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Quadfest shattered records as students stormed the quad

Featuring food, music and events; Quadfest rang in the new school year. On Aug. 25, Northampton Community College welcomed students with their annual Quadfest, which promoted participation in campus life. The festival gave students the opportunity to sign up for clubs on campus. Glenda Lauray, a third-semester Business Administration major chaired the Quadfest committee and…

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’80s classic comes to NCC

Before “Mean Girls,” there was “Heathers”. On Oct. 20, you can witness a re-imagining of the 1989 cult classic, Heathers, brought to you in musical fashion by the Northampton Community College Theatre Department. “Heathers: The Musical” follows the story of Veronica Sawyer, a beautiful but troubled teenager, who is as intelligent as she is rebellious.…

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Still trying to catch ‘em all?

This was the summer of Pokémon but dedicated NCC students continue to play in the fall semester. “I consider myself one of the more hardcore Pokémon players. As a kid, I did this in a 2-D world. Now they’re telling me I can do this in a 3-D world,” said fourth-semester Radio/TV major Andrew Trumbore,…

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The game behind the Olympics

Every two years, summer and winter, the world marvels at the logistical masterpiece known as the Olympics. NBC shows the festivities and the eyes of the globe are fixated on the host city and country. Before this year’s games, concerns overtook the narrative. The Zika virus and polluted waters were making headlines. Political turmoil and…

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Tune In and Listen Up: Big Changes to Old Staples

“It’s such a well-kept secret.” Donna Acerra laughed heartily in her office as she discussed WNCC with the Commuter staff. The Radio/TV professor was affable as she discussed the history of the thirty-year legacy on campus. As a unique combination of class and club, this hidden gem has been kept well and alive throughout the…

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Unmasking the Lies with Factcheck.org

Eugene Kiely has made a living giving politicians a reality check by revealing how much of what they say is accurate or not. As director of FactCheck.org, he heads a nonprofit organization that “monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players,” a formidable job in a presidential election year. A…

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Northampton Combating Sexual Assault with Title IX

Amira Shokr and Annisa Amatul Muqtadir Due to incidents in past years, tension has increased as parents and college students worry about the risks of sexual assault happening on their college campus. For NCC, it is important to keep residents in the dorms comfortable and feeling safe, so there are many precautions towards sexual harassment.…

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Hartzell Hall is proud to display its upgraded technology labs

Things are heating up over in Hartzell Hall. While most of the campus’s attention was on the Residence Hall expansion, the technology hall was quietly undergoing a massive overhaul of its facilities. From shiny new welding equipment and state-of-the art electrical environment simulators to a new lobby lounge and upgraded classrooms, the center has been…

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Student Senate Wins Marijuana Debate While PTK Goes up in Smoke

With the arrival of spring, the sun is shining, the skies are blue, and everything returns to its natural green state. However, the grass is not the only green thing being discussed throughout the campus this month. Cannabis has been referenced in history dating back to 2727 B.C. Many have heard lectures, stories, songs, and…

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The Philosophical Addiction of Professor Robert H. Thompson

When looking at Robert H. Thompson for the first time you will see a studious individual wearing a mustache that curls upward at both ends and a pair of round spectacles. He resembles something from a seventh grade history textbook. Thompson does not consider himself a philosopher, but many people know him as “Professor Robert…

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