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  • Obama to echo Theodore Roosevelt in thematic speech

                              Pictured above from left to right: President Barack Obama [2008-2012] and President Theodore Roosevelt [1901-1909]. Photo of President Obama by John Lee, Chicago Tribune (MCT) and President Roo...
  • Consumers pay the price for cleaner coal

    Some 285 feet underground, miners trudge behind a hulking remote-controlled machine that spins metal spikes into the earth and grinds out 20 tons of coal every 30 seconds.   Within months this mine will disgorge 20,000 tons of coal per day ...
  • University offers free ride to homeless students featured on ‘60 Minutes’

    Two homeless Seminole County, Fla., children who captured the hearts of TV viewers nationwide with their optimism and sincerity are receiving an all-expenses-paid trip — to college. Stetson University, a nationally ranked private school i...
  • NCC's 2011 Recreational Sports Basketball Champions

    (Pictured above from left to right) 3rd row: Kenny Thunder  Second row: Demetrius Carter, Beau Snyder, Terrel Harlin, Unity McGill  First row: Ben Snyder, Darrius McCormick, Corey woods, Jordan Gittens. Team 5.0 defeated team T.K.O. i...
  • What are ‘green walls’?

    Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard of green roofs, but what are “green walls”? — P. Spencer, Alcoa, Tenn. Green walls (also known as biowalls, vertical gardens or vertical vegetated complex walls) are wall structures partly composed of or fi...
  • New Class: MUSC 1166 - Guitar II

    This coming spring and next fall semester, Normandale is offering guitar classes. The classes vary from 1 to 4 credits. MUSC 1166 Guitar II: Class Lessons (2 cr) requires an audition or a prerequisite MUSC 1156. It is encouraged for students to r...
  • Words of wisdom from the finest

    Born to Jewish parents in 1926 in Budapest, Hungary, Dr. Robert Fisch grew up and graduated high school like any normal teenager. What happened after he graduated in 1944 was a different story, because Dr. Robert Fisch was one of the many Jews ...
  • Book review: 11/22/63 by Stephen King

    The newest book by Stephen King is less a psychological thriller and more a moral conundrum that asks two questions: “If you had the chance to change the course of history, would you? And would the consequences be worth it?” This novel is l...
  • Fall fashion on campus

    When it comes to fall fashions, students bring their own unique taste to dressing. Click the "read more" button to check out the on campus fall fashion photography  → ...
  • Opinion: Should Normandale go tobacco free?

    On June 5, 1997, Normandale Community College adopted a smoking policy in accordance with the Minnesota Clean Indoor Act. Smoking since then has been permitted in designated areas on campus, and smokeless tobacco was prohibited outright. I...
  • Carpooling to Normandale, a priceless option

    With the number of parking spaces seemingly dwindling every day due to construction and other problems, the sight greeting a fervent student in pursuit of a parking spot might have been incredible—a total of at least six parking spots right nex...
  • Highest income-inequality tract in America is gentrifying

    The nation’s newfound concern for income inequality and economic justice is old hat on the streets of Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. For the last 40 years, crime, resident flight, unemployment and inadequate housing have made ...
  • Hewlett-Packard profit plunges 91 percent

    Hewlett-Packard reported Monday that its revenue fell 3 percent and profit plunged 91 percent in the last quarter, as the company incurred substantial costs for closing down its webOS software business, although the tech giant still managed to...
  • Going overseas to study becomes increasingly popular

    Here at Normandale there is an array of study abroad programs offered from just short-term programs to whole semester programs. Normandale students Jessica Lawry, Christy Adams, Jeanette Tensfeldt, and Joshua Stirling at Platform 9 3/4 King's...
  • New tutor center opens spring 2012

    A new and expanded student center will open in the old bookstore location of C2120. The new digs offer less space but integrate the currently separate Academic Support Center, Writing Center and EAP Tutoring Center into one location. The new tutori...
  • New Class: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender U.S. History

    Normandale has a new offering this spring term in its US History portfolio: HIST 2900: section 90, Topics in History: LGBT U.S. History. This 3 credit class will meet on Thursdays from 6PM-8:50PM during the spring term. ...
  • ITS Help Desk has new location

    The ITS Help Desk has its new location on the first floor of the Library building, room L1700 here at Normandale. Students and staff with general questions about computers and laptops can stop by and feel free to ask the staff at the Help Desk. Fo...
  • Summertime

    Winter and finals are hereYes, at this point of the semester cold weather and stress are something unavoidable that NCC students have to deal with. Final examinations are in the corner and classes review are almost basic for all students. Also ...
  • Peter Nichol’s “A Day in the Death of Joe Egg” to be performed by Metro State

    Peter Nichol’s “A Day in the Death of Joe Egg” will be performed by Metropolitan State University on November 11, 12, 17 and 18 at 7 pm, as well on November 12 and 19 at 1 pm. The play can be viewed at the Whitney Fine Arts Center on the Mi...
  • "What's the big deal with 11/11?"

    “OH MY GAH! It’s 11:11! Make a wish!” This phrase has been heard by millions, squealed by thousands (myself included), and questioned by all. Make a wish? Why? ...
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