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May 29, 2016

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    Climate change activists occupy Visitor Center

    Dozens of student activists staged a six-hour sit-in at the Northeastern University (NU) Visitor Center this afternoon, drawing the attention of campus police and top-tier administrators.

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    Sexual assault at Northeastern

    During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we at The Huntington News want to make it known that the Northeastern University community is not isolated from crimes associated with sexual abuse. Below is a list of all incidents of sexual assault, battery and related cases reported to the Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) since July 2014.

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    Thousands walk to fundraise for sexual assault

    A line of shirts hung in both bright and muted colors, red next to white next to gray. A sign explained that this was called the Clothesline Project, where people who were victims of sexual violence could tell their stories or open a dialogue on sexual assault and rape. One statistic on a shirt read that one in four women and one in seven men are victims of sexual violence over the course of their life.

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    Concerned students rally for #DoBetterNU

    “We can’t normalize these issues of institutionalized discrimination with words. We need to take action,” said freshman sociology Rachel Domond into a megaphone atop the stone Northeastern sign on Centennial Common.

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    Musical satirizes Boston transportation

    Amid the sound of screeching train wheels and beeping Charlie Card sensors, three new friends struggle to navigate a corrupt public transit system, which they believe is the root of their personal misfortunes. As they zipped around Boston’s underground railways fighting the villainous T employees, these locals discovered that they themselves are not so different from the subway lines they love to hate.

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NU students call for sustainability education and policy change

Apr 22, 2016

At the Curry Student Center food court, Mike Luna is digging into a meal of sweet potatoes and sipping soda from the non-recyclable cup given to him by one of the Northeastern University (NU) restaurants. However, the sophomore biology major does not necessarily know how to dispose of his trash. “Most of the time, I don’t know where food packaging should go,” Luna said. “Maybe it could say something on it? I’d do the right thing with this if I knew what the right things was.” He keeps opening and closing the white box his food came in, looking for a sign or a word that could give him a hint of where the packaging should go once he’s done with the meal: Trash, recycling or compost. In celebration of Earth Day 2016, The News conducted a survey about campus environmental education with questions focusing on clarity and convenience when it comes to recycling and composting. Almost 95 percent of respondents said if NU placed restaurant-specific visuals above trash cans, recycling and composting bins, people would be more likely to dispose of their trash correctly. Over 90 percent of respondents said NU would benefit from more recycling and composting bins. Almost 100 percent of respondents said sometimes, they don’t know if their food packaging can be recycled or composted, with a third of them saying this situation happens either all or most of the time. Michael Oshman, CEO and founder of Green Restaurant Association, which helped certify several NU’s restaurantsRead More

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Climate change activists occupy Visitor Center

Apr 21, 2016

Dozens of student activists staged a six-hour sit-in at the Northeastern University (NU) Visitor Center this afternoon, drawing the attention of campus police and top-tier administrators.

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Sexual assault at Northeastern

Apr 14, 2016

During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we at The Huntington News want to make it known that the Northeastern University community is not isolated from crimes associated with sexual abuse. Below is a list of all incidents of sexual assault, battery and related cases reported to the Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) since July 2014.

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Event Calendar: Apr. 14 – Apr. 20

Thursday, April 14

Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre’s newest performance, “Hearts Disguised,” features three different ballets done in a cabaret style to bring out the romantic in everyone. The first ballet, “Schubert Adagio Mateo,” displays a story of love ringing with passion but with an untimely ending. “Courtly Lovers” then changes gear to a more casual, modern look at romance. Finally, “Timeless Attractions” strikes the audience with every facet of love represented in the ballet form. “Hearts Disguised” will run until April 17 at the Sanctuary Theatre. 400 Harvard St., Cambridge; 8 – 9:30 p.m.; $42.

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Musical satirizes Boston transportation

Amid the sound of screeching train wheels and beeping Charlie Card sensors, three new friends struggle to navigate a corrupt public transit system, which they believe is the root of their personal misfortunes. As they zipped around Boston’s underground railways fighting the villainous T employees, these locals discovered that they themselves are not so different from the subway lines they love to hate.

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NU choir performs Carmina Burana

Presenting a full rendition of Carl Orff’s 25-movement composition “Carmina Burana,” 119 singers of the Northeastern Choral Society as well as the Northeastern University Madrigal Singers performed in front of an audience of about 300 at The Fenway Center on April 10.

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Black and Pink sheds lights on struggles of LGBTQA+ prison population

By Oliver Price, staff writer Indoor cheering accompanied by thumping bass could be heard out on the streets. Huddled together on the concrete floor, LGBTQA+ and allied community members gathered to celebrate poetry and music and to raise money for LGBTQA+ prisoners. The event, held at Central Square venue Danger!Awesome on April 9, was organized by Black and Pink, a group of volunteers who raise funds to support the LGBTQA+ prison population. “It is our job to support those on the inside,” Charles Jefferson, volunteer for Black and Pink, said. “[Prisons] need to be ripped down brick by brick.” The main act of the night was internationally-recognized non-binary South Asian trans poetry duo Darkmatter. Based in New York and comprised of Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian, the duo voiced their opinions on a variety of topics ranging from feminism to race and manhood through spoken word performances. “She tells me I am a disgrace to my family,” Balasubramanian said about their grandmother. “My white friends tell me my family is too traditional.” Balasubramanian spoke on the status of white people within society. “I want you to tell me more about your gap year,” they said. Vaid-Menon criticized feminist self-centeredness. “You don’t care about LGBT rights,” they said. “You care about yourself.” Two freshman Wellesley College students, Rebecca Leu from Taiwan and Linda Liu from Beijing, performed a poem that dealt with the juxtaposition of cultures, professing a struggle of reconciling with cultural identities. Other guest artists included Boston-based musicians Yamamba, HaroRead More