NECC Observer

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


Learning to love the grind

The end of the semester is here. After many sleepless nights, last-minute scrambles and outstanding pieces of writing and presentation, we can all take a deep breath. As the...
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Organize, prioritize, accomplish

  At the heart of being an effective student, in my experience, is three words, which are Focus, Prioritize, Accomplish. While this credo might be a bit simplistic for some more...
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CNN anchor jumps the shark

On Monday the 29th of October, CNN anchor Don Lemon sparked an outrage when he made comments on air that asserted that the greatest terror threat in the country is white men....
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Midterm musings

The midterm elections are fast approaching, and candidates, celebrities and businesses alike are taking part in a nationwide push to energize the youth to become politically...
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Guilty until proven innocent?

The present firestorm over Judge Kavanaugh’s potential appointment to the Supreme Court may be the peak of the many trials (be they legal or public opinion) of the #Metoo...
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Online censorship stifles discourse

Recent actions by major social media   platforms heralds the restriction of free    expression and the collapse of partisan discourse Social Media, for all the regulations, terms...
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Students need to be proactive about future

Like many other students who plan on continuing their education after receiving a degree from Northern Essex, I participated in last Friday’s Haverhill transfer day. After this...
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Observer staff just want to stay connected

Whether you know it or not, we owe you an apology. We have fallen way behind with regard to our website this semester and it appears that we will not be able to implement some of...
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