NECC Observer

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


Good bye, farewell and thank you

And just like that, the second (and final) issue of the fall 2021 Observer is here. My final issue. The 2021 fall semester has been bittersweet, filled with ups, downs, and...
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Aaaaaand we’re BACK!

During the coronavirus pandemic, Observer staff had to figure out a new way to deliver the news. Enter WordPress. Was I familiar with WordPress? I had heard of it, but I had...
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Graduating in a pandemic

Another spring, another slew of college graduations. It’s a tale as old as time itself. Except this year, it’s different. There will be no gathering with our peers, throwing our...
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Pandemic robs student athletes of a season

Almost all of the college sports seasons were either suspended, if they were already in play, or cancelled, if they had yet to start, by mid March. This had many far-reaching...
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When will it end?

It’s been close to two months now since students were sent home from Northern Essex Community college. Most of these students have been confined to their houses, save for a few...
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Observer Editor-in-Chief bids adieu

The first article I ever wrote was published in the Observer on October 18, 2017. The shortest of my portfolio, it nonetheless banished any doubt in my mind about my path and...
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Meme mania as politics grapples with social media

The rise of social media may prove to have one of the largest impacts on politics of our age. Though rallies and advertisements continue to be staples of campaigning, and are not...
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Fake hate crimes deepen divide

The recent staged hate crime organized by Jussie Smollett is but the latest symptom of a disturbing trend in the current cultural and political environment. Disproportionately...
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