NECC Observer

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


Graduating in a pandemic

Another spring, another slew of college graduations. It’s a tale as old as time itself. Except this year, it’s different. There will be no gathering with our peers, throwing our...
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Pandemic robs student athletes of a season

Almost all of the college sports seasons were either suspended, if they were already in play, or cancelled, if they had yet to start, by mid March. This had many far-reaching...
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When will it end?

It’s been close to two months now since students were sent home from Northern Essex Community college. Most of these students have been confined to their houses, save for a few...
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Observer Editor-in-Chief bids adieu

The first article I ever wrote was published in the Observer on October 18, 2017. The shortest of my portfolio, it nonetheless banished any doubt in my mind about my path and...
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Meme mania as politics grapples with social media

The rise of social media may prove to have one of the largest impacts on politics of our age. Though rallies and advertisements continue to be staples of campaigning, and are not...
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Fake hate crimes deepen divide

The recent staged hate crime organized by Jussie Smollett is but the latest symptom of a disturbing trend in the current cultural and political environment. Disproportionately...
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Trump delivers a stately address

Not once, but a few times bellows of “USA USA” echoed across the floor of Congress, at times with voices from both sides of the aisle. While this bipartisan jubilance might...
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Gillette’s commercial gets it wrong

In rapid fire sequence, the words “bullying,” “metoo,” and “toxic masculinity” are rattled off as news reports play in the background. From a filmmaking standpoint, this opening...
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