from christianinterviews.com.    Beginning in the quad, the group projected hateful messages against muslims, women and the LGBT community, and insulted those who walked by. Staff and…

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They Blinded Me with Science

Rain-drenched protest signs bled with ink stating, “There is no Planet B,” at the March for Science in Washington D.C. on April 22. The trip was organized by the NCC Climate Action Network (CAN) with the help of the Outdoors Club, Science Club, Anthropology Club, Ski Club, Student Senate and the Center for Civic and…

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Letter From the Editor

For two semesters, I have comfortably sat at the head desk of the cozy CC-140 office. I remember the day my adviser, professor Robert Hays, asked me to come into his office. I worried that I may have done something wrong, but I was asked to be editor of the Commuter and I had a…

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Spring Release of the Laconic

On April 11, members of NCC’s literary magazine hosted a release party for the newest edition of The Laconic. “There was a lot of enthusiasm for the new issue,” said adviser Michael Pogach. “Everyone seemed to love it. “ Among the entries, the staff chose two entries to be named Student Submission Contest winners, one…

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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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Judas Iscariot: Review

The weekend after Easter brought a modernized version of the story of Judas Iscariot, the “original traitor,” to Northampton Community College’s campus. “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” written by Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Bill Mutimer, is a three-hour play set in an imaginary courtroom in purgatory. The set was composed of brightly…

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Northampton Theatre Welcomes All

The Theatre Department at Northampton Community College is known for pushing theatrical limits and exploring diverse themes through their various productions. The department just wrapped their Spring 2017 season which focused heavily on socio-political issues such as religion, censorship and guns on campus. Program Coordinator Bill Mutimer said the department strongly benefits from the diverse…

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Rock ‘n’ Roll and the founding of a college

Although 1967 was known for the “Summer of Love” marked by the Monterrey Pop Festival with the American debuts of Jimi Hendrix and The Who, the fall of that year was important in the history of NCC. On October 2, the doors were opened to 404 students along with six deans, 15 instructors, and 29…

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NCC lecturer warns about climate change

The oceans have become 30 percent more acidic, the Arctic sea ice has been halved in 30 years, and a chunk of ice a quarter the size of Wales is about to detach from the Larsen Ice Shelf.   These are examples of the gravity of the situation detailed by environmental activist and former New Yorker…

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Spring Sing at NCC

The Lehigh Valley Youth Chorus will end their inaugural season at NCC with their spring concert in Lipkin Theatre on May 7 at 2:00 PM. “We’re looking at this concert as a way to recognize and celebrate all of the special people who have helped us to become a success at NCC,” said the chorus’…

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A Natural Wonder: Banff at NCC

With 350 tickets sold, The Outdoors Club held its annual screening of the Banff Mountain Film Festival. The film festival is a screening of movies that showcase the wonders of the natural world. “The films are known for their amazing cinematography, they’re compelling stories.” Outdoors Club President Jarad Beers said. “It’s basically a roller coaster…

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