NECC Observer

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


College students are coming home for the holidays, and some are not happy about it

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, college campuses are preparing to send students home for the winter. Many Massachusetts colleges are already primarily online, but plan to...
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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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NECC hosts town hall for students to hear more about plans for spring semester

There have been many questions surrounding what the rest of the school year will look like for Northern Essex students and staff. In order to answer some of these questions and...
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Social media in the time of COVID-19: How the pandmic has changed the way we use social media in 2020

    Social media has been part of our daily lives since the early 2000s. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way many of us use it.   Gyani Pradhan Wong Ah Sui, 18, of...
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Social-distancing and lockdown affecting students’ sleep habits

Online students get more screen time and have a more flexible schedule, but this may be affecting the sleeping habits of students. An Italian study published May 15 in the ...
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How working students have adapted to online schooling and learned to balance their schedule

Studies such as one from  the American College Health Association state that 45% of college students feel like they experience “more than average” stress reveals the mindstate...
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NECC students get out (or mail in) the vote

With Election Day near, voting is especially critical. If you’ve already voted, whether you mailed it in or went to the polls, you’re good to go. But, if you haven’t it should be...
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Gen Z 2020 : The first decision

The 2020 elections are arguably one of the most important election cycles of American history. What also makes this year very special is that it’s the first election year that...
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