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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Children face homeschool blues

In these troubling times, education for the young has taken a new form to accommodate the circumstances, though not all of it is welcome. Some students find themselves using new...
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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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Face masks mandated in Massachusetts

On May 6, the use of mandatory masks took effect throughout the state of Massachusetts. The order, executed by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Barker, requires residents to wear a...
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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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Pulitzer Prizes announced

This year’s 104th Pulitzer Prizes announcement, which has honored excellence in journalism and the arts since 1917, was initially scheduled for April before being postponed...
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