NECC Observer

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


Urine Hell: A short comedic film   

On Nov. 27 “Urine Hell” premiered on YouTube. The film takes the viewer on just shy of a six-minute quest from the beach to a public bathroom stall, all in search of bladder...
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Redefining relationships during COVID: How the pandemic has changed the way we socialize 

People are naturally social creatures, so it should come as no surprise that a pandemic which is best fought with isolation, would take a toll on our relationships.  Jocelyn...
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Social media in the time of COVID-19: How the pandmic has changed the way we use social media in 2020

    Social media has been part of our daily lives since the early 2000s. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way many of us use it.   Gyani Pradhan Wong Ah Sui, 18, of...
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College in the era of COVID: Students navigate remote learning

Since March 2020, NECC students have found themselves enrolled in a crash course in remote learning.  For many students this would be their first experience taking...
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Lessons learned from quarantine

The coronavirus has had its grip on the entire world for the better part of 2020. As human beings it is in our nature to learn, grow, and thrive in the face of adversity. While...
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Digital solace: Local IT support specialist assists with tech literacy

Angel Garcia, 34, of Lawrence is using his Associate of Science degree from Middlesex Community College with a focus in computer software and networking to help those in need...
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The nurse becomes the patient: A personal encounter with COVID-19

Angela Pagliuca, 33, of Revere is a registered nurse. She works on a gynecology oncology and surgical unit at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She also works per diem at...
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