NECC Observer

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


Reading is the new yoga

Covid-19 gave way to new hobbies, such as reading. According to the New Yorker, reading can put people in a pleasure-like state of mind, similar to meditation. I interviewed 2...
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What it means to be an honors student at NECC

The Honors Program at Northern Essex Community College, run by Professor Ginger Hurajt, is a program put in place for NECC’s brightest and most motivated students. Graduating...
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How NECC students deal with stress during midterms

No matter what major or class students are taking, here at NECC, it’s that time of the semester again where students are prepping and studying for midterms. While most students...
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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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