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Halloween Dance 2018

BY SHAWNA CAMPANARO Are you ready to have a spooky time? NCC hosted their Halloween celebration on Friday, October 26, from 7-midnight inside college center. Food, dancing, and scares were among the many things you could do while in attendance. This year there were 3 escape rooms. One was ran by the Science club, which…

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Unfractured: One woman’s fight to ban fracking

A hopeful documentary about fighting with your whole heart, Unfractured follows introspective biologist and mother, Sandra Steingraber, as she reinvents herself as an outspoken activist and throws herself into an environmental war that many believe is unwinnable. An intimate viewing of the documentary took place on NCC’s Bethlehem Campus as part of a week-long tour…

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“Give it a shot” Pogach Says

BY EMILY DZIAK Life has a crazy way of taking unexpected turns, as Michael Pogach can attest. “I would’ve never imagined being a professor at a college, he muses. “If you were to ask any of the people from my past, they would’ve thought I would be a mechanic or something.” Pogach, a novelist who…

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RISE above

Business leaders know that growing a company requires you to put yourself out there and stay ahead of trends. One good way to accomplish both is by attending industry events throughout the year. Conferences can help you develop valuable new relationships, build influence in your space through speaking and thought leadership content, and even challenge you…

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Black Bethlehem: An incomplete story

Go to the Bethlehem Area Public Library (BAPL) and you will find hordes of books lining the shelves but what you won’t find among the many volumes is a detailed record of the black history of Bethlehem, PA. Dr. Sholomo Levy, associate professor of History, presented “A History of Black Bethlehem,” on October 25 in…

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Allentown ArtsFest

The 5th Annual Allentown ArtsFest was held at Cedar Beach Park Sept 27 to Sept 29. An admission free, three-day festival that highlighted the diverse art, music, food, and culture to be found in our local area, ArtsFest offers something for everyone to enjoy. There are three stages playing ongoing local music of all genres,…

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Coming back from hate

While listening to the overwhelming story told by the keynote speaker in Lipkin Theater, a concluding ideology stuck a question in mind. What does it take to come back from hate? Sammy Rangel, peace activist, spoke at the 10th annual peace conference held at Northampton Community College about his previous encounters with hate, his incarceration,…

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NCC Enforces Armed Guards

By Christopher Jacobsen After careful consideration, and in attempt provide a safer environment for their students and faculty, Northampton Community College has decided to update their use of force policy on all campuses. During the September meeting, the NCC Board of Trustees, under consultation, chose to add an armed guard to the use of force…

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New Technology in the Classroom

By William Tucker As mass communication professor Mario Acerra prepared to administer one of the first quizzes of the fall semester, all of his students took out their cellphones. The students were not texting, but were in fact taking the quiz using Tophat, a software application that literally puts a student’s coursework and materials in…

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Welcome to the Theatre

By: Serena Campanelli and Alexis Cole Auditions for the theatrical productions of the fall season – Merrily We Roll Along and The Pillowman – were held in Kopecek Hall on August 22-23. With original music by Stephen Sondheim, Merrily We Roll Along is a nonlinear musical about a composer and his two close friends; the…

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NCC is Expanding

By Melissa Kacar and Nicole Shmidt Northampton Community College expanded their presence in the Lehigh Valley by opening a new campus in Easton earlier this year. The NCC Easton Educational Outreach Center offers targeted job training, entry-level and non-credit certificate courses at their campus. Computer classes, CPR, nurse aide, home health aide, first aid, cooking,…

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New Kids on the Quad

By Shawna Campanaro With the fall semester beginning, new students came flooding in within the past month finding new rooms, taking new classes on a different schedule, and transitioning into their majors. Damani Henry, first year general studies major, chose NCC because it was close and affordable saying, “for the most part, my classes aren’t…

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