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It’s a Girl Thing Too

“You’re not a real fan,” said an acquaintance to me as he saw my Avengers themed makeup bag. He then went on to say that I only watched the movies because the actors who played them were good-looking. This boy, whom I had just met, went out of his way to try and tell me…

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An Open Letter: To Those In Need of a Hug

ear Student Body, First of all, take a deep breath – A great, big breath. Fill your lungs with much needed air and let it all out along with all of that negativity that is silently stewing inside of you. Take a few more, if need be. It’s nearing the end of the semester, which…

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Collision: Play Review

With possible future armed security guards coming to campus, Northampton Community College’s Theatre Department used its latest production to comment on the topic of gun control. “Collision,” written by Lyle Kessler and directed by Bill Mutimer, is a 90-minute play set on a college campus “somewhere in the heart of America.” The set was comprised…

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Opinion: From the diary of a Cubs fan

  72 hours and 46 minutes – That’s how long it has been since the Chicago Cubs came back from a 3-1 deficit in the World Series. I’m still in a state of shock. 108 years in a history book is brief. To the generations of Cubs fans that cheered outside Wrigley Field at 11:45…

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Incoming Editor on the Inspirations of Journalism

Peter Jennings was the first person to teach me about the concept of death. I never met the man, and yet he taught me that important human lesson we now take for granted as adults, and so much more. Given that we’ve just passed the tenth anniversary of the great broadcast journalist’s death, I thought…

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He, She or They?

I have recently spoke to a Muhlenberg College student who wishes to remain nameless. She told me that the new trend going around colleges like wild fire is students petitioning to get the male/female part of job and college applications removed due to the fact that they do not want to be classified as male…

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Blog it out

The next generation of blogging is here. No, I am not talking about expressing your anger on Facebook, bashing your ex or posting photos of what you had for dinner last night. I’m talking about the opportunity of sharing inspirational ideas, educating yourself and others, networking and even advertising yourself or a company online for…

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The new definition of privacy

It’s a normal day at NCC.  Students are rushing to class, talking with friends, and updating social media accounts.  A student took a picture and posted it to Instagram, another retweeted a funny post on Twitter and shared an article on Facebook so friends can see.  However, the student’s friends were not the only ones…

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A fashionable culture

Dorian and Tawana Rhodes are not only married and in the fashion business together, they are best friends that share the same vision to design clothes for men, women, and children. Not long after meeting, the Rhodes took the plunge and invested their time and talent into bringing fashion lines “Culture Banditz” and “Debutante,” to…

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Why every college student needs to travel the world

Human beings by nature are engineered for movement. From the very beginning of time, our hunter-gatherer ancestors wandered great distances wearing nothing but an elk hide loincloth to find enough resources to survive. Modern-day man is blessed with the invention of airports and airplanes, allowing him to cross countries and continents in mere hours, (hopefully…

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The parking challenge

Everyone wants a good parking spot on campus; a spot where the walk is not so far, where one can easily avoid the rain or glaring sun, and where leaving campus is quick and easy. Those kinds of spaces fill up quickly by those who have the earliest of classes. To make matters worse, almost…

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An owners opinion of Google Glass

In April of 2012 Google turned the heads of technology lovers with the release of Google Glass, a wearable device that gives users easy access to text messages, videos, news and other various information, all displayed right in front of your eyes.   I purchased my pair of Google Glass in Nov. 2013. I was…

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