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An American flag waves from the exterior of Matthews Arena. Concerns about the arenas structural stability have risen in recent years.
‘Reaching the end of its useful life’: As historic Matthews Arena faces foundational issues, Northeastern weighs new arena
Amelia Ballingall, news staff • May 8, 2024

The fate of the most historic hockey rink in the world is uncertain. Documents released April 19 from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and...

Students walk in what is now Krentzman Quad in 1965 with signs protesting the Vietnam War. By 1968, the nationwide Vietnam War resistance movement had reached Northeastern. Photo courtesy Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections.
‘It was a thrilling time to be a college student’: Amid pro-Palestine protests, alumni reflect on activism during Vietnam War
Zoe MacDiarmid, news staff • May 8, 2024

On April 25, Northeastern students joined a global movement unfolding on college campuses. Through protest, students sought to replicate the disruption...

A graduate holds up a Palestinian flag during the undergraduate commencement ceremony May 5. Many students took the opportunity to voice their solidarity with Palestine during the commencement.
‘To celebrate our graduation was not morally sound for us’: Pro-Palestine demonstrations mark 2024 commencement, graduations
Zoe MacDiarmid and Val O’Neill May 13, 2024
Members of the Disco Infernals and the Nutcrackers link shoulders for a joint-team photo after their game. The final score ended at 182-146, but from their faces, there was no way to guess who won from who didn’t.
Padawans of all pronouns welcomed at Star Wars roller derby event
Aiden Stein, news staff • May 18, 2024
A sign that reads, Snell Library Entrance points students to the side entrance of Snell Library during the temporary closing of the front entrance. It was announced to Boston campus students through an email May 17 that Snells front entrance will reopen May 20, after which the side entrance will close until library renovations are complete in the fall. File photo by Quillan Anderson.
Newly renovated front entrance of Snell Library to open Monday, university says
Zoe MacDiarmid, news staff • May 18, 2024
The Duckling Day mascot and Friends of the Public Garden hosts lead parade participants through Boston Common while holding a Duckling Day banner. Spectators smiled and took photographs, commenting on the adorable duckling costumes.
Duckling Day brings families together, celebrates Mother’s Day with feathered fun
Jessica Xing, photo editor • May 15, 2024
Ryan Gosling (left) and Emily Blunt in The Fall Guy. Leitch created The Fall Guy to celebrate the stunt industry and bring attention to the work of stunt doubles. Photo courtesy Universal Pictures.
Review: ‘The Fall Guy’ somewhat sticks the landing in its tribute to stunt performers
Daniel Patchen, news correspondent • May 13, 2024

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Martin shows off the queen bee as she sits on her new nest. After being placed in her new hive, the queen bee created a “brood nest” at the bottom of the box, where she will lay eggs for each frame.
Northeastern’s Bee Society generates buzz, installs first ever student-run hive on Boston campus
Z Weber, photo correspondent • May 10, 2024
One week later: scenes from the Centennial Common encampment
One week later: scenes from the Centennial Common encampment
Jessica Xing, Margot Murphy, Elizabeth Scholl, Annika Sunkara, Darin Zullo, Kevin Gallagher, Ananya Kulkarni, Erin Fine, Lauren Salemo, and Curtis DeSmith May 2, 2024

On the morning of April 25, about 30 student protesters set up on tarps in Centennial Common, linked arms and began chanting pro-Palestinian...

A No Trespassing sign hangs from a a barricade that blocked off Centennial Common following the clearing of the pro-Palestine encampment April 27. JAG expressed gratefulness to university leadership and the NUPD for ending the encampment in a statement emailed to the News.
Jewish Affinity Group commends Northeastern administration for clearing pro-Palestinian encampment
Zoe MacDiarmid, news staff • April 30, 2024

In a statement emailed to The News April 30, Northeastern’s Jewish Affinity Group for Faculty and Staff, or JAG, said it is “grateful to...

Pro-Palestine protesters gather, pitch tents and rest April 25 around 6 p.m. during the encampment. Northeastern University released a statement April 29 regarding the administrations thoughts on the encampment.
Northeastern administration releases statement about encampment and arrests
Kristina DaPonte, news staff • April 29, 2024

In a joint statement sent to the Northeastern community Monday, Provost David Madigan and Chancellor Ken Henderson addressed the circumstances...

The exterior of the Massachusetts State House. Bill H.4241 was introduced during this years state legislative session.
State legislature to consider bill protecting victims of revenge porn
Alyssa Enright, news correspondent • May 4, 2024
Attendees cheer on friends as they compete in simulated races. The simulator steering wheels had a brake and throttle button for those who were unable to access the pedals.
Seaport holds VIP launch party to celebrate first F1 Arcade in U.S.
Tanisha Gaikwad, photo staff • April 30, 2024

The F1 Arcade in Seaport hosted a VIP launch party April 18 to celebrate its April 22 grand opening. Inspired by Formula 1, or F1, attendees...

