NECC Observer

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

Cupid’s Day

Free movie and dinner for NECC students on Feb. 14

Valentines Day poster advertising a free dinner and a movie to NECC students. Poster has a heart with an arrow on it

Single or coupled up? Northern Essex Community College is hosting a dinner and movie night February 14th. Put on by Student Government this event is sure to bring people together on this holiday. Room 103 in the Tech center will be playing Valentine’s Day a romantic comedy for this occasion and featuring dinners such as shrimp, steak tips, chicken kabobs and a vegan option all providing sodas, salad, and dessert.

Students with an ID come free, there is a free of $7 for non-students, and faculty. Dinner seating starts at 4:45 p.m and the movie will be showing at 6:30 p.m. Vee Smith created this event, she is always about giving back to the school and making students’ time at NECC more enjoyable.  She was able to advertise this event with bulletin board posting throughout both campuses.

Aaron Lehner, a member of student life did not have much involvement with this particular event but has done past events such as the farmers market, welcome week tabling, and STEM meet and greet.  “I think it’s a good way for people to celebrate V-day and also possibly meet other people if they are going alone,” Lehner said. This event is part of student life’s film series which takes place once a month each semester and with this month is Valentine’s Day they thought it was a great idea to merge the two together.

Planners hope there will be a good amount of students and faculty joining for the dinner and movie event. Events like these are put on to appreciate NECC and to get students involved with as many activities as possible.  Valentine’s Day is to appreciate your loved ones, you don’t need a date for this particular event. President of Student Government Abby Tannant, she is bringing her best friends to celebrate this occasion. “Valentine’s day is not just for couples,” mentioned Tannant.

Not only is Student Life putting on a dinner and movie for Valentine’s Day,  but Student government will also be hosting their yearly Valentines Day scholarship fundraiser in order to help student scholarships.

From 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m treats and prizes will be displayed from $1 to $5. Tannant who has been a member of student government for two years now has said that being a part of student government was the best decision of her life, getting to be involved with campus life and that she has made so many friends from it.

“We will also be having a sexy talk expert there to talk to students if they have any questions.” said Tannant.  “This gives people a place to celebrate Valentine’s day when they might disregard it,” said student Carl Squatrito.  Both events will have love filled in the air as well as promoting bonding throughout the community.