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Equifax: Another demonstration of recklessness with consumer’s money

It has been almost a decade since the recession of 2008. Many variables were responsible for the crash, but ultimately the banks were irresponsible. Many people lost their homes and unemployment skyrocketed. This year, Equifax had a security breach that lasted from May-July. It took another month for Equifax to disclose the breach to the…

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The Farmer’s Market at NCC

Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. people gather outside of College Center in the Quad for the weekly farmer’s market. There are fresh sweet corn, ripe tomatoes, candy onions, potatoes, and more delicious veggies that grace the tables at Jett’s Produce and The East 40 Community Garden’s stand. The smell of coffee wafts…

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Study Abroad with NCC

What if you could fly to Rome and spend a week traversing the cobblestone streets and exploring the historic museums? If you could have a chance to toss a penny in the legendary Trevi fountain or see the Coliseum where gladiators battled, would you take it? With Northampton’s Study Abroad program, these dreams can become…

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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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