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North Lake College Has a Student Club for Every Interest

North Lake College’s student clubs and organizations bring friends together, celebrate shared interests, and serve the community. Every day, NLC students stay on campus before and after classes to discover another side of their college experience – the common bonds with others and new experiences which clubs can foster. No matter what you want to do, one of North Lake College’s dozens of student organizations has something to offer you. Whether you’re in college for the first time or returning to campus, now is the time to get involved. What are you looking for in a student club? Community service [...]

2019-09-05T13:55:12-05:00September 1st, 2019|Campus Life|

Six Common Myths About Bisexuality

“They’re making it up.” “They just want attention.” “That doesn’t really exist.” In the LGBTQ community, bisexuals faces their own unique forms of prejudice. While some discriminate against gay and lesbian people because of their sexual orientations, others question whether bisexuality is even an orientation at all. It is real – but bisexuals have to dispel a number of common myths about their orientation. Here are some of those myths, along with the facts about being bi. Myth #1: Bisexuality doesn’t exist – they’re just making it up. Bisexuality has been documented by researchers across the globe. Different studies have [...]

2019-07-02T11:12:38-05:00June 19th, 2019|Features, Social Justice|

Take the North Lake College Campus Art Walk

Next time you visit Irving, Texas, take a moment to enjoy North Lake College’s collection of public artwork, acquired over the decades from NLC art students, faculty, and major Dallas-area artists. Art is an integral part of our college’s heritage, and we’ve created a North Lake College Art Walk to help you explore what’s on campus. Stop 1: Sculptures by Robb Gentry and John Brough Miller Start your walk at Liberty Circle, the college’s front entrance. The new horse sculpture at the front of the circle is by former NLC instructor Robb Gentry, who now teaches at Little Elm High [...]

2019-06-20T16:05:32-05:00June 15th, 2019|Arts|

North Lake College Celebrates Pride Month: Learn the Language of the LGBTQ Community

There is a new openness that has more people talking about and sharing within the LGBTQ community. New words have developed to help people speak more precisely and respectfully about gender identity and sexuality. A useful starting point for understanding the community is understanding the language. Below is a list of core terms to be familiar with. For a more comprehensive full list visit The Safe Zone Project. TERMS ally – noun: a (typically straight and/or cisgender) person who supports and respects members of the LGBTQ community. People who take action in support of the LGBTQ community are considered active [...]

2019-07-02T16:39:10-05:00June 11th, 2019|Features|

Eleven Great Perks for North Lake College Students

Are you enjoying all the perks of being a North Lake College student? At NLC, you’re eligible for so many freebies and discounts that it can be hard to keep track of them all. Check this list and make sure you aren’t missing out on all the resources we offer. Microsoft Office. Need to build spreadsheets in Excel or take class notes in OneNote? Microsoft Office is a free download for Dallas County Community College District students. Find out how to get Office on your computer. Rides on Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). DART, which operates rails and buses around [...]

2019-10-21T15:11:04-05:00May 24th, 2019|Campus Life, Giveaways|

NLC Baseball Prepares for the Playoffs

Your North Lake College Blazers are the Dallas Athletic Conference baseball champions for 2019. The playoffs begin on Thursday, May 9 with a double-elimination tournament against Richland, Eastfield, and Tyler Junior Colleges. The full bracket is posted above. Want to watch the Blazers in the playoffs? View Prestonwood Academy on Google Maps. How to Read the Bracket A team is eliminated if it loses two games. If North Lake College wins Game 1, it advances to Game 3; if NLC loses Game 1, it plays the loser of Game 2 in Game 4.  What's next? If the Blazers win the [...]

2019-05-07T14:35:52-05:00May 7th, 2019|Athletics|

NLC Baseball Wins Dallas Athletic Conference Championship

The North Lake College Blazers baseball team successfully clinched the Dallas Athletic Conference championship with a 4-3 win against Brookhaven College on April 27. The Blazers are 21-6 in conference play with two games remaining against Mountain View. (View the full season schedule.) The Blazers have been ranked in the national top 10 all season long in NJCAA Division III, and the season's highlights included a remarkable 12-game winning streak in conference play and the 300th career win for head coach Corey Mercer. Now Coach Mercer and the Blazers get to take their championship team to the playoffs, building up [...]

2019-08-13T13:39:39-05:00May 1st, 2019|Athletics|

Connections Program Helps NLC Students Meet Basic Needs

If you're a student struggling to meet basic needs -- like food, shelter, or clothing -- North Lake College can help you find solutions with the confidential Connections program. Connections provides assistance to students via community resources. North Lake College is partnering with organizations like North Texas Food Bank, Irving Cares, and MetroCrest, and there are a variety of other community resources that can also help our students based on their individual needs. These issues are not easy to talk about. We understand that, and we value confidentiality and provide a judgment-free zone when discussing your personal difficulties as a [...]

2019-08-20T10:10:14-05:00April 30th, 2019|Advising, Services|

Check Out NLC’s New Electronics Charging Stations

North Lake College's Central Campus is now equipped with brand-new charging stations for portable electronics. If your cell phone is running low on battery, head over to our blue "Charge Up" stations for a quick boost. Here's where to find the new charging stations: A building: Seven small charging stations on A400 level, two on A200 level, one station with small storage lockers at the Testing Center Library: Two power tables Cafeteria: Four small workstations, two power tables G building: One wall workstation on G300 level and another on G400 level Student Life Center: One station with small storage lockers, [...]

2019-05-21T12:02:32-05:00April 24th, 2019|News|
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