Paris, France: Seeking nature in the city of lights

Paris has a resident population of just over 2 million people. It is one of the foremost travel destinations in the world, hosting 40 million tourists per year. It is a very busy and exciting place, which can be overwhelming to a solitude seeker such as myself. So while I toured this big, beautiful city,…

Harrisburg, PA

On January 21, 2019 students from NCC’s Climate Action Network and Sustainability Committee, led by Professor Anita Forrester, visited Harrisburg,PA. The students coordinated with the Better Path Coalition and Delaware Water Keeper to address the urgency of climate change and demand that Governor Wolf uphold Article 1, Section 27 of the Pennsylvania Constitution which states,…

PASA 2019 Conference Lancaster, PA

This weekend a few of my classmates and I, led by Professor Kelly Allen, attended the 2019 Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture in Lancaster, PA. We were there to speak about our experience traveling to Antioquia, Colombia in May 2018 as part of a Sustainable Food Systems course. Professor Allen, Mike Nieves, and I spoke…

The Antioquia Region of Colombia

Last year I was working on a farm in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania with no idea that I would find myself exploring the Antioquia region of Colombia studying sustainable food systems. I enrolled in the journalism program at Northampton in order to work towards my dream of becoming a photojournalist. When I learned that NCC had a…

No Turning Back

In 2012 my boyfriend Chris invited me on a two week backpacking trip. I had never been camping and I didn’t know the first thing about it. I loved hiking. Nature is my happy place. I decided to go. The plan was to hike southbound on the Appalachian Trail beginning in Delaware Water Gap. We…

Reflecting: The Past and New York City

A few years ago, three of my sisters from California came to visit me on the east coast. They wanted to see New York City. I really take for granted how close the Poconos are to the city and I never go. To be quite honest I have only been back once since this trip…

What I Learned Shadowing a Backpacking Journalist: A Day with Cindy Ross

Last weekend, three long-distance backpackers were having trouble finding their way around downtown Easton. Cindy Ross, Todd Gladfelter, and I set off down the Karl Stirner Arts Trail in the early morning fog. The route wasn’t difficult, we just weren’t sure which direction we had come from and were having a little trouble getting back….