NECC Observer

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


English professor takes sabbatical

NECC English professor Tom Greene has taken the spring semester of 2016 off for sabbatical. During this time, he is working on producing a manuscript for a novel and seeking to...
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African students hold fashion show

By: Cleo Brigham Staff Writer Cleo Brigham On Wednesday, April 20, the African Students Club held an African attire fashion show in Spurk’s Hawrylciw Theater. In addition to the...
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Sy Montgomery speaks at NECC

Sy Montgomery, the author of The Soul of an Octopus, naturalist and author of “The Good Pig,” spoke at the STEM Speaker’s Series at NECC on April 6. Montgomery based her lecture...
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Dance students light up the stage

The annual NECC Dance Recital took place April 22 and 23 at Lawrence High School. Opening the show were the students in the NECC Dance Club, shaking and grooving to the funky...
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Union conclusion

After nine months of negotiations that have been referred to as “grueling” and “hostile” by union representatives, the Massachusetts Community College Council (MCCC) finally has...
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NECC cracks down on vaping

Smoking and its vapor alternatives have been banned on all NECC campuses. The original policy restricted smoking of tobacco products to private vehicles. Since the heightened...
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Journalism/Communication students celebrate free speech with free speeches

By: Cleo Brigham Staff Writer Last Wednesday, Northern Essex students and public speakers alike gathered in Spurk’s Lecture Hall A to celebrate their freedom of speech as well as...
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