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Quadfest 2017

Snapshots of NCC’s Quadfest celebration. Aerial photos taken by Jeremiah Reardon. Ground photos taken by Shelby Ringer and Mathew Craft.  

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NCC Theater celebrates the arts, old and new

With the semester starting up, the NCC theater department prepares to put on two productions for the fall: one musical and one play, as it does annually. The shows this semester are “Hair” directed by Bill Mutimer and “Suburbia” directed by Chris Egging. While they are different in terms of setting and tone, both shows…

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Every Journalist Needs Boot Camp

They were dressed in blue jumpsuits, each with a bag over their head. The voice of a man thundered to them, “Get on the ground.” One of them tore the bag from his head and sprinted away as gunfire echoed through the woods. He was just one of 16 journalists who came from eight countries…

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A Meticulous Curriculum for a Romance Language

There’s more than meets the ear when it comes to learning a second language at NCC. From starting with basic grammar and vocabulary in basic courses, to intermediate courses that focus on reading and writing, students can work toward mastering a language. “When you’re starting, [all Spanish course] are basically all the same, it doesn’t…

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Letter From The Editor

Dear reader,   My name is Christopher Shosted and this is the first issue of The Commuter with me at the helm. After spending a year at The Commuter, I am ecstatic to leave my mark on this paper and the college as a whole. My predecessor, Kristen Cervenak, spent a great deal of time…

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Hurricane Harvey Hits Texas

As Harvey strengthened off of the coast of Texas, the United States braced for impact. The warnings were loud and clear, but the damage was inconceivable. More than 50 inches of rainfall turned downtown streets into rivers, impacting millions of lives and forcing many to leave their homes. Accuweather predicts the damage from the hurricane…

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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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