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The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

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A Boston Police Department officer walks toward the scene of the bomb hoax in Holmes Hall Sept. 13, 2022. Jason Duhaime was convicted June 28 of staging the bomb hoax and lying to federal law enforcement. File photo by Avery Bleichfeld.
Former Northeastern lab manager convicted in 2022 bomb hoax on Boston campus
Zoe MacDiarmid, news staff • July 1, 2024

Jason Duhaime, the 46-year-old former new technology manager and director of the Immersive Media Lab at Northeastern University, was convicted June 28...

A rendering of the proposed building that will be a part of the Roux Institute. Northeastern’s plan to expand the Roux Institute using the former B&M Baked Beans Factory was approved by the Portland Planning Board June 11. Photo courtesy Portland Planning Board.
Northeastern’s Roux Institute expands into former baked beans factory
Val O’Neill, managing editor • June 25, 2024

For Northeastern, Beantown just keeps on growing. This time — to a former baked beans factory.  The Portland Planning Board approved June 11 the...

Students walk toward EXP on the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex Pedestrian Bridge. The total cost of attendance for Northeastern undergraduates during the 2023-24 academic year was $86,000.
Students pay nearly $80,000 to go to Northeastern. Where is that money going?
Elsa O'Donnell and Katarina Schmeiszer July 14, 2024
A computer sits on a table in a Shillman Hall classroom. Online learning was found to diminish attention spans and have a negative impact on students mental health.
Op-ed: What online education tells us about in-person learning
Ana Veliche, contributor • July 18, 2024
Review: ‘A Quiet Place: Day One’ is about an alien invasion — but all Sam wanted was pizza
Review: ‘A Quiet Place: Day One’ is about an alien invasion — but all Sam wanted was pizza
Mikayla Tsai, news correspondent • July 15, 2024
The Krentzman stairs covered with a decal of Paws. The stairs were previously covered with decals of popular book titles with various Northeastern puns.
Op-ed: Shelving the book stairs: a representation of Northeastern’s underlying problem
Sencha Kreymerman, contributor • July 8, 2024
Review: Gracie Abrams opens her diary for ‘The Secret of Us’
Review: Gracie Abrams opens her diary for ‘The Secret of Us’
Camryn Cunningham, news correspondent • July 7, 2024


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President Joseph E. Aoun speaks at the 2022 Presidents Convocation. Aoun wrote an article on the future of AI in higher education that was published in The Chronicle of Higher Education. File photo by Marta Hill.
Aoun authors essay on bracing for, and embracing, the future of AI
Sonel Cutler, editor-in-chief • July 5, 2024
The exterior of International Village. In the past two decades, Northeastern consistently raised the prices of on-campus housing options. File photo by Marta Hill.
Living expenses at Northeastern are creeping up each year. Some students say they aren’t getting the bang for their buck.
Miles Mu, news correspondent • July 4, 2024

With semesterly housing rates approaching $10,000 per semester, Northeastern dorms are more than 25% pricier than they were 20 years ago, when...

Ell Hall in the present day.
Northeastern, then and now: A look back at the development of the Boston campus
Heidi Ho, photo correspondent • June 27, 2024

Northeastern's ever-growing Boston campus started out small. The school, founded in 1898, began teaching classes out of the YMCA of Greater Boston...

Crime Log: Monday, April 1 to Tuesday, April 30
Crime Log: Monday, April 1 to Tuesday, April 30
Christina McCabe, news staff • June 17, 2024

This crime log is compiled using publicly-available police logs from the Northeastern University Police Department, or NUPD. The NUPD is required...

The crowd erupts as Celtics forward guard Jayson Tatum rounds the block with the Larry OBrien Championship Trophy. Visibly a crowd favorite, thousands wore jerseys and shirts with Tatum’s name and number.
Over 1 million fans flood Boston with Celtic Pride in celebration of Banner 18
Aiden Stein, photo correspondent • June 29, 2024
A boating team paddles through the Charles River. Many teams chanted to keep up team spirit and energy.
Boston Dragon Boat Festival celebrates Asian culture, traditions
Jessica Xing, photo editor • June 17, 2024

Spectators and families gathered at the John W. Weeks Footbridge June 9 to watch competitors effortlessly propel bright, decorative dragon boats...

Children play badminton together in the middle of Broadway Street without the worry of traffic. Sanctioned pedestrian zones improved the Carnaval’s road safety, mobility options and economic opportunities.
Somerville carnaval creates thriving atmosphere for local businesses
Curtis DeSmith, photo staff • June 10, 2024

The East Somerville neighborhood opened its streets to pedestrians June 2 for the 14th annual SomerStreets Carnaval. Kicked off by a parade,...

Families at the Arboretum dance to Afrobeat music. The Arboretum hosted an Afro-fusion dance lesson taught by BalletRox.
Families celebrate Lilac Sunday at Harvard Arboretum
Jacob Salamanca, photo correspondent • June 10, 2024

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University hosted Lilac Sunday May 12 to celebrate the annual blooming of its lilacs. The celebration started...

