NECC Observer

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


First year students reflect on their first semester

College students throughout the country have been asked to follow a unique set of expectations and requirements equating to seemingly nothing else in recent educational history...
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Here comes the snow

As December rolls on and winter comes, the weather is something that plays a huge factor, especially in the freezing Massachusetts. The cold weather along with the good chance of...
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 Just getting into James Baldwin? Here’s your guide

I remember exactly where I was when I first discovered who James Baldwin was. It was my sophomore year of high school and I had just begun taking Early College classes at NECC....
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How NECC students plan to spend the holidays this winter break

As Christmas, New Years, and winter break swiftly approach, one semester  at NECC is coming to an end. Because the coronavirus pandemic caused significant disarray for most...
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Top Notch Players present Love Letters virtually

The NECC Top Notch Players and the Liberal Arts Divisiom have refashioned theater as you know it with a virtual fall semester production of Love Letters. Love Letters, a play...
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Hack the planet

For the longest time in media there has not been a good depiction of hacking. Most of it involved people typing super-fast on a computer while someone looks over their shoulder...
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Students react to COVID-19 vaccine news

On the 13th of December, the Covid vaccine was being packaged and prepared to be distributed all across the country. The vaccine made history, becoming the fastest ever created....
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