NECC Observer

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

Athletics Department Bruins trip

The Department of Athletics is sponsoring a trip to a Bruins game next month.

“So that fact that I’m able to go to some-thing I haven’t done before with my friends at an affordable Price is exciting”

Brian Chavarria

The trip will be on November 5th when the Bruins host the Dallas Stars at TD Garden in Boston. Tickets are on sale for $40.

º“It brings a sense of community and brings people together” said Maureen Saliba, who runs the trip. “We just want to offer something different.”

Students should act fast if they want to go as there are only thirteen tickets available to the game.

“We have a fifteen-passenger van, so we have fifteen tickets total. One is for me, I’ll probably have another staff member and the rest are for students but they’ll sell quick.”

The department runs multiple trips a year to not only pro sporting events such as the Bruins game this year and the Celtics last year, but to any other activities students may suggest.

We do a few trips every year, it’s not always to professional sporting events. I always do a ski trip, we do discount tickets to Topsfield Fair, we’ve done paintball” said Saliba.

The trips are popular among students that often hangout around the Athletic Center, as they see it as a way to do something they’ve never done before.

“I’ve never been to a Bruins game” said Brian Chavarria, an undeclared student at Northern Essex. “So that fact that I’m able to go something I haven’t done before with my friends at an affordable price is exciting” Chavarria is a regular on the trips and loves everything about them.

“I’ve been on six trips, we went to Take Flight Aerial Adventure Course, we went to a Celtics game, we’ve done an escape room three times.”

The trips are often filled with a usual cast of characters, but the kids that are regulars on the trips would like to let everyone know that they should feel welcomed to join.

“We have brand new faces all the time” said Chavarria. “I have absolutely made new friends on these trips”

Saliba is also always open to new suggestions on where their next trip should be.

“We have students that come up to her and make suggestions as well” said Chavarria. “I recommended we go to the escape room”

The group recommends students check their emails frequently for announcements on when their next trip might be.