NECC Observer

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


Psychology Program Coordinator Krista Titone shares her story

Fearless Krista Titone grew up in the suburbs of Hampstead, NH, an only child, raised by both her grandparents and father. As a child she felt safe, supported and loved by her...
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Reading is the new yoga

Covid-19 gave way to new hobbies, such as reading. According to the New Yorker, reading can put people in a pleasure-like state of mind, similar to meditation. I interviewed 2...
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How NECC students deal with stress during midterms

No matter what major or class students are taking, here at NECC, it’s that time of the semester again where students are prepping and studying for midterms. While most students...
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Last call: Parnassus submissions due Monday, March 21

The submissions deadline for NECC’s Literary Magazine is Monday, March 21 – so if you needed a sign to jump on the train at the very last second, here it is.   The only criteria...
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Locals reflect on how pandemic has changed our lives

COVID is a virus that has been affecting the whole world but when discussing with locals living in Massachusetts Jelisa Lopez, Sylvia Lopez and Angelica Ruiz, they share how...
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Oh, what to do with time? Pandemic inspires new hobbies

When the world shut down in March of 2020, people were left with endless time on their hands. But what were people to do with all that time? Two current and one former NECC...
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Behind the scenes essential workers share their experiences during height of pandemic

As the Covid-19 pandemic began, many people were deemed heroes as the public watched emergency room doctors, nurses, and first responders work tirelessly throughout the pandemic...
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Students share tips on fighting ‘seasonal slump’

While many enjoy the weather that winter in New England brings, many others suffer to get the motivation to go about their regular routines. With the confinement indoors due to...
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