NECC Observer

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


Inspiration vs imitation: Learning when to detach oneself: Why taking a step back is just as crucial as moving forward.

Inspiration is key. It’s something that I need around me constantly, and it’s what drives me to create.  But I have to know when to detach. Not that long ago I wrote a piece...
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A reflection on the GTAV roleplaying community throughout the pandemic

The Grand Theft Auto: V roleplay community, shorthand GTA RPC, felt loss, heartbreak and sorrow in 2020, with the loss of some of its most prevalent, founding members.such as...
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Mortal Kombat review

Mortal Kombat has been a treasured game for almost 30 years. It’s use of extreme violence, gore, and intricate fighting techniques has led it to accumulate 11 main installments...
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Haverhill Art Walk

As vaccines are flying and progress is being made to set quarantine-reality behind us, it’s time to remember what it’s like to live again! What better tools to help with that...
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Movie theaters face challenges in 2021

There has been a progressive decline in moviegoers over the past years, causing small theaters to disappear rapidly. The most recent in the Haverhill vicinity is Cinemagic, which...
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Tiger King: A documentary that seems like fiction

If I told you there was a documentary about a gay polygamist Republican tiger owning cowboy, would you believe me?  Well, if you haven’t seen Tiger King you probably wouldn’t....
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Review of ‘Da 5 Bloods’

“Five bloods don’t die, we multiply” is a quote heard frequently in director Spike Lee’s latest film Da 5 Bloods, a thrilling tale that’s equal parts revisionist war epic and...
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Students take on virtual escape room

With the exit doors locked and just an hour to escape a horde of the undead, our (virtual) fate was all but sealed. Luckily, the post-apocalyptic world had never seen the likes...
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