NECC Observer

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


Usher’s Super Bowl performance exceeds expectations

Thousands of football fans attend the Super Bowl every year as they cheer on their favorite team in hopes for their team to win the championship but what about the fans who stay...
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How women dominated the 2024 Grammys: Are awards shows finally moving in a new direction?

Award season is in full swing, an exciting time for enjoyers of all things entertainment. The 66th Annual Grammy Awards were held on Sunday, February 4th, and proved to be an...
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“Hurricane Diane” competes at festival, will return to NECC

Photo courtesy Brianne Beatrice The spring semester started with a bang for Northern Essex Community College theater students and professor Brianne Beatrice. They went right back...
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From Dreamhouse to drama: “Barbie” film snubbed at the Oscars

Barbie had a stellar year getting eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and being the highest-grossing film of 2023 making more than $1.4 billion worldwide, yet...
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The ups and downs of the 66th annual Grammy Awards

The 66th annual Grammy Awards took place on February 4, 2024, celebrating the best in music of 2023. It was a night filled with amazing performances, memorable moments, and it...
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Jay Z criticizes the Grammys, sparking debate about award issue

American rapper Jay-Z, who went on stage to accept the Dr. Dr Global Impact Award, called out the Grammys for their snubs against his wife, famous singer Beyoncé. During the...
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Art professor’s work on view at local gallery

Marc Mannheimer has been an artist all his life. Since long before selling his first piece or becoming a professor of art and design at Northern Essex Community College, art was...
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Album Review: “Heaven Knows” by Pink Pantheress

UK singer-songwriter PinkPantheress’ studio debut “Heaven Knows” opens with the sound of electric cathedral organs on the first track “Another life,” featuring Nigerian artist...
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