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Judas Iscariot: Review

The weekend after Easter brought a modernized version of the story of Judas Iscariot, the “original traitor,” to Northampton Community College’s campus. “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” written by Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Bill Mutimer, is a three-hour play set in an imaginary courtroom in purgatory. The set was composed of brightly…

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Northampton Theatre Welcomes All

The Theatre Department at Northampton Community College is known for pushing theatrical limits and exploring diverse themes through their various productions. The department just wrapped their Spring 2017 season which focused heavily on socio-political issues such as religion, censorship and guns on campus. Program Coordinator Bill Mutimer said the department strongly benefits from the diverse…

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Rock ‘n’ Roll and the founding of a college

Although 1967 was known for the “Summer of Love” marked by the Monterrey Pop Festival with the American debuts of Jimi Hendrix and The Who, the fall of that year was important in the history of NCC. On October 2, the doors were opened to 404 students along with six deans, 15 instructors, and 29…

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NCC lecturer warns about climate change

The oceans have become 30 percent more acidic, the Arctic sea ice has been halved in 30 years, and a chunk of ice a quarter the size of Wales is about to detach from the Larsen Ice Shelf.   These are examples of the gravity of the situation detailed by environmental activist and former New Yorker…

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Spring Sing at NCC

The Lehigh Valley Youth Chorus will end their inaugural season at NCC with their spring concert in Lipkin Theatre on May 7 at 2:00 PM. “We’re looking at this concert as a way to recognize and celebrate all of the special people who have helped us to become a success at NCC,” said the chorus’…

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A Natural Wonder: Banff at NCC

With 350 tickets sold, The Outdoors Club held its annual screening of the Banff Mountain Film Festival. The film festival is a screening of movies that showcase the wonders of the natural world. “The films are known for their amazing cinematography, they’re compelling stories.” Outdoors Club President Jarad Beers said. “It’s basically a roller coaster…

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NCC’s Award Convocation

With three awards, tuxedo-clad Biology major Ryan Armbruster swept NCC’s award convocation on April 27. Armbruster won the Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry and Pearson Education awards, as well as the evening’s highest honor – the Trustee Leadership Award. Chemistry professor Bill Magilton was the first to present Armbruster with an award. “Ryan is an outstanding…

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A Taste Unlike Any Other

Thanks to Chef Char, the Student Life Zone and its lucky students, had the chance to experience exotic fruits on Weird Fruit Day April 11. I was lucky enough to be there and what a sight to behold. Brightly colored and absolutely enticing, students were able to sample each individual fruit that was provided. Friends…

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The Originals

For a bit of tradition and spirituality, the Piscataway Tribe represented just that on April 4 in the Student Life Zone. Showcasing their traditional song and dance, and telling their story, the audience was in absolute awe. Mark Tayac, the leader of the group and soon to be the 29th chief in his tribe, explained…

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Get To Steppin’

There’s no doubt on how important Enough Is Enough Week is to not only the student body, but to the community as well. Every year, Enough Is Enough is an eventful week that aims to bring awareness to all sorts of violence and prejudice that is imposed on all sorts of people. A big event…

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My Editors Are Cooler Than Your Editors

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, my editors are not only cooler, but so much better. Editor-in-Chief Kristen Cervenak and Layout Editor Jeremiah Reardon have both won awards in the 2017 Student Keystone Press, in a competition that is sponsored by The Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association. Kristen and Jeremiah (Jerry to everyone who knows him) received second…

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Tau Gamma 2.0: Back at It Again

If you thought the Tau Gamma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa was finished after winning a ton of national awards, think again. For the first time, Tau Gamma has won five international awards due to all of the chapter’s hard work that they put in throughout the year. Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society recognized…

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