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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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Get smart with food choices

For students wanting to eat healthier, the NCC Main campus cafeteria offers a wide range of options to help them on their journey. “I think a lot of times the average customer that comes on a daily basis… would walk in here after a couple of weeks and say, ‘I can’t find anything I’d like…

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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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Blog it out

The next generation of blogging is here. No, I am not talking about expressing your anger on Facebook, bashing your ex or posting photos of what you had for dinner last night. I’m talking about the opportunity of sharing inspirational ideas, educating yourself and others, networking and even advertising yourself or a company online for…

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The new definition of privacy

It’s a normal day at NCC.  Students are rushing to class, talking with friends, and updating social media accounts.  A student took a picture and posted it to Instagram, another retweeted a funny post on Twitter and shared an article on Facebook so friends can see.  However, the student’s friends were not the only ones…

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A fashionable culture

Dorian and Tawana Rhodes are not only married and in the fashion business together, they are best friends that share the same vision to design clothes for men, women, and children. Not long after meeting, the Rhodes took the plunge and invested their time and talent into bringing fashion lines “Culture Banditz” and “Debutante,” to…

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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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Ferguson protests in NYC

On Monday, Nov. 24, a Missouri grand jury decided that the officer involved in the shooting of a young black male in Ferguson, MO would not be indicted over the killing. The decision led to a swarm of protests across the country. Darren Wilson, a 28-year-old white police officer of the Ferguson Police Department, fatally…

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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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