NECC Observer

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


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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Not too young to have a race

The conversation of race is a difficult one. It is near impossible to engage in one without an element of pain or discomfort. It often requires the participants to show a high...
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The problems of Critical Race Theory

In the lead up to the 2020 election more specially during the first presidential debate., Fox News correspondent Chris Wallace asked former President Trump about why he banned ...
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