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The Barroom Experiment

There are interesting people in this world, and if you go to a sports bar on a Wednesday night, and stay until last call, you will find all of them there.     In the beginning of the night, there were only a few scattered across the barroom. Some played Cornhole, others sat at the bar,…

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Dear Newbies…

Welcome to NCC! I know I am not the first to say, but we are happy to have you here. College is hard, us veterans will be the first to admit that, but it is worth it. Yes, the books are expensive. Yes, you’re the new kid again. You are not the only one thinking…

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How I, President Donald J. Trump, spent my summer

This summer has gone really well for me. Between a once in a 500 year flood in Texas, the tough talk with North Korea and John McCain letting me down on healthcare, it’s all going well. And let’s not forget the rallies. Let me tell you that one in Phoenix was a real barn-burner. We…

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Letter From the Editor

For two semesters, I have comfortably sat at the head desk of the cozy CC-140 office. I remember the day my adviser, professor Robert Hays, asked me to come into his office. I worried that I may have done something wrong, but I was asked to be editor of the Commuter and I had a…

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Driving Without Brakes

Driving without brakes is akin to when one goes to reach for the parachute during skydiving and finds that it failed. This happened to me three weeks ago. I had a 2000 Subaru Forester with 206,000 miles, and had gone cross country with me, and lasted close to two years. Backing out of the overflow…

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Wedding Etiquette 101

I recently attended my friend’s wedding and stayed with the wedding party at the house where the ceremony took place. It was a lovely time and the following article is dedicated to all of the people I encountered and things I have witnessed when I was there. Thank you for letting me use you as…

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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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