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Interview with Psychology Professor Armstrong

Psychology professor Jeffrey Armstrong grew up at the Jersey Shore and spent most of his life there before going to college. “I went to Penn State University main campus for undergrad, originally as a computer science major. I fell in love with psychology via my Intro to Psych class in my 3rd semester, then I…

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RN program ranks 7th in PA

It’s more than just getting an education when you join NCC’s Registered Nursing program, you’re learning to handle a life. “My goal is to assure that graduates leave NCC understanding they are entering the ‘most trusted’ profession, that caring alone is not enough, and that  they are at the forefront of efforts to improve the…

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NCC students visit the Holocaust Museum in DC

Silence carried across the rooms of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as students from the Political Science club and The Commuter learned the harrowing truth of what happened during the Holocaust. The Washington DC museum broadens public knowledge. Many students, buckled with emotion, walked through the exhibit crying, praying, and honoring the people affected…

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Taking on the big, bad Wolf: NCC students demand climate action in Harrisburg

“What do we want?” “Climate justice!” “When do we want it?” “Now!” On January 21, 2019 students from NCC’s Climate Action Network (CAN) and Sustainability Committee, led by Professor Anita Forrester, marched to the state capitol building in Harrisburg, demanding that Governor Wolf uphold Article 1, Section 27 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, also known as…

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This Valentine’s Day practice “self-love”

By Nicole Schmidt Self-love is essential in everyday life, helping design who you are which can influence you at work, in school, or even choosing a partner. Self-love is beyond wearing makeup, it is loving yourself no matter the circumstances, learning from our actions that help our mental, physical, and spiritual growth. Having a balanced…

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Campus shuttle ride to Fowler Center

The Fowler Southside campus is known for its unique approach to innovation and inspiration, yet for students at the Bethlehem campus without transportation it is a hassle to get to this campus, until now. A new spring semester has opened a new opportunity for the students of the Bethlehem campus when a shuttle bus was…

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What is the polar vortex?

The “polar vortex” has been in the forecast lately as winter ramps up, making for a cold start to the spring semester, but what exactly is a polar vortex? NCC’s Weather and Climate Professor Anita Forrester to helped explain. The polar vortex is a pocket of cold air that swirls around the arctic poles moving…

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NCC Theatre Department presents Spring 2019 plays

NCC’s Theatre Department has announced its three spring plays:   Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You & An Actor’s Nightmare – Christopher Durang’s humorous take on Catholic school with a fun companion piece, directed by Kate Egging in the Lab Theatre. Presented Friday, Feb. 15 – Saturday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday,…

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Dogs & the Human Saga

BY YVONNE KANYI The Commuter   Hypothesizing that humans are genetically programmed to be attracted to dogs, NCC professor Charles Rinehimer spoke Nov. 27 about the worth of dogs, which goes way beyond companionship.   “We’re not talking about dogs as pets,” the biology professor and veterinarian said. “We’re talking about how dogs evolved and how they…

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A Homay Story

By Zach Sturniolo The Commuter BETHLEHEM TWP. – Rabbits, hawks, snakes, squirrels. All are easily found in Bethlehem Township. Sometimes, that means that one or another creature finds its way onto Northampton Community College’s Main Campus. But if Joe Homay is on duty, their safety on school property is in good hands. Homay, an electrician…

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Students against the plastic plague

Almost every piece of plastic that has been produced is still on our planet.   In the 1950s plastic began to be manufactured on a large-scale basis revolutionizing everything from medical equipment, plumbing, vehicles, appliances, even clothing. It was inexpensive to produce and incredibly convenient, so much so that we began producing disposable products such…

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