The Viewpoint

How you can help prevent suicide

Natalie Laurent

October 1, 2020

Roughly every 40 seconds a person dies from suicide, that’s over 800,000 deaths are from suicide per year. Fortunately, there is help available for NECC students. September is suicide awareness month. But that doesn’t mean people only get to talk about it during this time. Suicide is a much bigger...

Chance to win prizes with Student Activities Center

Lilly Ryken

October 1, 2020

The Student Activities Center is wanting you to come participate in activities. This year student activities have been a bit odd due to Covid19, but this has not stopped Carissa Kollath, director of SAC, and Erika Rupprecht, SAC coordinator, from creating activities at NECC. Throughout this semester,...

Fall athletes continue practices

Natalie Laurent

September 29, 2020

Practice continues for fall athletes, even though their seasons’ have been postponed. It has been six months into the pandemic and the call to either still have sporting events or to call off seasons not yet universally set in stone. For campus’s like Northeast who have decided to postpone...

Northeast not releasing positive COVID cases

Lilly Ryken

September 29, 2020

Northeast Community College decided not to release positive COVID case numbers, despite the virus spreading through campuses across the country. “In general, we are not saying the name of students coming forward or staff,” said John Blaylock, executive vice president of Northeast. Amanda Nipp,...

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

Special to the Viewpoint

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

MCT Campus

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

Special to the Viewpoint

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

Special to the Viewpoint

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...

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