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Northeast Audio Department Holiday CD Now Available!

Northeast Audio Department Holiday CD Now Available!

Jackson Miller, Assistant Editor-In-Chief

December 4, 2014


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

It's that time of year again, the jingle bells are ringing, the angels are singing, and Rudolph is on the fly. Yep, thats right, it is Christmas time and the Northeast Community College Audio Department has released their annual Christmas CD. Since the early 90s, the audio recording students have created...

A Stocking Full Of Study Habits

A Stocking Full Of Study Habits

Terry Nelson, Northeast Speech Instructor-Director of Forensics

December 4, 2014


Filed under Campus, Columns

Everyone says you shouldn’t cram for a test, but let’s face it—most of us have, at least once.  I’ve even crammed a suitcase or two.  But inevitably, the zipper rips and the contents fall out, if you get my metaphor.  And while it’s more fun to decide if you’re going to hit the slopes or...

NBC’s ‘Peter Pan Live!’ Raises Stakes With Flashier Set, Bolder Cast

NBC’s ‘Peter Pan Live!’ Raises Stakes With Flashier Set, Bolder Cast

December 2, 2014


Filed under Television

By Steven Zeitchik Los Angeles Times (TNS) BETHPAGE, N.Y. — In a soundstage on a particularly desolate patch of Long Island, Allison Williams is dangling in the dark from a 25-foot harness. The “Girls” star floats stealthily above a brightly lighted bedroom where a make-believe family belts...

‘Penguins of Madagascar’ Creates Fun For The Entire Family

‘Penguins of Madagascar’ Creates Fun For The Entire Family

December 2, 2014


Filed under Movies

By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (TNS) From their first appearance in “Madagascar,” Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico have been committing grand theft scene stealing. The four lovable, military-minded penguins became an instant fan favorite with their can-do attitudes. Finally, the Penguins ...

15 New Films You’ll Want To See This December

15 New Films You’ll Want To See This December

December 2, 2014


Filed under Movies

By Steven Rea The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) Nazis! Ghouls! Orcs! Kim Jong-un! Creepy hunters with sexist leers! What would the holiday movie season be without them? It’s the rush to the finish line, and the start of serious campaigning for awards season kudos, as 15-odd titles make their way to ...

Bing Crosby Profiled In A Must-See Holiday Documentary

Bing Crosby Profiled In A Must-See Holiday Documentary

December 2, 2014


Filed under Music, Television

By Neal Justin Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) You could forgive Mary Crosby if she never wanted to hear “White Christmas” again. The most popular single in recording history was the signature hit for her father, Bing Crosby, and has become as tied to the holiday season as Santa Claus and fruitca...

Disney TV Animation 30 And Going Strong

Disney TV Animation 30 And Going Strong

November 26, 2014


Filed under Television

By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (TNS) LOS ANGELES — The Disney Television Animation wing has become a force in the cartoon world with the creation of shows such as “Sophia the First,” “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” and “Phineas and Ferb.” It’s been an impressive rise over the pa...

Trouble Swallowing Pills? You’re Probably Doing It Wrong, Study Says

Trouble Swallowing Pills? You’re Probably Doing It Wrong, Study Says

November 25, 2014


Filed under Healthy Living

By Karen Kaplan Los Angeles Times (MCT) If you have trouble swallowing pills, it’s not your fault. You’ve just been doing it wrong. And now a group of German experts is ready to show you a better way. Two ways, in fact. The first is the “pop-bottle method,” and it makes tablets go down wi...

Teens’ Use Of Electronic Cigarettes Worries Health Officials

Teens’ Use Of Electronic Cigarettes Worries Health Officials

November 25, 2014


Filed under Healthy Living

By Samantha Ehlinger McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — More high school students are using electronic cigarettes, according to new findings, raising concerns among health officials that the growing diversification of tobacco products could get more young people addicted to nicotine. While a...

On Lake Nicaragua’s Adventure Isle, Twin Volcanoes Play Host

On Lake Nicaragua’s Adventure Isle, Twin Volcanoes Play Host

November 25, 2014


Filed under Travel

By Tim Johnson McClatchy Foreign Staff (MCT) OMETEPE ISLAND, Nicaragua — Gaze eastward from the shores of huge Lake Nicaragua, and they seem almost like a mirage: Twin volcanoes thrusting out of the water, one of them a towering cone of cinder and ash, the other jacketed in verdant jungle. Perhaps it wa...

‘Epic of Kings’ Brings Console Action To Mobile

‘Epic of Kings’ Brings Console Action To Mobile

November 25, 2014


Filed under Video Games

By John Gaudiosi GamerHub.tv (MCT) Developer Dead Mage Game Studio was founded to develop engrossing fantasy action adventure games like “Garshasp: The Monster Slayer.” A few years ago, the studio shifted its focus to mobile games. On the heels of “Shadow Blade” comes “Epic of Kings,” a ga...

PC Gaming Thrives Despite New Consoles

PC Gaming Thrives Despite New Consoles

November 25, 2014


Filed under Video Games

By John Gaudiosi GamerHub.tv (MCT) Although much of the focus of mainstream press is on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U, PC gaming is thriving today. Thirty-seven percent of the U.S. population over the age of eight currently plays PC games for an average of 6.4 hours per week, according to Understan...

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