NECC Observer

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


Tips to start a fitness journey

We are only a few weeks into this New Year, and if your New Years’ resolution to eat better, work out, and better your mental health is at a halt especially if you aren’t seeing...
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The positives and negatives of social media

I remember when I first got Facebook when I was 13 years old. It was my first social media account and I was so excited. I remember my father telling me, “pretend like I can read...
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Reconsidering screen time

During these challenging times, we seem to have a greater relationship with our devices to fill the void of our boredom, especially in the beginning of the pandemic when the...
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Holidays in a pandemic

No matter what your typical traditions may entail, this holiday season is most definitely going to look a little different this year. With the aim to keep family members and...
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COVID-19 consolation: Vaccine is light at the end of the pandemic tunnel 

On Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for emergency use in the United States.   For many, this is...
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PPE everywhere: The pandemic has led to increased littering 

At this point, people all over, young and old, are familiar with personal protective equipment, of PPE, like masks and gloves. Mirrorajah Metcalfe, 19, of Haverhill wears...
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American Dream Profile Series: Antonia Laplanche

Though she has grown up and lived in America her whole life, Antonia Laplanche is no stranger to discrimination. As a young, biracial woman who was raised by a young, single...
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How NECC students plan to spend the holidays this winter break

As Christmas, New Years, and winter break swiftly approach, one semester  at NECC is coming to an end. Because the coronavirus pandemic caused significant disarray for most...
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