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Monroe Campus Can’t Catch a Break From Snow

ZACH STURNIOLO NCC’s Monroe campus is used to dealing with winter weather adversity, but this year’s pounding has been something new.   Since Jan. 17, the Pocono Township site has experienced at least one delay or closure in nine out of the first 11 weeks this semester, with a total of nine closures.   “It’s never, ever,…

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NCC ISO Witnesses Hurricane’s Harsh Reality

By JAMIE RATCHFORD It was hard for some to keep a dry eye as students from Inter Americana University of Bayamon, Puerto Rico spoke about the devastating impact Hurricane Maria had on their lives. The students were visiting Northampton Community College for spring break, in connection with NCC’s International Student Organization recently returning from a…

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MyNCC Gets an Upgrade

Cole Fritz Information technology services are updating the system the school has been using for over 25 years. “We have been using a system that is 25-years-old. It gets difficult to keep up with the times when we have to keep working with a system that old,” Information Technology Services administrator Deborah Burak said. The…

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Good Bones’ poet Maggie Smith visits NCC

By KELSEY WALTER Silence fell on Lipkin Theatre, as award-winning poet Maggie Smith read excerpts from her work, in celebration of Len Roberts Poetry Day on March 27. Drawing on her books, “Good Bones”, “Well Speaks of Its Own Poison” and “Lamp of the Body,” Smith paused between poems to explain the inspiration for them.…

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March for Our Lives Rally Results in Record Breaking Attendance

  March for Our Lives was a student-led demonstration in support of tighter gun control that took place on March 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C., with over 800 sibling events throughout the United States and around the world. Student organizers from Never Again MSD planned the march in collaboration with the nonprofit organization, Every town…

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Helping one drop at a time

Numerous ways exist at NCC to help victims of tragedy like this year’s hurricanes, including a blood drive held every semester. NCC counselor Ross Bandics, who helps organize the Miller-Keystone Blood drives on campus, stresses the importance of donating blood. “A blood drive is an example of something that may be considered scary,” Bandics said.…

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Behind sexual harassment are issues of money and power

The workplace environment NCC students are graduating into contains 33 million reported sexual harassment cases. Only 5 percent of abusers that were reported faced any consequences, according to an October 2017 ABC News and Washington Post poll produced by Langer Research Associates. NCC professors urge students to understand sexual harassment in terms of money and power, helping them identify abusive situations…

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The power behind the lens

“InVision: Bearing Witness with Carol Guzy,” a retrospective at the ArtsQuest’s Banana Factory, took the audience on a journey around the world behind the lens of a camera. Guzy alternated between sharing her personal stories and photo montages set to music. Carol Guzy was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1956 and lived there until 1978…

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“They’ve been through enough” Crime Victims Council offers help

Survivors of crime have an ally in the Crime Victims Council. The CVC’s mission is to provide free confidential services and advocacy for the rights, welfare and empowerment for all victims. Suzanne Beck, executive director of CVC for 27 years, and Emily Rieser, senior outreach educator and advocate for the past three years, recently spoke…

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Confessions of a serial killer

In 1974, Dennis Rader, who would later be known as the BTK Killer (Bind, Torture, Kill), stalked and murdered a family of four in their home in Wichita, Kansas. These were the first of ten murders over three decades, which came to a climactic end in 2005, when a cat-and- mouse game with the police…

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Tweeting truth to power

It isn’t often that students get to sit in the same room as someone who’s written some of the biggest Twitter tweets ever. At a presentation titled “POTUS & the Little Bird: Reflections on Politics in the Age of Twitter,” the former director of Online Engagement for President Obama, Alex Wall, explained how politics have…

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‘Tis the seasonal depression

​Oh, the weather outside is… eh, who cares? ​After sharing gratitude for loved ones over turkey carcasses and Aunt Carol’s drunken political rants, Americans rejoice over super discounts to combat their economical struggles. As they creep between a sea of squeaky-wheeled shopping carts, they direct their attention away from the elderly lady smacking the bald man with her purse as…

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