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Business leaders know that growing a company requires you to put yourself out there and stay ahead of trends. One good way to accomplish both is by attending industry events throughout the year. Conferences can help you develop valuable new relationships, build influence in your space through speaking and thought leadership content, and even challenge you…

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Black Bethlehem: An incomplete story

Go to the Bethlehem Area Public Library (BAPL) and you will find hordes of books lining the shelves but what you won’t find among the many volumes is a detailed record of the black history of Bethlehem, PA. Dr. Sholomo Levy, associate professor of History, presented “A History of Black Bethlehem,” on October 25 in…

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Need to bring back the trolley

Over half a century ago, The Lehigh Valley Transit Company ended its trolley services throughout the Lehigh Valley, which was an essential means of transportation for the early half of the 20th Century. College Hill, in Easton, was the first place to gain access to the electrical trolley in order to facilitate access to Lafayette…

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Allentown ArtsFest

The 5th Annual Allentown ArtsFest was held at Cedar Beach Park Sept 27 to Sept 29. An admission free, three-day festival that highlighted the diverse art, music, food, and culture to be found in our local area, ArtsFest offers something for everyone to enjoy. There are three stages playing ongoing local music of all genres,…

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Addiction reflection

One of the most constant, and deadliest, afflictions that affect not only students but everyone is the presence of substances, like drugs and alcohol, which can form addictive tendencies. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, taken in 2014, approximately 21.5 million Americans adults battled with substance use disorder. 80 percent of…

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Coming back from hate

While listening to the overwhelming story told by the keynote speaker in Lipkin Theater, a concluding ideology stuck a question in mind. What does it take to come back from hate? Sammy Rangel, peace activist, spoke at the 10th annual peace conference held at Northampton Community College about his previous encounters with hate, his incarceration,…

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Why Boycott It?

By Randall Bolles The wrath of the right-wing boycott has reached a confusing and conflicting plateau. The recent decision by Nike to place Colin Kaepernick as the face of a new ad campaign has conservatives burning shoes, cutting apparel and denouncing the brand. In a feverish attempt to show their disdain, and ultimately hurt Nike’s…

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NCC Enforces Armed Guards

By Christopher Jacobsen After careful consideration, and in attempt provide a safer environment for their students and faculty, Northampton Community College has decided to update their use of force policy on all campuses. During the September meeting, the NCC Board of Trustees, under consultation, chose to add an armed guard to the use of force…

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Addiction Affliction

On September 7th, 2018, famous rapper Malcolm McCormick, also known as Mac Miller, was found deceased in his Studio City bedroom in Los Angeles, California. Miller perished from cardiac arrest due to a drug overdose, and as of now the drug has not been identified that caused the end for the twenty-six year old. It…

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New Technology in the Classroom

By William Tucker As mass communication professor Mario Acerra prepared to administer one of the first quizzes of the fall semester, all of his students took out their cellphones. The students were not texting, but were in fact taking the quiz using Tophat, a software application that literally puts a student’s coursework and materials in…

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Welcome to the Theatre

By: Serena Campanelli and Alexis Cole Auditions for the theatrical productions of the fall season – Merrily We Roll Along and The Pillowman – were held in Kopecek Hall on August 22-23. With original music by Stephen Sondheim, Merrily We Roll Along is a nonlinear musical about a composer and his two close friends; the…

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NCC is Expanding

By Melissa Kacar and Nicole Shmidt Northampton Community College expanded their presence in the Lehigh Valley by opening a new campus in Easton earlier this year. The NCC Easton Educational Outreach Center offers targeted job training, entry-level and non-credit certificate courses at their campus. Computer classes, CPR, nurse aide, home health aide, first aid, cooking,…

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