NECC Observer

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


Tutoring center helps students reach their goals

College students, specifically the ones at NECC and first time students, have had their struggles integrating into college life as of late. With this pandemic and getting used to...
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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 prep for another online semester

The new emphasis towards online learning in the wake of what we hope will be the final stretch of the pandemic, is different for a large majority of students. Northern Essex...
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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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Students reflect on first semester of online courses

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, students have been required to experience college life through virtual events and online curriculum. Participating in online...
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Students react to rising COVID numbers statewide

On 16th and 29th of November three members in total of the NECC community were found to test positive for coronavirus. The cases in Massachusetts overall continue to rise, with...
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Celebrating the holidays during the pandemic

The holidays, as festive and jolly as they might seem, can be a stressful time. Adding in a global pandemic that has killed a significant amount of people that has required...
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Courageous Conversations: Giving thanks

Courageous Conversations are one of NECC’s student life traditions and remains true to its name. These conversations are designed to bring students together, so they have a...
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