NECC Observer

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


Letter to the Editor: Police training on campus

To the NECC Observer: I have been an adjunct faculty member at the college for 18 years, and it has been my privilege to teach here, especially as a former student and graduate....
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‘Build Back Better Act’ is investment we need

U.S. Congresswoman Alexandrea Ocasio-Cortez (D–NY 14th District) made a bold statement on her dress at the star-studded Met Gala last month. Ocasio-Cortez wore a white off...
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My story: A first-year student shares her experiences

I wanted to do an extra credit story and I did not know what I wanted to do the story on. I figured all the news stories about the school probably have already been written and...
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The Isolation impact: Quarantine’s effects on mental health

The monotonous infinity of days passing, a lack of social and physical contact, all while having remote access to any substance you could possibly want to purchase. During the...
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Small daily tasks that aim to help our planet

With Earth Day recently being celebrated, we are reminded of the planet’s struggle to survive. Informative posts, fundraisers, and clean up events have been circulating on social...
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FDA cracking down on Big Tobacco following menthol ruling

Cigarettes, as well as other Tobacco products take lives every single day. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), tobacco products are responsible for...
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Opinion: The complexity of higher education

I’ve seen the idea recently floating around that colleges should be free. On the surface that seem like a great idea, but if you look deeper, does everyone deserve to go to...
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The gym class debate: Optional vs. required 

Many high schools offer gym class as a graduation requirement. Given that a lot of the students play sports or go to the gym on their own time, some would argue that gym class is...
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