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The Phi Theta Kappa “Secret” Event

An Honors In Action Event is taking place December 1st and 2nd that will allow some students the opportunity to express themselves in a unique way. “We conducted research on social media’s effects on expression and communication,” Samantha Leiby, a second year, General Studies Major, said. “We chose human expression.” She added, “We all also felt…

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Rocky Horror invades NCC: Notes from inside the Time Warp

Oct. 23rd, 11:35pm When I arrive at Northampton Community College’s 350-seat Lipkin Theatre there’s a line that stretches out of the second floor lobby, down the steps, and into the bright lights of the hallway. I notice Director Bill Mutimer surveying the crowd. He appears pleased. When asked if he is nervous, he replies in…

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Student Senate round-up

Oct. 20th Northampton Community College’s Student Senate held their second meeting of the semester. The meeting began with a Senate budget discussion. Student Senate Treasurer Ryan Armbruster gave the treasury report. For the Student Senate retreat, $600 was allotted, and the Senate went $367 over budget. Armbruster felt more money needed to be allotted for…

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Halloween Festival 2015

Over 400 students attended NCC’s Halloween Festival on Oct 23rd to revel in ghostly activities. Upon nightfall, students began to congregate in the Student Life Zone, the majority in an array of various costumes. Preparations were initiated back in Sept. according to Patrick Grifone, President of Student Senate and one of the organizers of the…

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Printing with a Papercut

Students printing out assignments might have received a scare more than once during the past few semesters. When printing out anything from a computer terminal on NCC’s campus, a box on the right side of the screen counts down a monetary value with each piece of paper printed. Much of the NCC student body remains confused…

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What’s in a Score?

As a college student, a lot of things compete for your attention right now. Finishing assignments, passing exams, seeing friends, looking for jobs or internships… the list goes on and on. While these are all important things to focus on, learning about credit is crucial for your future success, as well. Many potential lenders, employers…

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Tom Shillea: Creating Art with Light and a Camera

The back wall of Professor Shillea’s office is dominated by a student’s painting of dark, encroaching thunderheads. His desk is sleek glass, and cameras of all sizes and shapes dapple his workspace. A guest can immediately tell Shillea is a professional when working with light from the tender, almost dim glow in the office. Unfortunately,…

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St. Patricks Day Celebration

St. Patty’s Day in September landed smack in the middle of Northampton Community College’s Student Life Zone on Main campus Sept. 24th. The event, held to help publicize that weekend’s Celtic Fest in Bethlehem, featured authentic free Irish food for the students and live entertainment. The entire room was decorated in green for the occasion:…

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Student Senate results

On Thursday Sept. 22 twelve new Student Senators were sworn in, joining the four officers elected last spring. According to Director of Student Life and Leadership Development, Frank Pologruto, nearly 700 students voted in this semester’s election. A total of 35 students ran for the 11 open Senate positions. Responsible for distributing 40,000.00 dollars among…

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Opiate Epidemic

The Opioid epidemic was given a spotlight on Sept 24 at Northampton Community College’s David A. Reed Community room, awareness becoming a necessity due to 300 people losing their lives to either heroin or prescription pain killers locally per year. Founder of Embrace Health, Staci Mulcahy, gave a presentation chockfull of alarming facts on the issue,…

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The Pope visits Philadelphia

Pope Francis landed in Philadelphia On Sept. 26 for a two-day stay, in what was seen as a massive cultural event along the east coast for Catholics and onlookers alike. The weekend’s events included mass at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, a visit to Independence Mall, and the Festival of Families event. Thousands…

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The hidden cost of “free”

As a college student, you’re probably bombarded with commercial offers all the time. Companies are eager to get buy-in from college students like you in hopes that if you commit to the company now, you’ll stick with them for the long haul and become a lifelong customer. Some of the offers you receive may seem…

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