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Members of the Student Activities Council discuss what they miss most from college before the coronavirus pandemic

Members of the Student Activities Council discuss what they miss most from college before the coronavirus pandemic

Kaylea Kuhlman, Editor in Chief

May 15, 2020

NORFOLK - As the coronavirus pandemic has hit around the world, one major place it has affected is schools. More specifically, it has affected some colleges, one of these colleges being our very own Northeast Community College.   With schools moving totally online, students were encouraged to stay home and social distance. This has put a stop to what members of the Student A...

Despite life’s struggles, Northeast student shines as a leader

Despite life’s struggles, Northeast student shines as a leader

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May 12, 2020

NORFOLK- Struggles and hardships have accompanied Hannah Schmeckpeper throughout her academic journey, but her strength as a leader and desire to succeed has carried her through these difficulties. Schmeckpeper, of Bloomfield, a sophomore at Northeast Community College, comes from a large, close-knit fam...

Northeast students apply for aid through CARES Act

Northeast students apply for aid through CARES Act

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May 5, 2020

NORFOLK - Northeast Community College students who have experienced financial hardships as they continue their education during the COVID-19 pandemic are getting some assistance through the federal government. Congress approved the $2.2 billion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, w...

US colleges brace for a devastating summer and fall

US colleges brace for a devastating summer and fall

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April 28, 2020

For many U.S. colleges, the worst may still be ahead. The upheaval in higher education has been unprecedented already, with campuses closed for months, graduation ceremonies scrapped and entrance exams canceled. Administrators across the nation increasingly fear their schools may not reopen for the...

Northeast students weigh in on impact of COVID-19 on their education

Northeast students weigh in on impact of COVID-19 on their education

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April 28, 2020

NORFOLK, Neb. – Members of the Student Leadership Association (SLA) at Northeast Community College regularly keep in contact with their peers, but with no students on the Norfolk campus for the remainder of the spring semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they did the next best thing - they have ...

Northeast remembers longtime board member Ken Echtenkamp

Northeast remembers longtime board member Ken Echtenkamp

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April 23, 2020

WEST POINT - A West Point man who served as an educator across northeast Nebraska and had a long association with Northeast Community College has died. Kenneth Echtenkamp passed away Thursday at St. Joseph’s Hillside Villa in West Point. He was 95. Due to the current Directed Health Measures regard...

Northeast business students compete in virtual competition

Northeast business students compete in virtual competition

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April 21, 2020

NORFOLK– Northeast Community College business and information technology students are not letting the disruption in their education due to the COVID-19 pandemic stop them from showcasing their skills. Several members of the College’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Team placed in several areas in the 202...

Moore earns NJCAA All-American Honorable Mention honors

Moore earns NJCAA All-American Honorable Mention honors

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April 9, 2020

NORFOLK – Northeast Community College women’s basketball star Kyla Moore (Norfolk, Neb.) was named an NJCAA All-American Honorable Mention it was announced on Tuesday.   Moore becomes the 16th All-American in the history of Northeast women’s basketball and the sixth consecutive selectio...

Chambers/Wheeler Central star signs with Northeast women’s basketball

Chambers/Wheeler Central star signs with Northeast women’s basketball

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April 7, 2020

NORFOLK – First Team Omaha-World Herald selection and Honorary Captain Taylor Peter announced her decision to continue her academic and athletic careers at Northeast Community College, it was announced Monday.   Peter brings a plethora of scoring ability to the Northeast women’s basket...

Northeast research on COVID-19 indicates social distancing is critical in controlling spread

Northeast research on COVID-19 indicates social distancing is critical in controlling spread

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April 2, 2020

NORFOLK - New research from Northeast Community College indicates the public should continue to heed the call of authorities in practicing social distancing to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. The Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD) reports as of Monday, two p...

Northeast student talks about what makes her stand out from others

Northeast student talks about what makes her stand out from others

Kaylea Kuhlman, Editor in Chief

April 1, 2020

NORFOLK - “I am someone who likes to be happy while making the people around her happy.” That is how Erika Ramirez describes herself.   Ramirez, 18, was born on June 5, 2001 in California. Her family moved to Mexico when she was seven years old and had lived there for about eight years, moved back to California to live with her gr...

Northeast Community College adjusts to a new normal for the remainder of the spring semester

Northeast Community College adjusts to a new normal for the remainder of the spring semester

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March 31, 2020

NORFOLK – Michael Lynch admits he has not taught an online class before, but the longtime art instructor at Northeast Community College said he’s actually okay with the adjustment in how classes will be taught during the rest of the spring semester. “It’s a new and exciting challenge and I’m just g...

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