NECC Observer

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


Teaching during COVID

Coronavirus has been raging on for a while and most schools have been closed down since March. With 11 million confirmed cases in the United States and with an average of roughly...
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Students share tips on how to keep your immunity up during finals stress and cold winter months

Why is self-care imperative for students during the winter of 2020? A 1982 study from the Ohio State University College of Medicine found that stress weakens the immune system....
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The futile endeavor: Purchasing Sony’s next gen console

After years of speculating, months of teasing, and hours of waiting, we finally got an official release date for Sony’s Playstation 5. The Playstation 5 released here in the U.S....
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A different kind of Thanksgiving

As we currently experience an upward trend of new COVID-19 cases, NECC students begin to prepare accordingly with the Mass.gov Safety Guidelines for their Thanksgiving...
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Students weigh in on 2020 election

The election began on Nov. 3, just as it always had. The days following seemed to be longer with emotions running high until finally, a winner was projected on Nov. 7 at 11:26...
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Students share how pandemic has affected mental health

According to a Nov. 11 Boston Globe article, since the pandemic young adults have been experiencing higher rates of depression and other mental health concerns as the COVID-19...
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My picks for top four albums of 2020

2020 has been a hectic year full of sadness, loneliness, and disappointment. We have been trapped within our houses with dwindling forms of entertainment to pass the time. Video...
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