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Students seek to “Ban the Bottle”

92,690. That is the number of plastic bottles sold at the Northampton Food Court last year alone. One group of students seeks to change this policy and eliminate the use of non-biodegradable food containers and reduce the amount of plastic bottles and their consumption. Known as the “Ban The Bottle” campaign, students Rachel Cimera, Aaron…

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Is Financial Success Really a Non-Credit Course?

“Is this a for-credit course?” “How many credits do I need to graduate?” “Do we get credit for this assignment?” These are all questions that plague college students across the country as they navigate the sometimes confusing world of college academics and policies. While these credits are important, there is another type of credit that…

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Journey through the lens of multicultural students

Editor’s Note: The reporter is a member of the International Student Organization and went to the Washington trip. On a rainy Saturday morning, on Oct. 11, members of the International Student Organization (ISO) club went on an adventurous trip to Washington, D.C. Two white vans left from NCC and traveled to Holiday Inn in Arlington,…

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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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