Asha Janay poses for a headshot at Nubian Market in Roxbury. Nubian Market hosted office hours April 19 for the public to communicate their issues to Janay.
Get to know your local leaders: Q&A with Roxbury liaison Asha Janay
Gitana Savage, deputy city editor • April 20, 2024

In September 2023, Asha Janay took on the role of Roxbury liaison in the Department of Neighborhood Services. In the brief time Janay has been...

A sign welcoming visitors to Mission Hill. Margaret “Maggie” Van Scoy was chosen to be a liaison for the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services in July 2022 for the neighborhoods of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill and Fenway-Kenmore.
Get to know your local leaders: Q&A with Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill, Fenway-Kenmore liaison Margaret Van Scoy
Xavier Alvarez, news correspondent • April 20, 2024

Margaret “Maggie” Van Scoy became a liaison for the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services in July 2022. In this role, she serves as the...

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...

Derin Erdogan looks for an offensive opportunity in a game earlier this season. The senior led the Huskies in total points (420), assists (118), steals (39) and three-pointers (60) for the 2023-24 season.
‘Expect the unexpected’: Injuries limit the women’s basketball team’s success
Dylan Cohen, news staff • May 4, 2024

After a loss in the second round of the CAA tournament to the Towson University Tigers (20-11, 11-7 CAA) and failure to qualify for the NCAA...

A Husky slides down the slope during competition. Northeasterns mens team finished 11th at the national championship, and the women placed 15th. Photo courtesy Tom Martin.
Ski you next year! Northeastern Huskies wrap up a fantastic alpine ski season
Anne Zhu, news correspondent • April 24, 2024

Attending school in Boston, these Huskies are no strangers to the snow. The Northeastern Alpine Ski Team wrapped up its winter season March 9...

Senior Jake Gigliotti prepares to make a pass to graduate student Tyler MacGregor. MacGregor secured both a run and an RBI single in the Saturday afternoon matchup against UNCW.
Huskies suffer their first series loss at Friedman Diamond since 2022
Elli Einset, news staff • April 22, 2024

The Northeastern baseball team (27-10, 11-2 CAA) suffered a rough defeat in a CAA matchup Friday, April 19 against University of North Carolina...

Kirsten Dunst stars as Lee in Civil War. Though “Civil War” had real potential, it failed to provide interesting critiques. Photo courtesy A24.
Review: ‘Civil War’ has little to say about America
Emily Boyle, news correspondent • May 12, 2024
Sports betting companies are targeting underage fans, experts say. Northeastern students are among those getting hooked.
Sports betting companies are targeting underage fans, experts say. Northeastern students are among those getting hooked.
Harrison Zurisky, news correspondent • May 12, 2024
The NU Banner homepage. During registration, time tickets were allocated based on students credit hours.
Op-ed: Class registration is broken: Here’s how we can fix it
Tochi Chukwuemeka, contributor • May 7, 2024

Class registration season at Northeastern has to be one of the most stressful periods of my life. My heart doesn’t seem to beat from the time...

A sink faucet in a Shillman Hall restroom. The faucet was one of three in the restroom.
Op-ed: Rinse and repeat, an abomination we can fix
Jack Masliah, contributor • May 6, 2024

Whether you’ve been hyper-focusing on securing a co-op or tricking your friends into burning their eyeballs by looking directly into the sun...

Op-ed: Funflation: The new norm for live entertainment
Op-ed: Funflation: The new norm for live entertainment
Carol Queiroz, contributor • May 5, 2024

What would you do if you had thousands of dollars to spend as you wished? Invest in the stock market and pay off some debt? Treat your family...

Two tip jars sit next to the register in Playa Bowls on Huntington Avenue. Various circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic created changes in tipping culture within the country.
Op-ed: Tipping culture has reached a tipping point
Anna Palfy, contributor • May 5, 2024

No matter how frequently I see it happen, I always dread the moment when service workers flip around their digital pay screen, raise their voice...

 A member of FSJP stands and holds a Palestinian flag along with pro-Palestine protesters on Centennial Common during the encampment April 25. Twenty Northeastern faculty and staff established FSJP and stand in solidarity with Palestine.
Op-ed: Northeastern Faculty and Staff for Justice in Palestine condemn April 27 arrests of protesters at Northeastern
Faculty and Staff for Justice in Palestine May 3, 2024

To President Joseph E. Aoun, Senior Vice President Mike Armini, Chancellor Ken Henderson, Provost David Madigan, Senior Vice Chancellor Madeleine...

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
VIDEO: Survey reveals ‘alarming’ gender-based salary disparities among Northeastern faculty
VIDEO: Survey reveals ‘alarming’ gender-based salary disparities among Northeastern faculty
Annika Sunkara and Ethan Wayne April 19, 2024
VIDEO: Spectators, volunteers share what makes Boston Marathon special
VIDEO: Spectators, volunteers share what makes Boston Marathon special
Alexis Algazy and Annika Sunkara April 15, 2024
VIDEO: Northeastern students take in total solar eclipse
VIDEO: Northeastern students take in total solar eclipse
Annika Sunkara, audiovisual editor • April 8, 2024
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