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Dreadful Valentines Day experiences

It’s that time of year again. With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, NCC students and professors reflect on some past experiences, hoping not to repeat any of them this year. “I really hope this Valentine’s Day will be enjoyable,” said Catharina Soto, a Psychology major. “I don’t want to have any negative experiences like some of…

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Resolve to build healthy credit

It’s not uncommon to hear New Year’s resolutions like “get healthier” or “be more responsible with money.” For those of you who are looking to better manage your money during 2015, focus on learning to build healthy credit. Oftentimes, students don’t think that they have to worry about building credit while they’re in school, but…

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Behind the scenes of food services

Northampton chefs Char Hartley and Cindy Litzenberger are always willing to hear suggestions from students about what the food service should serve at the Main, Monroe and Fowler Southside campuses. “Once a month, the food committee holds a meeting and gives suggestions of what they think of serving, passing information to students,” Hartley said. “They…

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A career path inspires

Environmental graphic design is a profession often unrecognized by students as a potential career path. George Lim and Angela Serravo, Principal Partners at Tengram Design LLC, spoke to a large group of design students on campus Nov. 18 of 2014. Hired by Bethlehem for district branding, Lim and Serravo were not surprised with the number…

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Changing the game

World-renowned author Frances Moore Lappé has spent her life trying to answer the question: “Why, together, are we creating a world that not one of us as individuals would choose?” The reason, she told NCC students in her talk on Nov. 18 in the Main campus’s David A. Reed Community Room, is something she calls…

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Inside Scoop on NCC’s Laconic members’ visit to ESU

On Oct. 20, 2014, an event took place at the Lower Dansbury building of East Stroudsburg University (ESU), coordinated by Regan Hoerl, Editor-in-Chief of ESU’s “Calliope,” and Northampton Community College’s (NCC) Laconic magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Nathan Decker. Nine members of The Laconic staff separated into two groups and visited ESU on this social poetic trip. The…

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10 Cool Things to do in the Lehigh Valley this Christmas

1.) 2014 Bethlehem Christmas Tree Lighting. The City of Bethlehem’s tree lighting ceremony will illuminate your night with The Lehigh Valley Charter School for the Arts Choir, Santa’s official arrival, music, hot chocolate, cookies and Christmas PEEPS®. Head to Payrow Plaza on Nov. 28 from 4.30pm to witness the switch-on of the town’s Christmas tree…

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10 things to do for a job interview

Studies show that hiring managers evaluate applicants through observation within the first 90 seconds. For students seeking effective tips on how to make a great impression as well as increase chances of getting hired, here are some ways to help you. 1. Practice One word that cannot be emphasized enough: Practice, practice, and simply practice!…

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Students seek to “Ban the Bottle”

92,690. That is the number of plastic bottles sold at the Northampton Food Court last year alone. One group of students seeks to change this policy and eliminate the use of non-biodegradable food containers and reduce the amount of plastic bottles and their consumption. Known as the “Ban The Bottle” campaign, students Rachel Cimera, Aaron…

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Is Financial Success Really a Non-Credit Course?

“Is this a for-credit course?” “How many credits do I need to graduate?” “Do we get credit for this assignment?” These are all questions that plague college students across the country as they navigate the sometimes confusing world of college academics and policies. While these credits are important, there is another type of credit that…

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Journey through the lens of multicultural students

Editor’s Note: The reporter is a member of the International Student Organization and went to the Washington trip. On a rainy Saturday morning, on Oct. 11, members of the International Student Organization (ISO) club went on an adventurous trip to Washington, D.C. Two white vans left from NCC and traveled to Holiday Inn in Arlington,…

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Why every college student needs to travel the world

Human beings by nature are engineered for movement. From the very beginning of time, our hunter-gatherer ancestors wandered great distances wearing nothing but an elk hide loincloth to find enough resources to survive. Modern-day man is blessed with the invention of airports and airplanes, allowing him to cross countries and continents in mere hours, (hopefully…

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