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First glimpse at “The Trouble With My Name”

  Pennsylvania’s Professor of the Year, Javier Avila entered Lipkin Theater on Thursday, Oct. 27 to a filled to capacity auditorium and loud cheers. Avila began, “For the first half of my life, I thought I was white.” Growing up in Puerto Rico, he explained that his skin tone identified him as white on the…

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A student’s guide to relieving stress

  One NCC professor challenged his students to confront and reflect on their daily stress through means of sensory deprivation. “I think stress, which is increasingly becoming recognized even in mainstream medicine, is the source of an untold number of ailments,” Burak said. “Not just things like anxiety and depression or various other psychological forms…

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Student-led opportunity to help clubs serve the community

When it first opened, the Center for Civic and Community Engagement set off on a plan to energize a fledgling spark of community service within the NCC community. “I’d really like to have groups of students participate in sustainable service projects,” Center Director Deb Bohr said in January of 2015. Now, almost two years later,…

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A day in the life of an international student

Dealing with American roommates and missing home cooking were among the subjects three international students touched on as they discussed a program new to NCC. Speaking at a press conference Oct. 29 in Communications Hall were Munira Shah of Pakistan, who’s studying Early Childhood Development; Rashid Adam of Ghana, Mechanical Engineering; and Magdalena Marbun of…

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A bigger picture

One woman’s dream to provide safety for refugees on college campuses spread its way from North Carolina to NCC. “People have said, ‘Do you think we’re going to get some negative feedback?’ We probably will but that’s not a reason to [avoid] doing something,” Biology professor Dr. Charles Rinehimer said. Rinehimer first heard about Every…

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Student Senate election comes to a close

Students took to the polls to elect their student senators at the Bethlehem and Monroe campuses. 47 candidates ran for 10 seats at the Bethlehem campus, while 11 candidates ran for seven seats at the Monroe campus. This election was the most competitive yet. The 10 students elected at the Bethlehem campus were Natazia Edwards,…

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Enrollment decline cause for concern?

What makes a campus thrive? What allows a college to provide a quality education and competitive services? The answer is the student population, and more specifically, the tuition and fees collected from them. According to the NCC Fact Book, 59% of the revenue generated by the college comes from student tuition and fees. Overall, NCC…

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Muslim Student Association sponsors Eid al-Adha dinner

By Christopher Shosted and Kristen Cervenak To share their religion and culture with the student body, the Muslim Student Association sponsored a dinner celebrating the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice. The holiday celebrates the willingness of Ibrahim – known as Abraham in the Old Testament- to sacrifice his…

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Every Campus A Refuge

In Arabic, the word “campus” can be translated to “sanctuary.” Established in 2015, Every Campus a Refuge works to provide safety for refugees. On Aug. 25, about 100 students and staff members flocked to College Center 220 to listen to Diya Abdo, an award-winning author, professor and founder of the program. “Students play the biggest…

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Quadfest shattered records as students stormed the quad

Featuring food, music and events; Quadfest rang in the new school year. On Aug. 25, Northampton Community College welcomed students with their annual Quadfest, which promoted participation in campus life. The festival gave students the opportunity to sign up for clubs on campus. Glenda Lauray, a third-semester Business Administration major chaired the Quadfest committee and…

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Tune In and Listen Up: Big Changes to Old Staples

“It’s such a well-kept secret.” Donna Acerra laughed heartily in her office as she discussed WNCC with the Commuter staff. The Radio/TV professor was affable as she discussed the history of the thirty-year legacy on campus. As a unique combination of class and club, this hidden gem has been kept well and alive throughout the…

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Unmasking the Lies with Factcheck.org

Eugene Kiely has made a living giving politicians a reality check by revealing how much of what they say is accurate or not. As director of FactCheck.org, he heads a nonprofit organization that “monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players,” a formidable job in a presidential election year. A…

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