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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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Can we get supervision for a 71 year old?

I swore I’d stop with the political jabs at the president. But in the spirit of the holidays, old habits die hard. Supervision for a 71-year-old sounds like a bad joke I’d tell my grandfather after his seventh glass of wine. For our president, it seems more and more like a necessity. Twitter is an…

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Twilight of Net Neutrality affects us all

A la carte. It’s good in a food court and a cable package. Imagine Internet service where websites were bundled and offered in packages. For instance, if you wanted to access social media, you may have to pay an additional $5.99 per month for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. The sinister part is that Internet Service…

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Forging new leaders

This semester some Northampton students may have received a letter in the mail to join the National Society of Leadership and Success. The leadership honor society is the biggest in the nation and it has recently joined NCC for its first year this fall. Now having 587 chapters, the society can help Northampton students build…

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A look at careers in U.S. diplomacy

The YWCA will be sponsoring a presentation of the film “America’s Diplomats” on Jan. 10 at the Gates Center in Alumni Hall at 5 p.m and is open to the public. The film follows the role of diplomats in American politics from Benjamin Franklin’s acquisition of French support of American independence, to the 2012 attack…

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Trump stirring the pot

Labeled a loose cannon by some, Donald Trump has shocked America by his reactions to controversial issues, global disasters and nuclear threats. Examples including mishandling international affairs like the nuclear threats from North Korea, attacking media outlets by calling them “fake news” and insulting Puerto Rican government officials following a catastrophic hurricane are some of…

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Reaching new VISTAS

Anxiety, depression and relationship issues, according to research, are the top three emotional and behavior issues that affect college students said members of the VISTA project. The Volunteers in Service to America, or VISTA project, sets forth to increase awareness of mental and behavioral health of college students by giving them relief opportunities. Maryann Haytmanek…

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All of the lights

Insta-worthy photos, singing princesses, and more than one million lights can be found at the Winter Lights Spectacular at the Lehigh Valley Zoo. It being their fourth year, the Zoo opened the gates to this special event on Nov. 10 and plans to run all through the season until the Dec. 31 with a ton…

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The Laconic releases another successful issue

On Nov. 2nd, the Fall 2017 issue of “The Laconic,” Northampton Community College’s literary and arts magazine, was released at a launch party attended by staff, issue submitters, and literary arts supporters. After a quick introduction of staff members, the party became an open mic forum where submitters could read their entries aloud or explain…

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Allentown Art Fest spreads artistic diversity

The 4th Annual Allentown ArtsFest was held at Cedar Beach Park Sept. 29th to Oct. 1st. An admission free, three-day festival that highlights 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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