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“The future of storytelling”

A New York Times story is making consumers eager to see the next step in news storytelling. The story, “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek,” is a cross between a news story and novel that follows 16 expert skiers and snowboarders caught in an avalanche in the Cascades in Washington State. Three died. “Snow…

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Thinking the unthinkable

“Do what you need to survive if the unthinkable happens” was the message delivered by Security Chief Marvin Gruber and Dean of Students Mardi McGuire-Closson during a program earlier this semester. The program, held in College Center 166 on the Main campus, highlighted the reality of recent school shootings and how making critical decisions could…

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Watching your Glass

The new product Google Glass could be the next way to connect with other people and the technological world. Project Glass, as it is referred to by Google personnel, has gathered lots of buzz on social media, with about 15 million views on the YouTube video released in late February. Another promotional video released in…

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Watchdogs chase the truth

Watchdog journalism is alive and kicking in the local press. Morning Call reporters Spencer Soper and Paul Muschick discussed their investigative work during a March 28 presentation titled “Watchdogs: Journalism with Teeth.” Investigative journalism shines a light where it’s needed. “There is a power simply in illumination,” Soper said during the presentation in College Center…

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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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