NECC Observer

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


Phi Theta Kappa Community Outreach

The feeling of outreach and community in Phi Theta Kappa, or PTK, is drawing more interest from students. PTK is the largest honor society in American higher education. PTK’s...
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PACE Hosts Aquarium Field Trip

On Dec. 3, PACE traveled to downtown Boston for an educational trip to the New England Aquarium. Normally, PACE takes field trips to four-year colleges and universities. “They...
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Opportunity Works has Moved In

Opportunity works its way to Northern Essex community Northern Essex, as a community, has experienced hot weather, summer classes, and construction this past summer. The stairs...
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Adjunct Professors Receive Little Benefits

In Massachusetts, the number of full time employees is 1,400 statewide. Part-timers? 5,200 statewide. Adjunct professors teach about two-thirds of the classes taught at the...
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Transfer Day: PACE Students

Every year, NECC hosts a Transfer Day for students to meet with representatives from different colleges and this year, 58 colleges were represented. Rossalie Catalano, the...
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Counseling Office is Here to Help

The Counseling Office is here to help college kids keep a grip in the middle of the pressures and stressors of our home, school and work lives. Marcia Winters is the coordinator...
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Opportunity Works’ Justin Sanchez

Walking into Opportunity Works, you hear classical music playing from the welcome desk. The staff instantly greet you, and quickly help you get to where you need to go. The...
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