NECC Observer

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


Should NECC celebrate Columbus?

Columbus Day has been a controversial holiday for a long time. There are several reasons for the controversy; first, it’s generally understood to celebrate Christopher Columbus’s...
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Whittier Birthplace clean-up

Students are invited to help clean up John Greenleaf Whittier’s birthplace on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sign-up by emailing igagne@necc.mass.edu or go to C314B....
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Market Basket Symposium

The Department of Global Studies is planning to hold a symposium called “Direct Action: Bread and Roses, Occupy, and Market Basket.”  The symposium would be held on Oct. 24 at...
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Hispanic Heritage at NECC

By Eduardo Souza Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month, when people recognize the contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the U.S. and celebrate Hispanic...
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Veterans and service person organization

The NECC Veterans and Service Person’s Organization held its first meeting on Friday, Oct. 3 at noon. The organization plans to meet bi-weekly in SC213 of the Behrakis One-Stop...
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Women’s basketball gearing up for season

NECC women’s basketball coach Brent Bass has been working since last winter to bring a competitive women’s basketball team to the floor for the 2014-2015 season. ...
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The Border of Lights Vigil

There was a calm and respectful silence around a row of candles resting on a ledge of the Robert Frost Fountain on the night of Oct. 3 just Lawrence City Hall. Students and...
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