NECC Observer

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

The Fear of Public Speaking

The number one fear in America, according to the Washington Post in October 2014, is the fear of public speaking. It is a highly common fear for most people, and many feel alone....
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Meet Travis Barrett

For many high school graduates, living away from home for college is a fresh start, or a free pass from parents. Many college freshman meet new friends, join different clubs,...
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Why students choose community college

Students face a lot of pressure to make decisions about their future after high school.  Among those choices is whether to go straight to a four-year college or university, or...
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Scooptopia opens in Lawrence

 As you walk in through Entrance K at NECC’s campus at Riverwalk, just down the hall is the newly opened Scooptopia. Greeted by bright colors and an outdoorsy theme, Scooptopia...
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NECC student Olivia Lucey takes on NECC and UNH

Classes are back in session at both NECC campuses, and student Olivia Lucey will be attending not only NECC, but the University of New Hampshire as well. This is Lucey’s second...
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Wilson talks about choosing two year or four year college and universities

When students reach their senior year of high school, the pressure to choose a college to further their education can be a very stressful time. Psychology major Maddi Wilson of...
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