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“What would Disney do?”

It’s that time of year again! For the next two or three months, Disney will be accepting applications for the Disney College Program (DCP). The DCP is an internship for college students where you can live and work at the most magical place on earth. The DCP is a competitive program to get into. Being…

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Staying LinkedIn for job opportunities

As the worlds largest career network on the internet, LinkedIn is an organized online resource that can be utilized by job searchers or bosses pursuing a new employee. In todays society, networking is one of the most favored methods of job hunting. LinkedIn makes this process nearly effortless. LinkedIn accommodates success-seeking individuals by providing a…

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Letter from the editor:

I am proud to announce the launch of our dynamic new Commuter website. Keeping pace with the best practices in website design, we’ve undergone a facelift that complements the changes occurring in the Journalism program at NCC. Our new design includes a greater  variety of subtopics for our readers to access more easily. Our calendar…

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How to have the best Spring Break getaway ever

Spring break is just around the corner – but don’t go anywhere without reading our tips on how to have the best trip ever. Be flight smart. Fares will rise the closer it gets to your travel date, so try and book your tickets as early as possible. Be aware that prices may be higher…

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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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