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Welcome to the Machine

Expediency has been the play of choice for the White House during these first few weeks. The campaign for President Trump included promises to “build the wall” and “Make America Great Again.” Before going any further, there is a difference between executive orders and presidential memorandums. The former is action taken directly from the president’s…

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Students get groovy at Spartan Fest

Disco wasn’t dead at NCC as students got down and boogied at a ‘70s themed Spartanfest. To celebrate the college’s 50th anniversary, a $150 prize was awarded to the club that decorated their table best according to the ‘70s theme. The prize was won by the American Society of Interior Designers for their tie-dyed table.…

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Follow the leader

Allezondra Metz wishes other students could experience the rich opportunities she and 16 other leadership students enjoyed at a weekend retreat. “I think if everybody had a class like this or this opportunity, the world would be so much more productive,” said Metz, who is also the Art Connection Club president. Joining the 17 student…

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Ping-Pong and presidential promises

The sounds of Ping-Pong balls being hit in the Student Life Zone drowned out the broadcast of President Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday. Surprisingly, not many Northampton students turned out to watch the beginning of the new, and extremely controversial, government administration of the United States.  As one of the staff members turned to CNN’s coverage…

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Preparing students to prepare bodies

Students who study Funeral Services have a lot more on their plate than working with dead bodies; they learn to legally run a business so they can open their own funeral home. NCC’s Funeral Services program teaches students how to prepare a corpse so they can embalm or cremate it, along with learning how to…

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Arming Campus Security

Arming security is a discussion that is making its rounds again on NCC campus. In the wake of the Ohio State University attack in late November, injuring eleven students and faculty members according to the New York Times, NCC students and faculty are wondering why a decision has yet to be made about arming campus…

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Silence is golden

  Laub Lounge routinely roars with the chatter of students between classes, but fell quiet on Feb. 2 as students, staff and faculty participated in a silent sit-in. In light of Donald Trump’s promises to build walls and ban refugees from arriving on American grounds, individuals gathered for a peaceful protest with the message, “Immigrants…

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Ping-pong and presidential promises

The sounds of Ping-Pong balls being hit in the Student Life Zone drowned out the broadcast of President Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday. Surprisingly, not many Northampton students turned out to watch the beginning of the new, and extremely controversial, government administration of the United States.  As one of the staff members turned to CNN’s coverage…

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‘Ruffed’ up by finals week?

Animals from a local adoption shelter came to NCC’s Bethlehem campus Wednesday morning to help students relieve some stress before finals week. The “Adopt-Don’t-Shop” event was held in the Student Life Zone from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of The Center for Animal Health and Welfare encouraged students and staff to go out and…

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What just happened?: A historical look at the election

A panel of NCC professors compared past elections to the dynamics of the recent election regarding media and economical differences. “The divisive this time was exaggerated and exacerbated by the media. Now there’s an immediacy to whatever is said. They’re even arguing that Facebook might have [made an impact] in deciding the outcome,” said Earl…

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NCC presents Dave Boyer

A White House correspondent relived his journalistic adventures with stories including Air Force One and a disastrous Cobb salad. NCC’s student newspaper The Commuter invited Lehigh Valley native Dave Boyer on Nov. 15 to speak to students and staff about his career working for The Washington Times as a pool reporter.  These reporters have a…

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Making a difference: One story at a time

One NCC alumnus reached out to students on campus to provide their personal backstories in a campaign to make a difference in the higher education system. After his studies at NCC, Brandon Karasinski began working as a Student Ambassador for the organization American Forward that created a campaign called “Today’s Student.” This campaign gives a…

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