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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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Masquerade fashion show to be held at NCC

Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union, or PESCU, is sponsoring a fashion show on campus on Oct. 23 at 7:30 pm in the student life zone. Fashions by Jackie White, Acta Non Verba Dance and Spoken word will be featured during the show. Free food and fun will be available at this event. Any questions can be directed to Michelle…

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No silver lining to iCloud leak

Last August a hacker posted a multitude of private pictures of well known celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande and Kate Upton to the online message board 4Chan. This same hacker boasted that he had around 100 other celebrities’ leaked photos in his possession. The leak has been attributed to an exploit in Apple’s…

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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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Social media habits putting you at risk

If a stranger approached you on the street, what would you tell them about yourself? Would you rattle off your full name, date of birth, mailing address, phone number, and the names of all your family members and closest friends? Would you pull out your phone and show them pictures of you and your loved…

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The parking challenge

Everyone wants a good parking spot on campus; a spot where the walk is not so far, where one can easily avoid the rain or glaring sun, and where leaving campus is quick and easy. Those kinds of spaces fill up quickly by those who have the earliest of classes. To make matters worse, almost…

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‘Save Green Pond’ project takes over

Students and Faculty have most likely noticed the red signs alongside Green Pond Road, William Penn Highway and Hecktown Road that have appeared in the last few weeks. Likewise, the hand drawn ducks with the same message have been popping up around campus. But what are these signs for? What threat is befalling Green Pond?…

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Education in motion

Most people on campus have taken notice to the 33-foot long and 13.6 feet tall recreational van parked around campus. It all started with an idea the originated in Texas, where approximately twenty-five RVs travel across the state representing several different schools. Courtesy of the Northampton Community College Foundation, funds were raised exceptionally, which led…

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The evolution of journalism taking effect

The news is something we cannot avoid. Everywhere you turn these days, you are surrounded by an endless supply of news. The field of journalism has been trying to keep up with this fact every day for years, and its had to reinvent itself daily. Randy Parker, managing editor of the York Daily Record, understands…

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