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Campus shuttle ride to Fowler Center

The Fowler Southside campus is known for its unique approach to innovation and inspiration, yet for students at the Bethlehem campus without transportation it is a hassle to get to this campus, until now. A new spring semester has opened a new opportunity for the students of the Bethlehem campus when a shuttle bus was…

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Super Bowl LIII: The Granddaddy of ‘em All

Twenty weeks of NFL football, 30 teams being eliminated, questionable referee decisions, and multiple heartbreaks has all led to a single game being played in Atlanta, Georgia on February 3rd. The 53rd Super Bowl is around the corner, and it features one new challenger. But to a lot of fans, their opponents are familiar and…

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What is the polar vortex?

The “polar vortex” has been in the forecast lately as winter ramps up, making for a cold start to the spring semester, but what exactly is a polar vortex? NCC’s Weather and Climate Professor Anita Forrester to helped explain. The polar vortex is a pocket of cold air that swirls around the arctic poles moving…

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35-day Government Tantrum

A house divided against itself cannot stand, especially when this house is divided by a wall and a president determined to build it. For 35 days, President Trump has shutdown the government asking for $5.7 billion in federal funds for a border wall spanning between Mexico and The United States. Before this one, the longest…

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A real life superhero

When you think of a superhero, you obviously imagine a hero like Superman or Spider-Man. Superman swoops in to save the girl and saves the day from the malicious villain. But not everyone needs to have powers or superhuman abilities to be a hero, and Stanley Martin Lieber, also known as Stan Lee, is a…

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Whitney Museum displays artist Andy Warhol

The Whitney Museum of American Art’s “Andy Warhol – From A to B and Back Again” exhibit is the first major retrospective of Warhol’s work in nearly 30 years curated by a United States museum. The Whitney’s collection ranges from Warhol’s first lesser-known pieces of work from the 1950’s to his final work until his…

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NCC Theatre Department presents Spring 2019 plays

NCC’s Theatre Department has announced its three spring plays:   Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You & An Actor’s Nightmare – Christopher Durang’s humorous take on Catholic school with a fun companion piece, directed by Kate Egging in the Lab Theatre. Presented Friday, Feb. 15 – Saturday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday,…

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Dogs & the Human Saga

BY YVONNE KANYI The Commuter   Hypothesizing that humans are genetically programmed to be attracted to dogs, NCC professor Charles Rinehimer spoke Nov. 27 about the worth of dogs, which goes way beyond companionship.   “We’re not talking about dogs as pets,” the biology professor and veterinarian said. “We’re talking about how dogs evolved and how they…

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A Homay Story

By Zach Sturniolo The Commuter BETHLEHEM TWP. – Rabbits, hawks, snakes, squirrels. All are easily found in Bethlehem Township. Sometimes, that means that one or another creature finds its way onto Northampton Community College’s Main Campus. But if Joe Homay is on duty, their safety on school property is in good hands. Homay, an electrician…

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#MeToo and Society

With movements like Me Too leading the pact against sexual assault/harassment, the phrase “enough is enough” has become a battle cry for the victims and survivors across America. Taking to rise in 2017 as #MeToo, after the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, the Me Too movement has become the force behind supporting victims of…

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Students against the plastic plague

Almost every piece of plastic that has been produced is still on our planet.   In the 1950s plastic began to be manufactured on a large-scale basis revolutionizing everything from medical equipment, plumbing, vehicles, appliances, even clothing. It was inexpensive to produce and incredibly convenient, so much so that we began producing disposable products such…

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Better Help or Better Harm?

Is it possible to accomplish therapy online? When you think of therapy, you think of laying down on a nice sofa, speaking your mind to a man in glasses with no hair but also having a thick gray beard. Therapy is generally viewed as having a one to one interaction with a man that looks…

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