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Register to Vote!

By Randall Bolles Democracy will not die unless we the people let it. The 2018 Midterm Elections are here on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 and the deadline to register to vote is October 9th, 2018. What does that mean? It means that if you have a desire for change in our current political climate, or…

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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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Pride and Laughter in Hecho En Puelto Rico

By Gadiel Rivera As visitors walked up the stairs leading into the Lipkin Theatre they were met by a peculiar sound — Ko- kee- Ko-kee- Ko-kee. The cacophony is produced by Coquies, a tiny frog native to Puerto Rico, whose ceaseless call for mating partners dominates the night’s soundscape in rural areas of the island.…

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Gifts of Fear

By Hella Niazi Are young women taught to be nice to protect themselves from rape and murder even though they have the right to reject men? Professor Scott M. Landis has been teaching at NCC for 11 years. He first started using the book “The Gift of Fear” by Gavin De Becker in 2008 at…

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Birds of Prey Presentation

By Jamie Ratchford Did you know that peregrine falcons are the fastest animal on Earth and can fly over 200 miles per hour? Jennifer Purcell, an Environmental Science major and volunteer at the Carbon County Environmental Education Center shared this and other information to the Lipkin Theater audience on April 17 at the annual “Birds…

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 SENA Exchange Student Program

By Jamie Ratchford Medellin, Colombia is known as the “City of Eternal Spring” yet when students from SENA Centro Tecnologico de Gestion Industrial toured Historic Bethlehem in April, they were amazed by Pennsylvania’s version of spring. As the Northern Hemisphere slowly wakes up from winter, Colombia rests comfortably in the subtropics, rarely dropping below 50…

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ author speaks at NCC

By Myra Saturen Special to the Commuter “How do we know who we are and who other people are in the Internet age?” asked Margaret Atwood, one of the world’s most renowned contemporary writers.    Questions about identity intrigued her audience, which filled the Arthur L. Spartan Center at Northampton Community College (NCC) to capacity…

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The seven elements of Bruce Wall

By Melanie Kelliher The Commuter Retiring after 27 years mentoring students in the six elements of his profession, Bruce Wall, director of NCC’s Fine Art program, leaves a legacy reflected in those six elements. 1. Wall’s color  Hue: As a child, Wall created imaginary worlds while playing in the dirt of his backyard. “I didn’t…

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The Pennsylvania Primaries are today. Here’s why they matter.

  Pennsylvania will be holding its first election since the redistricting of the congressional map. Prior to 2018, the Keystone state was utilizing an odd as well as the controversial congressional map which was the joke of many, as some pointed out that the odd shapes of some districts resembled certain images. While the state…

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Not one more: students take stand for Parkland 17

Heartbroken and angry, thousands of students across the nation finally decided to start taking matters into their own hands – pleading to their government – and there looks to be no stopping them. In response to the mass shooting in Florida, students had seen enough violence and were tired of living fear that they would…

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Fellowship and faith guides this Texas mission trip

  In 2012, Kayla Marsdale, an Early Childhood Education major, lost her home to Hurricane Sandy. When she found out that NCC’s Christian Fellowship was planning a relief trip to Texas, after the catastrophic Hurricane Harvey, she decided she had to go along. Thirteen NCC students traveled to Port Aransas, a city on Mustang Island…

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Environmental Sustainability: To change everything, it takes everyone

Sustainability is about promoting environmental health, human well-being and economic vitality, in ways that do not trade any one of these goals off for the others.   Our local and global communities need experts who can help meet current social needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.   That was…

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