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Ping-Pong and presidential promises

The sounds of Ping-Pong balls being hit in the Student Life Zone drowned out the broadcast of President Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday. Surprisingly, not many Northampton students turned out to watch the beginning of the new, and extremely controversial, government administration of the United States.  As one of the staff members turned to CNN’s coverage…

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Preparing students to prepare bodies

Students who study Funeral Services have a lot more on their plate than working with dead bodies; they learn to legally run a business so they can open their own funeral home. NCC’s Funeral Services program teaches students how to prepare a corpse so they can embalm or cremate it, along with learning how to…

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Arming Campus Security

Arming security is a discussion that is making its rounds again on NCC campus. In the wake of the Ohio State University attack in late November, injuring eleven students and faculty members according to the New York Times, NCC students and faculty are wondering why a decision has yet to be made about arming campus…

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Silence is golden

  Laub Lounge routinely roars with the chatter of students between classes, but fell quiet on Feb. 2 as students, staff and faculty participated in a silent sit-in. In light of Donald Trump’s promises to build walls and ban refugees from arriving on American grounds, individuals gathered for a peaceful protest with the message, “Immigrants…

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Ping-pong and presidential promises

The sounds of Ping-Pong balls being hit in the Student Life Zone drowned out the broadcast of President Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday. Surprisingly, not many Northampton students turned out to watch the beginning of the new, and extremely controversial, government administration of the United States.  As one of the staff members turned to CNN’s coverage…

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Cops ‘n’ Kids Christmas Collaboration

Third-grade students from Freemansburg and Marvine elementary schools were treated to lunch, gifts and activities that included a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus at the mayor’s recent Christmas tree decorating party. Cops ‘n’ Kids Children’s Literacy Program joined Santa in this annual celebration, but their purpose was more than providing gifts and treats. Cops…

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Seeing double? No need for glasses!

If you have ever worried about your professor not responding to your passing hello, it could be that you’re speaking to their identical twin who works on campus as well. “We are never offended if somebody mixes us up. Sometimes, people get really apologetic,” Ecology professor Karen Klein said, “I’ve become accustomed to people saying,…

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Professor Haase’s historical hijinks

History has come alive at NCC because of one professor who has taken a unique approach toward the subject. “History has a bad reputation of being the study of dates and rich, white people,” History professor Kristen Haase said. “I like to shake students out of maybe the History class they had in high school…

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‘Ruffed’ up by finals week?

Animals from a local adoption shelter came to NCC’s Bethlehem campus Wednesday morning to help students relieve some stress before finals week. The “Adopt-Don’t-Shop” event was held in the Student Life Zone from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of The Center for Animal Health and Welfare encouraged students and staff to go out and…

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Young voices prepare to ring in the holiday season

The group had its first rehearsal in Lipkin Theatre last month in preparation for its inaugural holiday concert this Sunday. “This is a very professional group,” said twelve-year-old Brendan Branosky regarding what surprises first time listeners of the Lehigh Valley Youth Chorus. With eager faces and crystal voices the children are ready to show NCC…

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What just happened?: A historical look at the election

A panel of NCC professors compared past elections to the dynamics of the recent election regarding media and economical differences. “The divisive this time was exaggerated and exacerbated by the media. Now there’s an immediacy to whatever is said. They’re even arguing that Facebook might have [made an impact] in deciding the outcome,” said Earl…

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NCC presents Dave Boyer

A White House correspondent relived his journalistic adventures with stories including Air Force One and a disastrous Cobb salad. NCC’s student newspaper The Commuter invited Lehigh Valley native Dave Boyer on Nov. 15 to speak to students and staff about his career working for The Washington Times as a pool reporter.  These reporters have a…

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