NECC Observer

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


Speechapalooza goes online, collects donations for student relief fund

Northern Essex Community College students hosted an online public speaking event, called Speechapalooza, on Instagram, Facebook and Youtube from Wednesday-Friday, April 29-May 1....
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The essential worker: A view from the frontline

Shopping centers, restaurants, parks and any other place where social gatherings could take place are now shut down until further notice, unless deemed essential by the...
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NECC students aren’t waiting around: Innovative services flourish during pandemic

On March 24 at 12 p.m. Gov. Charlie Baker asked the whole state of Massachusetts to stay at home and not go out in public unless absolutely necessary. Massachusetts residents,...
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Education behind the screen: Students reflect on remote learning

As quarantine continues and the world seems to be on pause,  education also continues. Although students are no longer allowed to physically attend schools until the upcoming...
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Students share how COVID-19 has changed their lives

2020 has already been quite a year. Many disasters have happened along the way, and most importantly this COVID-19 pandemic. No one expected this, especially at this large of a...
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Parenting through a pandemic: NECC offers support group to caregivers

  As any community college, Northern Essex has its fair share of students with diverse needs and various non-school commitments. Now, thanks to a new student interest group, busy...
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Students continue to adjust to remote learning

Patricia Gosselin photo For most college students, on campus learning is the preferred    method of education, but due to the ongoing pandemic, students have now been forced to...
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Administrators host virtual town hall for students

Northern Essex Community College President Lane Glenn and Vice President of Academic Affairs Bill Heinemen outlined in an 11 a.m. public Zoom town hall on Wed the various...
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