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Social media to the (dog) rescue

With people using sites like Facebook and Twitter now more than ever, dog rescues can share photos and videos of animals in their care, ultimately leading to adoption or to the pet being reunited with its original owner. The ASPCA estimates that around 3 to 5 million dogs are abandoned in the United States annually.…

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The sorrows of a writer unhinged

Samuel Beckett’s life was one that was filled with turmoil and great distress. Using his writing skills, he combined his own emotions into the creation of his amazing yet bizarre works. His core, however, was that the most entertaining thing possible was unhappiness. Beckett’s work incorporated his own emotional distresses in his life as a…

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Wine-making: The art of bacteria

Uncommonly know as oenology, the process of wine-making is an extensive process where grapes go through the process of fermentation by microorganisms; ultimately resulting in the production of the wine we enjoy during holidays and social gatherings. Above all else that goes into winemaking, the most important part of this process would be assumed to…

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NCC student rocks out on tour this summer

While studying for a Liberal Arts degree at NCC, Jordan White balanced his time between studying and working part time for $7.25 an hour at Wegman’s. Today, he is paid to play acoustic sets at the same store. White graduated from Nazareth Area High School with Big Bang Theory actress Kate Micucci in 1998. He…

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NCC shaping future leaders on campus

From student organizations and clubs, athletics, student events, community organizations, classes and side jobs, NCC has become a breeding ground for the next generation of leaders. “NCC present opportunities such as clubs and organizations for students to assume leadership roles,” said Student Life Director Frank Pologruto. “Not many students know how to take on leadership…

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Social media, the college trend that is only just beginning

A recent student survey says that YouTube is the most useful social media platform for the NCC student body. Fifty students were asked to rank 10 social media platforms on how useful each platform is to them. The platforms were Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pintrest, LinkedIn, Flickr, Tumblr, BlogSpot, and YouTube. The ranking scale used…

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Security bug leaves Internet users concerned

A vital security bug discovered in April exposed the personal information of Internet users to hackers for nearly two years. The Heartbleed bug is an information leak in a software code called OpenSSL, which is supposed to protect personal data such as usernames, passwords and banking information on “secure websites.” Heartbleed mostly targets major websites…

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From Chinatown to Steeltown, Asian riders cash in on casino cards

Three Lehigh Valley journalists who investigated an underground economy involving the Sands Casino and thousands of its Asian patrons from New York spoke Tuesday at the Main campus. Reporters Matt Assad and Pam Lehman, and photographer Kevin Mingora of The Morning Call spent months overcoming language and cultural barriers to try to understand why so…

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