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Printing with a Papercut

Students printing out assignments might have received a scare more than once during the past few semesters. When printing out anything from a computer terminal on NCC’s campus, a box on the right side of the screen counts down a monetary value with each piece of paper printed. Much of the NCC student body remains confused…

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The reunification of Good

A man ventured into the heart of the rainforest after 20 years of separation and disconnect to be reunited with his mother. On Oct 29th East Stroudsburg University Graduate and Yanomamo-America author, David Good, appeared at NCC to tell the story of his journey back “home.” In 2011, he felt compelled to return to his…

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The stories of desperately finding freedom

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario told an audience at NCC about the issue of perilous refugee migration. This year’s Cohen Lecture speaker is well acquainted with this topic. During her childhood Nazario lived in both Argentina and America. She grew up during Argentina’s so-called “Dirty War,” living in constant fear of being kidnapped, raped, or tortured…

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The cure for the common stressor

Everyone deals with stress. At a college campus stress can become emotionally or mentally dangerous. Especially one like Northampton Community College, where many are “non-traditional students” in the workforce, raising children, or having to split their time in some way while still fulfilling obligations to school. That doesn’t begin to cover the pressures of “traditional…

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What’s in a Score?

As a college student, a lot of things compete for your attention right now. Finishing assignments, passing exams, seeing friends, looking for jobs or internships… the list goes on and on. While these are all important things to focus on, learning about credit is crucial for your future success, as well. Many potential lenders, employers…

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Allison Grillo: Not “The Transgender Comedian”

Allison Grillo, a comedian, brought her unique hybrid show to Northampton Community College Oct. 20th, performing an act that was part comedy, part talk on gender and sexuality, while sprinkled with a lot of self-reflection. “Great, I got to the podium before the clapping stopped,” Grillo said at the open of her hour-long show, entitled…

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Tom Shillea: Creating Art with Light and a Camera

The back wall of Professor Shillea’s office is dominated by a student’s painting of dark, encroaching thunderheads. His desk is sleek glass, and cameras of all sizes and shapes dapple his workspace. A guest can immediately tell Shillea is a professional when working with light from the tender, almost dim glow in the office. Unfortunately,…

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St. Patricks Day Celebration

St. Patty’s Day in September landed smack in the middle of Northampton Community College’s Student Life Zone on Main campus Sept. 24th. The event, held to help publicize that weekend’s Celtic Fest in Bethlehem, featured authentic free Irish food for the students and live entertainment. The entire room was decorated in green for the occasion:…

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Student Senate results

On Thursday Sept. 22 twelve new Student Senators were sworn in, joining the four officers elected last spring. According to Director of Student Life and Leadership Development, Frank Pologruto, nearly 700 students voted in this semester’s election. A total of 35 students ran for the 11 open Senate positions. Responsible for distributing 40,000.00 dollars among…

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Opiate Epidemic

The Opioid epidemic was given a spotlight on Sept 24 at Northampton Community College’s David A. Reed Community room, awareness becoming a necessity due to 300 people losing their lives to either heroin or prescription pain killers locally per year. Founder of Embrace Health, Staci Mulcahy, gave a presentation chockfull of alarming facts on the issue,…

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The Pope visits Philadelphia

Pope Francis landed in Philadelphia On Sept. 26 for a two-day stay, in what was seen as a massive cultural event along the east coast for Catholics and onlookers alike. The weekend’s events included mass at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, a visit to Independence Mall, and the Festival of Families event. Thousands…

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The hidden cost of “free”

As a college student, you’re probably bombarded with commercial offers all the time. Companies are eager to get buy-in from college students like you in hopes that if you commit to the company now, you’ll stick with them for the long haul and become a lifelong customer. Some of the offers you receive may seem…

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