NECC Observer

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


Federal government’s ninth execution of the year raises questions

The Federal government’s ninth execution of the year, and the first federal execution in a lame-duck period in 130 years begs the question, Why? Brandon Bernard’s execution on...
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Federal pandemic unemployment assistance to expire soon

The discontinuance of the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance is set to leave many unemployed people without financial aid. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is a...
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Respiratory care professor, residents react to new COVID rules

As Massachusetts COVID-19 cases rise, Governor Baker imposed a curfew and updated mask mandate as of Nov. 6. The Department of Public Health made a statement on their website...
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Pandemic impacting mental and physical health

It is no surprise that many people find the COVID-19 pandemic stressful both physically and mentally. The actions that we take to protect ourselves and others from the COVID...
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s death imparts a sense of loss and apprehension in many people.

On Sept.18, 2020 the nation suffered the loss of long time Justice of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away due to complications from pancreatic cancer. Even...
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