NECC Observer

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


A healthy lifestyle can affect mental health

Mental health connects to physical health. The connection between mental and physical health is fundamental,  linked to each other. Your mental health and physical health must...
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Students reflect on the influence of advertising in the entertainment industry

Advertising is a billion-dollar industry marketed globally to millions and is often the reason why people want the newest, trendiest, or most expensive luxuries and experiences...
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You are you, not your diagnosis

Joseph, Joey, Stewart, 17, was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 11, after having his first seizure on Mother’s Day, 2012. Now, he is about to start college a year early to...
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Profile: Jillian Knox of Northern Essex Community College

Helping others has always been a cause that Northern Essex Community College Disability Services Specialist, Jillian Knox, has deeply valued from a young age, as well as...
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UMass Lowell students share tips on managing stress from online classes

As we mark the one year anniversary of the lock down, and the switch from in-person attendance to online, college students are getting used to the process of everyday self...
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A NECC graduate 16 years later

It’s that time of the year, mid semester, so some NECC students are looking at four-year colleges, meanwhile other NECC students are getting ready to graduate and moving on...
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Negative body image leads to low self esteem

Self-esteem has a big impact on your mental health. Body image can also affect your mental health. Body image is how you think and feel about your body. Having a negative body...
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A year in a pandemic: How it has affected those with chronic illness.

It has been year since the World Health Organization declared SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19/The Coronavirus, a global pandemic. Since then, more than 118 million people have been infected...
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