NECC Observer

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


Learning with Zoom

Since the start of pandemic, we have all been trying to gather ourselves and figure out what our new “normal” is. As far as educational purposes go, schools and universities had...
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Your mental health can impact your loved ones

Millions of people in the U.S. are affected by mental illness each year. It’s important to measure how common mental illness is we can understand its physical and social...
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Photo Essay: Before I’m gone

Carmen “Tita” Almonte   “I always served other people. Running around, always doing things for other people. There isn’t anybody out there that has any negative feelings towards...
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Inspiration vs imitation: Learning when to detach oneself: Why taking a step back is just as crucial as moving forward.

Inspiration is key. It’s something that I need around me constantly, and it’s what drives me to create.  But I have to know when to detach. Not that long ago I wrote a piece...
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Pandemic pregnancy: The pressures of parenthood

Because there is still so much that we do not know about COVID-19, we are unsure of some of the effects that it can have on a developing child. What we do know is that COVID-19...
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Opinion: The complexity of higher education

I’ve seen the idea recently floating around that colleges should be free. On the surface that seem like a great idea, but if you look deeper, does everyone deserve to go to...
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A reflection on the GTAV roleplaying community throughout the pandemic

The Grand Theft Auto: V roleplay community, shorthand GTA RPC, felt loss, heartbreak and sorrow in 2020, with the loss of some of its most prevalent, founding members.such as...
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