NECC Observer

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


The PACE program: A pathway for pioneers

For many first-generation students, the college experience can be a difficult process to navigate. Pathways to Academic & Career Excellence, better known as PACE, is a...
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COVID vaccine mandate

As yet another semester begins, COVID continues to ravage our world. At the start of the fall semester, many colleges and universities around the nation including Massachusetts...
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Success stories behind the pandemic: NECC’s financial aid department

Success Stories Behind the Pandemic    There have been so many adjustments taking place here at the school due to the pandemic. In every area and in different departments that I...
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Spring semester comes to an end

The spring semester is nearing it’s end, and finals are just on the horizon. Students give their opinions on how the semester went and their experience. Sarah Sanford who...
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Free Farmers Market fills a need

The free Farmers Market at Northern Essex Community is open to all  students, staff, and faculty at both the Lawrence and Haverhill campuses. The market provides  up to 25 pounds...
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How the Center for Liberal Arts embraces different cultures

Northern Essex Community College has a diverse group of students attending both the Lawrence and Haverhill campuses, especially in the Lawrence campus where 80 percent of the...
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Virtual events help students stay connected

Northern Essex Community College has held numerous virtual events ever since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak last March. Planned events like this allow the NECC community...
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Spreading Alzheimer’s awareness in the community

The Alzheimer’s Association is partnering with NECC to spread awareness about Alzheimers. The association is inviting NECC, students and their families to participate in an event...
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