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Letter from the editor

In the beginning we never understand the decisions we make until we see it come in fruition, then we sit back and watch it grow. August 2018 I took over as the Managing Editor for this paper “ The Commuter” and it has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made at NCC. To…

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College standards and contradictions

In the beginning of the school year at NCC, students get the talk which involves all the do’s and don’ts as they prepare for a fresh semester in college. These are established as society standards and contradictions which go hand-in-hand with the college lifestyle. As a student, you’re expected to do one thing or act…

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A Brave Space

Sometimes all it takes is a safe space for someone to find their home in, but Rev. Beth Goudy would rather Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley be known as a “brave space”. MCCLV has been holding services in Bethlehem since 1984 and although its exterior seems small in stature, the people inside have…

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A real life superhero

When you think of a superhero, you obviously imagine a hero like Superman or Spider-Man. Superman swoops in to save the girl and saves the day from the malicious villain. But not everyone needs to have powers or superhuman abilities to be a hero, and Stanley Martin Lieber, also known as Stan Lee, is a…

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Letter from the Editor

Cole Tamarri  Two years ago, when I arrived at Northampton Community College, I wasn’t even sure if I belonged at the college. I had spent two years toiling in minimum wage jobs and wondering if my life was ever going anywhere. My first day on campus, I went to the only place that had ever…

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Inside the Commuter Staff- a profile by Hella Niazi

“It’s kind of weird to be interviewed because I’m always the one interviewing people,” Journalism major Kristen Cervenak said. Cervenak is from Toronto, Ontario and has been on The Commuter for five semesters, two of which she was editor-in-chief. She is currently still working as a copy editor on the newspaper for her last semester.…

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The Devil Went over to Philly

If the name Dr. Herman Webster Mudgett is not familiar to you, perhaps his pseudonym Dr. H.H. Holmes is. Still not ringing any bells? Then let me tell you a story that will be sure to stick with you. The year is 1893 in Chicago, Illinois and it is the Chicago World’s Fair. Holmes’ hotel…

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The Barroom Experiment

There are interesting people in this world, and if you go to a sports bar on a Wednesday night, and stay until last call, you will find all of them there.     In the beginning of the night, there were only a few scattered across the barroom. Some played Cornhole, others sat at the bar,…

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Fandom for Dummies: Harry Potter edition

Fandom – the state of or condition of being a fan of someone or something Type: book and movie series Release date: first book: 1997; first movie: 2001 Fan Name: Potterheads; a Potterhead is the name given to diehard fans whose love for the series, the actors, and the author knows no bounds. Fans proclaim…

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