NECC Observer

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


Knights baseball team prepares for Regionals

After a 29 game regular season, the Northern Essex baseball team finished with a final record of 19-10, winning their last 16 of 21 contests. The Knights opened up their season...
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Learning with Zoom

Since the start of pandemic, we have all been trying to gather ourselves and figure out what our new “normal” is. As far as educational purposes go, schools and universities had...
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The ups and downs of online learning

It has been a full year since Northern Essex Community College made the shift towards online learning to fit the regulations of Covid-19. Even though there has always been an...
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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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NECC Knights getting back to competition this spring

As the spring sports semester begins Northern Essex Community College intends to return to competition. The first sports to get this underway will be the men’s basketball team...
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Baseball program adjusts to COVID-19 safety protocols

Ever since the Coronavirus struck the U.S. last March, the country has had to deal withmany changes in our everyday lives. From wearing masks at all times, to socially distancing...
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College students are coming home for the holidays, and some are not happy about it

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, college campuses are preparing to send students home for the winter. Many Massachusetts colleges are already primarily online, but plan to...
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Respiratory care professor, residents react to new COVID rules

As Massachusetts COVID-19 cases rise, Governor Baker imposed a curfew and updated mask mandate as of Nov. 6. The Department of Public Health made a statement on their website...
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