NECC Observer

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


New England’s agricultural fairs are back after a year hiatus

Topsfield and Deerfield had a taste of fried dough and normalcy early this month with the return of their long-awaited annual agricultural fairs.  However, after the global...
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How is COVID-19 affecting your college experience?

Covid-19 has plagued the world. And it may even feel as if you’re the only one experiencing troubles, whether it’s in the classroom, on campus, or in your everyday...
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Staff profile: Pam LaBella – assistive technology specialist at Northern Essex Community College

Haverhill resident Pam LaBella has always been passionate about helping people throughout her career, and understands the importance of providing support to people so they can...
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Before I’m gone: A photo essay

This project is something that was born out of my own fears. It is a realization. It is a hard pill to swallow. It is a truth, that I (and many) need to face. This project was...
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A student with her eyes on radiologic technology degree shares her NECC journey

Current student, Kali Bergeron, 20, of Salem, N.H., is spending her second semester at Northern Essex. Bergeron is in her prerequsite year of her general health and science...
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Two neurology students share their thoughts on a year of pandemic learning

Ryan Partland, a neurology student who has been attending university in Denver, Colorado throughout the entire pandemic, is eager to return to a full workload of in-person labs,...
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A look into the mind and life of local artist Jay Tuccolo

When reaching the final steps leading to his third flood office, a bombardment of color and sound encircles you. Hundreds of CD’s line the walls and records are stacked all...
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Pandemic forced changes in social lives, interactions

The conditions created by the Covid-19 pandemic and the isolation it necessitated has had a profound effect on the manner in which interactions take place and how people go about...
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