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Inside Scoop on NCC’s Laconic members’ visit to ESU

On Oct. 20, 2014, an event took place at the Lower Dansbury building of East Stroudsburg University (ESU), coordinated by Regan Hoerl, Editor-in-Chief of ESU’s “Calliope,” and Northampton Community College’s (NCC) Laconic magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Nathan Decker. Nine members of The Laconic staff separated into two groups and visited ESU on this social poetic trip. The…

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Ferguson protests in NYC

On Monday, Nov. 24, a Missouri grand jury decided that the officer involved in the shooting of a young black male in Ferguson, MO would not be indicted over the killing. The decision led to a swarm of protests across the country. Darren Wilson, a 28-year-old white police officer of the Ferguson Police Department, fatally…

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Students seek to “Ban the Bottle”

92,690. That is the number of plastic bottles sold at the Northampton Food Court last year alone. One group of students seeks to change this policy and eliminate the use of non-biodegradable food containers and reduce the amount of plastic bottles and their consumption. Known as the “Ban The Bottle” campaign, students Rachel Cimera, Aaron…

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Almost 70% of students surveyed did not plan to vote

Apathy, frustration with politics and too many demands on their time were among the reasons NCC students and graduates cited for why they did not vote on Tuesday. Of 31 students canvassed by The Commuter on Election Day, 21 said they were not planning to vote. “I don’t really care about voting because I don’t…

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Campus has a frightful Halloween

When it comes to having fun, Northampton Community College students always have something up their sleeve. Zombies, monsters, frightening movie characters fright-worthy decorations filled the halls of NCC this past month in celebration for Halloween. Here is a gallery of photos of Halloween-related events (courtesy Adam Soltys).  

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“It was totally worth it… right?”

Imagine this – It’s the middle of winter, but you’re at the beach. While your friends are home shoveling snow, you’re thousands of miles away in a tropical paradise. You’re able to enjoy this mid-winter vacation because of all the points you earned on your new travel rewards credit card. Sure, you had to use…

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Professor speaks through poetry

  An English professor and acclaimed author read selected poems from his new book “Vapor” to a packed audience on NCC’s Main campus Oct. 28. “Vapor” is a collection of poems from Dr. Javier Avila’s four previously published books, which he translated from Spanish to English. “The challenge was to translate it and to keep…

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Hacking concerns escalate

It has been months since iCloud was hacked and hundreds of celebrity nude photos were released, an event known as the “Fappening”.  More recently, a similar incident has occurred.   This time, the situation has become well known as the “Snappening”. Snapchat is an app that claims to delete photos after only a few seconds…

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10 million dollars granted to NCC and other colleges

Northampton Community College, Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) and Luzerne County Community College received a $10 million grant known as the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training Grant, or TAACCCT, this fall. The Department of Labor offers this grant to community colleges across Pennsylvania. Had only one college received this grant, the winning college…

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NCC is ready in case of Ebola occurrence

Officially known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, the virus was first discovered in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1976. Since then, there have been many small outbreaks across the African continent, but the current epidemic in the West of the region is the worst in history, with cases being reported in Nigeria,…

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The meaning behind the masquerade

On Oct. 24 pumpkins dotted the cloth covered runway. Models motioned smoothly behind the scenes to begin their preparations for a night that would hopefully be remembered. The Masquerade Fashion Show certainly looked promising, but Michelle Zattoni, a certified project manager, was frantically working to put the last pieces of the puzzle together just moments…

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Avenue Q a hit at NCC

An audience of over 200 people honored the student cast of “Avenue Q, the Musical” with a standing ovation after their performance in Lipkin theatre on Saturday night. Presented by Northampton Community College as part of the fall theater program, the comedy production was based on the book by Jeff Whitty; using puppets, music and…

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