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Confessions of a serial killer

In 1974, Dennis Rader, who would later be known as the BTK Killer (Bind, Torture, Kill), stalked and murdered a family of four in their home in Wichita, Kansas. These were the first of ten murders over three decades, which came to a climactic end in 2005, when a cat-and- mouse game with the police…

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Tweeting truth to power

It isn’t often that students get to sit in the same room as someone who’s written some of the biggest Twitter tweets ever. At a presentation titled “POTUS & the Little Bird: Reflections on Politics in the Age of Twitter,” the former director of Online Engagement for President Obama, Alex Wall, explained how politics have…

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Forging new leaders

This semester some Northampton students may have received a letter in the mail to join the National Society of Leadership and Success. The leadership honor society is the biggest in the nation and it has recently joined NCC for its first year this fall. Now having 587 chapters, the society can help Northampton students build…

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A look at careers in U.S. diplomacy

The YWCA will be sponsoring a presentation of the film “America’s Diplomats” on Jan. 10 at the Gates Center in Alumni Hall at 5 p.m and is open to the public. The film follows the role of diplomats in American politics from Benjamin Franklin’s acquisition of French support of American independence, to the 2012 attack…

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Trump stirring the pot

Labeled a loose cannon by some, Donald Trump has shocked America by his reactions to controversial issues, global disasters and nuclear threats. Examples including mishandling international affairs like the nuclear threats from North Korea, attacking media outlets by calling them “fake news” and insulting Puerto Rican government officials following a catastrophic hurricane are some of…

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Reaching new VISTAS

Anxiety, depression and relationship issues, according to research, are the top three emotional and behavior issues that affect college students said members of the VISTA project. The Volunteers in Service to America, or VISTA project, sets forth to increase awareness of mental and behavioral health of college students by giving them relief opportunities. Maryann Haytmanek…

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The Laconic releases another successful issue

On Nov. 2nd, the Fall 2017 issue of “The Laconic,” Northampton Community College’s literary and arts magazine, was released at a launch party attended by staff, issue submitters, and literary arts supporters. After a quick introduction of staff members, the party became an open mic forum where submitters could read their entries aloud or explain…

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Allentown Art Fest spreads artistic diversity

The 4th Annual Allentown ArtsFest was held at Cedar Beach Park Sept. 29th to Oct. 1st. An admission free, three-day festival that highlights the diverse art, music, food, and culture to be found in our local area, ArtsFest offers something for everyone to enjoy. There are three stages playing ongoing local music of all genres,…

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History of Mass Shootings in America

With 59 people dead and over 400 people injured, the massacre by a lone gunman that occurred at a country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday is now the deadliest mass shooting in America. What turns an attack into a mass shooting? By definition, “A mass shooting involves four or more people injured or…

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Honors for the Honors Society president

The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program has awarded NCC’s Phi Theta Kappa President with a scholarship based on her notable academic achievement, leadership and community service work. “My heart stopped,” Social work major Katelyn Schoelles said. “It was this whole experience of, ‘This actually happened… or did it?’” 2017 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars…

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From the grassroots to the East 40

Growing up in a small, farming community in western Pennsylvania left Kelly Allen with two choices – go to college or join the military. “Military didn’t make sense for me, so I went to college,” the East 40 Community Garden Coordinator and professor says. “Turns out, [college] didn’t make sense for me either. It took…

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