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Pitt provides the best of both worlds

A 4-and-a-half-hour car drive across the state of Pennsylvania is how a prospective student gets to the University of Pittsburgh. Sights along interstates 78, 81, and 76 include numerous farms, mountains and plenty of tunnels. Coming out of the Squirrel Hill tunnel, the city of Pittsburgh comes into view. Many people clog the sidewalks of…

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The Letter to Students

  Northampton Community College is an institution where diversity is welcomed.   A letter signed by about 500 faculty and staff members was emailed in February to students reflecting the college’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.   “As you can see if you poke your head in any classroom on campus, we are an institution that values diversity…

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Walk This Way

Lights, Cameras, Fashion! It’s that time of the semester, NCC, where students hit the runway in drool-worthy clothes for all to see. However, this time it is going to be a little different. Natazia Edwards, PACT president, Student Senate General Member, and the fashion’s show director, will have the “People Like Us Fashion Show” held…

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Master of the Board

Playing chess with Joshua Boisvert may give you a lot to think about. Especially considering that Boisvert beat out 16 other players when NCC held their Chess Tournament in the Student Life Zone on Feb. 27. Winning a $50 Visa gift card is a nice prize, but it might not be as sweet as securing…

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Should it stay or should it go?

Since the 2016 election, some Americans have found themselves asking many questions – one being, should the Electoral College remain or be abolished? On Feb. 23, Student Senate and Phi Theta Kappa debated for this answer in the Student Life Zone. Phi Theta Kappa argued for abolition as Student Senate argued to retain the system.…

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The Trouble With DeVos and School Vouchers

Eyebrows were raised when the U.S. Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education by the slimmest of margins, 51-50, with the tie-breaking vote cast by Vice President Mike Pence. DeVos, a billionaire, had served as Michigan Republican National Committee Chairwoman.   Additionally, she had worked with the Alliance for School Choice, Acton Institute, a…

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New Beginnings Aren’t Just for Students

Adjunct Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences Christine Lazor’s story is not much different from that of many Northampton Community College students. After divorcing her first husband of almost 20 years, Lazor’s attorney suggested she go back to school for a fresh start. Lazor took divorce on as a new beginning rather than an ending.…

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A Look at the Laurel and the Long Run

By day, he’s your “Star Wars” loving English professor, but by night, he is “The Spider in the Laurel” author, Michael Pogach. The dystopian thriller follows a bookish, action hero named professor Rafael “Rafe” Ward. In the future, religion has been outlawed and people are required to have military training. Ward gets caught up with…

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Welcome to the Machine

Expediency has been the play of choice for the White House during these first few weeks. The campaign for President Trump included promises to “build the wall” and “Make America Great Again.” Before going any further, there is a difference between executive orders and presidential memorandums. The former is action taken directly from the president’s…

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Students get groovy at Spartan Fest

Disco wasn’t dead at NCC as students got down and boogied at a ‘70s themed Spartanfest. To celebrate the college’s 50th anniversary, a $150 prize was awarded to the club that decorated their table best according to the ‘70s theme. The prize was won by the American Society of Interior Designers for their tie-dyed table.…

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Follow the leader

Allezondra Metz wishes other students could experience the rich opportunities she and 16 other leadership students enjoyed at a weekend retreat. “I think if everybody had a class like this or this opportunity, the world would be so much more productive,” said Metz, who is also the Art Connection Club president. Joining the 17 student…

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Ping-Pong and presidential promises

The sounds of Ping-Pong balls being hit in the Student Life Zone drowned out the broadcast of President Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday. Surprisingly, not many Northampton students turned out to watch the beginning of the new, and extremely controversial, government administration of the United States.  As one of the staff members turned to CNN’s coverage…

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