NECC Observer

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


A balancing act: Alumn shares advice on juggling school, work and family responsibilities

There’s a pressure to work today, especially for college students. Student debt is a fear that looms over many student’s heads, as well as the desire to move away from home and...
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Best Buddies seeking members

According to the Best Buddies website, Best Buddies is a student-run friendship club that creates buddy pairs between students with and without intellectual and developmental...
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Training for the ‘real world’: Students say they would welcome life skills classes

It’s that time of year again when soon-to-be high school graduates eagerly send in their college applications and wait patiently for their dream schools to send back an...
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Crowd turns out for U-Knighted Fair

The first in-person U-Knighted Fair since February 2020 drew a sizable crowd in Haverhill’s Spurk building Feb. 23. The annual Student Life event aims to show the diverse...
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The ‘We’re Listening” project

A Continuation of the Discussion on the Mental Health Implications of COVID-19 for the NECC Community  A Webinar featuring Dr. Stephen K Valle Over the last two years, the...
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Students share tips on how to fight the ‘seasonal slump’

While many enjoy the skiing weather that winter in New England brings, many others suffer to get the motivation to go about their regular daily routines. This “seasonal slump”...
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Students vs. COVID

A daily struggle with seemingly no perfect or correct answer, yet there has to be a unique solution for every individual. The story of a procrastinating student is overused...
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Why are high school students choosing to become dual enrollment students at NECC?

High School Students in Newburyport are now taking dual enrollment classes at Northern Essex Community College, however, they all seem to be doing it for different reasons,...
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