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From the grassroots to the East 40

Growing up in a small, farming community in western Pennsylvania left Kelly Allen with two choices – go to college or join the military. “Military didn’t make sense for me, so I went to college,” the East 40 Community Garden Coordinator and professor says. “Turns out, [college] didn’t make sense for me either. It took…

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Hawk Mountain soars in conservation of birds

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary and scientific research center dedicated to the conservation of birds of prey. It’s also the premier destination in the northeastern United States to view the annual hawk migration. It is the world’s largest member-supported raptor conservation organization and works as an international conservation training site. The sanctuary began…

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Finding H.O.P.E. at NCC

“Helping Our Peers Excel”,is the mission of the NCC H.O.P.E. food pantry. The idea was conceived by the Nursing Student Organization and sprang into action last fall. In just over a year, their effort has fed more than 530 students. Andrea Corrado, professor and NSO food pantry advisor, expresses that, “Food insecurity should not be…

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The Heart (or Brain) of the Matter

When I originally took this piece, I was going to talk about gun control and all the hubris surrounding the Las Vegas shooter. Proximity and time away from the tragic events have forced me to change my approach. In this country, we have a crisis of mental health. As of 2015, there were 43.1 million…

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Charlie Dent retires from Congress after 12 years

Bethlehem’s local congressman Charlie Dent has recently announced his retirement. Dent is serving his seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives and represents Pennsylvania’s 15th district, which includes part of Northampton County and all of Lehigh County. After serving eight years in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and six years in the state Senate;…

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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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