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“Oh Captain, my Captain”

Thanks to the Student Senate, at 7 p.m. in the Student Life Zone on March 30, students were able to enjoy a good movie with free food and drink. Since it was “Action Movie” Night, the present students wound up choosing Captain America: Civil War as the movie to watch. Surrounded by friends, the SLZ…

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The Most Memorable Time of the Year

The actors have the Oscars, the musicians get the Grammys, but NCC has The SAMMY Awards. Voting has already begun and it’s the Student Senate’s job to see what student event takes the cake during both the fall and spring semesters. Voting will continue all the way up until Friday, April 14 and the award…

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Music to my ears

If you have not noticed already, NCC loves to put on a good event. Karaoke on the 30 of March during activity hour in the Student Life Zone was no exception. Filled with laughter and fun, the SLZ was an absolute party. Singing songs from Disney Movies to Rihanna to Leann Rimes, brave student after…

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Super chefs battle at Northampton

piderman checked into the Chef’s Fair at NCC’s Residence Hall a few weeks ago. The “Comic Cuisine” night boasted a turnout about three times larger than the typical Wednesday dinner crowd, and featured food inspired by different Marvel universe characters. “Our barbecue beef sandwiches are so tender and they have a great flavor,” Gene Siegfried,…

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Watt’s up with PPL?

Cyber security is chief among concerns for the CEO of PPL. As part of NCC’s Executive-in-Residence program, William H. Spence, chairman and CEO of PPL, delivered a presentation outlining his company’s plan to handle the threats of the digital age. “I think there isn’t a date that goes by that you haven’t probably seen in…

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What’s new with Student Senate

by Christopher Shosted and Kristen Cervenak The Student Senate met on March 28 to determine funding for several NCC clubs and events. One proposal the senators heard was for a Mini-Thon – a charity event where students stand and dance for 12 hours for the Four Diamonds fund. The Four Diamonds’ mission is to raise…

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100 Days of Trump: Part 3: Is it warm in here or is it me?

“We are near the tipping point now,” Geography professor Anita Forrester said. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this previous summer has been the fifth hottest summer on record with temperatures two degrees above the average. The tipping point Forrester referenced is a two-degree Celsius increase in the Earth’s temperature. Since 1900 alone,…

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Released emotions and release parties

The Student Life Zone lit up with laughs and lyrics as The Laconic hosted a low-key open mic night on March 21. “I was really happy with how many people performed, and reperformed, because they felt that confidence boost,” magazine Co-Editor Annisa Amatul Muqtadir said. “You can write poetry, but to take that poetry and…

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How to survive police encounters

Flashes of red and blue lights in the rear-view mirror can get the heartbeat racing, however, police encounters don’t have to be a fearful experience. Gary Asteak, attorney-at-law, spoke during a seminar called “How to Survive Police Encounters” in the Northampton Community College’s Lipkin Theatre on March 6. Asteak has been a criminal defense lawyer…

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Students grow through shared experiences at the LVAIC LGBTQ+ Student Leadership Conference

Over the weekend, students and faculty from various Lehigh Valley campuses, convened at Muhlenberg University for an all-day LGBTQ+ Student Leadership Conference. The event featured an array of workshops and discussions that rallied around this year’s theme of “Owning Our Stories; Creating Community.” Through these workshops, students learned how to use their voice and their…

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Pitt provides the best of both worlds

A 4-and-a-half-hour car drive across the state of Pennsylvania is how a prospective student gets to the University of Pittsburgh. Sights along interstates 78, 81, and 76 include numerous farms, mountains and plenty of tunnels. Coming out of the Squirrel Hill tunnel, the city of Pittsburgh comes into view. Many people clog the sidewalks of…

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The Letter to Students

  Northampton Community College is an institution where diversity is welcomed.   A letter signed by about 500 faculty and staff members was emailed in February to students reflecting the college’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.   “As you can see if you poke your head in any classroom on campus, we are an institution that values diversity…

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