NECC Observer

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


Are we aware that COVID-19 cases are increasing in Massachusetts?

This morning I read an article in the Boston Globe saying that “Over the past week, there have been an average of 656 cases per day, an increase of 8 percent from the average two...
read more

Julia Child: Larger than life, in stature and legacy

Julia Child’s culinary journey really began to materialize in the 1950’s, when she was settling down in France with her husband, Paul Cushing Child. Julia attended...
read more

Dual enrollment is a win-win for high school students during the pandemic

March 11 of this year the World Health Organization would declare COVID-19 a pandemic, two days later the U.S. declared a state of emergency, closing schools and changing...
read more

A pandemic sort of poem?

How do I keep myself grounded when the world keeps spinning out of control ? As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, I begin to lose my balance. It was finally...
read more

Practicing media literacy: An especially important skill during a pandemic

With the increased usage of technology and the internet alike, it is important media consumers are practicing media literacy in their daily lives. Media literacy is a crucial...
read more

The ups and downs of COVID-19

Around three months ago, the first COVID-19 case was announced in the United States. Since then, it has affected all of us. I remember looking through various articles on the...
read more

Opening my eyes: A student’s experience in quarantine

Being required to stay under quarantine has opened my eyes as to everything I took for granted outside of my house. Typically, I strain myself by playing PC games late at night,...
read more

Tips for coping with anxiety

These troubling times have taken a toll on our mental health. Being forced to be home hasn’t been easy for anybody, but it is exceptionally hard for those with disorders. It...
read more