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By: Serena Campanelli and Alexis Cole Auditions for the theatrical productions of the fall season – Merrily We Roll Along and The Pillowman – were held in Kopecek Hall on August 22-23. With original music by Stephen Sondheim, Merrily We Roll Along is a nonlinear musical about a composer and his two close friends; the…

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NCC is Expanding

By Melissa Kacar and Nicole Shmidt Northampton Community College expanded their presence in the Lehigh Valley by opening a new campus in Easton earlier this year. The NCC Easton Educational Outreach Center offers targeted job training, entry-level and non-credit certificate courses at their campus. Computer classes, CPR, nurse aide, home health aide, first aid, cooking,…

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New Kids on the Quad

By Shawna Campanaro With the fall semester beginning, new students came flooding in within the past month finding new rooms, taking new classes on a different schedule, and transitioning into their majors. Damani Henry, first year general studies major, chose NCC because it was close and affordable saying, “for the most part, my classes aren’t…

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Register to Vote!

By Randall Bolles Democracy will not die unless we the people let it. The 2018 Midterm Elections are here on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 and the deadline to register to vote is October 9th, 2018. What does that mean? It means that if you have a desire for change in our current political climate, or…

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We Remember 9/11

Northampton Community College assembled a display in Laub Lounge paying tribute remembering those whose lives were taken during the September 11 attack. A replica of the two towers with a vibrant American flag, the words September 11, 2001, stood as the centerpiece monument surrounded by pictures of the event and a list of the names…

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Pride and Laughter in Hecho En Puelto Rico

By Gadiel Rivera As visitors walked up the stairs leading into the Lipkin Theatre they were met by a peculiar sound — Ko- kee- Ko-kee- Ko-kee. The cacophony is produced by Coquies, a tiny frog native to Puerto Rico, whose ceaseless call for mating partners dominates the night’s soundscape in rural areas of the island.…

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Gifts of Fear

By Hella Niazi Are young women taught to be nice to protect themselves from rape and murder even though they have the right to reject men? Professor Scott M. Landis has been teaching at NCC for 11 years. He first started using the book “The Gift of Fear” by Gavin De Becker in 2008 at…

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Birds of Prey Presentation

By Jamie Ratchford Did you know that peregrine falcons are the fastest animal on Earth and can fly over 200 miles per hour? Jennifer Purcell, an Environmental Science major and volunteer at the Carbon County Environmental Education Center shared this and other information to the Lipkin Theater audience on April 17 at the annual “Birds…

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 SENA Exchange Student Program

By Jamie Ratchford Medellin, Colombia is known as the “City of Eternal Spring” yet when students from SENA Centro Tecnologico de Gestion Industrial toured Historic Bethlehem in April, they were amazed by Pennsylvania’s version of spring. As the Northern Hemisphere slowly wakes up from winter, Colombia rests comfortably in the subtropics, rarely dropping below 50…

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ author speaks at NCC

By Myra Saturen Special to the Commuter “How do we know who we are and who other people are in the Internet age?” asked Margaret Atwood, one of the world’s most renowned contemporary writers.    Questions about identity intrigued her audience, which filled the Arthur L. Spartan Center at Northampton Community College (NCC) to capacity…

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The seven elements of Bruce Wall

By Melanie Kelliher The Commuter Retiring after 27 years mentoring students in the six elements of his profession, Bruce Wall, director of NCC’s Fine Art program, leaves a legacy reflected in those six elements. 1. Wall’s color  Hue: As a child, Wall created imaginary worlds while playing in the dirt of his backyard. “I didn’t…

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