NECC Observer

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


The common trend that binds us together: Fighting mid-semester burnout

As another Spring break passes and these fleeting moments of relaxation come to an end, I have found myself overwhelmed with assignments, a part-time job, and the stress of...
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Student Government election met with lackluster particpation

Northern Essex’s Student Government Elections came to a close on March 3, with just 44 NECC student votes counted. The special election filled five positions on the board;...
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How students’ lives have changed without masks

On Wednesday, March 9 the presidents of Massachusetts’ fifteen community colleges released a statement announcing that the college campuses would transition to mask optional...
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Training for the ‘real world’: Students say they would welcome life skills classes

It’s that time of year again when soon-to-be high school graduates eagerly send in their college applications and wait patiently for their dream schools to send back an...
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Why are high school students choosing dual enrollment at NECC?

High school students in Newburyport, and other local communities, are now taking dual enrollment classes at Northern Essex Community College, however, they all seem to be doing...
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Crowd turns out for U-Knighted Fair

The first in-person U-Knighted Fair since February 2020 drew a sizable crowd in Haverhill’s Spurk building Feb. 23. The annual Student Life event aims to show the diverse...
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In-person Speechapalooza to return

Northern Essex Community College’s 8th annual Speechapalooza event will be held in person for the first time in two years! This comes as our community and world try to ease back...
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COVID-19 and online learning leaves lasting mental health impacts

Massachusetts schools were ordered to be suspended from in-person learning by March 16, 2020, by Gov. Charles Baker. Now in 2022, after a year and a half of online learning...
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