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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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Walk This Way

Lights, Cameras, Fashion! It’s that time of the semester, NCC, where students hit the runway in drool-worthy clothes for all to see. However, this time it is going to be a little different. Natazia Edwards, PACT president, Student Senate General Member, and the fashion’s show director, will have the “People Like Us Fashion Show” held…

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Master of the Board

Playing chess with Joshua Boisvert may give you a lot to think about. Especially considering that Boisvert beat out 16 other players when NCC held their Chess Tournament in the Student Life Zone on Feb. 27. Winning a $50 Visa gift card is a nice prize, but it might not be as sweet as securing…

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Should it stay or should it go?

Since the 2016 election, some Americans have found themselves asking many questions – one being, should the Electoral College remain or be abolished? On Feb. 23, Student Senate and Phi Theta Kappa debated for this answer in the Student Life Zone. Phi Theta Kappa argued for abolition as Student Senate argued to retain the system.…

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The Trouble With DeVos and School Vouchers

Eyebrows were raised when the U.S. Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education by the slimmest of margins, 51-50, with the tie-breaking vote cast by Vice President Mike Pence. DeVos, a billionaire, had served as Michigan Republican National Committee Chairwoman.   Additionally, she had worked with the Alliance for School Choice, Acton Institute, a…

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New Beginnings Aren’t Just for Students

Adjunct Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences Christine Lazor’s story is not much different from that of many Northampton Community College students. After divorcing her first husband of almost 20 years, Lazor’s attorney suggested she go back to school for a fresh start. Lazor took divorce on as a new beginning rather than an ending.…

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A Look at the Laurel and the Long Run

By day, he’s your “Star Wars” loving English professor, but by night, he is “The Spider in the Laurel” author, Michael Pogach. The dystopian thriller follows a bookish, action hero named professor Rafael “Rafe” Ward. In the future, religion has been outlawed and people are required to have military training. Ward gets caught up with…

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