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On Cold Winters and Colder Truths

The first winter I spent in Chicago I was 9 years old. Before that, I had spent my winters with my grandparents in the cornfields just outside of Crawfordsville, Indiana, a sleepy college town. My mom, my younger sister and I lived in a Section 8 housing project called Parkway Gardens, right next to the…

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The Minimum Wage Effect

Since 1938, the federal government has instituted a minimum wage, and from its inception until stagnation in the wage in the late 1970s, it kept up with the cost of living. “Minimum wage has not risen proportionately with the cost of living over the last 40 years, thus shrinking the middle class and putting the…

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The Sky Is Not Falling…yet

If news of North Korea versus the United States is not on the front of everyone’s mind, it should be. President Trump has been on a warpath, and Kim Jong-un, the current dictator of North Korea is seemingly willing to indulge this impulse and would like to see if the president has some bite to…

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Wise Words

Anyone who says that college is easy is lying, despite it being the best time of your young adult life. Second-year Computer Science student Austin Mathewson feels as though he needs to set the record straight for the newcomers because he was “always told that college is really hard, the professors are really strict.” Lo…

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Making a difference

Everyone knows about Hurricane Harvey’s devastation and how badly it affected Texas. While Houston has been in the news, not enough people are talking about the city of Corpus Christi where Harvey first made landfall. There are a group of Northampton Community College students more than willing to race down to Corpus Christi and begin…

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Fandom for dummies: “Timeless” edition

Fandom – the state of or condition of being a fan of someone or something Type: television show Release Date: October 3, 2016 Fan Name: “TimeFandits,” “Clockblockers,” or “Clockblocking TimeFandit.” Actor Malcolm Barrett had asked fans via Twitter one day to decide what the fandom name should be. Clearly, the proper name is still a…

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Feel it in your soul

Rain or shine, the Spanish Caucus was going to have their annual commemorative flag raising. The Student Life Zone was packed on Sept. 19 as professors and students alike celebrated Hispanic Heritage Mont. Traditional Latin food and music was enjoyed as dancing was either in line or on the dance floor as the live band…

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A Chorus for us

Northampton Community College’s in-residence chorus will be performing a show titled “A Family Christmas Spectacular” Sunday, Dec. 10 in the Lipkin Theatre. The Lehigh Valley Youth Chorus will be performing an arrangement of holiday music from the likes of George Frederick Handel, Alejandro Jimenez, and Kirby Shaw. The show will be performed in concert with…

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Quadfest 2017

Snapshots of NCC’s Quadfest celebration. Aerial photos taken by Jeremiah Reardon. Ground photos taken by Shelby Ringer and Mathew Craft.  

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The Devil Went over to Philly

If the name Dr. Herman Webster Mudgett is not familiar to you, perhaps his pseudonym Dr. H.H. Holmes is. Still not ringing any bells? Then let me tell you a story that will be sure to stick with you. The year is 1893 in Chicago, Illinois and it is the Chicago World’s Fair. Holmes’ hotel…

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The Barroom Experiment

There are interesting people in this world, and if you go to a sports bar on a Wednesday night, and stay until last call, you will find all of them there.     In the beginning of the night, there were only a few scattered across the barroom. Some played Cornhole, others sat at the bar,…

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