NECC Observer

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


Speechapalooza 2021: Coming to a screen near you

Northern Essex Community College’s 7th annual Speechapalooza event will be held virtually for the second year in a row due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It will be held...
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The new normal: How remote learning is impacting students’ well-being

A year into the coronavirus pandemic many individuals are still facing significant struggles.  The pandemic has had a huge impact on the way college students learn, forcing them...
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Coping with quarantine: Students try to persevere despite pandemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says, “Many of us are facing challenges that can be stressful, overwhelming, and cause strong emotions in adults and...
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Navigating nursing home woes: How a vulnerable population is affected by the coronavirus pandemic 

Many families with members in nursing homes have been severely impacted by the pandemic.   “The impact the pandemic has had on residents in the nursing homes that suffer from...
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Does it hurt? A local pharmacist’s vaccine experience

“The shot itself doesn’t hurt,” Hunter Gouldthorpe said. “What’ll really knock you out is what comes after.”   Gouldthorpe has been working as a pharmacist at the Salisbury,...
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COVID curveball: The pros and cons of learning online

Life changed abruptly for students and faculty members when the Covid-19 pandemic hit last March.   With cases rising around the country, this prompted the precautionary decision...
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COVID-19 has torn apart the fabric of trade schools, where online learning fails as a substitute

The teachers and students at trade and technical high schools have been suffering over the past year due to COVID-19 and the implementation of online learning.   Trade schools...
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Survey shows students coping with a year of isolation, loneliness

The pandemic has caused a mass amount of change in a small amount of time. Some people may refer to the pandemic as unprecedented. The group that the pandemic has had the largest...
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