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A Blast from the past: “Hair” sprays on stage

This Fall’s production of “Hair” was well-directed, well-acted, and well-choreographed. However, the production was plagued with audio issues during the entire performance, but as a spectacle, the entire show was a psychedelic trip back to a crack in time. The question is, though, does its message ring as true today as it did 50 years…

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The Boy who never dies

From quidditch to The Prophet, from butterbeer to patronuses, Chestnut Hill was jam packed with “Harry Potter” enthusiasts to celebrate the annual “Harry Potter” Festival. People of all ages crowded the college campus of Chestnut Hill on October 20th and 21st to watch both school and local quidditch teams go head to head to catch…

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Me, too

No one can firmly say that they have never been sexually harassed or assaulted before because it can happen to anyone, both male and female, even if no one wants to talk about it. “I have been catcalled numerous times on this campus,” said Annisa Amatul Muqtadir, a third-year Psychology major. No one has ever…

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Opening the gates

Moravian College campus was swarming with people the night of a guest lecturer on the 24 th of October, all waiting with bated breath to be in the same room as Carl Bernstein. Watergate reporter, novel writer, and nationwide speaker, Bernstein had a lot to talk about to the sold-out gymnasium. Instead of talking about…

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Student IDs open a world of savings

When James Vanderburg was asked whether he was aware of the money-saving advantages available to him through his student ID, he was surprised. “I had no idea I could get any discounts with it,” the second-year History major said, giving the same answer as several other NCC students. The student ID issued to incoming students…

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Butterfly conservation program comes to NCC

A walk behind the student parking lots on the east side of the Main campus leads to a meadow of community gardens bordered by woodland housing populations of red-backed salamanders, nest boxes for bluebirds, a bee apiary and a monarch waystation. Karen M. Klein, a professor of ecology, can be found announcing “Reports from the…

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Halloween Party

First-year Computer Science major Adam Kamoun, who is from Tunisia, is among NCC’s international students about to experience the spooky fun of Halloween for the first time. “It’s going to be a fun experience,” Kamoun said of the prospect of attending the college’s annual Halloween festival and dance. The dance is scheduled for 8 p.m.…

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Search continues for new Student Life Director

As September ends, Northampton Community College is still looking for a new Student Life Director. Frank Pologruto, the previous director, had held the position for more than three decades and retired in June. Since then, the college administration has been interviewing several applicants, looking for a candidate who has experience with supervising projects, working with…

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A Memory Not Soon Forgotten

As students and staff returned to campus after Labor Day, they were alerted of a tragedy that took place over the weekend. On Sept. 3, Philosophy major Nathan Smith passed away from a car accident while living in East Stroudsburg, causing shock and turmoil to every person who knew him. The Sprout Initiative co-founder, musician,…

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Equifax: Another demonstration of recklessness with consumer’s money

It has been almost a decade since the recession of 2008. Many variables were responsible for the crash, but ultimately the banks were irresponsible. Many people lost their homes and unemployment skyrocketed. This year, Equifax had a security breach that lasted from May-July. It took another month for Equifax to disclose the breach to the…

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The Farmer’s Market at NCC

Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. people gather outside of College Center in the Quad for the weekly farmer’s market. There are fresh sweet corn, ripe tomatoes, candy onions, potatoes, and more delicious veggies that grace the tables at Jett’s Produce and The East 40 Community Garden’s stand. The smell of coffee wafts…

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Study Abroad with NCC

What if you could fly to Rome and spend a week traversing the cobblestone streets and exploring the historic museums? If you could have a chance to toss a penny in the legendary Trevi fountain or see the Coliseum where gladiators battled, would you take it? With Northampton’s Study Abroad program, these dreams can become…

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