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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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Halloween Dance 2018

BY SHAWNA CAMPANARO Are you ready to have a spooky time? NCC hosted their Halloween celebration on Friday, October 26, from 7-midnight inside college center. Food, dancing, and scares were among the many things you could do while in attendance. This year there were 3 escape rooms. One was ran by the Science club, which…

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Unfractured: One woman’s fight to ban fracking

A hopeful documentary about fighting with your whole heart, Unfractured follows introspective biologist and mother, Sandra Steingraber, as she reinvents herself as an outspoken activist and throws herself into an environmental war that many believe is unwinnable. An intimate viewing of the documentary took place on NCC’s Bethlehem Campus as part of a week-long tour…

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“Give it a shot” Pogach Says

BY EMILY DZIAK Life has a crazy way of taking unexpected turns, as Michael Pogach can attest. “I would’ve never imagined being a professor at a college, he muses. “If you were to ask any of the people from my past, they would’ve thought I would be a mechanic or something.” Pogach, a novelist who…

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RISE above

Business leaders know that growing a company requires you to put yourself out there and stay ahead of trends. One good way to accomplish both is by attending industry events throughout the year. Conferences can help you develop valuable new relationships, build influence in your space through speaking and thought leadership content, and even challenge you…

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Black Bethlehem: An incomplete story

Go to the Bethlehem Area Public Library (BAPL) and you will find hordes of books lining the shelves but what you won’t find among the many volumes is a detailed record of the black history of Bethlehem, PA. Dr. Sholomo Levy, associate professor of History, presented “A History of Black Bethlehem,” on October 25 in…

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Allentown ArtsFest

The 5th Annual Allentown ArtsFest was held at Cedar Beach Park Sept 27 to Sept 29. An admission free, three-day festival that highlighted the diverse art, music, food, and culture to be found in our local area, ArtsFest offers something for everyone to enjoy. There are three stages playing ongoing local music of all genres,…

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