NECC Observer

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


Federal pandemic unemployment assistance to expire soon

The discontinuance of the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance is set to leave many unemployed people without financial aid. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is a...
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Students weigh in on presidential transition

2020 has been a year full of unusual and important events, and the presidential election has been one of the many major events. Joe Biden was victorious, but Donald Trump insists...
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Haverhill small business owners adapt to challenges of 2020

Owning a small business has always been a lot to handle, and as with most things in the year of 2020, it’s now even more difficult. The NECC Observer had a chance to speak with...
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NECC Career Center helps students connect with job opportunities

At a time where job hunting is difficult and many students are trying to explore ways to pay off their tuition, students are in a search for the best job opportunities possible....
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Respiratory care professor, residents react to new COVID rules

As Massachusetts COVID-19 cases rise, Governor Baker imposed a curfew and updated mask mandate as of Nov. 6. The Department of Public Health made a statement on their website...
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Residents share thoughts on governor’s recent COVID regulations

The state of Massachusetts has been hit hard with the Covid virus, so there’s no surprise some new regulations have been put in place. Recently on November 6th, Gov. Charlie...
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Power Rangers actor David Yost: In his own words

David Yost is best known for his role as Billy Cranston, the Blue Ranger, on the hit television show, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, as well as the major motion picture, Mighty...
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Exploratory program helps students explore their options

From an early age, school is mandatory for everyone to improve their knowledge over time, first comes elementary school, then middle school, and finally high school. This is a...
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