NECC Observer

The student news website of Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill and Lawrence, Mass.


Knights vs Roxbury on Dec. 8 in the Sport and Fitness Center

Knights defeat Roxbury battle of the national ranking

On Thursday Dec. 8, the NECC Knights defeated Roxbury Community College 87 to 72 in the Sport and Fitness Center on the Haverhill campus. In this week NJCAA National ranking the Knights were ranked 11th place and Roxbury 12. Both teams were undefeated in conference division play. The difference was the Knights only lost one game — it was in a non-conference game as the Knights were 13-1 in the season while Roxbury 8-0. “I…

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Knights extend their victory to nine straight

On  Dec. 6, the NECC Knights defeated Massasoit Community College 73 to 69 in Julie Muluey Court in Brockton. The Knights picked up another nail-bitter win similar like three days prior in Springfield. The Knights won the tip off against the Warriors and the game started at 6:32 pm. The Knights were up 4 to 1 before the Warriors answered back to make this a 5-4 game. The Knights then followed quickly with a 9-2…

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Malaquias Canrey of Lawrence Women

Women's Basketball looking for recruits for 2023-24 season

The NECC women’s basketball head coach is Malaquias Canery, Coach Canery also serve an assistant head coach for the men’s basketball team as he is a part of Coach Darren Stratton’s coaching staff. I asked him about his knowledge of the game and how the different clubs and organizations he has been with will help him succeed as a head coach. “… I have some experience overseas which kinda gives me overall different view of…

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News Bytes

Tipping culture

A receipt that says Excellent service

Families and friends often come together to grab a bite to eat at a restaurant to be able to sit down and enjoy each other‘s company, drinks and good food, as well as good service. Many believe that tips should not be included in their overall bill when paying for…

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Alumni share stories: Dynamic Duo share memories of their times at NECC in interview

Two women sit next to eachother on a couch.

Photo of Carolyn Martino (left) and Jean Aiken(right) sitting before their interviews Northern Essex Community College opened its doors on the new Haverhill campus in 1971 to more than 2,300 students, and has since then yielded numerous possibilities for academics as young as highschoolers taking part in duel enrollment to…

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Service learning project promotes 988 lifeline

Poster reading Suicide Prevention Lifeline 988

This poster was created by Danielle Davidian as part of the service learning project in Doris Buckley’s class. The Observer hopes to run more of the posters next semester. Students in Dr. Doris Buckley’s Introduction to Psychology online class were given a service-learning project this semester to promote the new…

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'Proof' was astounding performance

Audience seated in chairs watching two people on stage

I had the absolute pleasure of attending the opening performance of the play Proof at Northern Essex Community College on Nov. 10. Proof, a play by David Auburn, was directed by NECC alumni Matthew Lundergan. It featured Olivia Barberian as Catherine, Elian Gonzalez as Hal, Samantha Wheatley as Claire and…

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Registration now open for winter, spring and summer

Starting Nov. 7, students attending Northern Essex Community College can now register for classes in the winter, spring, and summer. “I feel confident. I’m excited to try new classes and explore what’s out there,” says Observer News Editor Aibhne Martino, a student at NECC. Now that there are less than…

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Transfer Fair draws a crowd

On Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., over 30 admissions representatives from multiple four-year public and private institutions visited Haverhill’s Northern Essex Community College’s campus. There, the admissions counselors supplied information to interested students on what programs are available to them as well as transfer requirements and more.…

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Featured Articles

Panel highlights mental health

A group of people sit in audience while speakers speak on stage.

A crowd turned out in the Spurk lecture hall on Dec. 1 for a panel discussion, “Personal Stories on Mental Health Struggles, Recovery and Advocacy.” Panelists shared their stories. On Dec. 1 students and staff members of Northern Essex Community College were invited to a mental health panel located in the Spurk building. Everyone was greeted with refreshments before taking a seat in lecture hall A for the event that was from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Raffle tickets were given out to help encourage people to stay the duration of the event. Associate Professor and Psychology Program Coordinator Krista Titone was the organizer of this event and announced at the beginning of the speeches, “We want to help reduce the stigma surrounding psychological disorders.” Four…

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New art gallery opens on Lawrence campus

Student standing in front of artwork

NECC art student Ione poses with some artwork at the art gallery opening in the Fournier building on Amesbury Street in Lawrence on Nov. 15. On the night of Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. the department of Art + Design held the grand opening for the very first art gallery on NECC’s Lawrence Campus.The new gallery is located in the Louise Haffner Fournier building on Amesbury Street, now where art classes are held for Lawrence NECC artists. This event was brought together by Michelle Carter, the chair of the art program, and an art professor, as well as Dean Amy Callahan. This event showcased art from students taking art at NECC, from various classes including Carter’s. Throughout the lobby of the building art from students…

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Creative expressions: Exhibit showcases 3D art

3D art on exhibit

Student work is displayed on Oct. 20 as part of the “Pawn-tificating” pop-up exhibition created by three dimensional foundations students. ART 108 is a required course through the NECC art program, and this is where students can practice making three dimensional pieces. “Pawn-tificating” was a pop up exhibition created by the three dimensional foundations students for art pieces to be displayed. The exhibition was located in the Linda Hummel-Shea Artspace in the Bentley library on the Haverhill Campus. Installation began Oct. 18, with a reception Oct. 20, and then the exhibit came down at the end of the day on Oct. 21.   Dianne Pappas is the ART 108 professor who organizes this event.“This project we have been doing for a few years now I…

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