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Safe Space on Campus

Feb 17 marks the first ever “Safe Space Day” at Northampton; an event which aims to promote equality on campus. “The purpose of Safe Space is to create a community where all people feel welcome,” said Kate Yarbrough, Disability Services. NCC staff can choose to sign up for a one hour training session as part of…

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Letter from the editor:

I am proud to announce the launch of our dynamic new Commuter website. Keeping pace with the best practices in website design, we’ve undergone a facelift that complements the changes occurring in the Journalism program at NCC. Our new design includes a greater  variety of subtopics for our readers to access more easily. Our calendar…

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Dreadful Valentines Day experiences

It’s that time of year again. With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, NCC students and professors reflect on some past experiences, hoping not to repeat any of them this year. “I really hope this Valentine’s Day will be enjoyable,” said Catharina Soto, a Psychology major. “I don’t want to have any negative experiences like some of…

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“Surf’s Up” Spartan Fest gallery

The NCC family came together on Jan. 22 to celebrate Spartan Fest this semester. Following with the “Surf’s Up” theme students arrived dressed in their best beach attire in the Student Life Zone. Events included an eventful limbo contest, mechanical surf board, a messy eating contest and much more. Free food filled the bellies of…

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Service opportunities grow with new office

Returning students may notice the lack of construction in the former Spartan Shop’s space in College Center. The renovations that took up much of last semester are completed, and the result is NCC’s new Center of Civic and Community Engagement. Designed to function as a central hub for both campuses, the center plans on being…

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The truth about textbook prices

The Public Interest Research group (www.uspirg.org) estimates that the average college student will spend over $1,100 on textbooks alone per year. Factoring in tuition fees, housing and transport costs makes going to college an expensive endeavor. “The cost of books is ridiculous,” said Emily MacBride, Communication Studies/RN major. “I try to buy from students, so…

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Show your wallet some love

As Valentine’s Day comes and goes, we often get caught up in celebrating our relationships with significant others and friends. This year, are you remembering to show your wallet some love, as well? With days filled with classes, friends, club meetings, sports, and part-time jobs, you can quickly fall into wasteful spending habits. Here are…

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Grant received for “green” efforts

The Ban the Bottle initiative has been awarded a $2,000 grant in its efforts to make the Bethlehem campus more sustainable. Honor society Phi Theta Kappa, or PTK, President Aaron Rosengarten, Social Media Officer Rachel Cimera and Treasurer Gabe Olah are raising the bar this year for the Bethlehem campus honor society. Currently a three-star…

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Behind the scenes of food services

Northampton chefs Char Hartley and Cindy Litzenberger are always willing to hear suggestions from students about what the food service should serve at the Main, Monroe and Fowler Southside campuses. “Once a month, the food committee holds a meeting and gives suggestions of what they think of serving, passing information to students,” Hartley said. “They…

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Get smart with food choices

For students wanting to eat healthier, the NCC Main campus cafeteria offers a wide range of options to help them on their journey. “I think a lot of times the average customer that comes on a daily basis… would walk in here after a couple of weeks and say, ‘I can’t find anything I’d like…

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A career path inspires

Environmental graphic design is a profession often unrecognized by students as a potential career path. George Lim and Angela Serravo, Principal Partners at Tengram Design LLC, spoke to a large group of design students on campus Nov. 18 of 2014. Hired by Bethlehem for district branding, Lim and Serravo were not surprised with the number…

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Changing the game

World-renowned author Frances Moore Lappé has spent her life trying to answer the question: “Why, together, are we creating a world that not one of us as individuals would choose?” The reason, she told NCC students in her talk on Nov. 18 in the Main campus’s David A. Reed Community Room, is something she calls…

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