NECC Observer

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


COVID-19 consolation: Vaccine is light at the end of the pandemic tunnel 

On Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for emergency use in the United States.   For many, this is...
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PPE everywhere: The pandemic has led to increased littering 

At this point, people all over, young and old, are familiar with personal protective equipment, of PPE, like masks and gloves. Mirrorajah Metcalfe, 19, of Haverhill wears...
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American Dream Profile Series: Antonia Laplanche

Though she has grown up and lived in America her whole life, Antonia Laplanche is no stranger to discrimination. As a young, biracial woman who was raised by a young, single...
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How NECC students plan to spend the holidays this winter break

As Christmas, New Years, and winter break swiftly approach, one semester  at NECC is coming to an end. Because the coronavirus pandemic caused significant disarray for most...
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An overview of Fall Semester 2020

2020 has been a roller-coaster of a year, and it has been something that we have never experienced in our lives before and would be some story to tell to future generations. Most...
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A youthful Christmas

It is that time of the year again… Christmas season is upon us. The holidays have a way of brining us back to the childhood memories of family and presents. For the holiday...
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Redefining relationships during COVID: How the pandemic has changed the way we socialize 

People are naturally social creatures, so it should come as no surprise that a pandemic which is best fought with isolation, would take a toll on our relationships.  Jocelyn...
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American Dream Profile Series: Xiqiang Hong

Xiqiang Hong lived through the Chinese Cultural Revolution in 1966 and eventually immigrated to the United States. I was given the privilege to talk to him about his thoughts on...
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