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Language meets art in ‘The Global Classroom

By MELANIE KELLIHER Spanish professor Milagros Morales-Santiago’s “The Global Classroom” project transforms College Center 113 on NCC’s Main campus into a public canvas. Recognizing how murals beautify cities and create community, she wondered whether it was possible to paint the same kind of effect on the walls of the language classroom. “The goal was to…

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Spring Laconic release showcases literary talents

BY KELSEY WALTER Creativity spread throughout the room as contributors of The Laconic shared their work in celebration of the release of NCC’s literary and arts magazine. The 2018 Spring edition of The Laconic is composed of art, photography and creative writing from the hearts of the students featured in it. During this year’s release…

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Ink and art draw tattoos enthusiasts to the Sands

  BY KELSEY WALTER The buzzing hum of a tattoo machine is all that can be heard at the Sands Event Center during the 11th annual Skindustry Tattoo Expo. With over 100 tattoo artists present, people can be tattooed with an appointment that day, and some can also get their tattoos done without an appointment.…

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Pulling Strings to Follow a Passion

By RANDALL BOLLES The ride from Nazareth to Lancaster looks like America’s backyard, with open farm lands, solar panel fields and makeshift religious signs. The trip’s purpose is for Dave Shoudt to get a $25-dollar bass guitar in hopes of reselling it for a hefty profit. “I sold the exact same type three months ago…

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Monroe Campus Can’t Catch a Break From Snow

ZACH STURNIOLO NCC’s Monroe campus is used to dealing with winter weather adversity, but this year’s pounding has been something new.   Since Jan. 17, the Pocono Township site has experienced at least one delay or closure in nine out of the first 11 weeks this semester, with a total of nine closures.   “It’s never, ever,…

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NCC ISO Witnesses Hurricane’s Harsh Reality

By JAMIE RATCHFORD It was hard for some to keep a dry eye as students from Inter Americana University of Bayamon, Puerto Rico spoke about the devastating impact Hurricane Maria had on their lives. The students were visiting Northampton Community College for spring break, in connection with NCC’s International Student Organization recently returning from a…

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MyNCC Gets an Upgrade

Cole Fritz Information technology services are updating the system the school has been using for over 25 years. “We have been using a system that is 25-years-old. It gets difficult to keep up with the times when we have to keep working with a system that old,” Information Technology Services administrator Deborah Burak said. The…

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Good Bones’ poet Maggie Smith visits NCC

By KELSEY WALTER Silence fell on Lipkin Theatre, as award-winning poet Maggie Smith read excerpts from her work, in celebration of Len Roberts Poetry Day on March 27. Drawing on her books, “Good Bones”, “Well Speaks of Its Own Poison” and “Lamp of the Body,” Smith paused between poems to explain the inspiration for them.…

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March for Our Lives Rally Results in Record Breaking Attendance

  March for Our Lives was a student-led demonstration in support of tighter gun control that took place on March 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C., with over 800 sibling events throughout the United States and around the world. Student organizers from Never Again MSD planned the march in collaboration with the nonprofit organization, Every town…

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Helping one drop at a time

Numerous ways exist at NCC to help victims of tragedy like this year’s hurricanes, including a blood drive held every semester. NCC counselor Ross Bandics, who helps organize the Miller-Keystone Blood drives on campus, stresses the importance of donating blood. “A blood drive is an example of something that may be considered scary,” Bandics said.…

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Behind sexual harassment are issues of money and power

The workplace environment NCC students are graduating into contains 33 million reported sexual harassment cases. Only 5 percent of abusers that were reported faced any consequences, according to an October 2017 ABC News and Washington Post poll produced by Langer Research Associates. NCC professors urge students to understand sexual harassment in terms of money and power, helping them identify abusive situations…

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The power behind the lens

“InVision: Bearing Witness with Carol Guzy,” a retrospective at the ArtsQuest’s Banana Factory, took the audience on a journey around the world behind the lens of a camera. Guzy alternated between sharing her personal stories and photo montages set to music. Carol Guzy was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1956 and lived there until 1978…

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