NECC Observer

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


The celebration continues… “Tiny Beautiful Things” takes the stage

Photo by Mike Dean On Friday, Nov. 5, the Northern Essex Community College theater department, “held an outdoor performance of the play “Tiny Beautiful Things.” This was a...
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NECC community prepares for vaccine mandate

The presidents of the 15 Massachusetts Community Colleges recently announced there will be a new COVID-19 vaccine mandate going into effect this upcoming January. The mandate...
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Local food banks are in desperate need of your help

The amount of people unable to provide proper nutrition for themselves and their families had almost doubled at the start of the COVID pandemic. While that number is slowly...
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Online learning has lasting appeal for some students

Coronavirus and its harrowing pandemic have caused a resurgence and appreciation in virtual learning. As universities and other educational institutions begin reopening, more...
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Students share opinions on vaccine mandate

Massachusetts Community Colleges have issued a statement saying students, faculty and staff will be required to be fully vaccinated by January 2022. Students who don’t have...
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Dean tells Board of Trustees about efforts to revitalize music and theater

The Northern Essex Board of Trustees met on Oct. 6 and heard a presentation given by Dean of Liberal Arts Amy Callahan about how the college is trying to revitalize their music...
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COVID-19 continues to have an impact on education

The manner in which education has changed throughout the course of the Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the learning experience and the manner in which students go...
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Students share diverse opinions on college’s vaccine policy

Editor’s Note: The 15 community colleges in Massachusetts announced Sept. 20 that there will be a vaccine requirement for students, faculty and staff starting in January...
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