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Fandom for Dummies: Harry Potter edition

Fandom – the state of or condition of being a fan of someone or something Type: book and movie series Release date: first book: 1997; first movie: 2001 Fan Name: Potterheads; a Potterhead is the name given to diehard fans whose love for the series, the actors, and the author knows no bounds. Fans proclaim…

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Dear Newbies…

Welcome to NCC! I know I am not the first to say, but we are happy to have you here. College is hard, us veterans will be the first to admit that, but it is worth it. Yes, the books are expensive. Yes, you’re the new kid again. You are not the only one thinking…

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A Queen Unlike Any Other (A Spy On the Inside continuation)

I was seething. Absolutely infuriated. The kind of angry where one could rip apart an entire room, but I knew I shouldn’t do that. More importantly, I couldn’t. Being Queen had its pros, but the list of cons was slowly getting longer as the Revolution became more and more violent. So, I had to keep…

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How I, President Donald J. Trump, spent my summer

This summer has gone really well for me. Between a once in a 500 year flood in Texas, the tough talk with North Korea and John McCain letting me down on healthcare, it’s all going well. And let’s not forget the rallies. Let me tell you that one in Phoenix was a real barn-burner. We…

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NCC Theater celebrates the arts, old and new

With the semester starting up, the NCC theater department prepares to put on two productions for the fall: one musical and one play, as it does annually. The shows this semester are “Hair” directed by Bill Mutimer and “Suburbia” directed by Chris Egging. While they are different in terms of setting and tone, both shows…

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The Hip-Hop Generation

In July 2017 Nielsen Music, a statistics company that studies global trends, put out a mid-year report on the music industry. For the first time since the start of the company in 1992, hip–hop and R&B was ranking as the most popular genre over rock in the United States. Taking in digital and physical albums…

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Every Journalist Needs Boot Camp

They were dressed in blue jumpsuits, each with a bag over their head. The voice of a man thundered to them, “Get on the ground.” One of them tore the bag from his head and sprinted away as gunfire echoed through the woods. He was just one of 16 journalists who came from eight countries…

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A Meticulous Curriculum for a Romance Language

There’s more than meets the ear when it comes to learning a second language at NCC. From starting with basic grammar and vocabulary in basic courses, to intermediate courses that focus on reading and writing, students can work toward mastering a language. “When you’re starting, [all Spanish course] are basically all the same, it doesn’t…

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Letter From The Editor

Dear reader,   My name is Christopher Shosted and this is the first issue of The Commuter with me at the helm. After spending a year at The Commuter, I am ecstatic to leave my mark on this paper and the college as a whole. My predecessor, Kristen Cervenak, spent a great deal of time…

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Hurricane Harvey Hits Texas

As Harvey strengthened off of the coast of Texas, the United States braced for impact. The warnings were loud and clear, but the damage was inconceivable. More than 50 inches of rainfall turned downtown streets into rivers, impacting millions of lives and forcing many to leave their homes. Accuweather predicts the damage from the hurricane…

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Seeds of Wellness

“We were homeless, hitchhiking, hippyish travelers. We met at a music festival,” said Nathan Smith, Philosophy major, about his first encounter with Cheyenne Noel. Together, they founded Sprout Initiative, a nonprofit which creates opportunities for college students and homeless youth to cultivate purpose and build community. “During our travels, we went to a lot of…

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