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Best of the worst April Fools’ pranks

April Fools’ Day is the stuff of legend as we recall the pranks and their victims. “In high school, my friends and I took a friend’s car and covered it with stick notes,” recalls Chad, an Emergency Services Administration major. “Me and my sister called my mom and told her that my brother had a…

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Angels in America to be Staged at NCC

Angels in America: The Millennium Approaches, by Tony Kushner, will be staged on April 11, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. and on April 14 at 3:00 p.m. at Northampton Community College’s Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township.   Described as a “gay fantasia on national themes,” the play…

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NCC to hold Poetry Day

FROM THE COLLEGE   Acclaimed poet Jimmy Santiago Baca will visit NCC for its annual Len Roberts Poetry Day reading on Thursday, April 11, with programs at the Main and Monroe campuses.   Baca learned to read and write in prison, transforming himself into an internationally known author, activist, motivator, teacher and “poet of the…

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Best-selling author Michael Beschloss to Speak at NCC

FROM THE COLLEGE   Michael Beschloss, presidential historian and best-selling author, will discuss his book Presidential Courage at Northampton Community College (NCC) on Thursday, April 18, 7:30 p.m., Arthur L. Scott Spartan Center, Main Campus. Beschloss is an award-winning historian and the best-selling author of nine books. Newsweek has called him “the nation’s leading presidential…

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Surviving hell

If there was any time that was hell on Earth, it was the Holocaust. Today, those who endured the atrocities are telling their stories. Esther Bauer is one of these people. The German native spoke Tuesday at NCC about her experiences during the Holocaust in Germany and Poland in the late 1930s and early 1940s.…

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Counseling Service here to help

Reasons why students visit Counseling Services tend to run in trends and right now two big ones are students losing their health insurance or having to cope with stress. Students face problems when they can no longer rely on unemployed parents to pay for medication for learning disabilities or mental health issues, says Ross Bandics,…

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For Director of Athletics, it’s nice being No. 1

In summer 2008, Troy Tucker became NCC’s third director of Athletics in its nearly 50-year history. Five years after his arrival, he has made a lot of headway. Soon after arriving at the college, Tucker played a large role in helping NCC join Region XIX, one of the 24 regions that make up the National…

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NCC welcomes the presidents

A collage simply titled “The American President” is on display throughout February in College Center’s Laub Lounge. The collage highlights the work of various Associated Press photographers who took the shots, some of them iconic, through the decades. One of the earliest photographs is from 1904, when an unnamed AP photographer took a picture of…

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NCC starts their weeks by cutting the meat

If you could cut out any part of your usual diet on Mondays, what would it be? At NCC, students have the option to trim an important part of most diets — meat. That is the basis of the Meatless Monday program that caters to the vegan and vegetarian populations at the school. Meatless Monday…

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Giving the flu the cold shoulder

You have a runny nose, a cough, chills and feel the start of a fever. These are all signs that point to the flu. The flu season is known to peak in January and February and with the semester work starting to build up, most cannot afford to be ill. The first step that can…

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DC’s Newseum gets it write

It takes four hours to get from Bethlehem to Washington, D.C., not including rest stops. The drive is scenic and long — until you reach Washington when suddenly the trip seems even longer as you navigate through the traffic snarls.Parking is atrocious. Trying to park a mini-bus is not easy. Parking meters are not run…

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