NECC Observer

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


Lessons learned from quarantine

The coronavirus has had its grip on the entire world for the better part of 2020. As human beings it is in our nature to learn, grow, and thrive in the face of adversity. While...
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Digital solace: Local IT support specialist assists with tech literacy

Angel Garcia, 34, of Lawrence is using his Associate of Science degree from Middlesex Community College with a focus in computer software and networking to help those in need...
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The nurse becomes the patient: A personal encounter with COVID-19

Angela Pagliuca, 33, of Revere is a registered nurse. She works on a gynecology oncology and surgical unit at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She also works per diem at...
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The new normal: An essential worker’s efforts to stay safe and sane

Courtesy photo             Cindy Mejia, 32, is a Lawrence resident, former NECC student, fitness coach and essential employee during the COVID-19 pandemic, as a buyer for Asahi...
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An essential worker shares her story

As a journalism student it is difficult to write about oneself, it’s discouraged really. However, as a student, single parent, essential healthcare worker, potentially high-risk...
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COVID-19 hits home: What public service looks like during a pandemic

Joshua Alba, 36, is a Lawrence resident, and a Raíz Organizer for Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts. Alba also attended NECC but was unable to graduate due to...
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Spring Style

Students describe their sense of fashion as the warm weather approaches Everyone is ready for summer, and as finals kick in and the semester comes to an end we are ready to...
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Leading for change at NECC

Students speak on ways to improve life on campus It is no question that Northern Essex is a diverse school. Not only does Northern Essex offer education to people of any age but...
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