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NCC shaping future leaders on campus

From student organizations and clubs, athletics, student events, community organizations, classes and side jobs, NCC has become a breeding ground for the next generation of leaders. “NCC present opportunities such as clubs and organizations for students to assume leadership roles,” said Student Life Director Frank Pologruto. “Not many students know how to take on leadership…

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Social media, the college trend that is only just beginning

A recent student survey says that YouTube is the most useful social media platform for the NCC student body. Fifty students were asked to rank 10 social media platforms on how useful each platform is to them. The platforms were Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pintrest, LinkedIn, Flickr, Tumblr, BlogSpot, and YouTube. The ranking scale used…

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Security bug leaves Internet users concerned

A vital security bug discovered in April exposed the personal information of Internet users to hackers for nearly two years. The Heartbleed bug is an information leak in a software code called OpenSSL, which is supposed to protect personal data such as usernames, passwords and banking information on “secure websites.” Heartbleed mostly targets major websites…

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From Chinatown to Steeltown, Asian riders cash in on casino cards

Three Lehigh Valley journalists who investigated an underground economy involving the Sands Casino and thousands of its Asian patrons from New York spoke Tuesday at the Main campus. Reporters Matt Assad and Pam Lehman, and photographer Kevin Mingora of The Morning Call spent months overcoming language and cultural barriers to try to understand why so…

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Sweet Tweet: News outlets taking on social media

Social media has changed the way that we obtain our news in a “real-time” format. Twitter has become a vehicle in which news organizations have been able to produce up to the minute stories for the public to read. On April 15th, Sarah Wojcik, police beat reporter for the Express-Times and Sara Satullo, education beat…

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NCC offers student input on the new school website

Paul Joly, marketing director, Shannon Sigafoos, marketing and publications department, and Digital Wave Antech Systems are teaming up to get NCC students involved in the new website design in focus groups being held on campus. Sigafoos explains, “The idea is to show students some design ideas for the new website and to get their feedback…

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Journalists speaking at NCC on cultural shift in Bethlehem

Allentown’s Morning Call reports a cultural shift occurring in Bethlehem as hundreds of Asians from New York pour into the city by casino bus daily, lured by $45 in free slot play for the price of a $15 bus ticket. Many sell their Sands casino cards and scatter across the South Side to await the…

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Congratulations to the Leadership Class of 2014

The 2014 Leadership Program graduating class celebrated their completion of the semester in a private and intimate graduation ceremony with friends and family on April 16 in the Student Life Zone. This year’s leadership program class consisted of 17 NCC students that strive to become future leaders in the community, country and world. The program…

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