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New Technology in the Classroom

By William Tucker As mass communication professor Mario Acerra prepared to administer one of the first quizzes of the fall semester, all of his students took out their cellphones. The students were not texting, but were in fact taking the quiz using Tophat, a software application that literally puts a student’s coursework and materials in…

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Welcome to the Theatre

By: Serena Campanelli and Alexis Cole Auditions for the theatrical productions of the fall season – Merrily We Roll Along and The Pillowman – were held in Kopecek Hall on August 22-23. With original music by Stephen Sondheim, Merrily We Roll Along is a nonlinear musical about a composer and his two close friends; the…

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NCC is Expanding

By Melissa Kacar and Nicole Shmidt Northampton Community College expanded their presence in the Lehigh Valley by opening a new campus in Easton earlier this year. The NCC Easton Educational Outreach Center offers targeted job training, entry-level and non-credit certificate courses at their campus. Computer classes, CPR, nurse aide, home health aide, first aid, cooking,…

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New Kids on the Quad

By Shawna Campanaro With the fall semester beginning, new students came flooding in within the past month finding new rooms, taking new classes on a different schedule, and transitioning into their majors. Damani Henry, first year general studies major, chose NCC because it was close and affordable saying, “for the most part, my classes aren’t…

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Register to Vote!

By Randall Bolles Democracy will not die unless we the people let it. The 2018 Midterm Elections are here on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 and the deadline to register to vote is October 9th, 2018. What does that mean? It means that if you have a desire for change in our current political climate, or…

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We Remember 9/11

Northampton Community College assembled a display in Laub Lounge paying tribute remembering those whose lives were taken during the September 11 attack. A replica of the two towers with a vibrant American flag, the words September 11, 2001, stood as the centerpiece monument surrounded by pictures of the event and a list of the names…

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Consider Wandering Upon A Universal Path

By Cynthia Nawal  For most young people, decision-making can be a teeming and often frustrating demand.  Deciding what to do with your life is the toughest of these choices. We are expected to ponder such a dilemma from an early age and forced to finally make the permanent choice once we exit pubescence. To only…

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Letter from the Editor

Cole Tamarri  Two years ago, when I arrived at Northampton Community College, I wasn’t even sure if I belonged at the college. I had spent two years toiling in minimum wage jobs and wondering if my life was ever going anywhere. My first day on campus, I went to the only place that had ever…

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Pride and Laughter in Hecho En Puelto Rico

By Gadiel Rivera As visitors walked up the stairs leading into the Lipkin Theatre they were met by a peculiar sound — Ko- kee- Ko-kee- Ko-kee. The cacophony is produced by Coquies, a tiny frog native to Puerto Rico, whose ceaseless call for mating partners dominates the night’s soundscape in rural areas of the island.…

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Gifts of Fear

By Hella Niazi Are young women taught to be nice to protect themselves from rape and murder even though they have the right to reject men? Professor Scott M. Landis has been teaching at NCC for 11 years. He first started using the book “The Gift of Fear” by Gavin De Becker in 2008 at…

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Inside the Commuter Staff- a profile by Hella Niazi

“It’s kind of weird to be interviewed because I’m always the one interviewing people,” Journalism major Kristen Cervenak said. Cervenak is from Toronto, Ontario and has been on The Commuter for five semesters, two of which she was editor-in-chief. She is currently still working as a copy editor on the newspaper for her last semester.…

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