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Get your Drexel degree at DCCC

Date: 
Monday, October 27, 2014

By Rob Buffum

Did I just read that right?

A four year degree program at a community college?

Starting this fall students can get their bachelor’s degree from Drexel University without ever leaving the Marple Campus of Delaware County Community College.

Through a partnership signed last fall, students will be able to complete their bachelor’s degree in the “Drexel University at DCCC” program, according to DCCC’s website.

“This is an opportunity for people who want a Drexel education,” said Tina Heuges, director of recruitment and marketing for Drexel University at DCCC.

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The road less traveled is the road to success . Getting an internship can be the first step for students eager to begin building their resume

Date: 
Monday, October 27, 2014

By Robert Craig  

Perhaps it was during my morning commute to Norristown, as I rode the train along the Schuylkill River while paging through a copy of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho given to me by a coworker.

Maybe it was after my exciting interview with Jeanine Leclaire, a local painter whose work is displayed at Roger Lapelle Galleries in center city Philadelphia.

Possibly it was the first time I saw the words “By Bob Craig” printed under a bold headline in Suburban Life Magazine.All of these experiences are the result of an internship I landed at Suburban Life Magazine in January 2013

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Motivational speaker Patrick Patterson inspires students

Date: 
Monday, October 27, 2014

By James Pearson

Patrick Patterson, MSW, MPH, president/founder of Global Partners for Fathers & Families LLC, spoke about the important role of fathers at DCCC’s Marple campus Sept. 30.

His seminar, in partnership with the Black & Latino Male Achievement Initiative titled “ACT 101 Empowerment Series,” focused on inspiring students.

Patterson talked about his life growing up with a father who abused alcohol and the story of how he met President George W. Bush, which led to working for Bush for four years as part of the Father Initiative in 1999.

Patterson has delivered more than 700

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Students and faculty, meet your new provost

Date: 
Monday, October 27, 2014

By Joe Gbodai

“For years, we drove from Maryland here on the weekend,” says Dr. Margaret Bartow, DCCC’s new provost. “My husband and I loved this area. It’s one of our favorite places to visit.”

That being said, it’s no surprise that at the end of the spring 2014 semester, when Provost Dr. Virginia Carter retired after a decade of service, Bartow would seize this opportunity to broaden her role as an academic administrator and take on a new position in an area that she loves.

Bartow is no stranger to community colleges.

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Why even top tier students should consider community colleges

Date: 
Monday, October 27, 2014

By Jon Marcus,

The Hechinger Report

As a top student in high school, Amy Miramontes-Franco knew she was destined for college.

But she surprised even herself when, for financial reasons and because she hadn’t yet decided on a major, she began her higher education at a local community college.

“In all honesty, I had this mentality where I had worked so hard, I didn’t see myself going to a community college because of my negative view of them,” Miramontes said.

Having since graduated from Long Beach City College, a California community college, with a 4.0 grade-point average — at a fraction

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Where did Mischief Night go?

Date: 
Monday, October 27, 2014

By Chris Linvill

Mischief Night is a night that most of us recall as a night of pranks and vandalism. I have never taken part in mischief night, but I am probably in the minority.

Mischief Night takes place the night before Halloween in the Philadelphia area and seems to legitimize – at least for teens – egging houses, toilet papering neighbors’ trees and other acts of vandalism. Although police usually patrol the neighborhood, there are a lot of mad homeowners in the morning, all in the name of tradition.

“The idea of letting children have a ‘lawless night’ originated in England, and

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Anti-Corbett, not pro-Wolf?

Date: 
Monday, October 27, 2014

By The Sentinel, Carlisle, Pa.

(MCT)

A story by The Associated Press Oct. 22 on Pennsylvania's governor's race was reminiscent of an editorial page cartoon from yesteryear. "Who are you voting against?" one man asks the other as they approach their polling place. This year, the answer is clear: Tom Corbett.

The story by the AP, based on interviews with voters across the state, showed that Corbett is not liked, and Democratic opponent Tom Wolf is not known. So guess who has the big lead in

the polls?

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Theme parks' Halloween scare tactics becoming frightfully high-tech

Date: 
Monday, October 27, 2014

By Hugo Martín

(MCT)

Los Angeles Times

To re-create a bloody scene from the 1981 horror flick "American Werewolf in London," crews at Universal Studios Hollywood installed computer-controlled strobe lights behind the walls of a dark maze to simulate the flash of bullets.

An actor wearing a rubber prosthesis connected to a tube of fake blood around his neck reenacts a gruesome execution. It all plays out to the sound of gunfire and blood-curdling screams, blasted from speakers in the ceiling.

Thetechnologyusedatgore-andchaos- filled mazes, haunted houses and other scare shows has

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How to witchfully think of a Halloween costume

Date: 
Monday, October 27, 2014

By Maryleigh Sharp

There was a long line at the Halloween store in Springfield, Pa. on Hallow’s Eve and no costumes were available. Emily Murphy, a 21-year-old nursing major at Neumann University, didn’t know what to do.

Murphy had to be at a Halloween party at 6 p.m. and show everyone she had the best costume.

Then she had an idea: “Why not make my own costume with scraps of things around my house?” she wondered.

Murphy said she also wanted to save money. “Now don’t get me wrong,” she said. “I was working, but I just spent my money on other things I thought I needed.

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Local playwright reveals importance of digital ‘detox’

Date: 
Monday, October 27, 2014

By Shanaya Day-Merkerson

Special to The Communitarian

Ontaria “Kim” Wilson believes that the internet is not only making people lazy but also stripping users of basic interpersonal skills that are essential for everyday communication and, as a result, breaking families apart due to a lack of communication.

So the actress-dancer-writer wrote “Detox,” a play about people’s obsessions with the cyber world and social media.Wilson, 40, is no stranger to the world of entertainment. The Philadelphia native appeared on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien as well as in M.

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