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The evolution of journalism taking effect

The news is something we cannot avoid. Everywhere you turn these days, you are surrounded by an endless supply of news. The field of journalism has been trying to keep up with this fact every day for years, and its had to reinvent itself daily. Randy Parker, managing editor of the York Daily Record, understands…

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PSECU Opens at Northampton Community College

  On Aug. 18, Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU) opened a new campus location at Northampton Community College, being PSECU’s 16th campus location at colleges and universities across the state of Pennsylvania. Northampton marks the third community college participating in PSECU’s campus program. PSECU’s campus locations focus on providing high quality financial services and…

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Students and faculty saving lives one pint at a time

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs one. Every year, 48 million Americans would die without one. Statistically, 25 percent of us will need one in our lifetime. We are talking about life-saving blood transfusions, a procedure responsible for the use of about 43,000 units of blood each day in the U.S. Miller-Keystone…

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Gallery: Quadfest 2014

This year’s quad fest has been a great success for students and faculty. The day was filled with colorful events including the NCC famous Spartan Parade,  a student dance off, demonstrations by the Self-Defense Club, a Wobble dance performance by Resident Life staff members, carnival games, a hula-hoop contest, arm wrestling contest, free food and…

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NCC athletic department announces groundbreaking news

Calling all Spartans… The World Cup may be over but don’t forget about the beautiful game just yet, because NCC’s Women’s Soccer team will play its inaugural season this fall. Making their debut under Head Coach Scott Cullen, the ladies are set to play their first match against Cumberland County College on September 6th, 2014.…

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Social media to the (dog) rescue

With people using sites like Facebook and Twitter now more than ever, dog rescues can share photos and videos of animals in their care, ultimately leading to adoption or to the pet being reunited with its original owner. The ASPCA estimates that around 3 to 5 million dogs are abandoned in the United States annually.…

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NCC student rocks out on tour this summer

While studying for a Liberal Arts degree at NCC, Jordan White balanced his time between studying and working part time for $7.25 an hour at Wegman’s. Today, he is paid to play acoustic sets at the same store. White graduated from Nazareth Area High School with Big Bang Theory actress Kate Micucci in 1998. He…

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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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