Joe Connor on the ice for the USHL Muskegon Lumberjacks. Drafted to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the final round of the NHL draft, the incoming freshman will play for Northeastern come fall. Photo courtesy Muskegon Lumberjacks.
Incoming freshman Joe Connor earns a spot in 2024 NHL Draft
Amelia Ballingall, news staff • July 7, 2024

Northeastern University incoming freshman Joe Connor was selected 195th by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2024 NHL Draft Saturday night.  After...

Megan Carter, Gwyneth Philips and Katy Knoll (left to right). The three former Northeastern women’s hockey players were drafted by Toronto, Ottowa and Minnesota, respectively. Photos by Sofia Sawchuk (left and middle) and Katie Billman (right).
Three Huskies selected in second-annual PWHL Draft
Julia Yohe, news correspondent • June 13, 2024

Three former Northeastern women’s hockey players were drafted at the second-annual Professional Women’s Hockey League, or PWHL, draft June...

The entrance to Matthews Arena. Northeastern sent a letter to the BPDA May 29 outlining plans to replace Matthews Arena with a new athletic facility.
Northeastern files official plans to replace historic Matthews Arena
Amelia Ballingall, news staff • June 4, 2024

Northeastern recently filed plans with Boston’s urban planning agency to officially replace Matthews Arena, the university's 114-year-old arena,...

Gage Duchon stands on the sidelines of a Boston Celtics game. He started working for the Celtics over a year ago. Photo courtesy Drew Cigna.
The star videographer behind a star team: how Northeastern student Gage Duchon made a name for himself with the Boston Celtics
Amelia Ballingall, news staff • May 10, 2024

The Celtics are at the top of their game. They led the NBA’s regular season with a 64-18 record, young stars Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum...

Employees work on the rink floor of Matthews Arena. Matthews Arena opened for the first time in 1910 for an ice carnival, and is now the worlds oldest artificial ice sheet. Photo courtesy Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections.
Where it all began: A look back at Matthews Arena as Bruins reach centennial season
Amelia Ballingall, news staff • May 9, 2024

One hundred years of good old-fashioned American hockey. And it all started here. On Dec. 1, 1924, the Boston Bruins played the first-ever...

Lana Del Rey holds a microphone as she sings. Her performance was delayed by two hours due to wind and lightning.
Review: Lana Del Rey’s ‘One Very Special Show’ disappoints amid stormy chaos
Ian Dartley, news correspondent • July 5, 2024
Review: ‘Inside Out 2’ is a sequel that grows with its grown-up audience
Review: ‘Inside Out 2’ is a sequel that grows with its grown-up audience
Lawrence Brown, news correspondent • July 3, 2024
Claudia Sheinbaum smiles for a photo. Sheinbaum was elected Mexicos first female president June 2.  Photo courtesy Rodrigo Jardón, Wikimedia Commons.
Op-ed: Why I remain hopeful for Mexico’s first female president
Galiah Abbud, deputy opinion editor • June 18, 2024

Claudia Sheinbaum was recently elected president of Mexico June 2, becoming the first woman to hold this coveted position. Considering the country’s...

Menstrual products for sale in the CVS on Massachusetts Avenue. Menstrual products from popular brands such as Playtex, Always and Tampax were found to contain harmful chemicals that are damaging to ones reproductive health.
Op-ed: Awareness of toxic chemicals in menstrual products is needed now more than ever
Prachi Patel, contributor • June 8, 2024

16.9 million menstruators live in poverty in the United States. One-third of this low-income population are left to choose between menstrual...

A statement released by Northeastern Oct. 10, 2023 about the Oct. 7, 2023 Hamas attack on Israel. Northeasterns stated positions on the sensitive topic faced dissatisfaction from many members of the student body.
Op-ed: The case for neutrality in university statements
Jack Masliah, contributor • June 6, 2024

Over the years, it has become a rare sight for students to approve of Northeastern’s administration. Such is the burdensome reality of leadership...

The “Rooted” exhibition on Krentzman Quad. The installation provoked an outcry from the student body, with a petition to remove it recieving more than 1,700 signatures.
Op-ed: “Rooted,” Krentzman’s newest art installation, should stay up
Samantha Denecour, contributor • June 5, 2024

Minus the orange fur and giant mustache, the Lorax has been resonating a lot with me lately.  While I don’t speak in defense of Dr. Seuss’...

Apartments for lease in Mission Hill. Governor Maura Healeys Affordable Homes Act was presented to the Legislature late last year and, if enacted, would fund the renewal of tens of thousands of homes throughout the state and loosen many land-use restrictions.
Op-ed: Massachusetts’ Legislature must pass a housing bond bill — then go further
Vinesh Khemlani, contributor • May 23, 2024

Students travel from across the country and around the world to Boston with promises of a great education and a bustling city to enjoy their...

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VIDEO: ‘Getting Around Town’ exhibit documents 400 years of Boston transit history
VIDEO: ‘Getting Around Town’ exhibit documents 400 years of Boston transit history
Eli Curwin, news staff • April 24, 2024

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