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NCC’s Dental Hygiene program: Student teeth cleaning and more

While walking around Northampton Community College, you may have noticed a flyer for dental cleaning. These flyers piqued curiosity and this curiosity led to inside one of Northampton’s many degree programs-the Dental Hygienist program. The Dental Hygienist program at NCC, according to their program site, is a competency-based program with progression in “All laboratory and…

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Fat Tuesday scholarship fundraiser

A gathering of NCC sponsors, students, faculty, committee and foundation members assembled at NCC’s Southside Center for “Fat Tuesday”. “Fat Tuesday”, otherwise known as Mardi Gras, was hosted at the Family Fowler Center by NCC, alongside the new Zime Cafe, on Tuesday March 5. As the guest walked in they were greeted by the music…

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Spring craft fair returns to NCC

NCC’s annual Alumni Association Spring Craft Fair featured over 160 local crafters selling handmade products such as; jewelry, soaps, baked goods, floral arrangements, home décor, crochet items, ceramics, and more. Mary Seay from Black Horse Hill sells handmade baskets, soaps, and a variety of products out of alpaca fleece. “I got started making a lot…

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Having H.O.P.E: An inside look at the NCC food pantry

The H.O.P.E. Pantry is an on-campus, Nursing Student Organization, put together by Northampton Community College that’s available all year round. The organization stands for Helping Our Peers Excel, and was created in 2016. By helping out NCC students and donating healthy, fresh foods for anyone in need, they continue to keep the hope in school.…

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Immunization Policy: Vaccine requirements for dorming at NCC

According to a 2017 CDC survey, in 2015 1.3% of U.S. children, aged between 19-35 months old, went unvaccinated which raises the question of how colleges with immunization policies are affected when it comes to an unvaccinated student. Northampton Community College, alongside Lehigh University and Lafayette University, have strict immunization policies in place for students…

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Lotus Rebirth: traumatic brain injury awareness mural

Lotus Rebirth is a traveling mural dedicated to the survivors of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). On Tuesday, March 5 in Laub Lounge at NCC’s Bethlehem campus,  Areli Pellegrino from Success NeuroRehab, along with four survivors, came to talk about the production and meaning of the painting. Pellegrino talked about why she used art to represent…

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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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