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Student IDs open a world of savings

When James Vanderburg was asked whether he was aware of the money-saving advantages available to him through his student ID, he was surprised. “I had no idea I could get any discounts with it,” the second-year History major said, giving the same answer as several other NCC students. The student ID issued to incoming students…

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Butterfly conservation program comes to NCC

A walk behind the student parking lots on the east side of the Main campus leads to a meadow of community gardens bordered by woodland housing populations of red-backed salamanders, nest boxes for bluebirds, a bee apiary and a monarch waystation. Karen M. Klein, a professor of ecology, can be found announcing “Reports from the…

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Halloween Party

First-year Computer Science major Adam Kamoun, who is from Tunisia, is among NCC’s international students about to experience the spooky fun of Halloween for the first time. “It’s going to be a fun experience,” Kamoun said of the prospect of attending the college’s annual Halloween festival and dance. The dance is scheduled for 8 p.m.…

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Search continues for new Student Life Director

As September ends, Northampton Community College is still looking for a new Student Life Director. Frank Pologruto, the previous director, had held the position for more than three decades and retired in June. Since then, the college administration has been interviewing several applicants, looking for a candidate who has experience with supervising projects, working with…

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A Memory Not Soon Forgotten

As students and staff returned to campus after Labor Day, they were alerted of a tragedy that took place over the weekend. On Sept. 3, Philosophy major Nathan Smith passed away from a car accident while living in East Stroudsburg, causing shock and turmoil to every person who knew him. The Sprout Initiative co-founder, musician,…

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Equifax: Another demonstration of recklessness with consumer’s money

It has been almost a decade since the recession of 2008. Many variables were responsible for the crash, but ultimately the banks were irresponsible. Many people lost their homes and unemployment skyrocketed. This year, Equifax had a security breach that lasted from May-July. It took another month for Equifax to disclose the breach to the…

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The Farmer’s Market at NCC

Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. people gather outside of College Center in the Quad for the weekly farmer’s market. There are fresh sweet corn, ripe tomatoes, candy onions, potatoes, and more delicious veggies that grace the tables at Jett’s Produce and The East 40 Community Garden’s stand. The smell of coffee wafts…

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Study Abroad with NCC

What if you could fly to Rome and spend a week traversing the cobblestone streets and exploring the historic museums? If you could have a chance to toss a penny in the legendary Trevi fountain or see the Coliseum where gladiators battled, would you take it? With Northampton’s Study Abroad program, these dreams can become…

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On Cold Winters and Colder Truths

The first winter I spent in Chicago I was 9 years old. Before that, I had spent my winters with my grandparents in the cornfields just outside of Crawfordsville, Indiana, a sleepy college town. My mom, my younger sister and I lived in a Section 8 housing project called Parkway Gardens, right next to the…

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The Minimum Wage Effect

Since 1938, the federal government has instituted a minimum wage, and from its inception until stagnation in the wage in the late 1970s, it kept up with the cost of living. “Minimum wage has not risen proportionately with the cost of living over the last 40 years, thus shrinking the middle class and putting the…

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Making a difference

Everyone knows about Hurricane Harvey’s devastation and how badly it affected Texas. While Houston has been in the news, not enough people are talking about the city of Corpus Christi where Harvey first made landfall. There are a group of Northampton Community College students more than willing to race down to Corpus Christi and begin…

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Fandom for dummies: “Timeless” edition

Fandom – the state of or condition of being a fan of someone or something Type: television show Release Date: October 3, 2016 Fan Name: “TimeFandits,” “Clockblockers,” or “Clockblocking TimeFandit.” Actor Malcolm Barrett had asked fans via Twitter one day to decide what the fandom name should be. Clearly, the proper name is still a…

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