NECC Observer

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


Don’t let anyone bring you down

It seems like it doesn’t matter how hard you study or how many hours you work; someone will always think it wasn’t enough. With constant evaluations of status and...
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Trending now: thrift stores galore

Although NECC campuses have been coated with fresh snow on this first week of April, students can’t deny that one of the best parts about spring is shopping for a new wardrobe....
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Do-It-Yourself Spa Day!

With today’s abundance of beauty treatment centers, it’s hard to believe that people used to polish their own fingernails and tweeze each other’s eyebrows in the kitchen....
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Landing that job

With spring break out of the way, NECC is on a fast track to the end of the semester and the graduating class of 2016 may be faced with the grueling task of preparing themselves...
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Opinion: The real honors experience from trials, to troubles, to triumph

Considering that I work full time, play in a band, write for the NECC Observer, take care of my elderly mother and take classes at NECC, I really had no business taking on an...
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Beware the threat of ‘text neck’

Constant use of mobile devices is causing NECC students a real pain in the neck. In a recent poll, half of the NECC students asked said that they spend more than two hours per...
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Greene and Espinoza Talk Zombies

On Friday, Nov. 13, Professors Lis Espinoza and Tom Greene gave a presentation called “Zombie Talk: The Popularity of Ghouls and Zombies in Film, Race and Gender.” Dimly lit,...
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