NECC Observer

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


PACE awards honor students

On Tuesday, April 26 PACE Program hosted their annual PACE Awards and Alumni Success Panel night. Special guests for the alumni panel were Jonathan Aguilar, Jennifer Lilja,...
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Speechapalooza 2022: Planning an in-person event post pandemic

NECC’s eighth annual Speechapalooza event is Thursday, April 21 from 1-2:30 p.m. in Lecture Hall A in the Spurk (C) building.  Hosted by NECC Public Relations 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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In-person Speechapalooza to return

Northern Essex Community College’s 8th annual Speechapalooza event will be held in person for the first time in two years! This comes as our community and world try to ease back...
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Hall of Fame 2022

On Tuesday, March 1, the NECC Athletics Hall of Fame class of 2022 was inducted, along with the 2020 class, whose induction was delayed because of the pandemic. Baseball player...
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Student leaders advocate for free college bill

Whether you’re into local politics or not – college students across Massachusetts are looking towards a particular bill heading to the State House soon. Student advocates say we...
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