NECC Observer

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


Students share how pandemic has affected mental health

According to a Nov. 11 Boston Globe article, since the pandemic young adults have been experiencing higher rates of depression and other mental health concerns as the COVID-19...
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Social media leads to an acceptance dilemma

Social media has become an enormously powerful tool that society has used for many different purposes. From Facebook to Instagram to many others we now have more ways to connect...
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Social media in the time of COVID-19: How the pandmic has changed the way we use social media in 2020

    Social media has been part of our daily lives since the early 2000s. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way many of us use it.   Gyani Pradhan Wong Ah Sui, 18, of...
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Pandemic impacting mental and physical health

It is no surprise that many people find the COVID-19 pandemic stressful both physically and mentally. The actions that we take to protect ourselves and others from the COVID...
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Social-distancing and lockdown affecting students’ sleep habits

Online students get more screen time and have a more flexible schedule, but this may be affecting the sleeping habits of students. An Italian study published May 15 in the ...
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A Halloween like no other

Now ten months in, it is no secret that the year 2020 has been anything but traditional for the entire country in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. With Massachusetts deemed...
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How students plan to spend Halloween during COVID-19

As Halloween begins this upcoming holiday season, many celebratory plans have been negatively affected (or even canceled) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dressing-up in costumes...
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Staving off cabin fever in the time of COVID

In a world on pause, what is one to do? Americans are resorting to an assortment of various activities to stave off cabin fever during the outbreak of COVID-19. Have people been...
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