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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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Almost 70% of students surveyed did not plan to vote

Apathy, frustration with politics and too many demands on their time were among the reasons NCC students and graduates cited for why they did not vote on Tuesday. Of 31 students canvassed by The Commuter on Election Day, 21 said they were not planning to vote. “I don’t really care about voting because I don’t…

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Campus has a frightful Halloween

When it comes to having fun, Northampton Community College students always have something up their sleeve. Zombies, monsters, frightening movie characters fright-worthy decorations filled the halls of NCC this past month in celebration for Halloween. Here is a gallery of photos of Halloween-related events (courtesy Adam Soltys).  

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“It was totally worth it… right?”

Imagine this – It’s the middle of winter, but you’re at the beach. While your friends are home shoveling snow, you’re thousands of miles away in a tropical paradise. You’re able to enjoy this mid-winter vacation because of all the points you earned on your new travel rewards credit card. Sure, you had to use…

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Professor speaks through poetry

  An English professor and acclaimed author read selected poems from his new book “Vapor” to a packed audience on NCC’s Main campus Oct. 28. “Vapor” is a collection of poems from Dr. Javier Avila’s four previously published books, which he translated from Spanish to English. “The challenge was to translate it and to keep…

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Car Tips For The Cold

With winter rapidly approaching, it is wise to make sure your car is ready for the harsh winter weather. The automotive program at NCC has been around for over 35 years, and in the last 19 years 100% of automotive majors are employed after graduation. Working for 25 years as the director of the automotive…

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Hacking concerns escalate

It has been months since iCloud was hacked and hundreds of celebrity nude photos were released, an event known as the “Fappening”.  More recently, a similar incident has occurred.   This time, the situation has become well known as the “Snappening”. Snapchat is an app that claims to delete photos after only a few seconds…

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10 million dollars granted to NCC and other colleges

Northampton Community College, Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) and Luzerne County Community College received a $10 million grant known as the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training Grant, or TAACCCT, this fall. The Department of Labor offers this grant to community colleges across Pennsylvania. Had only one college received this grant, the winning college…

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Meet the man behind the voice of WNCC

Northampton Community College has had a radio club for over 30 years. Currently standing at the helm of the sound of NCC is Demitrius Mullen. “This is my passion project,” said Mullen, a Computer Security major from Allentown. With a 24/7 online steam of random pre-recorded content and two live broadcasts a week, Mullen, President…

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NCC is ready in case of Ebola occurrence

Officially known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, the virus was first discovered in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1976. Since then, there have been many small outbreaks across the African continent, but the current epidemic in the West of the region is the worst in history, with cases being reported in Nigeria,…

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The meaning behind the masquerade

On Oct. 24 pumpkins dotted the cloth covered runway. Models motioned smoothly behind the scenes to begin their preparations for a night that would hopefully be remembered. The Masquerade Fashion Show certainly looked promising, but Michelle Zattoni, a certified project manager, was frantically working to put the last pieces of the puzzle together just moments…

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Avenue Q a hit at NCC

An audience of over 200 people honored the student cast of “Avenue Q, the Musical” with a standing ovation after their performance in Lipkin theatre on Saturday night. Presented by Northampton Community College as part of the fall theater program, the comedy production was based on the book by Jeff Whitty; using puppets, music and…

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