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Column: U.S. must respect immigrant rights

Column: U.S. must respect immigrant rights

November 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Melissa Wells, opinions editor When history looks back on Nov. 25, nobody will remember why the United States justified an attack on unarmed civilians. It will remember Maria Lila Meza Castro dragging her twin daughters away from tear gas, one barefoot, the other tripping over her mother’s dirt-covered shoes. The girls have nothing but t-shirts and diapers to cover...

Column: US must confront racist speech in politics

Column: US must confront racist speech in politics

November 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Right after the primary in Florida, Republican candidate Ron DeSantis appeared on FOX News to warn voters of his opponent, Democratic candidate and Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum. "The last thing we need to do is monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the ...

Column: How did we get here?

Column: How did we get here?

November 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

America is under attack, and this time we’ve done it to ourselves. It’s no wonder voters are anxious as midterm elections approach—days like Oct. 27 don’t happen out of the blue. Words matter because they inspire action. We can no longer ask how we got here. Instead, we must ask how we ensure ...

Boston’s Black community seeks NU’s accountability on gentrification

Boston’s Black community seeks NU’s accountability on gentrification

October 24, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Melissa Wells, news staff The African Liberation Department within the newly established student organization Law Students for Indigenous Liberation held its first annual event, titled “The State of Black Boston: Confronting Oppression,” on Friday, Oct. 12 in Dockser Hall. Founded in April th...

Column: We will not “whiten up”

Column: We will not “whiten up”

October 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Though Northeastern boasts diversity, Black students struggle to navigate the harsh reality of existing in predominantly and/or presumed white spaces. Black students must be mindful of this through the application process and after acceptance. This “harsh reality” is implemented by universities...

Column: We need to vote for our lives

Column: We need to vote for our lives

October 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I forgot Oct. 1 marked the anniversary of the Route 91 Harvest mass shooting in Las Vegas. It is easy to lose track, with the staggering frequency of gun violence tragedies. Perhaps the real tragedy is not the America we live in, but how we must adapt to incompetent gun control laws as a nation. O...

Column: Empowering lessons of reciprocity

Column: Empowering lessons of reciprocity

September 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Melissa Wells, columnist In a letter sent out by the Office of the President summarizing convocation, one line stood out: “... Learning is a reciprocal act …We acquire important lessons when we converse, question and collaborate with people from across our diverse community.” America is known to cloa...

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