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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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Get in tune with nature

It was anything but rough waters for the NCC Outdoors Club who participated this month in a kayaking trip. “A lot of people [have never been] on a kayak, canoe or anything,” Club President Jarad Beers said. “It was a lot of watching people spin around and once that we got oriented, it was really…

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Spartans take part in 5K run

On Nov. 15 Northampton will hold its first ever 5K run at the main campus to raise money for the Northampton Community College Foundation, a group dedicated to helping students afford college expenses. Sanabria-Melendez, counselor for College Success, is in charge of the planning committee for the run and explains how the goal is to…

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New women’s soccer team takes to the field this fall

The newest addition to the Spartan Athletics family has been making their mark on the pitch. Led by Head Coach Scott Cullen, NCC’s first ever Women’s Soccer team kicked off their inaugural season earlier this month, defeating Bucks County 10 – 1 on Sept 6. Coach Cullen himself is a seasoned soccer player, who came…

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Mind over matter: Monroe student achieves the unachievable

Benjamin Jackson was born with Hemiplegic Cerebral palsy, a disorder affecting the motor function in the left side of his body. His physical limitations mean standing, sitting or walking for too long can cause his joints to cramp up. He is also faced with body spasms throughout the day. When he was diagnosed, doctors predicted…

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NCC athletic department announces groundbreaking news

Calling all Spartans… The World Cup may be over but don’t forget about the beautiful game just yet, because NCC’s Women’s Soccer team will play its inaugural season this fall. Making their debut under Head Coach Scott Cullen, the ladies are set to play their first match against Cumberland County College on September 6th, 2014.…

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Men’s lacrosse looks to make a statement in home opener

Last spring, NCC’s Department of Athletics approved the creation of a men’s lacrosse program. This spring, the team is playing in its inaugural season. On Saturday, the team will battle Region XIX foe Brookdale Community College in its first home game ever. “We have good students and good athletes on our squad,” head coach Paul…

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Girl’s volleyball team fifth in nation

The team beat fourth seeded Eastfield College (TX) in the NJCAA national tournament and finished fifth in the nation, with a 35-1 record on the season. The Spartans entered the tournament as the #7 seed. “These girls fought so hard … they never quit and it was evident today with this victory,” said Head Coach Adrian…

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Good luck team!

The #7 seeded girl’s volleyball team will battle #2 Central Lakes College in the NJCAA Division III national championship on November 15 at 11 a.m.

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For Director of Athletics, it’s nice being No. 1

In summer 2008, Troy Tucker became NCC’s third director of Athletics in its nearly 50-year history. Five years after his arrival, he has made a lot of headway. Soon after arriving at the college, Tucker played a large role in helping NCC join Region XIX, one of the 24 regions that make up the National…

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