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June 30, 2016

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    Obituary: Alexandra Johnson remembered as genuine, outgoing, caring

    Alexandra Valentine Johnson, remembered by loved ones as a scholar, activist, volunteer and committed friend, passed away on June 18 after suffering complications relating to a seizure. She was 19.

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    New Northeastern play explores hookup culture

    A new work of experimental theatre that seeks to ignite the conversation on sexuality has been born and bred at Northeastern University this summer. “The Sex Myth,” adapted from Rachel Hills’ nonfiction book, premiered on Wednesday, June 22.

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    Orientation sessions acquaint incoming freshmen with NU

    With two orientation sessions already completed and five more to come, thousands of students are beginning to discover Northeastern University’s campus, academics and student life through activities such as picking classes and attending a barbecue on the quad.

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    Local band hits top of Spotify charts

    Almost two years after the release of its first song, local band Tipling Rock gained global attention when online streaming service Spotify featured its single “Low Tide Love” on its “Fresh Finds” playlist on June 8. The song rose to the top of the United States Viral 50 before making it to the top of the Global Viral 50 chart, bringing the listener count from the thousands into the hundreds of thousands.

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    LeBron’s legacy saved by teammates

    Sunday night’s thrilling conclusion to the NBA Finals cemented it: LeBron James is one of the best players to ever grace a basketball court. His only competition is Michael Jordan, and some could argue that LeBron is actually better than MJ. After his superhuman performance in the 2016 series, LeBron earned the honor of Finals MVP, well deserved in a series where he averaged 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds, 8.9 assists, 2.3 blocks and 2.3 steals per game.

News

Final University Scholars class to arrive this fall

Jun 29, 2016

By Alejandro Serrano, city editor Northeastern University (NU) will admit its last class of University Scholars this fall, terminating the full-tuition scholarship awarded to elite students, according to a June 9 email sent to current scholars. The University Scholars program was started in 2012. Each student in the program receives a faculty fellow mentor, broad access to university resources as well as the full-tuition scholarship. All NU applicants are considered for the program. However, only the top 1 to 2 percent of the applicant pool are selected, according to the program’s website. “The new class of students who will join us this fall – nearly 90 people strong, with unparalleled records of accomplishment in leadership, service, and research – will be the final class of University Scholars,” read the June 9 email from program director Dr. Jonna Iacono. Inaugural class University Scholar and biology and history double major Grace Schulz said she was in awe when she received the email offer to be a Scholar in 2012. Now, she is confused and aggravated at the lack of details surrounding the decision. “I couldn’t believe what they were offering, not only the scholarship but a community they felt will be something,” she said. “It’s disrespectful that it was via email and over the summer. We weren’t even part of the discussion. It hurts.” Admitting the final class will impact the program’s resources and staple commitments to diversity, civics and change, said Schulz. In 2013, Schulz launched Playground Project Indigo, a teamRead More

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Obituary: Alexandra Johnson remembered as genuine, outgoing, caring

Jun 23, 2016

Alexandra Valentine Johnson, remembered by loved ones as a scholar, activist, volunteer and committed friend, passed away on June 18 after suffering complications relating to a seizure. She was 19.

orientation

Orientation sessions acquaint incoming freshmen with NU

Jun 23, 2016

With two orientation sessions already completed and five more to come, thousands of students are beginning to discover Northeastern University’s campus, academics and student life through activities such as picking classes and attending a barbecue on the quad.

arts & entertainment

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New Northeastern play explores hookup culture

A new work of experimental theatre that seeks to ignite the conversation on sexuality has been born and bred at Northeastern University this summer. “The Sex Myth,” adapted from Rachel Hills’ nonfiction book, premiered on Wednesday, June 22.

tipling rock

Local band hits top of Spotify charts

Almost two years after the release of its first song, local band Tipling Rock gained global attention when online streaming service Spotify featured its single “Low Tide Love” on its “Fresh Finds” playlist on June 8. The song rose to the top of the United States Viral 50 before making it to the top of the Global Viral 50 chart, bringing the listener count from the thousands into the hundreds of thousands.

Russell Harvard, Marianna Bassham, Monique Holt, Nancy E. Carroll, Gameela Wright in I Was Most Alive 
 with You at the Huntington Theatre Company

Review: New play transcends boundaries

The challenges faced by a deaf, gay recovering alcoholic are something most could never understand. And yet, in “I Was Most Alive With You,” a new play written and directed by Craig Lucas, this man’s burden becomes a universally recognizable struggle for endurance.

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“Temptation” themed art show opens in Allston

“We live in a culture of temptation with hedonistic values,” a curatorial statement by Unbound Visual Arts’ (UVA) Kayla Spafford, reads, “and yet we are expected to resist.”