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It’s a Girl Thing Too

“You’re not a real fan,” said an acquaintance to me as he saw my Avengers themed makeup bag. He then went on to say that I only watched the movies because the actors who played them were good-looking. This boy, whom I had just met, went out of his way to try and tell me…

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An Open Letter: To Those In Need of a Hug

ear Student Body, First of all, take a deep breath – A great, big breath. Fill your lungs with much needed air and let it all out along with all of that negativity that is silently stewing inside of you. Take a few more, if need be. It’s nearing the end of the semester, which…

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How to survive police encounters

Flashes of red and blue lights in the rear-view mirror can get the heartbeat racing, however, police encounters don’t have to be a fearful experience. Gary Asteak, attorney-at-law, spoke during a seminar called “How to Survive Police Encounters” in the Northampton Community College’s Lipkin Theatre on March 6. Asteak has been a criminal defense lawyer…

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Students grow through shared experiences at the LVAIC LGBTQ+ Student Leadership Conference

Over the weekend, students and faculty from various Lehigh Valley campuses, convened at Muhlenberg University for an all-day LGBTQ+ Student Leadership Conference. The event featured an array of workshops and discussions that rallied around this year’s theme of “Owning Our Stories; Creating Community.” Through these workshops, students learned how to use their voice and their…

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Pitt provides the best of both worlds

A 4-and-a-half-hour car drive across the state of Pennsylvania is how a prospective student gets to the University of Pittsburgh. Sights along interstates 78, 81, and 76 include numerous farms, mountains and plenty of tunnels. Coming out of the Squirrel Hill tunnel, the city of Pittsburgh comes into view. Many people clog the sidewalks of…

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The Letter to Students

  Northampton Community College is an institution where diversity is welcomed.   A letter signed by about 500 faculty and staff members was emailed in February to students reflecting the college’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.   “As you can see if you poke your head in any classroom on campus, we are an institution that values diversity…

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Fiction Section: A World Worth Saving

Waking up to an unfamiliar place is never a fun experience; especially when you live in such a desolate place. With heavy eyes and a pounding headache, I look around at the broken down house that I was put in. The roof – or what was left of it – provided some shade from the…

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Walk This Way

Lights, Cameras, Fashion! It’s that time of the semester, NCC, where students hit the runway in drool-worthy clothes for all to see. However, this time it is going to be a little different. Natazia Edwards, PACT president, Student Senate General Member, and the fashion’s show director, will have the “People Like Us Fashion Show” held…

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Master of the Board

Playing chess with Joshua Boisvert may give you a lot to think about. Especially considering that Boisvert beat out 16 other players when NCC held their Chess Tournament in the Student Life Zone on Feb. 27. Winning a $50 Visa gift card is a nice prize, but it might not be as sweet as securing…

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Should it stay or should it go?

Since the 2016 election, some Americans have found themselves asking many questions – one being, should the Electoral College remain or be abolished? On Feb. 23, Student Senate and Phi Theta Kappa debated for this answer in the Student Life Zone. Phi Theta Kappa argued for abolition as Student Senate argued to retain the system.…

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The Trouble With DeVos and School Vouchers

Eyebrows were raised when the U.S. Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education by the slimmest of margins, 51-50, with the tie-breaking vote cast by Vice President Mike Pence. DeVos, a billionaire, had served as Michigan Republican National Committee Chairwoman.   Additionally, she had worked with the Alliance for School Choice, Acton Institute, a…

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Collision: Play Review

With possible future armed security guards coming to campus, Northampton Community College’s Theatre Department used its latest production to comment on the topic of gun control. “Collision,” written by Lyle Kessler and directed by Bill Mutimer, is a 90-minute play set on a college campus “somewhere in the heart of America.” The set was comprised…

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