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College standards and contradictions

In the beginning of the school year at NCC, students get the talk which involves all the do’s and don’ts as they prepare for a fresh semester in college. These are established as society standards and contradictions which go hand-in-hand with the college lifestyle. As a student, you’re expected to do one thing or act…

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Behind the myths of St. Patrick’s Day

March 17 was Saint Patrick’s Day, and with that stems celebrations! Drinking Guinness, Harp, or any other beverage that one can get their hands on is usually what the day consists of for a majority of people. Saint Patrick’s Day in America is universally different from how it is celebrated in Ireland, however. Here in…

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Comedic Nightmare of Religion

An NCC student ID with a non-perishable food item or five dollars. For that admission price, students and community members can watch any of NCC’s theater productions. On February 17, I paid that price at the Lipkin Theatre and settled in for an afternoon of dark absurdist comedy brought to life by eight crew members…

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A Brave Space

Sometimes all it takes is a safe space for someone to find their home in, but Rev. Beth Goudy would rather Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley be known as a “brave space”. MCCLV has been holding services in Bethlehem since 1984 and although its exterior seems small in stature, the people inside have…

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Super Bowl LIII: The Granddaddy of ‘em All

Twenty weeks of NFL football, 30 teams being eliminated, questionable referee decisions, and multiple heartbreaks has all led to a single game being played in Atlanta, Georgia on February 3rd. The 53rd Super Bowl is around the corner, and it features one new challenger. But to a lot of fans, their opponents are familiar and…

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35-day Government Tantrum

A house divided against itself cannot stand, especially when this house is divided by a wall and a president determined to build it. For 35 days, President Trump has shutdown the government asking for $5.7 billion in federal funds for a border wall spanning between Mexico and The United States. Before this one, the longest…

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A real life superhero

When you think of a superhero, you obviously imagine a hero like Superman or Spider-Man. Superman swoops in to save the girl and saves the day from the malicious villain. But not everyone needs to have powers or superhuman abilities to be a hero, and Stanley Martin Lieber, also known as Stan Lee, is a…

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#MeToo and Society

With movements like Me Too leading the pact against sexual assault/harassment, the phrase “enough is enough” has become a battle cry for the victims and survivors across America. Taking to rise in 2017 as #MeToo, after the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, the Me Too movement has become the force behind supporting victims of…

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Better Help or Better Harm?

Is it possible to accomplish therapy online? When you think of therapy, you think of laying down on a nice sofa, speaking your mind to a man in glasses with no hair but also having a thick gray beard. Therapy is generally viewed as having a one to one interaction with a man that looks…

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Match made in Heaven?

BY RYAN PFIEFFER Kanye Omari West, more known simply as the rapper and music producer Kanye West, has always been one for the spotlight. Whether it be dropping platinum albums, winning Grammys, or even just being in public with trophy wife Kim Kardashian, he’s a well-known celebrity all around the world. Headlines including his name…

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