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A Look at the Laurel and the Long Run

By day, he’s your “Star Wars” loving English professor, but by night, he is “The Spider in the Laurel” author, Michael Pogach. The dystopian thriller follows a bookish, action hero named professor Rafael “Rafe” Ward. In the future, religion has been outlawed and people are required to have military training. Ward gets caught up with…

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Welcome to the Machine

Expediency has been the play of choice for the White House during these first few weeks. The campaign for President Trump included promises to “build the wall” and “Make America Great Again.” Before going any further, there is a difference between executive orders and presidential memorandums. The former is action taken directly from the president’s…

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Students get groovy at Spartan Fest

Disco wasn’t dead at NCC as students got down and boogied at a ‘70s themed Spartanfest. To celebrate the college’s 50th anniversary, a $150 prize was awarded to the club that decorated their table best according to the ‘70s theme. The prize was won by the American Society of Interior Designers for their tie-dyed table.…

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Follow the leader

Allezondra Metz wishes other students could experience the rich opportunities she and 16 other leadership students enjoyed at a weekend retreat. “I think if everybody had a class like this or this opportunity, the world would be so much more productive,” said Metz, who is also the Art Connection Club president. Joining the 17 student…

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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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