NECC Observer

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


Before I’m gone: A photo essay

This project is something that was born out of my own fears. It is a realization. It is a hard pill to swallow. It is a truth, that I (and many) need to face. This project was...
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Photo Essay: Before I’m gone

Carmen “Tita” Almonte   “I always served other people. Running around, always doing things for other people. There isn’t anybody out there that has any negative feelings towards...
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Inspiration vs imitation: Learning when to detach oneself: Why taking a step back is just as crucial as moving forward.

Inspiration is key. It’s something that I need around me constantly, and it’s what drives me to create.  But I have to know when to detach. Not that long ago I wrote a piece...
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Beauty in the mundane: Find inspiration, challenge yourself and see things differently

A big thing right now is finding strong enough inspiration during these trying times that will give you a desire to create. A lot of creatives have found new ways of finding...
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Limited resources: Making the most with what you have

As if the pandemic and social distancing wasn’t enough, it seems like even our resources are growing scarce. Things have been tough lately and we all may not have access to...
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Apple’s newest headphones cost about half my rent

Apple has yet again stirred up the internet’s opinions with another piece of tech; the AirPods Max. With one last attempt to get some sales before the Holiday season ends,...
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The futile endeavor: Purchasing Sony’s next gen console

After years of speculating, months of teasing, and hours of waiting, we finally got an official release date for Sony’s Playstation 5. The Playstation 5 released here in the U.S....
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